The Film Blog: From Toyin Tomato to Tinuade Coker, Sola Sobowale is not your mate

There she is, as the money-grubbing, man-eating, Toyin Tomato in Super Story’s ‘Oh Father, Oh Daughter’ series. Who could ever forget?

Super Story was an absolutely pivotal show for Nigerian television, with its everyday approach to storytelling, the twists and turns of the plots, and its anthology format – the very thing Hollywood now hails as bold and original when done by shows like American Horror Story. But above all, the show holds a special position in Nigerian film and TV history, for being the introduction of Sola Sobowale to mainstream audiences (after already doing significant work in Mirror In The Sun, Village Headmaster and the infamous Asewo To Re Mecca.)

A few years and several films later, she stepped away from the limelight, choosing to focus on taking care of her children as they studied outside the country.

Years during which she was sorely missed from our screens, but we won’t cry over spilt milk. We’re just happy she’s back. And what a way to do it too.

We watch her nearly everyday on Africa Magic’s Hustle, where she remains an incredibly bright spot, and now she’s gone ahead to kill it as Tinuade Coker in The Wedding Party.

Of course, given that the latter is a thoroughly star-studded affair, we can’t give her all the credit for the film’s record-breaking status.

But we’re pretty sure she’s a big reason.

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