Movie acting in Nigeria has evolved into something more lucrative and fun over the years with more people delving into the activity and making a living off it. Surprisingly, there are a ton of people in the movie industry who earn so much more than a white-collar job employee and even have more time to spend with their families and friends when compared to other professionals. We present to you the Top 15 Richest Actresses in Nigeria Nollywood industry and their Net Worth.
These set of individuals have been tagged entertainers and their profession or what was taken to be fun and not worth it in the past years has now been renamed entertainment and taken seriously as a professional career.
Nigerian actors and actresses are drilling millions from what they do and this is simply because they love, enjoy doing it and have gotten a better, bigger platform to express talent. These are the top 15 richest actresses in Nigeria:
#15: Tonto Dikeh (Net Worth — N100 Million)
Tonto Dikeh is a light-skinned beauty with dramatic skills and style. She was a music act under D’banj’s DB Records and the first Lady of the music imprint. She’s also one of the fastest growing actresses in the Nigeria movie industry as she started out professionally in 2011 and has since become intensely popular with millions of fans across Africa.
Her first single was titled “Hi” and a second featuring Snypa was titled “Itz Ova”. When her songs went live, it wasn’t acclaimed my many as they thought music was not her thing and she wouldn’t fit into the picture of being a musician. She didn’t give up, didn’t let what people said tarnish her passion for music or her newly birthed interest in music. Her songs were downloaded and aired severally while the controversy lasted.
She went futher to release another shocker single titled “Crazically Fit”, featuring popular musician, Terry G. Tonto Dikeh dated Malivelihood (a millionaire designer) prior to tying the knot with her now estranged husband, Oladunni Churchill.
#14: Stella Damascus (Net Worth — N103 Million)
Stella Damascus is another legendary actress in the movie industry who has featured in over 45 movies. She’s a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of University of Lagos (UNILAG).
She is currently one of the richest actresses in Nigeria. Stella and her husband, Daniel Ademinokan acquired a multimillion naira home in New York.
They also have a home worth millions in Abuja State, Nigeria.
#13: Monalisa Chinda (Net Worth — N115 Million)
This adorable actress has starred in over 50 films and is one of the foremost Nigerian actresses in Nollywood. She has also signed several endorsement deals worth millions with brands.
A few of the multimillion naira deals signed by Monalisa include the N30 million naira deal with Vita500, and the Globacom endorsement deal worth over N20 million naira. In 2012, the beautiful actress acquired a N6 million naira Honda Cross Tour (2012 Model), and has acquired other very much expensive SUVs since then.
#12: Chioma Chukwuka Apotha (Net Worth — N120 Million)
Chioma Chukwuka dazzles as one of the most dignified actresses in Nigeria.
She was birthed on the 12th of March, 1980, and is a graduate with a degree in Banking and Finance from the Lagos State University.
Chioma is a very successful actress and she has inked a number of multimillion naira deals with a few brands including Globacom and OMO detergent.
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#11: Uche Jumbo (Net Worth — N130 Million)
Uche Jumbo doubles as a Nigerian actress and producer who ventured knto movie acting in 1999. Uche is married to Kenny Rodriguez and they both have a son together.
She’s a graduate of Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Calabar and has featured in more than 50 movies. The star actress was nominated in the “Best Female Producer of the Year” at the 2014 ELOY Awards. Reportedly, she charges nothing below N500,000 for landing roles in a movie.
#10: Mary Remmy Njoku (Net Worth — N380 Million)
Mary Remmy Njoku is undoubtedly one of the richest and most enterprising actresses in Nigeria. She is the wife of Nigerian entrepreneur and businessman, Jason Njoku, who founded the multimillion dollar worth IROKOtv after realizing a gap in the Nigeria movie industry.
Mary Remy Njoku owns a movie production company called ROK Studios in Lagos State, and has featured in several movies including “Critical Truth”, “Great Betrayal”, “Hand of Fate”, “Sound of Love”, “Royal Fathers”, “Doctor May” and other movies. She was birthed in Mile 2 Estate, Lagos State, on the 20th of March, 1985. She walked the aisle with her husband Jason Njoku on August 8, 2012, and they’re graced currently with two children.
#9: Patience Ozokwor (Net Worth — N390 Million)
Patience Ozokwor popularly known as Mama G and famed as a preeminent portrayal of the roles of wicked mother in-laws and mothers in movies.
Patience Ozokwor is very influential and has millions of fans across the country. She is one of the oldest actresses in the Nigeria movie industry and has featured over a hundred movies with some going platinum in weeks.
