897 Views

The 5 Best Nollywood Actresses of 2017, by Charles Novia

As is the practice every year, Nollywood filmmaker Charles Novia has released his list of actresses whom he believes were the best during the course of 2017.

Here goes:

Using my annual templates of characterisation, internalisation, visualisation and articulation as score points, here are my five best actresses.


NUMBER 5: KATE HENSHAW

Kate Henshaw among Charles Novia's 5 best actresses | TheCable.ng
Kate Henshaw among Charles Novia’s 5 best actresses | TheCable.ng

After a hiatus of sorts, perhaps ‘building up’ somewhere (if the pun is noticed), Kate returned and showed her prowess in two movies in 2017; ‘Roti’ and ‘The Women’. Showing her trademark ability to interpret roles in genres, Kate had a point to prove with her return to the big screen. I was impressed.

NUMBER 4: ZYNELL ZUH

21569240_1919923294913508_6348252149306097664_n.

I later found out that Zynell is a Ghanaian after I watched her in ‘Hire a Man’. Doesn’t matter. She was quite good in the movie and I had to search her out in a couple of other movies in the preceding year too. There’s an intensity in her acting and this lady knows her onions (or would one say her jollof since she’s from Ghana!). One to watch, this Zynell.

NUMBER 3: SHAFFY BELLO

Shaffy-Bello-AMVCA2017-OnoBello-682x1024.

In the Africa Magic popular series, ‘Battleground’, Shaffy is a delight to watch as she interpretes her role with great panache and precision. She’s got one of the best articulation I have ever heard in the industry and though, she’s much too overexposed in other TV series too, she is quite an actress. Well done, Shaffy!

ALSO READ  Check Out Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde’s 40th Birthday Gold Rolls Royce Phantom (Photos)

NUMBER 2: OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE

Glam-Africa-Magazine-with-Omotola-Jalade-Ekeinde-6.

A return to the big screen after some years in hiatus, saw Omotola sizzle in the movie ‘Alter Ego’ where she plays a mentally challenged lady with deep conflicts. She was also outstanding in the movie ‘The Tribunal’ as Arese. It was a good comeback for Omotola in 2017 and worthy of mention…and awards too.

NUMBER 1: OMOWUNMI DADA

Omowunmi-Dada-10-600x900

I must confess I had no clue who Omowunmi Dada was at the beginning of the year. I kid you not. But seeing her in ‘Omugwo’ startled me and I began asking questions and got pleasant answers.

I backtracked to a few other movies she featured in over the years and also watched her much on ‘Jemeji’. This is an actress on the rise and one who will blow..or has blown? It doesn’t matter. There is a pristine naturalism in Ms Dada’s acting and she is a delight to watch. Two thumbs up. She’s my pick for The Best Actress in 2017 *Next: My Best 5 Nollywood Actors in 2017.

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest Posts

Researchers Find Out What Causes Body Odour
Food and Health
45 views
Food and Health
45 views

Researchers Find Out What Causes Body Odour

PH - July 16, 2018

Whether from a hug or sitting next to them, perceiving body odour isn’t something you would readily want to be exposed to. But what causes the odour…

Doctors Say Rare STD Could Become Next Superbug
Food and Health
47 views
Food and Health
47 views

Doctors Say Rare STD Could Become Next Superbug

PH - July 16, 2018

Doctors say an uncommon sexually transmitted disease, Mycoplasma genitalium (MG), which often has no symptoms may pose a great health risk if people aren’t more cautious. According…

Governor Fayose Finally Speaks On Ekiti Election
Politics
61 views
Politics
61 views

Governor Fayose Finally Speaks On Ekiti Election

PH - July 16, 2018

Ayodele Fayose, the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, says President Muhammadu Buhari should bury his head in shame for using the security agencies and the Independent National…

Moment Tonto Dikeh Declared Love for Bobrisky, Stepped Out With Him in Coordinated Outfits
Entertainment
52 views
Entertainment
52 views

Moment Tonto Dikeh Declared Love for Bobrisky, Stepped Out With Him in Coordinated Outfits

MT - July 16, 2018

Nollywood actress and mother of one, Tonto Dikeh shared these photos of herself and Bobriskyposing in black coordinating ensembles and wrote: Love you so much Bob. #friemdship #loyalty #LOVELIVESHERE.’ See more…

Six Reasons Cabbage Should Be In Your Diet
Food and Health
46 views
Food and Health
46 views

Six Reasons Cabbage Should Be In Your Diet

PH - July 16, 2018

Cabbage is a popular vegetable around the world grown for its dense-leaved heads. The leafy green can be consumed raw or used for salads and soups. Here…

How to Prepare Mushroom Coconut Rice in Less than 2 Minutes
Food and Health
55 views
Food and Health
55 views

