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About Rhoda Wilson


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.


�If the future road looks ominous or unpromising, and the roads back uninviting, then we need to gather our resolve and carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road in a new direction� - Maya Angelou (2002)

Her vision of telling untold African Stories is the overarching reason that persuades her craft, and fuels her passion. As a result, Rhoda Wilson became a content creator, producer and director well respected in Nollywood UK. She is one of the executive producers of Miracles of the Christmas Angels which had a successful and well attended premiere in November of 2017. She also created, and was the executive producer of the successful TV series Housewives & Girlfriends which debuted on Africa Magic urban channel with a solid cast comprising 62 professionals in the creative industry in Season 1. This was by far one of the most challenging feats of media undertaken by Nollywood UK. Season 2 has just been concluded by a distinct crew and cast and preparations for Season 3 is well underway. In December 2014, Rhoda undertook the task to shoot “The Nigerian-American Dream” a documentary portraying the lives of Nigerians in the USA. It was filmed in Lagos, Nigeria and Atlanta, USA. She has completed another TV series: House Share and other Christmas movies: Christmas In London Christmas Gifts and Christmas With The King.

Rhoda has been recognized for her outstanding work via the following; Awards/Recognitions: Her movie Miracles of the Christmas Angels Won Screennation Favourite African Movie  Outstanding Producer of the Year – ERPA (September 2017);  Best TV Series - BEFFTA (October 2016);  Best Producer (TV series) - African Film Awards (October 2016);  Three Stars Award for contribution to Nollywood UK Industry - Cameroon Movie Academy Awards (July 2016);  Named as one of the top forty African women with powerful, inspiring, and influential voices - African Women Power Network (2013);  Best Media Personality by the Nigerian Entertainment & Lifestyle (NEL)(2012);  Named as one of the top twenty inspirational women of the African Diaspora (2011);  In the Black Women in Europe Power List (2011);  Best TV Presenter - BEFFTA (2009)

Rhoda found herself working alone most of the time because she wanted 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 Wilson knew deep down that 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.





In 2007 Rhoda Wilson founded the African and Caribbean Women�s Achievement and Leadership Foundation, another example of the formidable nature of Rhoda�s talents. The foundation seeks to provide a platform for empowerment and engagement for Women across the UK. Her vision for success and positive media messages ensure that she has become a strong representative for leadership in the African Diaspora.

As well as profiling a variety of inspirational guests, Rhoda has been featured in a large number of publications, TV and radio shows including BBC World Service, VoxAfrica, BBC Radio 4, Bang Radio, MIPTV Cannes (France), In-flight Magazine of Etihad Airways, Colourful Radio, World Content Markets (Prague), Africast Abuja (Nigeria) and several other worldwide publications. Her experience in the media industry started in 2003 and has enabled her to establish reputable contacts in global media across Nigeria, South Africa, Europe and the US. In the last 6 years, she has presented at MIPTV Cannes and, separately, at the Cannes Festival. She is well-versed in all aspects of the management of production, from pre-development, production and post-production, to marketing, and especially distribution and advertising. Rhoda organises workshops and conducts production surgeries for up-and-coming producers, as well as creative sector programs for the Nollywood Industry in the UK. Rhoda is a member of the UK based Women in Film and TV organization, with over 10,000 members and UK Nollywood Producers Guild. In 2017 Rhoda started running workshops for both adult and children. She discovered that the Children workshops were more popular than the adult. This motivated Rhoda to start running Children workshops which are now popular and as a result produced another Christmas Movie: The Christmas Gift. As one of the pioneers of Nollywood UK, she has seen the industry grow and her remit is to establish quality standards to provide abounding opportunities to grow the creative sector through the viable export called Nollywood, the second largest globally recognized film industry. Rhoda holds a BA in Business Studies and a Master’s Degree in Financial Management and brings her wealth of business experience and expertise into the creative industry.