Rhoda Wilson

Rhoda Wilson is a creator, producer, executive producer and director
who is well respected in Nollywood UK. She just finished filming her second TV Series; House Share

Rhoda Wilson
The 6 pilot episodes, which is in post-production, is a story of a group of women in the diaspora sharing a house.

In addition, she has just completed her fifth Christmas movie; Christmas By Moonlight. In November 2021 she premiered her fourth Christmas With The King (2020), a movie that has made finalist list in Swedish International Film Festival (SIFF), Toronto Nollywood International Film Festival (TNIFF), Honorable Mention by Brighton Rock Film Festival, and a winner of Beyond the Curve International Film Festival (BCIFF).

Her third Nollywood Christmas movie; Christmas In London (2019). A Story about what makes Christmas in London special for children in the diaspora. Rhoda’s other Christmas productions are; The Christmas Gift (2018), Miracles of the Christmas Angels (2017). Both movie premieres were successful and well attended. The productions for both, from pre-production to delivery, took 14 and 19 months respectively.

Rhoda also created, and was the executive producer of the successful TV series Housewives & Girlfriends which debuted on Africa Magic urban channel 153 on the 16th of October 2015 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 was concluded by a distinct crew and cast and preparations for Season 3 is well underway. Housewives & Girlfriends is a 25-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.

Housewives & Girlfriends is distributed by Global Genesis Group in Nevada, USA. Season 1 is on Amazon Prime.

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, Surrey.

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 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 has been recognized for her outstanding work via the following;


- Favourite African UK Film – Miracles of the Christmas Angels (2018)

-Outstanding Producer of the Year – ERPA (2017);

- Best TV Series - BEFFTA (2016);

- Best Producer (TV series) - African Film Awards (2016);

- Three Stars Award for contribution to Nollywood UK Industry - Cameroon Movie Academy Awards (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)

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 spanning 14 years, has enabled her to establish reputable contacts in global media across Nigeria, South Africa, Europe and the US. In the last 7 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; a true filmmaker.

Rhoda Organises workshops for children. In April 2019 the children workshop saw 97% increase in attendees with positive feedback and will now run children workshop yearly. Twice a year, Rhoda conducts production surgeries called Producer’s Talk for up-and-coming and, separately, established producers for the Nollywood Industry in the UK.

Rhoda is a member of the UK based Women in Film and TV organisation, with over 10,000 members and UK Nollywood Producers Guild.

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.