Nollywood actors are an actors that acts film in Nigeria. If you are searching to know the name of top famous nollywood actors in Nigeria in this year 2022, then we have got you covered here. Below are the list and explanation of top famous nollywood actors in Nigeria with their net worth.
The name of top nollywood actors and actresses in Nigeria listed and discussed in this article work tirelessly every time to produce film that every body loves to watch. While watching their films, you can forget your sorrow, make you think extra ordinarily, let you learn a lesson, make you feel happy. They also act tragedy, comedy and among other types of nollywood films.
The nollywood industry is very profitable and it is the second highest industry that makes the participants become famous and rich in Nigeria after agricultural sector. Many actors who had opted in nollywood and films making are now hugely becoming rich and famous with it.
Average newest nollywood actors in Nigeria has a minimum net worth of 2 million US Dollars while the famous one like Jim Iyke has a net worth of over $30 million.
Now, the name of top famous nollywood actors in Nigeria in this 2022 are listed and explained below.
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Top famous Nollywood actors in Nigeria
- Jim Iyke | Net worth: $30 million
- Chidi Mokeme
- Desmond Elliot
- Richard Mofe Damijo
- Segun Arinze
- Mr Ibu
- Pete Edochie
- Mike Ezuruonye
- Ramsey Nouah
- Samuel Oniyitan
- Rita Dominic
- Alex Ekubo
- Sola Fosudo
- Mercy Johnson
- Funke Akindele
#1. Jim Iyke | Net worth: $30 million
According to Statistca, Jim Iyke is said the richest actor in Nigeria who began his acting career in 2001. Today, he’s one of the highest-paid actors in Nollywood at the moment and has acted over 150 films. As of 2022, he has a net worth amounted to $30 million.
His ethnicity is Igbo born in Libreville, Gabon on 25 September 1976. His nollywood career and other businesses he does have made him so much money which has increased his net worth to become one of the top richest actors in Nigeria
#2. Chidi Mokeme
Chidi Mokeme is another famous actor in the list of top famous nollywood actors in Nigeria with a lot of fans both in Nigeria and other countries in Africa. He was born and hailed from Oba in idemili south LGA of Anambra state, south east Nigeria. He is the founder and host of Gulder Ultimate Search Reality-show.
According to Forbes and Statista, Chidi Mokeme is the second highest-paid Nollywood actor in Nigeria as of 2022 with an estimated net worth of eight million U.S. dollars. He has won several movie awards including the Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria and among others.
#3. Desmond Elliot
Desmond Elliot is another famous nollywood actor among the list of top famous nollywood actors in Nigeria who was born in Lagos Nigeria on 4 February 1974. He is the third famous nollywood actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars. He is is a popular actor, producer, politician, brand endorsements, etc.
#4. Richard Mofe Damijo
Another famous nollywood actor in Nigeria is Richard Mofe Damijo. He has been winning an award since he won Africa Movie Academy Award in 2005. According to Forbes, his net worth is currently $7 million, hence, he is one of the richest and most influential nollywood actors in Nigeria.
Film acting alone is not the only thing that made him become a billionaire, in fact he is also a politician who once served as a Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State in 2009.
#5. Segun Arinze
Segun Arinze is a Nigerian famous nollywood actor and singer born in Onitsha on 24 September 1965. Today, he is known as one of the richest and most influential famous nollywood actors in Nigeria whose his net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million.
#6. Mr Ibu
Mr. Ibu, is an actor and a comedian born in Nkanu West on 17 October 1961 (age 60 years as of 2022). He has acted in more than 200 NollyWood movies.
Being the oldest nollywood actors in Nigeria, Mr Ibu is now ranked one of the richest and most influential famous nollywood actors in Nigeria having a net worth of about $4.450.
#7. Pete Edochie
Pete Edochie is one of nollywood famous and richest actors known nationally and in other countries in Africa. He is a very talented actor severally being honored with an actor Industry Merit Award by Africa Magic and Lifetime Achievement by Africa.
His net worth now is estimated to be $4 million dollars as of 2022 according to Forbes. He serves as a brand ambassador endorsement deals to other companies which also boosts his wealth and earning. Remember that Pete Edochie is an Igbo man born in Anambra state on March 7, 1947.
