Ten Nigerian Actors Who Are The Richest In Nollywood

Ten Nigerian Actors Who Are The Richest In Nollywood

There is no question that Nollywood movie industry has created a lot

of opportunities for many gifted actors and actresses. A lot of people

have taken these advantages to create wealth. Here we pick up the list

of ten richest Nigerian Nollywood actors.

1. Richard Mofe Damijo

Former Nigerian journalist and publisher Richard Evans Eyimofe

Mofe-Damijo, popularly known as RMD, comes at number one in our list.

Having featured in many movies he is one of Nigeria's highest paid

actors. In 2005 he won the African MovieAcademy Award for Best Actor

in a Leading Role.


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2. Jim Iyke

Jim Iyke (James Ikechukwu Esomugha) is a Nigerian actor and

singer-songwriter. One of the popular Nollywood actors has performed

in over 150 films. He has earned a lot of money from acting,

endorsements and his business.

3. Nkem Owoh (Osuofia)

Nigerian comedian and movie actor Nkem Owoh better known as Osuofia is

one of the veterans of comedy movies in Nigeria. He acted in the 2003

film Osuofia in London. The Nigerian Daily Sun has described him as a

"king of comedy". The film became one of the highest selling Nollywood


4. Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki)

Popular Nollywood actor Chinedu Ikedieze Is best known for playing

alongside Osita Iheme in most movies after their breakthrough in the

movie Aki na Ukwa. In 2007 Ikedieze received the Lifetime

Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards.

5. Osita Iheme (Pawpaw)

Nollywood actor Osita Iheme is widely known for acting the role of

'Pawpaw' in the film Aki na Ukwa together with Chinedu Ikedieze. He

received Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy

Awards in 2007. Many consider him to be Nigeria's best-known actor.

6. Ramsey Nouah

We cannot forget puting Ramsey Nouah into our list. Fans still adore

one of the first Nollywood movies in which he appeared - Silent Night.

Some of his other movies are Battle of Love, When Love Dies, Dangerous

Twins, To Love an Angel, A Private Storm, and The Figurine. Nouah is

considered to be one of the most sought-after actors in Nigeria.


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7. Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot, who also made our list of richest Nigerian actors,

known for Painful World 2 (2006), Unfinished Business 2 (2007) and

True Colors 2 (2008). He has played in more than 200 movies. He earned

his money by acting, endorsements and advertisements.

8. Mike Ezuruonye

One can't make this list without including one of the most gifted

actors in Nollywood Mike Ezuruonye. He is reaping the reward of his

talents and take his position in the rating.

9. Nonso Diobi

Nigerian actor Nonso Diobi, who was first seen in 'Border Line' film,

shot to publicity with his role in 'Hatred'. He has since featured in

more than 60 movies and is an ambassador for a popular

telecommunication company in Nigeria.

10. John Okafor (Mr Ibu)

Top Nollywood actor John Okafor, otherwise known as Mr Ibu, is

considered to be one of Nigeria's most gifted comic characters. Apart

from acting Mr Ibu makes money as a football agent. He is one of the

richest Nollywood actors.


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