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Top 20 Nollywood Stars Who Are UNILAG Graduates

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When we talk about the University with the most talents in Nigeria, we talk about UNILAG first, UNILAG has been known to produce many stars in Nigeria and beyond both in the Music and Movie Industry.

The Akoka-based citadel of learning, which is regarded as one of the best in the country, also has many Nollywood stars as its alumni

Check Below for the list of the desirable Nigerian actors and actresses who are products of the higher institution

1. Richard Mofe Damijo

Renowned actor cum politician, Richard Mofe Damijo better known as RMD has two University degrees.

After securing a degree in Theatre Arts from University of Benin, Mofe-Damijo returned to school to study Law at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2004.

2. Joke Silva

Respected actress and wife of Veteran actor, Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva is equally an alumnus of Unilag.

The multi-award winning actress, bagged a degree in English Language.

3. Funke Akindele

Jenifa actress, Funke Akindele is also a product of University of Lagos. The respected and talented role interpreter studied Law at the higher institution.

4. Mercy Aigbe

Edo-state born actress, Mercy Aigbe earned a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos in 2001, and joined the industry fully in 2006.

The beautiful actress has starred in over 100 movies.

5. Bimbo Thomas

Bimbo Thomas who is better known as Nikky, on the heels of her role in Omo Ghetto, is one of the hottest actresses in the Yoruba sector of Nollywood.

The talented actress studied Theatre Arts at the Akoka-based University.

6. Sola Adeseko

She is popularly known as Abeni as a consequence of her lead role in ‘Abeni’, a 2006 Nigerian film, produced and directed by Tunde Kelani.

The Lagos state-born actress obtained a Bachelor degree in Theatre Arts from UNILAG.

7. Kenneth Okonkwo

Enugu state-born actor, Kennth Okonkwo holds a degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos.

The talented actor, who started acting in 1991, featuring in the movie ‘Living in Bondage,’ is one of the pioneers of Nollywood.

8. Ann Njemanze

The ex- wife of veteran actor, Segun Arinze, Ann Njemanze popularly called Domitila is also an alumnus of Unilag.

Ann, who now features in Tinsel, got a degree in Theatre Arts from the school.

9. Regina Askia

Though she has stopped acting after she relocated to the US, it is instructive to state here that, Regina Askia, who found fame as a Nollywood actress, attended University of Lagos, where she was once crowned as Miss Unilag.

10. Kanayo O Kanayo

Anayo Modestus Onyekwere popularly known as Kanayo O Kanayo is also a UNILAG graduate.

The veteran actor, who made his debut film appearance in ‘Living in Bondage’, studied Philosophy at the University of Lagos.

11. Femi Brainard

Femi Brainard is a cross-over actor, straddling both the Yoruba and the English genres of Nollywood.

The talented actor who is known for his roles in Iro Funfun, Life in Slow Motion and Smoke & Mirrors, studied Theatre Arts in Unilag.

12. Grace Amah

This Ebonyi-born actress is equally a graduate of Creative Arts from the University of Lagos. Grace Amah started her career in 1999 but came into limelight after she featured in Wale Adenuga’s TV drama series ‘Superstory.’

13. Ufuomar Ejenobor

Nollywood actress, presenter and model, Ufuoma Ejenobor is also an ex-Akokite.

The beautiful actress, picked up a degree in French Language from the University of Lagos where she was selected amongst the very few French students in the country to partake of a Federal Government scholarship holiday programme.

14. Stella Damasus

Star actress, Stella Damasus is equally a Theatre Arts graduate from the University of Lagos. The beautiful actress, who first appeared in Nigerian film ‘Abused’ in 1992, has starred in over 50 movies.

15. Segun Adefila

He is one of those people who successfully melded their passions into high-flying careers. Actor, advocate, dancer, Segun is the founder/art director of Crown Troupe of Africa, one of Nigeria’s foremost theatre troupes.

The dreadlocks wearing actor attended UNILAG, where he acquired a degree in Theatre Arts.

16. Helen Paul

Helen Paul Bamisile, who is also known as Tatafo is a Nigerian comedian, broadcaster, singer and actress.

She is a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos.

17. Chika Ike

Chika Ike, a Human Kinetics and Health Education graduate from the University of Lagos , is one of the up-to-the-minute ladies in Nollywood industry.

The CEO of Fancy Nancy Collections, has done very well for herself in the movie industry.

18. Darlene Benson

Darlene is also a Theatre Arts graduate from Unilag. The Akwa-Ibom born actress, has been in the industry for several years and has starred in many movies.

19. Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi

Funlola Aofiyebi-Rami took a TV acting course in Westminster College, and the prestigious Actors Studio Buckinghamshire London.

She also has a BSc in Sociology from the University of Lagos in Nigeria.

20. Kemi Lala Akindoju

Kemi Lala Akindoju is one of the most talented young actresses  in Nigeria at the moment. The Dazzling Mirage actress, who began acting professionally in 2005, studied Insurance at University of Lagos, and she also holds a master’s degree in Media and Communication from the Pan African University.

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