Who are the top richest actresses in the Nigerian movie industry? You asked.
This holds the answer you are searching for, as we have in this post revealed the current wealthiest Nollywood actresses. Read on to learn who they are.
The Nollywood industry has become one of the largest and most rewarding entertainment industry in our world today.
The industry has proven to the world that Nigeria has all it takes to maintain the Giant of Africa title, as the celebrities in Nollywood are doing great locally and internationally.
These Nigerian female movie stars are not only into acting. Some are also producers, directors, and some of them have been nominated by Oscar.
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Their wealth is measured using their endorsement deals, how much per movie role and their other ventures.
The first in our list is the forever young actress..
· GENEVIEVE NNAJI
It’s not a surprise at all that this Nollywood actress from Mbaise in Imo state of Nigeria is the number one on our list.
She was born on May 3rd, 1979. She started acting when she was small, at the age 8 in Ripples, a popular Soap Opera then.
Genevieve Nnaji featured in Most Wanted in 1998, which brought her to limelight. She is also into modelling and her beautiful looks promotes her.
She was once referred to as Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey.
Genevieve Nnaji is a role model to many. She has won many awards and nominations like the Black Reel awards, Nigeria Entertainment awards, 2005 Africa Movie Academy Award for best actress in leading role and Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award etc
Her LIONHEART movie crowned her effort with great success and she became the first Netflix original movie to be submitted to Oscar by Nigeria.
She signed many endorsement deals, she has a clothing line named St Genevieve.
In fact she is the FACE OF MUD in Nigeria.
She is estimated to worth $5.9 million.
· RITA DOMINIC
She was the richest Nigerian actress before Genevieve released her LIONHEART.
She was born on the July 12, 1975. She has blue blood in her veins.
She is a producer as well as an actress.
She has won several awards like The City People Award in 2004, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award 2017, Africa Movie Academy Award 2012, Eloys Award 2013 etc.
The Meeting, Finding Mercy and Iyore are some of the movies she featured in that made her go global.
Her net worth is over $2.6 million.
· OMOTOLA JALADE EKEINDE
She is popularly known as Omosexy. Her role in movies made Time Magazine to include her among the 100 most influential women in the world in 2013.
She earned over 40 international and domestic awards which was why Yahoo listed her as one of the world’s famous actors.
Omotola was part of the Oscar’s voting members in 2018. Her net worth is over N 1 billion naira.
· MERCY JOHNSON
She is the brand face of Chi Limited Hollandia, Evap Milk and Pennek Nigeria Limited.
She is also the Special Adviser to the Kogi State government on Entertainment, Arts and Culture. She is married to Prince Okojie.
She has other personal businesses like her Kitchen Talk. Her net worth is estimated to$2 million.
· CHIOMA CHUKWUKA AKPOTA
She is the face of GLOBACOM, OMO detergent and Harpic cleaner.
She has received many awards and has also featured in over 300 movies.
Chioma launched her Capacity building platform in 2019. Her net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
· FUNKE AKINDELE
She is popularly known as Jenifer. She is a comic actress. She owned a film production company named Scene One and also the producer of Jenifa’s diary.
Many regard her as one of the best comedy actors in Nigeria. She is the face of Irokotv, WAW detergent and Keystone bank.
She has won many awards. Her net worth is N1.3 billion.
If you are asked to list the Top 5 richest actress in Nigeria, I believe it won’t be difficult for you, having gone through this article.