Rhoda Wilson is a Prolific and an Award Winning TV Presenter, Producer, Writer and Director. Rhoda was born in Lagos, western Nigeria, west Africa to parents from the Niger Delta region. She was brought up with very strong traditional beliefs which included solid education, discipline, dedication, hard work, religion, which would result in her future achievements and successes. Rhoda was sent to England at 17 to attend one of the top boarding schools in the country, Hurtwood House after Rhoda’s mother died of cancer of the ovaries. It was at this stage in her life that Rhoda knew she wanted to contribute to changing the world for the better. In 2003 Rhoda started Cosmo Music and Cosmos first concert was a two nights event at the London 2000-seat Shepherds Bush Empire in May 2004. It featured in the New York based, million-selling band Alabina (who have played sell-out shows everywhere from Los Angeles to Moscow) and was a huge success.
She found herself working alone most of the time wanting to keep costs down doing everything from technical rider, to contracts and PR. The success of the first concert gave Rhoda a lot of confidence but the next few concerts did not do as well. She was at her lowest but she refused to give up. Uncertain of which road to take or how to get there Rhoda remembered that deep down she wanted to make a difference, and this is what kept her going. One day whilst at a meeting with a businessman, regarding the sponsorship of a new concert, he was to give Rhoda a valuable advice to see herself as a brand. He told Rhoda that she could make more of a difference on the small screen. She then took on travels to the United Arab Emirates, continental Europe and the United State of America, which gave her some time to really evaluate her business idea and the way she wanted to go, and how to get there. Rhoda drew a lot of guidance from inspirational books and exercising her faith. She never stopped believing in herself and to remind herself that real success takes years. She no longer believes that you can do everything yourself regardless of costs. On Rhoda’s return to the UK in 2005 she started her own talk show, The Rhoda Wilson Show, after she felt there was a need to promote black role models and all those who support the black community in the UK and beyond. She believes she can make a difference because there is a need in the market and has an incredible passion committed to making this happen - (inspired by Sheri Poe) especially from the advice of her father which she has never forgotten. “Women would change the world and that her career was equally as important as a man’s career.” She used this idea to motivate herself throughout her career. The Rhoda Wilson Show which was Broadcast on OBE TV then moved to BEN Television both in the UK ran for 8 years ending in 2015. As a result, her growing reputation for excellence she had built in the industry, Rhoda was invited by President Jacob Zuma courtesy of the South African High Commission to the UK, to attend the AU Global Diaspora Summit in May 2012. Rhoda was one of only two women selected. Rhoda’s earnest desire for Nollywood UK is to infuse quality standards into the sector, thereby providing a platform to harness the talent and diversity in the industry to a global audience.