Sola Kosoko Biography | Sola Kosoko Abina
Sola Kosoko is a Nigerian film actress and director known for Láròdá òjò. Also known as Sola Kosoko Abina, has been in the movie industry since 1999 and became prominent because of her dexterity in the role she played in the movie, ‘Omo Olorire’.
Sola Kosoko attended Methodist Primary School in Yaba and also had her secondary education in Yaba, Lagos. She also attended Olabisi Onabanjo University, from where she graduated with a degree in Sociology.
In an interview, Sola publicized that her father’s influence helped her remarkable growth as an actress and this she combined this with her agility that has earned her recognition away from her father’s popularity and influence.
Sola Kosoko Age
The actress was born on January 7, 1976 in Lagos, Nigeria. She is 42 years old as of 2018.
Sola Kosoko Family | Sola Kosoko Mother
The actress born Omoba Sola Kosoko and comes from a family that is talented in the acting world. She is the daughter of Prince Jide Kosoko, a veteran actor. Her stepmother, Henrietta Kosoko was also an actress who was the president of Association of Theatre Arts. She has a younger sister, Bidemi Kosoko who is also an actress. She also has a brother by the name, Tunji Kosoko.
Both Sola and Bidemi were born of the same mother who died in 1993. There is however, not much information available about their biological mother.
Sola Kosoko Husband | Sola Kosoko Wedding
Sola is married to Abiodun Abina. The two got married on January 7, 2012, in a private ceremony at Solitude Hotel, Jibowu, Lagos. The couple has a daughter; Oluwasindara Abina who was born in July, 2014, in the United States of America.
Sola Kosoko Baby | Sola Kosoko Naming Ceremony
The actress gave birth to her first child in 2014 in the United States of America. The baby girl was christened in America in a grand naming ceremony. It was recorded the presence of Nollywood buffs and other eminent Nigerians such as Yinka Quadri, Kemi Otegbade, Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st and several others. The child was born a year after her wedding.
Sola Kosoko Career
Speaking to Showtime Celebrity, she had this to say about what influenced your choice of career.
To be honest, my dad influenced my choice of career. My ambition as a child was to become a lawyer or a broadcaster. My first appearance could be likened to a prop-like appearance. In 1987, I got my first role in a celluloid film after which I went back to school. Immediately after my secondary school education, I started appearing more in films. Some of daddy’s colleagues like Baba Suwe would come around and would tell me to come and act about three scenes and that was it.
My first major film was Ola Abata in 1999 because I was cast for the role Alaja Wosilat. With that movie, my dad became more convinced that I should take acting seriously. But I wasn’t keen about it because I was seeking admission into the University. In the year 2000, my dad scripted another movie and he said I would not just take two or three scenes, but would be the main character in the film. I obliged reluctantly.
I watched the film and I was not too happy with myself. I felt like I was too small and not beautiful enough and I decided to quit acting and concentrate on my academics. In the year 2001, I had another opportunity to act in a film as the main character again, I accepted reluctantly yet again but this time when I watched the movie, I was happy with what I saw on the screen. I was looking more matured, beautiful and I performed well. And that was the movie that shot me into limelight. With this, I started getting more invitations from other producers.
Sola Kosoko Movies
Sola began her acting career in the Yoruba language films of Nollywood. Among the movies she has featured in include:
- Oko Irese
- Omo Bishop
- Eje adegbenro 2
- Láròdá òjò
- Eje Adegbenro
- Ina Fitila
- Wura Ati Fadaka
- Alamu Seniyan
- Omo Olorire
Sola Kosoko Awards
- 2011 – The Best of Nollywood (bon) Awards