Before we proceed, I want to make it clear that this list the estimated value of their respective net worth, it is the most accurate and most credible Nigerian Nollywood actresses net worth you can find anywhere on the internet written exclusively for Constative.com which is emerging to become the number one media platform in the continent.
This list of top 20 richest Nigerian Nollywood actresses is highly competitive that anyone who made it this far is as good as the richest.
20. Oge Okoye | Net Worth = N110 Million
This London born Nigerian actress is one of the richest actresses in the Nigerian Nollywood. She has been nominated for the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress In Supporting Role. Oge Okoye moved out of her husband’s house after she allegedly had a scandal in Berlin which cause serious irreparable damage to her marriage with Stanly Duru.
With over 40 movies to her credit (I mean which she has featured on) plus expensive jewelries, cars, houses, and N250,000 per movie role, Oke Okoye is among the richest in Nollywood.
19. Fathia Balogun | Net Worth = N115 Million
The golden girl of Yoruba movie. Fathia Balogun is one of the most popular face ever in Yoruba film history. This Delta State born actress is a film-maker, producer and director all in one. She was nominated in 2008 to the Africa Movie Academy Award for Most Outstanding Actress (Indigenous) which she lost to Doris Simeon.
With a beautiful house, cars and some loving doving from Yoruba politicians and wealthy business men, this mother of three and former wife of Saheed Balogun is one of the richest actress in Nigeria with a net worth of N115 million.
18. Omoni Oboli | Net Worth = N120 Million
With three grown up boys and maybe still counting, that alone is enough to skyrocket Omoni Oboli’s net worth to enviable height. Yet, there are still more – In 2009, she turned down a whopping $500,000 offer for a lead ‘nude’ role in a $40 million budget Hollywood movie. That act of virtue is enough to place her among the richest Nigerian actress in an industry that is seen as glorifying prostitution.
Omoni Oboli makes real money, her roles in The Figuring, Bent Arrows, and Anchor Baby brought her fame and fortune that is valued at N120 million. “In 2010 she won the award for Best Actress – Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles Movie Awards, and the award for Best Actress at the Harlem International Film Festival. She was nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards. In 2014, Omoni won Big Screen Actress of the Year award, at the 2014 ELOY Awards, for her movie Being Mrs Elliot”.
17. Chioma Chukwuka | Net Worth = N145 Million
This actress owns two houses in Lagos valued at N25million each. She started acting in 2000 and has featured in some of the most popular movies ever produced in Nollywood. In 2007 Chioma Chukwuka won the Best Actress in a Lead Role at the African Movie Academy Awards (which is the biggest cinema award in Africa) for the movie ‘Sins of the flesh’.
Apart from the awards and the houses, Chioma also got some mouth watering endorsement with Globacom Ltd and Reckitt Benckiser worth about N20 million each. She is definitely one of the richest Nigerian Nollywood actress.
16. Chika Ike | Net Worth = N150 Million
In 2014, she spent millions of naira holidaying and shopping in Turkey, Dubai, and London, shopping on some of the most expensive designers shops and having a good time cruising in Yacht. That’s how rich people roll. Chika Ike is no doubt one of the richest actress in the Nigerian Nollywood with estimated net worth of N150 million.
She is the UN Ambassador for Displaced persons and the brand ambassador for Bullet energy drink. She also own a foundation and has been nominated to the Africa Movie Academy Award for Most Promising Actress.
15. Tonto Dikeh | Net Worth = N164 Million
Charity Dikeh better known as Tonto is probably the most talked about Nollywood actress on the internet for so many reasons. This talented actress who is also a performing musician is definitely on the rich list of the Nigerian Nollywood.
For most of you who grew up on your mother’s laps, you simply don’t know what it feels like to grow up from year 3 without the love of a mother. Many hands she would have been, many wolfs who would have taken or tried to take advantage of her at various stages of vulnerability. For making it this far despite all odds, she is our heroine and the poster-child for this rating. Charity, we look forward to you being the face of Constative.com someday?
14. Nse Ikpe Etim | Net Worth = N170 Million
She is refereed to as “a diva with eloquent diction” by many in the media. Nse Ikpe-Etim is a talented Nigerian Nollywood multiple award winning female act. She was born in a family of six children as the first child. She attended Awa Nursery School Kaduna, Command Children’s School Jos, St Louis College Jos, Federal Government College(Jos and Ilorin), and University of Calabar. She got married to Clifford Sule in 2013.
