Nollywood is a term for the Nigerian film industry which is the 3rd biggest film industry globally in terms of film output and gross net worth. This industry has many beautiful and talented actresses who are really making names for themselves.
Most have held it down for 15-20 years and are still relevant while some have ventured into other things. In this article, the top 10 richest actresses in Nigeria are listed and these multi-talented actresses have also carried the torch into the international industry.
Top 10 Richest Nollywood Actresses In Nigeria
1. Genevieve Nnaji
Genevieve Nnaji, born on 3rd May 1979 in Mbaise, Imo, Nigeria is a Nigerian actress, producer, and director. In 2005, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress In a Leading Role making her the first actor to win the award.’ Her directorial debut movie, Lionheart happens to be the first Netflix film from Nigeria and the first Nigerian submission for Oscars. She has appeared in more than 100 movies and is an ambassador to different brands both locally and internationally.
She is first on the list with a net worth of $10 million dollars.
Ibinabo Fiberesima, born on 13th January, 1971 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria is a Nigerian film actress, ex-beauty pageant and event manager. She was a one-time president of the Actors Guild Of Nigeria.
She made her debut in acting with the movie Most Wanted and has appeared in movies like Ladies Night, The Limit, A Night In The Philippines, The Twin Sword, amongst others.
She is the second richest actress in Nigeria with a net worth of $8 million dollars.
Akindele – Bello Olufunke Ayotunde (popularly known as Funke Akindele or Jenifa), was born on 24th August, 1977 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. She is a Nigerian actress and Producer who rose to fame for her role in the movie titled Jenifa. The Omo Ghetto trilogy also contributed to her fame. She is the CEO of Scene One Film Production.
She is the third richest actress with a net worth of $7.6 million dollars.
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4.Omotola Jalade – Ekeinde
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde MFR, born on 7th February, 1978 in Lagos State, Nigeria is a Nigerian actress, Singer, Philanthropist and former model. She had her film debut in 1995 and has appeared in over 300 films. In 2013, she got included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Omotola got honored by the Nigerian Government when she became a member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) for her contributions to Nigerian Cinema.
She has an estimated net worth of $7.2 million dollars.
Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha, born on 12th July, 1975 in Mbaise, Imo state, Nigeria is a Nigerian actress, Producer, model, Tv personality, Investor, Philanthropist and co-founder of the Audrey Silva Company. In 2012, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress In a Leading Role.
Rita has a net worth of $6 million dollars.
Chioma Akpotha Chukwuka, born on March 12, 1980 in Lagos State, Nigeria is a Nigerian actress, director and movie Producer. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award in 2007 and the Afro Hollywood Award in 2010.
She is one of the top richest and the most influential actress in the Nigerian movie industry with a net worth of $5.7 million dollars.
7.Mercy Johnson Okojie
Mercy Johnson Okojie, born on 28th August, 1984 in Lagos, Nigeria is a Nigerian actress. She auditioned for a role in The Maid right after her secondary education. In December 2011, she was listed as Google’s most searched Nigerian celebrity. She is also the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Kogi State governor for entertainment, arts and culture. Mercy made her first recognition as a film Producer with The Legend of Inikpi.
She is the 7th richest actress with a net worth of $5 million dollars.
Uche Jombo Rodriguez, born on 28th December, 1979 in Abiriba, Abia State, Nigeria is a Nigerian actress, screenwriter and film Producer. She began her career in acting in 1999 with the movie Visa to Hell. She has over 200 acting credit to her name.
She is 8th on the list with a net worth of $4 million dollars.
Iniobong Edo Ekim, born on 23rd April, 1982 in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria is a Nigerian actress. Ini began her film career in 2000 and since her debut, has appeared in more than 100 movies. She got appointed by the United Nations as a United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy in 2014.
She has an estimated net worth of $3.9 million dollars.
Oge Okoye, born on 16th November, 1980 in London, United Kingdom is a Nigerian actress. She joined the Nigerian movie industry in 2001 and came to limelight in 2002 after appearing in the movie Spanner. In 2006, she got nominated for the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress In a Supporting Role.
She is the 10th richest actress in Nigeria with a net worth of $3 million dollars.
The actresses listed are not only talented, but they are also making money out of their talent in the industry. Nevertheless, the Nigerian movie industry is creating jobs in the country and giving financial freedom to people who are talented.
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