Nigerian Celebrity Biography: Tayo Sobola

Tayo Sobola

Biography of Tayo Sobola



Tayo Sobola, popularly known as Sotayo Sobola by admirers, was born on December 28, 1985. Tayo is an actress plus a movie producer. She is an indigene of Ogun State.

She grew up in a polygamous family. According to her, growing up was challenging. Her mother, a disciplinarian, prevented her from socializing with family and friends. It was amazing how she was able to end up an extrovert combing cities and shooting movies. Prior to settling fully as an actress, she was a TV presenter, anchorperson, and model. In her early years, she desired to be a lawyer. Things turned when she participated in a dramatic and debating group in school. And she discovered her penchant for movies and stage plays. While in Lagos State University, she met an actor, Emeka Okoro, who registered her with the Actors Guild of Nigeria. There, she featured in the movie Jackie Philips. This was her debut. She had been acting before joining First Class Entertainment to present Showtime Africa. She began with Yoruba movies when a movie producer, Yinka Sam Aina, called her to take up a lead role in a Yoruba movie. Her Yoruba was not as fluent as English, but she did it anyway. Her mother was not cool with it. But it went well and she was commended for her performance.

Education: Sotayo attended HopeBay College, Lagos for her secondary education. She studied Law at the Lagos State University. She read Public Administration at Olabisi Onabanjo University.

Popular Roles: She is known for tough roles.

Breakout Movies:

  • Arewa Onijogbon
  • Corper Jide
  • Bella

Popular Movies:

  • Jara
  • Corper Jide
  • Jackie Philips

Tayo Sobola

Recent Movies:

  • Etan (2015)
  • Ayekaye (2016)
  • Baddo Oko Asewo (2016)


  • (Best New Yoruba Actress of the Year) City People Entertainment Awards, 2015
  • (Best Fashionista Actress of the Year) Islanders International Magazine Achievers’ Awards, 2015
  • (Best Supporting Yoruba Actress) City People Entertainment Awards, 2016


Sotayo was rumpoured to be having an affair with rapper, Olamide. She was also alleged to have been seen with a famous Senator, Ganiu Solomon and MC Oluomo in the past. In a chat with Encomium, she openly stated that nothing of relationship existed in her friendship with the aforementioned icons in Nigeria. She also referred to Olamide as her brother, and the Senator, she described, was like a father to her. According to her, she constantly meets MC Oluomo on trips and travels on her way to getting her mission accomplished.

Social Profiles:

  • Facebook: Tayo Sobola
  • Twitter: @Sotayogaga
  • Instagram: @sotayogaga
  • Youtube: N/A
  • Website: N/A