The Nollywood industry has record a lot of success stories and still counting. These actresses have got talent, beauty and brains. Below is some of the richest, most successful and highest paid Nollywood actresses.
Nollywood is one of the fastest growing film industries ranking as the third most valuable film industry worldwide. In terms of the number of films produced in a year, it’s more than 2400 productions places it ahead of Hollywood but behind Bollywood.
The quality of films has also improved drastically. Their estimated earnings include endorsements, and other businesses they have been involved in over the past years.
1. Monalisa Chinda- N200 million
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.
2. Kate Henshaw- N250 million
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 sum 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.
3. Uche Jombo- 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 produced Nollywood Hustlers, Damages and Holding Hope. She is still very active in the industry, producing and directing movies. Her net worth is N301 million and still growing.
4. Patience Ozokwor- #355 million
Patience Ozokwor is by far one of the most popular female actress in Nigeria. 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.
5. Ini Edo- 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.
6. Funke Akindele- 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. Funke is a actress to reckon with in Nollywood and one of the highest paid and the most entertaining actress in the industry.
7. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde- N550 million
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.
8. Mercy Johnson- 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.
9. Genevieve Nnaji- 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.
10. Rita Dominic- 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.