Her role in Reloaded was the turning point in her career as the movie shot her to the limelight and won her many awards. In 2014, she won the Best Actress in a Drama at the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for playing “Nse” in Journey to Self. She is estimated to worth N170 million.
13. Monalisa Chinda | Net Worth = N200 Million
According to Benjamin Njoku of Vanguard, “Two things are bound to attract you to Monalisa Chinda whenever you are privileged to engage her in a conversation. They are her frankness and humility”. Away from those attributes, she is a talented actress, a hard working producer, and a very popular media personality. Mona is one of the richest actresses in the Nigerian Nollywood who have paid her dues over the years.
She won the Best Actress in the Afro Hollywood Award 2009 at the Monte Carlo Television Festival and was nominated in 2010 for a Best Actress in a drama series at the Terracotta TV and Film Awards. Monalisa Chinda is estimated to have a net worth of N200 million.
12. Stephanie Okereke | Net Worth = N220 Million
With over sixty three movies and three nominations to African Movie Academy Awards, runner up to the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2002, as well as other awards, Stephanie Okereke Linus is in pole position as one of the most accomplished actresses in Nollywood.
Judging by the number of movies she has featured in and being one of the highest paid actresses in the industry, plus Government connections, her marriage to former Super Eagles player, and to the son of a rich Pastor, she is indeed one of the richest Nigerian Nollywood actresses with a net worth of N220 million.
11. Kate Henshaw | Net Worth = N250 Million
You remember the “Silent Night” where Kate featured as completely unknown actress? The movie that shot Ramsey Noah into limelight? Time has passed and you and I now know who she is. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2008.
Kate Henshaw is a popular face in TV advertisements with Lagos Government and talent shows. She is the current face of Onga and earn a reasonable sums advertising and promoting the brand. With over 40 movie roles to her credit, Kate is one of the top 20 richest Nigerian Nollywood actresses with estimated net worth of N250 million.
11. Nkiru Silvanus | Net Worth = N250 Million
Each time Nkiru Silvanus is mentioned, the first picture that comes to my mind is her cries. She is so at ease with it that it has become part of her acting, so much that she actually cry in reality during those acts. One of the early Nollywood celebrities to successfully transition from acting to politics, she was the Special Assistant to the Imo State Governor on Lagos matters.
That really helped her financially and her net worth as she is now considered one of the richest Nigerian Nollywood actresses, holding a joint 11th position with Kate Henshaw at N250 million net worth each.
10. Uche Jombo | Net Worth = N301 Million
Uche Jombo who recently got married to her Mexican boyfriend is one of the most popular Nollywood actress who have been around for a long time. She is a producer and Globacom Ambassador and have been nominated for the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress In Leading Role. She producedNollywood Hustlers, Damages and Holding Hope.
In 2012, Uche married Kenney Rodriguez whom she now have a son with. She is still very active in the industry, producing and directing movies. Her net worth is N301 million and still growing.
09. Mary Remmy-Njoku – Net Worth = N350 Million
Mary made it this far on this list because of her husband. The two have combined together to take Nollywood business to the next level. Mary started dating Jason Njoku who is the CEO and founder of iroking in 2011. They got married on August 18, 2012, in Lagos. That union was the real turning point in Mary Remmy’s career as she is now the CEO of ROK Studios which is a film production studio based in Lagos. Nothing is as good as beating everyone to the game and getting married to the boss.
Though is quite popular with acting but the business of Nollywood is what brought her the fame and fortune. She is comfortably on this list with a net worth of N350 million.
9. Bukky Wright – Net Worth = N350 Million
Bukky Wright acts in Yoruba and English movies, apart from acting she is a big time business woman. She owns a beauty spa called B collections and a boutique, she also owns a fast food restaurant, and a record label company called Wright Media International her net worth is estimated at N350 million.
she contested for the House of Representatives in 2014 to represent Abeokuta South Federal Constituency in Ogun State, under the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP), but lost out in the bid.
8. Patience Ozokwor – Net Worth = N355 Million
Who does not know Mama G – G for general in Nollywood? Patience Ozokwor is by far the most popular female actress in Nigeria after Genevieve and maybe Omotola. She is also one of the most decorated, having won several awards such as: Best Supporting Actress award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards in Cinema, etc.
