The entertainment industry is one of the legit means of making money and fame and Nigeria entertainment industry no dey carry last. Thousands of Nigerians have used this medium to acquire wealth and fame for themselves.
Most persons are of the assumption that male actors are the only people making cool money in Nollywood, but this assumption is wrong. Frankly speaking, we have many actresses who are making it big in Nollywood. Entertainment enthusiasts are keen to know the richest actresses we have in Nigeria. CorrectNg has a compiled a list of top 10 richest actresses in Nigeria 2019.
10. Mary Remmy Njoku
Mary Remmy Njoku is a star actress and wife of Jason Njoku who owns the renowned Iroko TV operating across Lagos (in Nigeria), Accra (in Ghana) and Nairobi (in Kenya). In addition to her lovely acting roles, she is the owner of Rok Studios. Remmy Njoku has a net worth of N380 million
Born on 20th of March, 1985, Mary Njoku began her journey to acting at a very young age. Like many other actresses on this list, Mary Njoku has starred in a good deal of Nollywood movies with the most notable ones being Doctor May, The Faculty, Blackberry Babes, Royal Father, Critical Truth, Raging Passion, Brave Mind, Great Betrayal, Face of Africa, Apaure and Sound of Love. Mary Njoku is really making it big and she is worthy to be among the list of 10 richest actresses in Nigeria.[AdSense-A]
9. Patience Ozokwor
I am sure you are familiar with this woman. She is one of the long-standing Nollywood actress and with her experience, fame and talent, she is worthy to be among this list. Born on 25th of March, 1958, Patience Ozokwor, popularly known as Mama G -is an elderly Nollywood star with the net worth of N390 million. She has a number of awards in recognition of her acting proficiency but the most notable of these awards is the Best Supporting Actress -an award segment under Africa Movie Academy Awards.
8. Danielle Okeke
Danielle Okeke is a successful Nollywood actor born on the 26th of March, 1987. She might not be as prominent as any of the actresses above but it is beyond doubt that she has made good wealth as a Nollywood star.
Alongside her vibrant acting roles, Danielle Okeke serves as the CEO of Dcovi Entertainment Company and she has been reported to be one of the highest paid actresses in Nigeria.
So far, Danielle Okeke has starred in a significant number of Nollywood movies among which are Rush Hour, Stronger than Pain, The Boss is Mine, Garden of Love & Tears, Indecent Desires, Show Me Heaven, Principality, Sleek Ladies, True Confession, and The Evangelist.
Based on reports, Danielle Okeke enjoys a luxurious lifestyle and has a number of ostentatious assets including a mansion. Currently, her net worth stands at N390 million.
7. Clarion Chukwura
Born July 24, 1964, Clarion Chukwura is a long-standing Nollywood star who has won awards and starred in numerous movies. Clarion Chukwura is a successful woman who has made acting the main factor behind her substantial net worth of N400 million.
A graduate of OAU (Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, Clarion Chukwura is the distinguished receiver of Best Actress in a Leading Role (an award segment under Africa Movie Academy Awards). She bagged the award in 2014 in recognition of her impressive acting roles.[AdSense-A]
6. Ini Edo
In reality, nobody would feel shocked to find Ini Edo on this list because her acting skill has yielded substantial wealth for her over the years. Born on the 19th of April, 1982, Ini Edo is a beautiful actress who has appeared in hundreds of popular Nollywood movies. Without doubts, her net worth of N450 million is something to reckon with among other Nigerian actresses.
For her diligence and her fruitful years of Nollywood acting, Ini Edo has starred in numerous movies and the most notable of these are Games Men Play, Power of Beauty, Married to the Enemy, Fatal Seduction, Political Control, Ass on Fire, The Greatest Sacrifice, Girls Cot and Breath Again.
5. Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele is a versatile, active and prominent Nollywood actress of Yoruba descent. Born on the 24 of August 1976, she is one of the Nigerian actresses whose fame continually soars day by day.
Funke Akindele began acting many years back and her acting journey so far has seen her starring in hundreds of Nollywood (especially Yoruba-specific) movies. With the net worth of N510 million, she undoubtedly deserves a spot on this list. Meanwhile, many Nollywood viewers often claim the star actress made the bulk of her wealth through Jenifa’s Diary -a TV series that has received massive viewing across Nigeria.
Besides wealth, Funke Akindele is reputed for her trendy presence on social media, making her the Nollywood actress with the highest number of followers on Twitter.
4. Omotola ‘Jalade’ Ekeinde
Omotola Ekeinde is a Nollywood actress from Yoruba land. Popularly nicknamed ‘Omosexy’, Omotola is seen by many viewers as Nigeria’s most beautiful screen goddess and her blossoming career has made her feature in hundreds of Nollywood movies.
In addition to the wealth and fame she has amassed as an actress, Omotola has taken home a good deal of awards and this has given her significant acclaim across Africa. As
we speak, Omotola has the net worth of N550 million and she is said to be one of the Nigerian actresses who has made good use of their Nollywood earnings. Amongst other assets of hers, Omotola owns a luxurious event centre in Lagos State.
3. Mercy Johnson
Mercy Johnson is one of the most vibrant actresses in Nigeria. Her fame continually soars as she features in movies on a regular basis. In fact, some people claim she occasionally features in about 5 movies weekly and it is quite beyond doubts that she is one of the highest paid Nollywood actresses.
A native of Kogi State, Nigeria, Mercy Johnson is admired for being a versatile actress. In her career so far, she has appeared in over 100 Nollywood movies and regarding her age and commitment, she has got a good reason to feature in more movies in the coming years. With the net worth of N600 million, Mercy Johnson maintains her stance as the third richest actress in Nigeria.[AdSense-A]
2. Genevieve Nnaji
Genevieve Nnaji is another prominent actress of Igbo descent. She features on this list as the second richest actress in Nigeria with the net worth of N850 million.
A beautiful Nollywood character, Genevieve is greatly admired for her charisma and her acting career so far has yielded great repute within and beyond Nigeria. Besides her astonishing wealth as a Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji has graced her acting career with a plethora of awards and this makes her one of the most influential actresses in Nigeria. Recently, she directed the movie “Lion Heart”, a movie which was acquired by Netflix on the 7th of September, 2018 for $3.8 million.
In addition to her Nollywood roles, Genevieve Nnaji has featured as an ambassador for various Nigerian brands and this has buttressed her wealth and fame in no small measure.
1. Rita Dominic
Born Rita Uchenna Dominic; the veteran actress is a Nigerian of Igbo descent and her sojourn in the Nollywood industry has made her feature in hundreds of movies.
Rita Dominic is currently the richest actress in Nigeria and her presence at the top of this list means her net worth is bigger than that of any other Nigerian actress.
Besides being a wealthy character, Rita Dominic has made her mark as one of the most popular Nollywood actresses. As we speak, Rita Dominic’s net worth is estimated around N950 million, distinguishing her as the wealthiest Nollywood actress. Though Rita Dominic hails from one of the wealthy family backgrounds in Imo State, the vibrant woman has taken advantage of her acting career to amass more wealth. Also, reports claim that she is among the highest paid actresses in Nigeria.
Which other actress do you think should be among this list of top richest actresses in Nigeria?