#8. Mike Ezuruonye
Mike Ezuruonye is a another actor among the list of top famous nollywood actors in Nigeria. In early 2022, he has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million exclusive his cars, houses, etc. He acts as a brand ambassador to other big companies, he is also a Filmmaker, actor, movie director, etc.
He is a popularly Nollywood actor in Nigeria and other countries. As of 2022, he is 39 years. In fact, he was born on 20 September 1982 in Lagos. He is successful a married man blessed with children.
#9. Ramsey Nouah
Ramsey Nouah is one of the top famous richest nollywood actors in Nigeria currently having an estimated net worth of 1.710 Billion Naira as of 2022 acc0rdig to Forbes. He is the most handsome Nigerian actor, movie producer, director and one of the most sought after Nollywood actors.
Ramsey has been in nollywood industry since decades, hence, he has won several awards. One of his award was being the Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2010 for his performance in the movie “The Figurine”. After this award, he has been gaining a tons of fans and followers both in Nigeria and international.
#10. Samuel Oniyitan
Samuel Oniyitan is a Nigerian nollywood actor, producer and CEO of Green World Entertainment. In 2021, he was declared the winner of the category of the Best Actor in a Leading role of the BON award. He has appeared in over 100 Nollywood movies.
Both in Nigeria and other countries, Samuel Oniyitan is famously known. He has been in film acting career since decades while he does put in enough hard work and effort. His hard work has made him become one of the top famous nollywood actors in Nigeria.
#11. Rita Dominic
Rita Dominic is a nollywood actress who lives in Nigeria. She has been acting film since decades. In 2012, she was declared as the African Movie Academy Award as a Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Rita is also a Film Producer, entrepreneur and Co-founder of The Audrey Silva Company. Being a famous nollywood actress in Nigeria, she has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million which is equivalent to 1. 8 Billion Naira as of 2022 according to Forbes.
The source of her wealth is film acting career which she chose for herself while she never discontinue. Her career has made her to become top famous nollywood actress in Nigeria. Every house watches the nollywood film she is featured in for entertainment, moral lesson, etc.
#12. Alex Ekubo
Another nollywood actor in Nigeria who is now ranked number 12 among top famous nollywood actors in Nigeria is Alex Ekubo who won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award at the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in the Weekend Getaway. His net worth as of 2022 according to Forbes is $1 million.
Alexx Ekubo is not only an award-winning Nigerian nollywood Actor but also a Model, Motivational Speaker, Compere, Producer, Entertainer, etc. He was once referred as “Johnny” in the song of one richest musicians in Nigeria, Yemi Alade.
#13. Sola Fosudo
Sola Fosudo is a Nigerian prolific dramatist, scholar, critic, film actor and director born on 18 March 1958. He is also a producer and director of television series, Ripples.
Now, apart from film acting career, he is a lecturer, started as a theatre practitioner with the English Language Department of the Lagos State University, Ojo in the year 1994.
#14. Mercy Johnson
Mercy Johnson is a nollywood actress born in Lagos. In February this year (2022), her net worth is estimated to be $2 million dollars.
The nollywood movies which made her one of the top famous actresses in Nigeria and other countries include ‘Heart Of A Fighter’, ‘The Legend of Inikpi’, ’30 Days in Atlanta’, ‘The Maid’, etc. Today, as a result of a lot of work she put toward her film acting and production career, she is know as the top famous nollywood actress in Nigeria. She is married to Prince Okojie while both of them are blessed with children.
Being the famous nollywood, Mercy Johnson is known to be one of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars according to Forbes as of early 2022. One of her influential characters is her capability to compete with other top famous actors who have been in nollywood industry before her which made her to become hugely famous in Nigeria and other countries.
#15. Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele, also popularly known as Jenifa is another top famous nollywood actress and film producer who in 2009 won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She is a very famous nollywood actress in Nigeria as a result of her notable appearance in Nigeria’s Highest Rated Films.
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Her nollywood film acting (actress and producer, film director and a philanthropist) careers and other stream of incomes have risen her net worth to $4 million dollars according to Forbes in 2022.