Patience Ozokwor is said to be Nkem Owo’s sibling and has featured in more movies than any other actresses in the Nigerian Nollywood history. She is also a musician and fashion design shop owner among other businesses. She is worth N355 million.
07. Clarion Chukwura | Net Worth = N376 Million
Clarion is the mother of Clarence Peters one of the most successful video director Nigeria ever had. Son she had with Shina Peters, another popular Nigerian musician. If there is actress in Nigerian Nollywood who knows how to interpret her roles exactly the way it should be, that actress is Clarion Chukwura.
Awards: Legends of Nollywood award at the Nollywood at 20 Celebration, 1982 Best Actress of the Year at All Africa Film Festival, Ougadagodou, Burkina Faso, 1997 Afro-Hollywood Best Actress Award for Glamour Girls, 2001 THEMA Best supporting actress (Yoruba) award, 2001 Lebatino Film Festival, Mexico award for best actress, 2003 Africa Cinema Award, 2004 Reel Award for Best Actress, 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
She is a legend in Nollywood. Her net worth is N376 and should have been more.
06. Ini Edo | Net Worth = N420 Million
One of the sexiest actresses in the Nigerian Nollywood and one of the top five richest Nigerian actresses. She has featured in well over 200 movies (one of the highest in the industry) and won awards. She is a winner of the 2013 Nafca award for best supporting actress.
Late last year, she bought a mansion in Lekki area worth over N50 million and a Mercedes G-Wagon worth N30 million naira. She is one of the highest paid actresses in Nollywood. These has brought her fame and fortune that put her net worth at N420 million.
05. Funke Akindele | Net Worth = N510 Million
Olufunke Ayotunde Akindele (Jenifer) is one of the most popular actress of Yoruba decent. In 2009 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role following her role following her role in Jenifer. This category is regarded as the highest for actresses in Africa and has been won by just a few others such as: Genevieve Nnaji (2005) Joke Silva (2006) Chioma Chukwuka (2007) Kate Henshaw-Nuttal (2008) Jackie Appiah & Lydia Forson (2010) Rita Dominic (2011) Ama K. Abebrese (2012) Florence Masebe (2013) Clarion Chukwura (2014)
Funke is a actress to reckon with in Nollywood and one of the highest paid and the most entertaining actress in the industry. It is therefore not surprising that her net worth is put at N510 million.
04. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde | Net Worth = N550 Million
Many will argue that Omosexy should be in number two position on this list but, you need to understand the next five actresses on this list are extremely formidable. Omotola is one of the Nollywood poster girl and has featured in many movies and won several awards.
In 2005, she won the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) Best Actress in a Supporting Role, plus hosts of other awards and recognitions. She has a massive social media followership with more than a million followers on Facebook. Her net worth is put at N550 million
03. Mercy Johnson | Net Worth = N600 Million
Mercy is from Kogi state and probably the only popular actress ever come of that region. She has appeared in over 60 movies but one of her best is “Dumebi” which landed her the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2013, maiden edition. She is one of the finest in Nollywood, her very sexy appeal and her acting talent are among the things going for her, plus her ability to make a happy home – a good housewife.
Mercy Johnson is one of the actresses who has remained relevant till date despite the ups and downs the industry continue to witness. Her net worth is valued at a whooping N600 million.
02. Genevieve Nnaji | Net Worth = N850 Million
Genevieve Nnaji has seen it all in the Nollywood. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005. Honored with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood. Became the “Face of Lux” in Nigeria in a highly lucrative sponsorship deal. The official “Face of MUD” in Nigeria. The owner of St. Genevieve clothing line. Sponsorship deals with Amstel Malta, Etisalat, Jumia, etc.
She is arguably the most successful and most popular Nollywood act ever existed, male or female. But they come to a time when you just have to hand over to the next person to carry on from where you stop – that’s the true spirit of continuation and that’s the reason she is not number one on this list. Congratulation to legend!
01. Rita Dominic – Net Worth = N950 Million
Rita Uchenna Dominic is from a Royal family in Abo Mbaise, Imo State. She started acting since she was a child and has starred in over 100 movies till date. Rita is one of the highest paid actresses in Nollywood and a producer.
In 2012, she produced the awards winning movie “The Meeting” a romantic comedy drama which became a blockbuster in the Nigerian box office. This ultimately put her in this position as the richest Nollywood actress, raising her net worth to a whooping N950 million.