Rhoda Wilson is a creator, producer and director well respected in Nollywood UK. In 2019, Rhoda produced her third Christmas movie; Christmas In London which was successfully premiered in November 2019, London. In 2018, Rhoda produced and directed her second Christmas movie for children; The Christmas Gift and was a hit with the Children when it premiered in November 2018 followed by theatrical releases in London and Birmingham. She was the director and one of the executive producers of Miracles of the Christmas Angels which had a successful and well attended premiere on the November 2017 at the Vue Cinema in Westfield Stratford. Both productions, from pre-production to delivery took an average of 13 months.
Rhoda also created and was the executive producer of the successful TV series Housewives & Girlfriends which debuted on Africa Magic urban channel 153 in 2015 and in 2018 went global on Amazon Prime. Housewives & Girlfriends is a 30-minute drama series with comical undertones set in London, UK. Season 1 took 18 months to complete whilst a shorter period was achieved for Season 2. In 2019, she embarked on her second Tv Series, which was created by her, House Share about a group of tenants and is under production.
Her experience in the media industry spanning 15 years, has enabled her to establish reputable contacts in global media across Nigeria, South Africa, Europe and the US. In the last 8 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.
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. A consummate professional, passionate about Nollywood as a viable export to proudly display the richness in the people and culture of Nigeria, she was born in Lagos, Nigeria and later proceeded to the UK to further her studies attending one of England’s top boarding schools, Hurtwood House in Holmbury St Mary, Dorking. She has enjoyed a successful career in the financial services sector as an energy credit analyst. She 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.
Rhoda presented the first Rhoda Wilson show in 2005 on OBE TV, showcasing notable personalities and lifestyles. Her experience and the popularity of the show is what fired her enthusiasm to delve further into the film industry. In 2008 The Rhoda Wilson Show, moved to BEN TV (Sky Channel 238) airing weekly, and had a global viewership of circa 1,300,000 per show. With a myriad of subject matter, Rhoda carefully selected her guests with the central theme of inspiration and motivation. The show ran for eight years until 2013. As a result of the 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 individuals selected. Her 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. Her vision of telling untold African Stories is the overarching reason that persuades her craft and fuels her passion.
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. However, one of her major success is the kids workshops which she has been running every year for the last 4 years.
As well as profiling a variety of inspirational guests, Rhoda has been featured in many 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.
Rhoda is a member of the UK based Women in Film and TV organization, with over 10,000 members. 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 has been recognized for her outstanding work via the following;