Here are a few Nollywood stars who have been stereotyped regularly and the roles they’re stereotyped into:
1. Patience Ozokwor – Wicked Mother
Once you see Patience Ozokwor’s name in a movie, she’s the wicked mother whose children are forever getting in trouble with other people in the community or she’s the wicked stepmother who’s pressurizing her child not to marry from a family for whatever reasons she has.
She’s almost always ready to do anything to pursue her mission, including going diabolical.
2. Jim Iyke – IJGB brother
Jim Iyke is that brother of yours who just got back from America and won’t let Lagos get to him. He’s always clubbing like he’s still abroad, leaving his shirt open and blasting music when he’s driving.
He also has his way with girls because well, he’s normally loaded and doesn’t know how to spend the money wisely.
3. John Okafor – Mumu
When you see John Okafor or Mr Ibu in an advert, there are two things you should know! First, the movie is going to be a comedy.
Secondly, he’s the one they’re playing pranks on always. It’s safe to say his stupidity knows no bounds. He’s the village clown, the one everybody knows but do not want to associate with.
4. Olu Jacob – Igwe
For someone who’s Yoruba, Olu Jacob sure makes the perfect Igwe whenever. Proof that he’s an amazing actor.
Most times, he’s the king with ruthless kids and has to be calm when addressing them or most times, the king whose kingdom is on fire.
5. Gentle Jack – Bodyguard or Armed Robber
Looking for the perfect gangster or bodyguard in a movie? Gentle Jack is your guy. His name in short is enough for you to believe that he’s the right man for the job.
When he’s not obeying instructions to kill people in movies, he’s jealously guarding his bosses.
6. Ngozi Ezeonu – Queen Mother
Talk about Ngozi Ezeonu and you think of the yellow beautiful woman who is normally the queen mother in the movies she plays.
She probably has ruthless children too and is working on keeping their bad behavior to the royal courtyard.
7. Hanks Anuku – American returnee bad boy
Hanks Anuku is another amazing returnee bad boy. He does everything. He looks like Snoop Dogg on a regular so extra bonus points for that.
Apart from that, he’s painting the town red upon arrival and mispronouncing all the local words he knows.
8. Kanayo O. Kanayo – Ritualist
Kanayo O. Kanayo is that uncle who started from the bottom but all of a sudden has money and you don’t know where it came from.
From there, people start to die in the family and then it becomes fishy. His bulgy eyes will even scare you from collecting his money.