How to Prepare Mushroom Coconut Rice in Less than 2 Minutes

MT - July 16, 2018

  Mushroom coconut rice traces it’s origin to Asia yet it is a highly nutritious meal that can be enjoyed by everyone. It is easy to prepare…

Nigerian Filmmaker, Pascal Atuma Among Finalists in Kevin Hart’s Film Competition
Best of Nigeria
45 views
Best of Nigeria
45 views

Nigerian Filmmaker, Pascal Atuma Among Finalists in Kevin Hart’s Film Competition

PH - July 16, 2018

Pascal Atuma has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Just for Laughs Festival. ‘Sweet Revenge’ is now among the 10 films vying for the win. Speaking…

This is How Your Favourite Female Celebrities Are Styling in the Red Colour
Entertainment
51 views
Entertainment
51 views

This is How Your Favourite Female Celebrities Are Styling in the Red Colour

MT - July 16, 2018

When it comes to fashion, we are always delighted to see our celebrities bringing their A-game. We are not only about the designers they wear but also…

Davido, Mai Atafo, Mo Abudu Nominated For 2018 IARA Awards…SEE Full List
Best of Nigeria
48 views
Best of Nigeria
48 views

Davido, Mai Atafo, Mo Abudu Nominated For 2018 IARA Awards…SEE Full List

PH - July 16, 2018

The International Achievement Recognition Awards (IARA) has released its nominee list for the 2018 award ceremony. This year’s nominees include leading Nigerians in their various fields. Davido…

Former US President, Obama recommends ‘Things Fall Apart’ and ‘Americanah’ for summer reading
Best of Nigeria
50 views
Best of Nigeria
50 views

Former US President, Obama recommends ‘Things Fall Apart’ and ‘Americanah’ for summer reading

PH - July 16, 2018

Barack Obama, the former president of United States of America, has recommended Chinua Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’ and Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ among six books to read over…

Read What Wizkid’s First Babymama Has to Say About His Rival, Davido
Entertainment
54 views
Entertainment
54 views

Read What Wizkid’s First Babymama Has to Say About His Rival, Davido

MT - July 16, 2018

Wizkid’s first baby mama Shola Ogudu has taken to Twitter to shower praises on Davido. According to her, Davido’s positive energy and vibes makes her super happy…

Why Buhari is Only World Leader Invited by ICC to Netherlands
Politics
51 views
Politics
51 views

Why Buhari is Only World Leader Invited by ICC to Netherlands

PH - July 16, 2018

Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, Oji Ngofa, has said that the decision of the International Criminal Court to invite only President Muhammadu Buhari from among world leaders…

Check Out Actress Joke Silva’s Dance Moves at Her Son’s Traditional Wedding
Entertainment
46 views
Entertainment
46 views

Check Out Actress Joke Silva’s Dance Moves at Her Son’s Traditional Wedding

MT - July 16, 2018

Over the weekend Nollywood veteran, Ajoke Silva gave us some serious mother-of-the-groom vibes with her dance steps at her son, Olusoji’s traditional wedding. Mummy  J as she…

10 Natural Home-Made Remedies for Treating WhiteHeads
Food and Health
48 views
Food and Health
48 views

10 Natural Home-Made Remedies for Treating WhiteHeads

MT - July 16, 2018

Whiteheads are a common form of acne. They often appear as a white bump under the skin’s surface. They generally appear when the skin pores get clogged, and…

Everything You Should Know About the Richest Woman in Africa, Folorunsho Alakija
Best of Nigeria
52 views
Best of Nigeria
52 views

Everything You Should Know About the Richest Woman in Africa, Folorunsho Alakija

MT - July 16, 2018

Folorunso Alakija is a Nigerian businesswoman, one of the richest African women, and one of the richest black women in the world. In 2014, she temporarily unseated Oprah Winfrey as the richest…

Seyi Shay, Shaffy Bello, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Toni Tones and Chioma Akpotha cover ThisDay Style Magazine’s Latest Issue
Entertainment
53 views
Entertainment
53 views

Seyi Shay, Shaffy Bello, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Toni Tones and Chioma Akpotha cover ThisDay Style Magazine’s Latest Issue

PH - July 16, 2018

The ladies of the new movie ‘Lara and the Beat‘, Seyi Shay, Shaffy Bello, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Toni Tones and Chioma Akpotha, are on the cover of…

IARA Nominates Peter Okoye For 2 Awards
Entertainment
39 views
Entertainment
39 views

IARA Nominates Peter Okoye For 2 Awards

PH - July 16, 2018

International Achievement Recognition Awards (IARA) has nominated Ace Nigerian Singer Peter Okoye, Mr P, for best male artist’ and ‘best international male artist’ categories for IARA 2018.…

Governor Ortom Dumps APC
Politics
61 views
Politics
61 views

Governor Ortom Dumps APC

PH - July 16, 2018

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom at the banquet hall of the Government House in Makurdi on Monday announced that he is no longer with the ruling…

Loading...