Mama G was given birth to on the 25th of March in 1958 and she has created a lot of fortune for herself over the years. The experienced Nollywood actress has also bagged a couple of awards including the “Best Supporting Actress” award which was won at the 10th edition of AMMA (Africa Movie Academy Awards).
#8: Daniella Okeke (Net Worth — N390 Million)
She’s one of the most stylish and richest actresses in Nollywood. No other person but Daniella Okeke is one the 7th spot on this list as she has starred in several blockbuster movies in Nigeria.
Daniella Okeke was birthed on the 26th of March in 1987, and is the CEO at Dcovi Entertainment company. Her killer roles in movies like “Garden of Love & Tears”, “The Evangelist”, “Principality”, “Sleek Ladies” and a number of other hit movies have rapidly dragged her into limelight.
#7: Clarion Chukwura (Net Worth — N400 Million)
Clarion Chukwura is a popular and wealthy Nigerian actress, wife of Shina Peters and mother of video director, Clarence Peters. She is very experienced, has appeared on hit movies and has won a couple of awards in her career, including the “Best Actress” award at the FESPACO Film Festival in 1982, Burkina-Faso and “Best Actress in a Leading Role” award won at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2014. Clarion Chukwura was birthed on July 24, 1964 and hails from Anambra State, Nigeria. Interestingly, she’s a graduate of Acting and Speech from the Obafemi Awolowo University.
#6: Ini Edo (Net Worth — N450 Million)
Severally, this chocolate-skinned beauty has been called and titled the most beautiful actress in Nigeria. Ini Edo is one of the top 10 richest Nigerian actresses and apparently one of the most beautiful. She’s super talented and never slacks out on her role part in movies.
She acts better in reality than the written script and for this reason, directors are willing to pay more for Ini Edo to land roles. She was birthed in Calabar on the 19th of April, 1982, and has featured in multiple market-breaking movies. Ini Edo owns a fashion company and is quite a fashionista herself. In the past, the pretty actress who first got married in 2008 acquired a N30 million naira G-Wagon. She has a mansion valued at N50 million naira in Lekki, Lagos State.
#5: Funke Akindele (Net Worth — N510 Million)
Funke Akindele’s hilarious characteristics has sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry. She is famed for the movie “Jenifa’s Diary”, which was on the lips of every Nigerian movie lover weeks after its launch.
Funke is married to Abdul Rasheed Bello (popularly known as JJC Skillz) who had 2 children (Tamira and Benito Bello) before he wedded Funke Akindele in 2016. She has starred in over 80 movies and has earned millions in her career as a Nigerian actress.
#4: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Net Worth — N550 Million)
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a legendary Nigerian actress who had won multiple awards and has starred in several hit movies too.
She has two beautiful daughters, Princess and Meraiah Ekeinde, and she’s married to a Nigerian pilot, Captain Matthew Ekeinde.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is very talented, still beautiful and is one of the most successful actresses in Nigeria.
#3: Mercy Johnson Okojie (Net Worth — N600 Million)
Mercy Johnson is a native of Kogi State and also one of the best Nollywood actresses. She first appeared on a movie titled “The Maid” which was produced in 2004.
Mercy owns a lavishly suited home in Ajah which is valued at millions of naira. She also has stakes in a couple of business ventures and has landed properties.
She is the favourite actress to millions of fans and was featured in almost every movie after her breakout in 2004.
#2: Genevieve Nnaji (Net Worth — N850 Million)
This multiple award winning Nigerian actress was by far the most beautiful actress in her time after she landed her debut movie and onscreen show.
She’s a very influential actress and one of the richest in Nigeria. Genevieve Nnaji has signed deals worth millions of naira in the past with mega brands.
A few notable deals include the N90 million naira endorsement deal with Nigeria based network operator; Etisalat (now 9mobile), the Lux deal, another deal she penned with Amstel Malta, and the N40 million naira endorsement deal with Cintron Drink brand.
Genevieve also has landed properties and assets worth over N350 million naira in both Ghana and her country, Nigeria
#1: Rita Dominic (Net Worth — N950 Million)
Rita Dominic is currently the richest actress in Nigeria and is one of the oldest faces in the movie industry. She was birthed as Rita Uchenna Dominic and is a business woman who earns from her business ventures aside movie acting.
She has penned multimillion naira endorsement deals with well known brands including Globacom, BK Unique Hair, and Zaron Cosmetics. In 2012, this actress managed to rake in N25 million naira from a single romantic movie of hers titled “The Meeting”. She’s a pretty classic actress when it comes down to landing roles and she was born into a wealthy family.
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