10 Most Successful Nigerian Actresses

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Acting is an integral part of Nigeria, just like football. Actresses, just like footballers, have become stars and celebrities of a sort. Actually, many Nigerian actors and actresses are not just restricted to Nigeria in popularity and influence; they are well known across Africa.


Many of them also have global recognition. In this write-up, you will be informed about the 10 most successful of all the actresses in Nigeria.

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Her full name is Rita Uchenna Dominic and she is from a Royal family from Abo Mbaise in Imo State, Nigeria. She began her acting career right from the time she was a kid. Till date, she had featured in more than 100 movies. Aside from being very popular and successful, she is also the richest of all the actresses in the Nigerian movie industry. She is actually worth N950 million. This is not surprising actually, considering the fact that she is the highest paid of all the actresses in Nollywood. One of the movies that pushed her to

Aside from being very popular and successful, she is also the richest of all the actresses in the Nigerian movie industry. She is actually worth N950 million. This is not surprising actually, considering the fact that she is the highest paid of all the actresses in Nollywood. One of the movies that pushed her to the limelight was the movie titled The Meeting, which is a romantic comedy drama.

Genevieve Nnaji

She is the second most successful actress in Nollywood today. She may not be a frequent face in movies these days like before, but her influence is still very glaring and her success are still beyond what many other actresses can attain or overshadow.

As prove of her successes, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in Leading Role in 2005. Genevieve is equally a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, an honour conferred on her due to her immense contribution to Nollywood. For many years, she was Face of Lux in Nigeria.

She was also Face of MUD in Nigeria. Genevieve owns St. Genevieve clothing line too. Aside from the above deals, she also has sponsorship deals with the likes of Jumia, Etisalat, Amstel Malta and so on.

Mercy Johnson

She is a citizen of Kogi State and had featured in up to 60 movies already. Undoubtedly, Mercy Johnson is the most popular of all the actresses that came from Kogi State.

She is also rich; her net worth is N600 million. One of her best movies is “Dumebi”. This movie won the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award in 2013.

She is sexy and beautiful. Her talents are unmistakable and her successes are there for all to see. She is happily married with three kids.

Omotola Jolade Ekeinde

She is popularly called OmoSexy and she is undoubtedly a very successful actress. Her successes go beyond the coast of Africa. To state she is an internationally recognized actress is to state the fact. She is equally rich; her net worth is N550 million.

In her acting days, she featured in so many movies. Also, she had won so many awards. Omotola won the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) Best Actress in Supporting Role in 2005. Aside from this, she had also won several other awards. Her social media followership is also massive.

Funke Akindele

is an influential actress. She is popularly called Jenifer. Unlike the other earlier mentioned actresses, she acts both in Yoruba and English movies.

Her professionalism in acting made it possible for her to win the Africa Movie Academy Award for best Actress in Leading Role in 2009. This award was consequent of her role in the movie titled Jenifer.

Aside from this award, Jenifer had also won a host of other awards. She is undoubtedly an actress of great influence in Nollywood. Also, she is one of the highest paid actresses in the Nigerian movie industry.

Ini Edo

She is undoubtedly a sexy actress and she is among the most influential and among the most successful actress in Nollywood. Aside this, she is also among the richest actress in Nollywood. Till date, Ini Edo had featured in more than 200 movies. Also, she had added so many awards she won the 2013 version of Nafca Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Ini Edo bought a mansion in Lekki just last year and the mansion was estimated at N50 million. Her N30 million G-wagon is yet another thing giving evidence to the influential lifestyle of this expressively successful actress. She is worth N450 million.

Clarion Chukwura

She is yet another of the most successful actresses in Nollywood. Name of her daughter is Clarence Peters, daughter of Shina Peters, the popular Juju Musician. Clarion Chukwura Abiola is also a video director aside from being an actress.

Clarion Chukwura is one of the most talented actresses in Nollywood; she is known to interpret her roles in the most perfect manner. Over the years in her acting career, she had been able to win several awards.

Daniela Okeke

She is among the top actresses in Nollywood and she is a considerably successful actress too. Aside from acting, she is equally a movie director. Also, she owns a company called Dcovi Entertainment.

This actress had invested so many years into the entertainment industry; it is therefore not surprising that she is among the best in the industry. She is equally rich; her net worth is estimated to be N390 million.

Patience Ozokwor

She is popularly called Mama G, in which G stands for General. Mama G is undoubtedly a very popular actress. Some are of the opinion that she is the most popular in Nollywood.
Aside from being popular, she is equally among the most decorated of all Nollywood actresses. Mama G is also among the richest actresses in Nollywood. Her net worth is estimated to be N390 million. Some said she is one of Nkem Owoh’s siblings.

Bukky Wright

Bukky Wright acts both English and Yoruba movies. In addition, she is into business. She is beautiful, successful and highly affluent. Name of her beauty Spa is called B Collections. Also, she is into the boutique business.

Her fast food restaurant is among the best and her record label company called, Wright Media International, is doing very fine. Bukky Wright’s estimated worth is N380 million. She once entered into politics under the umbrella of Social Democratic Party in 2014 to contest for the Abeokuta South Federal Constituency seat in Ogun State. She, however, lost at the polls.


Compiled by Bello Sodeeq Adekunle

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