Sola Fosudo is a veteran Nigerian prolific dramatist, lecturer, critic, movie actor, producer and director.
He was born in 1958 in Lagos his original home of birth.
He was trained as a dramatist at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife and University of Ibadan where he obtained a Master of Arts degree in Drama.
His Acting Career
Sola began acting for several years now.
He has featured and directed several Nigerian movies and television series including Ripples. He is the head of the Department of Theatre Arts and the University’s Director of Information, Lagos State University.
Some of his movies are:
• True Confession
• Glamour Girls I
• Strange Ordeal
• Iyawo Alhaji
• Family on Fire (2011)
Sola Fosudo is also a producer and director of television series, Ripples.
Sola Fosudo who is now a professor and lecturer, started as a theatre practitioner with the English Language Department of the Lagos State University, Ojo in 1994.
He revealed he was not just an actor but was a director and a producer with both on stage and screen with a number of video movies to his credit.
The Lagos born professor and actor also revealed that he was already earning N150, 000 to appear in movies before he made his entry into the Lagos State University. According to him, “I had featured in popular movies like Glamour Girls, True Confession and a host of others. However, when I joined LASU as a Lecturer 2 in 1994, my salary was N5,000”.
Sola added he was instrumental to the establishment of the Theatre Arts Department of the University few years after joining the English Language Department.
“I was happy with the industry at the time I moved to LASU, but I have always looked forward to growth and I knew LASU would be a platform for me to make a bigger contribution to the development of theatre in Nigeria. Development theatre in Nigeria should not be only through films but also by training people” he added.
He also said he is not attracted to fame, saying “it does not mean anything to me. Though it is good when one is popular for his or her work, it is not the most important thing. I am fulfilled touching lives, and seeing my ex-students do great things gives me joy”.
The popular professor revealed that he is still relevant in the movie industry, saying he is currently producing a TV series for a bank now, which started last year, titled “Setting Up”. The movie is currently showing in five stations including LTV 8, NTA Kano and NTA Ilorin.
According to the renowned actor and professor, “I am part of a series, Forbidden, which is presently running on African Magic. I am still recording and I have recorded several Yoruba movies. Two years ago, I was on the set of Arbitration, a cinema movie. I was part of the cast in ‘So Wrong So Wright’ for many years before I left in 2012. I am still making my own contribution to Nollywood as much as I can”.
Asked about his favourite movies, Sola Fosudo said his roles in True Confession and Glamour Girls, his Playing Games by Tade Ogidan and Rituals made huge impacts upon their release. He however expressed his love with Ripples because it ran for many years.
Sola Fosudo also cherished the moments while on the set of Village Headmaster.
His Personal Life
Sola Fosudo is happily married with grown up children, with two of them in the entertainment industry.
His Net Worth
Sola Fosudo is a force to reckon with in the Nigerian Movie Industry, one of the pioneers and strong pillars, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $1 million dollars.