Check Out The Highest Paid Nollywood Actress in Nigeria 2017 | Top 10 Richest Nollywood Actresses In Nigeria
This simple truth is that Nigerian Nollywood industry is among the highest ranked in the universe and if i am to be more precise on this then i will assert that Nigerian Movie industry is the third largest in the world which has created a lot of opportunities for actors and actresses to become what they are today. In time immemorial talking about the yesteryear’s when several Movie industry were coming up , Nigerian Movie industry was very far behind but today it has risen steadily to fill an enviable position among the Movie industry in the world.
In Nigeria today, we have about one hundred and sixty millions people who love Nollywood movies and that is the source of their major income . The Nollywood actors and actresses who have been able to nurture and fine-tune their career have successfully distinguished themselves from the crowed as they are also rewarded handsomely. Some weeks ago , a keen reader of this blog placed a phone call to me trying to know who the richest female Nollywood actress in 2017 is , i couldn’t answer him because i wasn’t so sure as there are currently host of Nollywood actresses who are currently doing well for themselves . But the actual problem was that Who is The Richest Among them? This is what this article is all about today, we have researched on this fashion and came up with the 2017 updated list of richest Nollywood actresses in Nigeria today accompanied with the net worth respectively.
The reason you landed on this page may be because you are searching for the current and updated list of richest Nollywood female actress in Nigeria 2017, if i am right then you have landed on this right page as we have carefully compiled for your consumption The top 10 richest female Nollywood actress and their net worth for 2017 and 2018. Mind you, this article is going to be relevant in 2018 before new ranking is released in the quarter of the year.
1. Rita Dominic
Her given name is Rita Uchenna Dominic but popularly known as Rita Dominic, is the richest Nollywood female actress in Nigeria 2017 and she is comfortably securing the first spot on this list. Rita Dominic is not just the richest Nollywood actress in Nigeria but also the most ravishing screen diva who always gets attention wherever she is present in the entertainment industry. Rita Uchenna Dominic is from a royal family in Abo Mbaise in Imo state. She has been improving better and better since the beginning of her acting career and she has starred in over 100 movies till date.
Rita Uchenna Dominic is no doubt the one of the highest paid actresses in Nollywood and one of the richest in Africa at large. Aside movie acting, she is also an award winning producer who has produced several movies including a movie titled “The meeting” a romantic comedy drama .
Rita Dominic – Net Worth: N950 million
2. Genevieve Nnaji
On our number two spot we have Nollywood iron lady who is widely known for her signatory name “Sharon Stone” but her real name is Genevieve Nnaji . Genevieve Nnaji is one of the most popular Nollywood diva who started her acting career many years ago and was able to amass wealth with her career to become the most bankable among her counterpart. Sharon Stone as she is fondly called, is one of the most beautiful Nigerian actress as well as the second highest paid in the entertainment industry today. It is obvious some of you won’t be surprise seeing her name here on this list .
She is one of the oldest Nollywood actress who has participated in shaping the future of the industry before she stopped appearing in new movies . She is sometimes controversial and she has been severally involved in many controversial cases , she is said to have dated one of the top Nigerian Musician D’Banj but they later went their separate ways as a result of their irreconcilable differences. She has appeared in many Nollywood movies before she finally called it a wrap and right now she is involved in so many endevours that bring her money including her endorsement deals for many Giant Nigerian companies Example is EtisalatNigeria .
Genevieve Nnaji – Net Worth: N850 million
3. Mercy Johnson
Merely speaking the name Mercy Johnson it intensely ring bell and she is that Nigerian actress who is generally loved because of her talent in acting and her virtue as an actress and mother. She is one of those Nollywood actress who has suffered before she rose to stardom , according to the mother of three, she once slept in an uncompleted building before God finally answered her prayers. She dived into acting very early after she failed JAMB. The Kogi State born actress is married to a Prince from Edo state and their union is blessed with three kids (Two girls and a boy). She has been featured on so many Nigerian movies to the extent that we have even lost count and is the most loved Nigerian actress of all time.
According to Mercy Johnson Biography, she has appeared in over 100 movies but she is best known for her role in a movie titled “Dumebi The Dirty Girl”, where she played the role of Dumebi. She has won several awards and so many mouth watering endorsement deals to her name which has made her very rich.
