Barbara Soky: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Barbara Soky: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Barbara Soky

Barbara Soky (born Bara Sokoroma) is a Nigerian actress and former singer who rose to fame in the TV soap Mirror in the Sun. Following a hiatus after various roles in the 80s and 90s, Soky revived her acting career, appearing in Nollywood movies in addition to other soaps.

Acting

Soky’s first major acting role was as office receptionist Rosemary Hart in the NTA series Inside Out. Originally an NTA Port Harcourt production, the sitcom gained popularity across Eastern Nigeria following syndication within other NTA stations via exchange. After the show ended, Rivers-native Soky moved to Lagos where she starred in the Lola Fani-Kayode serial Mirror in the Sun. Her role as Yinka Fawole, a seductive young woman in love with two polar opposites, shot her to national stardom and led to a commercial for Jik bleach. Soky was among the original cast of Ripples, playing from 1989 to 1993 Daphne Wellington-Cole, a successful lawyer who often found herself falling for the wrong man.

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After a 13-year hiatus that saw her briefly venture into television presenting, Soky returned to acting with the Amaka Igwe production Solitaire as Nkoyo Broderick, a woman determined to protect the family’s wealth.

Music

In 1986, Soky released the album Going Places under PolyGram Records. Prior to earning a record deal, her character Rosemary in Inside Out had performed as a singer on the show.

Awards

In 2013 Soky received a Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in the film Bridge of Hope at the 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards. In 2014 she was nominated for the same award in the film Brothers Keeper at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Personal life

Soky has a daughter, Maxine

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