Bola Edwards is a brilliant actor, dancer, voice talent, producer and social entrepreneur. At first, what you see is an approachable warm grace but don't be fooled, a quick witted passion lies underneath. A graduate of the Performing Arts, University of Ilorin, Bola has to her name four awards from the Performing Art Association as a graduating student. She also has a diploma in Theatre Arts from the University of Benin and is happily married with children.
Bola Edwards has played both leading and supporting roles in theatre, television, film and audio productions. She made an indelible mark of all time at the 2012 London Olympics when she played the ferocious Queen Odosun, in Fred Agbeyegbe’s The King Must Dance Naked.
Her credits include television soap series such as Mnet's popular Tv soap, Tinsel, AK Media's Family Ties, the New Tv Series B430.
She is a featured client of The Savvy Actor New York's success stories and is a best actress award nominee for the In Short film festival. Bola has enjoyed the privilege of working with veteran directors, Producers and actors like Professor Bayo Oduneye, Jimi Odumosu, Niji Akanni, Israel Eboh, Joke Silva, Gbenga Akinnade, Olu Jacobs and so on. She has received professional coaching from Jodie Bentley of the Savvy Actor New York; Nigerian director, Ifeoma Fafunwa, as well as Canada' s renowned voice expert, Elley Ray Hennesey.
Bola Edwards is a co-founder with her husband Patrick Edwards, of Proud African Roots Limited, a content creating and developing company as well as creator of the sensational grandmother character, Grandma Wura. Grandma Wura is the host driver of the Back2myroots initiative an initiative geared towards raising a new generation of leaders that are equipped with the right values for leadership. The Back2myRoots initiative uses the ancient tradition of storytelling and African proverbs in very innovative ways as tools for education. As the actor behind Grandma Wura, Bola Edwards tours schools with African stories and Proverbs. She loves creating and designing for both children and teenagers, while coaching and inspiring them towards their dreams and responsibilities through the arts. Bola believes she has a big role to play in building up tomorrow's leaders for the "New Nigeria" dream. She also has a global vision to affect families positively.
For more information on Bola Edwards, please visit her website www.bolaedwards.com.
Name: Bola Edwards
Lives in: Lagos, Nigeria