[People Profile] All We Know About Sola Sobowale Biography, Age, Career, Spouse, Net Worth

Sola Sobowale Biography, Age, Career, Spouse, Net Worth

[People Profile] All We Know About Sola Sobowale Biography, Age, Career, Spouse, Net Worth





Who is Sola Sobowale?

Nollywood star Sola Sobowale has been offered the first Bollywood role. Sola Sobowale, the “Toyin Tomato” actress announced the announcement in a post on Instagram in which she revealed that she will be heading to India to collaborate with the director Hamisha Daryani Ahuja’s forthcoming film.

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A Quick Glance At Sola Sobowale

Full NamesSola Sobowale
Nationality Nigerian
Date Of Birth26, December 1965
Age56 Years Old
State of OriginOndo State, Nigeria
OccupationActor, Film Producer, Screenwriter
SpouseOludotun Sobowale
Marital StatusMarried
Academics University of Ibadan
Net Worth$600,000
MovieKing of Boys (2018)


Sola Sobowale was born on December 26, 1965, in Ondo State. She was the daughter of Joseph Olagookun and Esther Olagookun. The father of the couple was a retired principal, and her mother was an ex-headmistress. After her secondary and primary education, she was accepted into the University of Ibadan to pursue a degree in music. But, due to her passion for acting, she moved toward Theatre Arts.

She is engaged with Oludotun Sobowale. Oludotun was the previous executive director of corporate affairs at EKO Hospital prior to moving to England. The couple is blessed with children.

Early life and Childhood

Sola Sobowale’s date of birth is the 26th of December, 1965. Her parents were Joseph Olagookun and Esther Olagookun from Ondo State, south-western Nigeria. Both parents were teachers. Joseph was a former principal, while her mother, Esther Olagookun, was a former headmistress.


Sola Sobowale’s age is 56 years old (as of 2021). Sola Sobowale’s birthday falls on the 26th day of December each year. She is in her fifties and is now undoubtedly one of the most reputable and longest-serving actresses from Nigeria. She has been working in the business for over two decades.


The actress was born and raised in Ondo state. She went to primary and secondary schools in the same area. She then went to an institution called the University of Ibadan where she took up a degree in music. Motivated by her love for and love for acting, she decided on theatre studies and earned an Associate of Science in the field of Theatre Arts.


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Acting Career

[People Profile] All We Know About Sola Sobowale Biography, Age, Career, Spouse, Net Worth

Sola’s acting career did not have of a smooth journey at the beginning. At first, she entered the business through the assistance of her brother-in-law, Tunji Oyelana. She made her debut as an actor in the film Sura The tailor.

Tunji Oyelana played an important role in the career of Sola’s actor and also helped her enroll at the University. Oyelana also worked as an instructor, singer, and actress.

Her parents initially were not supportive of her actions, but Oyelana managed to convince them that acting was an honorable profession, not a way to get reckless. Fortunately, their parents of Sola agreed to the idea.

Before her fame, Sola Sobowale had roles in The Village Headmaster, Mirror in the Sun, and the Yoruba film Asewo To Re Mecca.

Sola Sobowale acted in various roles in films produced by the Awada Kerikeri Group under the direction of Adebayo Salami.

Over the many years, Sola has scripted, co-scripted, directed, and directed a number of Nigerian films, including Ohun Oko Somida, a 2010 Nigerian film starring Adebayo Salami.

She was in Dangerous Twins, a 2004 Nigerian drama film written and directed by Tade Ogidan, written and directed by Niji Akanni. She also appeared on the screen in Family on Fire produced and directed by Tade Ogidan.

Sola Sobowale scored a big win when she was cast on Super Story as Toyin Tomato.

Since her big return her seasoned actress changed from Toyin tomato to Eniola Salami, and finally Laburu as the main role she played in Kemi Adetiba’s “King of Boys.

Anybody would be stunned by the radical change in brand that Sola Sobowale’s professional acting has undergone in just six years since her departure to go across the UK and care for her family and husband.

Many fans have wondered why they came to know that Toyin Tomato came to be Sobowale’s stage title at the start of her Nollywood professional acting work.


