Nollywood has become one of the most recognized movie industry in the world today. The industry changes trends from time to time as new acts emerge and become the viewers favorite while some older actors continue to keep their fans glued to them with their charm.
Here’s a list of actors we think are the most sought after in 2015 so far. Kindly let us know which actor you think should or shouldn’t have made the list by leaving a comment below.
10. John Okafor (Mr Ibu)
John Okafor a.k.a Mr. Ibu was born on 17 October 1960 into a humble family in Ankanu Local Government Area of Enugu State. He attended Community Central School, Eziokpo. He is married with kids and he grew up under the guidance of his grandfather, who was his source of inspiration.
Mr Ibu, is unquestionably one of Nigeria’s most talented comic characters in the movie industry. Okafor in recent times is best known for his humorous acting which is often characterized by stupidity, hilarious imbecility and a sharp disconnection from reality.
Yul Edochie, son of Nollywood star actor, Pete Edochie joined the movie industry after his training in Theatre Arts in University of Port Harcourt in 2003 and is fast gaining some grounds in the sector. This actor and movie director joined Nollywood to become a professional in the course he studied in school in 2005 after his NYSC in 2004.
He is one of the most sought after actors in the industry today.
8. Mike Ezuruonye
He is a popular Nigerian actor. He received two nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008 and 2009.
7. Francis Odega
Francis Odega is the newest entry to this list as he only kicked into heavy limelight in a short period of time over a single part of a role he played in a movie. The comic actor who has featured in several movies became one of the most sought-afteractors for his role in ‘Back From South’, a comedy movie where a few lines from him made him an internet sensation.
U.S rapper, 50Cent even posted a video of Francis Odega’s signature Gerrara here clip via his Instagram page.
Francis Odega is one of the few actors to have landed an Etisalat ambassadorship deal in a short period of time. He is also a guest performer at Comedy events all around the country.
6. Ramsey Nouah
Ramsey Nouah is a Nigerian actor. He won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2010.
The actor kicked off when he starred in the Nigerian TV soap opera, Fortunes. Nouah has since then appeared in numerous films starring as the lead role. He has been called “Lover-Boy” for his numerous roles in romantic film. In 2010 Nouah won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the Best Picture award winning film The Figurine.
He is one of the most sought after actors in the country today.
5. Osita Iheme (Paw Paw)
Osita Iheme is a Nigerian actor. He is widely known for playing the role of ‘Pawpaw’ in the film Aki na Ukwa alongside Chinedu Ikedieze. In 2007, the 33-year-old Osita received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards.
4. Alexx Ekubo
Alexx Ekubo is a Nigerian actor and model. He was first runner up at the 2010 Mr Nigeria contest.
The 29-year-old actor won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award at the 2013 Best ofNollywood Awards for his role in the Weekend Getaway.
3. Nkem Owoh
Nkem Owoh is a Nigerian actor and comedian. In 2008 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Nkem Owoh is better known as Osuofia is one of the veterans of comedy movies in Nigeria. He acted in the 2003 film Osuofia in London.
He is also known for performing the song “I Go Chop Your Dollar. Up till date he is still one of the most sought after actors in Nollywood.
2. Jim Iyke
Jim Iyke real names James Ikechukwu Esomugha, popularly known as Jim Iyke, is a Nigerian actor in Nigeria’s movie industry (popularly called Nollywood) and one of the stars of the movie Last Flight to Abuja.
He’s one of the most sought after actors in Nollywood, and has appeared in over 150 films. He started a movie production company, Untamed Productions in 2007.
The actor recently welcomed a baby boy with his 23-year-old Lithuanian girlfriend.
1. Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD)
Popularly known as RMD, Richard Mofe-Damijo is a Nigerian actor and politician. In 2005 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
In 2009 he is the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Nigeria. Having featured in many movies he is one of Nigeria’s highest paid and most soughted actors.
He recently shared new photos of himself looking all suave and urbane and his fans couldn’t get enough of his good look.