Mercy Johnson – Net Worth: N600 million
4. Omotola Ekeyinde
Omotola Ekeyinde is not just one of the highest paid Nigeria Nollywood actress she is also one of the most beautiful and influential woman which is why she is widely respected . Omotola Ekeyinde is married to a pilot and their unions is marvelously blessed with beautiful kids . She is one of the key Nollywood actress who is well-known as “Omosexy”. She has won many awards and has a huge fan base in Nigerian and many African countries. She has million followers on Facebook and Instagram.
Omotola Ekeyinde – Net Worth: N550 million
Funke Akindele is another popular Nigerian Nollywood diva who is best known for her movies series titled Jenifa’s Diary. She is the highest paid Yoruba Actress who has a very promising career . She was born August 24, 1976 and started her acting career in a Drama series title “I Need To Know” which aired for some years before it came to an abrupt halt. She is no doubt one of the richest Nollywood actress in Nigeria and one of the most beautiful in the areas . Funke Akindele has featured in over 100 movies and won many awards. She is currently married to a popular Nigerian musician called JJC and the heavily pregnant actress is anticipated to put to bed any time soon.
Funke Akindele – Net Worth: N510 million
6. Ini Edo
The fact is that if Ini Edo the Nollywood “Iron Lady” is not on this list it means there is an omittion here and it will be considered incomplete. Ini Edo is regarded as one of the top and highest paid Nigeria Nollywood diva . She was born April 19, 1982. To be very up-front on our fact we are going to be include every juicy facts about the diva. She was married to Philip Ehiagwina between 2008 and 2014. She has also dated Mike Gidson , an handsome Nollywood actor but their relationship didn’t last perhaps he was too young for her as suggested by fans.
Ini Edo – Net Worth: N450 million
7. Clarion Chukwura
Clarion Chukwura is one of the highest paid Nigerian actress who has ramained relevant in her career despite her age. She is a woman of virtue who is respected by her counterparts and she is the mother of Clarence Peters, a music video director. The never aging Nollywood mama was born July 24, 1964. She attended Obafemi Awolowo University and had since several coveted awards including Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2014. She is the wife to Sir Shina Peters, the popular Juju Musician but we are not sure if they are still together.
Clarion Chukwura – Net Worth: N400 million
8. Kate Henshaw Nuttal
Kate Henshaw Nuttal is her given name but she is widely known as Kate Henshaw , she is one of the most successful Nollywood actress who has featured in over 100 movies since the beginning of her lucrative career. She is so charming , ever young and a talented personality with a good sense of humore. She has also won awards as best actress in leading roles she played at in a movie in 2008.
Kate Henshaw Nuttal – Net Worth: N390 million
9 . Danielle Okeke
She is one of the most ravishing Nollywood actress who has contributed her quarter immensely to the Nigeria Entertainment Industry . She is one of the highest paid Nigerian actress who made it to our top 10 richest actress in Nigeria with a net worth of N390 million . The gorgeous lady was born on March 26, 1987. She is the chief executive officer of Dcovi Entertainment Company which one of the biggest Entertainment Company in the country right now and she has featured in the following movies: Sleek Ladies, The Boss Is Mine, Stronger Than Pain, Principality, Indecent desires, Rush Hour, Show me HeavenThe Evangelist, True Confession and Garden of Love & Tears.
10. Patience Ozokwor
Patience Ozokwor is another big gun in The Nigerian Movie Industry who has featured in many Nollywood firms . She is well-known for her wicked roles in moves and she is popularly called mama G. She has won many awards as an actress including the Best Supporting Actress award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. According to reports, she married very early at the age of nineteen and she is said to be a relation of Nkem Owoh’s, a popular Nigerian actor .
There you have it, the top 10 richest/highest paid Nollywood actress in Nigerian with their net worth . There are also other Nollywood actress that is worthy of mention but they couldn’t make our top 10, they are the likes of Mary Remmy, Uche Jumbo, Omoni Oboli and many others . Hopefully , we will be compiling top 20 highest paid Nollywood actress 2017/2018 and expect to see their names on that list.