[People Profile] All We Know About Sola Sobowale Biography, Age, Career, Spouse, Net Worth



  • Ayomida (2003)
  • Ayomida 2 (2003)
  • Ohun Oko Somida (2010)

Awards And Recognition

Sola has been awarded as an actress and can play her roles. A few of the awards she has in her possession include:

  • Best Actress in Comedy, African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, 2017
  • Actress of the Year, Allure Awards, 2018
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role ‘King of Boys’, Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), 2019
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, New Vision International Film Festival, 2019
  • Actress of the Year, New Telegraph Award
  • Hall of Fame, Naija FM Comedy Awards


Additionally, she signed an endorsement agreement in partnership with BSTAN Homes, a real property and design construction and development firm in Nigeria in the year 2017.

The Nollywood actress signed a contract with Middlechase the award-winning company that develops properties in the month of December 2021.

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered. Another year of continued collaboration with @Middlechase @wearefamily. The actress revealed the partnership on Instagram.

Sola Sobiwale is also a brand ambassador of Globacom, the Telecommunication Giant in Nigeria Globacom. Sola is also Brand Ambassador for Mouka foams Unity Bank etc

Net Worth

Sola Sobowale’s work as a filmmaker has brought her an enormous amount of money to be one of the top acting stars in Nigeria. Her success can also be due to numerous endorsement agreements. She has a net worth believed to be around $600,000

She was a part of both Nollywood English-language films as well as Nollywood Yoruba films, she earns anywhere from N500,000 to N1,500,000 per movie as an A-list actor in the industry dependent on the character.


“A person who is focused on achieving his or her goals will find their lives more rewarding. Stay focused and keep shining.”

“Life is all about perspective, 2 pieces.”

“The only person who stands in the way of your success is you. Take whatever you want with all speed, without doubt, and without hesitation.”

“Don’t take yourself too seriously.”

“When you go to my movies and smile, it’s an act of therapy since you’re relaxed while watching me. I also impart knowledge by showing my movies, and showing the distinction between what is right as well as wrong.”

“Nollywood is growing bigger, and I’m glad I’m still part of the system.”

“Whenever you see me on screen, just know that God is in control.”

Social Media

  • Instagram: (@solasobowale)
  • Twitter (@SolaSobowaleTKV) 


Go back to the top:

  1.  “Sola Sobowale shares career secret – The Nation Nigeria”thenationonlineng.net. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  2.  Olonilua, Ademola (29 November 2014). “I’ve lovely legs but I can’t wear skimpy dresses –Sola Sobowale”The Punch. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015.
  3.  Bada, Gbenga (25 November 2019). “3 defining characters in Sola Sobowale’s career so far”Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  4.  Augoye, Jayne (30 July 2017). “INTERVIEW: How I got into acting, my Wedding Party experience – Sola Sobowale”Premium Times.
  5.  “Nigeria’s Fading Movie Stars”P.M. News. 30 November 2012.
  6.  “Family, friends, colleagues in attendance as veteran actress, Sola Sobowale’s son weds”Africa News Hub. 10 November 2014.
  7.  Ogunleye, Foluke (17 March 2014). African Film: Looking Back and Looking ForwardNewcastleCambridge Scholars PublishingISBN 9781443857499.
  8.  “#BNMovieFeature: Ramsey Nouah, Stella Damasus, Sola Sobowale star in “Dangerous Twins” | Watch”BellaNaija. 9 September 2017.
  9.  “Sola Sobowale Returns In ‘Family On Fire'”P.M. News. 5 December 2011.
  10.  Njoku, Ben (21 April 2012). “Tade Ogidan plans to take Family on Fire to the people”Vanguard.
  11.  “Sola Sobowale Lands First Bollywood Role”The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News. 2022-07-13. Retrieved 2022-07-18.
  12.  “For Sola Sobowale, No Cuddling, Kissing in Movies”This Day. 8 December 2018.
  13.  “I have the desire to conquer whatever challenge comes my way – Sola Sobowale”Vanguard. 3 August 2020.
  14.  Ige, Rotimi (7 August 2020). “Sola Sobowale reveals beauty, fitness secrets”Nigerian Tribune.
  15.  Husseini, Shaibu (2 November 2019). “And the winner is…fiery actress, Sola Sobowale, of Nollywood”The Guardian.

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