Undoubtedly, the Yoruba movie industry has become a very big brand in Nollywood of the entire Nigerian film industry as they would like to be associated with. It is now a common thing to see stars in ‘Yorihood’ to rub shoulders with their counterparts in the mainstream Nollywood. This is because they have over the period stamped their authority as movers and shakers of the film industry. One cannot forget the huge influence actresses like Funke Akindele, Toyin Aimakhu, Iyabo Ojo and others have in the entertainment sector.
Also, the arm of Nollywood has been breeding new set of actresses who can favourably compete with those in the English speaking section of Nollywood.
An actress some have tipped to rule the industry in 2016 is Olusola Idowu, who is presently paying her dues in the industry. Talking about those who make things happen in the industry presently, Idowu Olushola will definitely be in the front-line.
The Ogun state-born star in the making has been making statement in the industry since she joined the profession in 2005.
Before then, she started sharpening her tools with the help of Ganiyu Quadri. For her, Liz Benson has been her mentor and a source of inspiration before she ventured into it a couple of years ago.
Education for her started from Omololu Nursery School before moving to Wright Memorial Primary School, Shomolu Lagos. Her secondary school was at Shepherdhill Girls High School, Obanikoro, Lagos, before she was admitted to Lagos State Polytechnic to do Business Studies in 2007.
She got into acting via Honey Entertainment Caucus own by Ganiyu Quadri in 2005. Her first appearance on screen was in a movie titled Oloja Eye. She has featured in several movies including Talokan, Faderera Mi, Olefo, Aiye Apare, Ojukale, Eku ati Ologbon and many more.
She recently shot her debut movie titled Pele (Sorry). Sola is definitely one actress you need to watch out for in 2016.