HIGHEST PAID YORUBA CELEBRITIES IN NIGERIA 2017 — If you don’t know the Richest Yoruba Actors and Actresses in Nigeria 2017 it means you are not conversant with the Yoruba Movie Industry . A lot of our readers has requested us to write about the Top 10 Richest Yoruba Actors and Actresses in Nigeria 2017 and their net worth, that is the major reason we are going to be discussing them on this article.
It is very obvious that The Yoruba movie industry has witnessed tremendous transformation and this pace can be classified as a super success because of how it use to be back in the days. The Yoruba movie industry use to be the poorest Movie Industry in Nigeria in terms of money, talent and otherwise as nobody believed they could ever come this far. The success that is seen in the The Yoruba movie industry is going to continue for a very long time as several talented Yoruba stars are springing up on a daily basis.
The emergence of talented stars, male and female is a welcomed development and hope it continue to grow. The Yoruba movie industry now has so many talented actors and actresses as it is the most vibrant part of Nollywood. Just like Hollywood, these actors and actresses are paid very well and are well recognised for their contribution to the world of art and cinema. In time immemorial when they started newly, they were under-mean and disregarded because they were seen as jobless people who has nothing reasonable to do with their time. As the saying goes Change is Constant in life, The Yoruba movie industry is now transformed into something very big and enviable.
However, with the enormous improvement seen in the Yoruba movie industry recently and Yoruba Actors and Actresses has been able to amass wealth and they are now smiling to the bank with zero worries in their heart.
1. Odunlade Adekola
The richest Yoruba actor in the Yoruba movie industry is Odunlade Adekola and has remain unbeaten for a very long time. As far as The Yoruba movie industry is concerned , Odunlade Adekola is one of the biggest name that rings bell in everyone’s ear. Odunlade Adekola is not just one of the biggest name in Yoruba movie industry alone but also in Nollywood movie industry. The talented movie star started his acting career from his childhood days. He was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State . His acting career kicked off from his childhood days when he and his close friend used to play jesters at various functions,ceremony, event etc.
His acting skill improved when he met Late Isola Durojaiye who was a renowned actor but popularly known as Alasari . In December 2015, he dived into music and has been consistently working on improving in that aspect. He has been awarded and honoured, he won Best Actor in 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2015 and hopefully more is coming
Without being told you suppose to know the next person that will appear on second spot on the list of Richest & Highest Paid Yoruba actors And Actresses in Nigeria 2017. She is no other person than Funke Akindele a.k.a Jenifa . She was Born on the 24th of August, 1976, Funke Akindele a.k.a Jenifa ( Sulia ), is a multiple award winning actress. One of the most hard working Artist in Nigeria at the moment.
In 2009, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Funke Akindele also plays the lead character in the hit TV show Jenifa’s Diary, alongside Fisayo Ajisola, Falz, Lolo and more. Funke obtained OND in Mass Communication from the Ogun State Polytechnic and a degree in Law from the University of Lagos.
The Nollywood star who is loved by many rose to stardom after she was featured in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom; I NEED TO KNOW. This ran from the year 1998 to 2002. Her name appearing here should not shock anybody because she has worked so hard to merit her current career position. The screen diva who is currently married to Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC is heavily pregnant determined to put to bed any moment from now. If you love this lady then you should be very happy for her because she has really passed through a lot in her marital life.
3. Mercy Aigbe
On the third spot we have a controversial Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe who has been in the news recently as a result of her family drama. Mercy Aigbe is one of the biggest and curviest Yoruba Actress. She was born in January 1, 1979 in Maryland, Lagos State. Mercy Aigbe is an active social media personality who has been in the Yoruba Movie Industry for decades . She is one of those Nigerian celebrities that love taking their personal life to social media platforms. She dived into acting in 2002 and has since been very active in Nollywood movies and still enjoying the successes .
Her career kicked stared along side Yinka Quadri in the year 2002, and has featured in countless number of movies with net worth of $500,000. She is currentlt seperated from her husband who she already has kids for.
4. Dayo Amusa
One of the most beautiful , multi-talented and most spontaneous actress in The Yoruba Movie Industry is Dayo Amusa. She is an actress and a movie producer and she is undoubtedly one of the pillars that holds the Yoruba Movie Industry . Apart from acting and movie production, she is also involved in businesses which also contribute a great percentage of her wealth. Dayo was born and brought up in Nigeria and started her acting career In 2002 . She has been honoured with several award for her outstanding talent.
5. Femi Adebayo
One phenomenon that is effortlessly observed in the Yoruba Movie Industry is that it is dominated by both male and female talents and Femi Adebayo is one of the male talent that i am referring to. This Yoruba movie star started his acting career in the year 1996 and his debut movie was ‘Owo Blow’ which was directed by Tade Ogidan. He took a break from acting for some time made a come back after 10 good years following the completion of his education. He is a movie producer and actor who has produced not less than ten movies and he has won several awards as well.
6. Olaniyi Afonja
As an upcoming actor, Olaniyi Afonja was an underground actor for many years before he finally gained recognition after he was featured in a movie titled Sanyeri. In 1992, he started acting as Theatre actor and when he relocated to Lagos in 1996, he joined a theatre group called Ajala Jalingo.
7. Fathia Balogun
Fathia Balogun is not just one of the richest Yoruba actress in Nigeria but also the beautiful and multi talented actress. This list is incomplete if her name is not included because she is one of the richest Yoruba actress Nigeria has. The Yoruba actress has divorced and parted way with her husband, they are now separated but this doesn’t seem to affect her career. She is a fashionista who has been featured on over 70 movies .
8. Wale Akorede Okunnu
Wale Akorede Okunnu is one of the oldest and relevant actors in The Yoruba movie industry . He is highly talented and popular and has featured in over 100 movies. Wale Akorede Okunnu is better known as Okunnu and he is highly respected among-st his colleagues, he has been featured in over 100 movies since the beginning of his movie career.
9. Muyiwa Ademola
Muyiwa Ademola is a multi talented, seasoned actor who was born into a christian family. Muyiwa Ademola is not just an actor but he is also a producer and director. He is occupying the number 9th spot on the list of the Highest Paid & Richest Yoruba Actors and Actresses 2017/2018.
10. Iyabo Ojo
Iyabo Ojo is one of the most popular and respected name in The Yoruba Movie Industry. She studied at Lagos State Polytechnic where she obtained a degree in Estate Management. Her professional acting career started in a movie she featured along side popular Bimbo Akintola , in the year 1997 and she has since appeared on several Yoruba movies . She pretty face actress is comfortably occupying the last position on this top 10 list .