This write up will focus on some of our screen stars in Nollywood, we will be looking at the male stars one by one, especially the top 10 richest Nollywood actors in Nigeria.
History of Nollywood Movie Industry
Nollywood is the umbrella body that regulates the acting industry in this country Nigeria.
Nollywood film industry is one of the biggest film industries in the world as it’s the 3rd largest film industry in the world after Hollywood and Bollywood.
Nollywood movie producer produces more 10 thousand films yearly and the body of actors and actresses under Nollywood are more than 15 thousand actors and actresses.
Nollywood film industry is divided into 3 industry namely the English speaking, Yoruba speaking, Hausa Speaking and the Igbo speaking Nollywood.
Nollywood over the years have produced outstanding actors and actress who have excel in their different role interpretation, thereby making them the most sought after stars in industry, the film industry has open several doors to various of these actors such as becoming brand ambassadors of various brands.
Most of the A list actors and actresses are worth several millions of naira, they earn such income from the amount paid to them for a movie role and bagging ambassadorial endorsements.
List of Richest Actors in Nollywood
For the purpose of this write, we will be focusing on top 10 richest male actors in the Nollywood industry in Nigeria, the list is no particular order.
Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD)
The delta state born actor is one of the richest actors we have in this country Nigeria, RMD as is popularly called as featured in so many films and movie, he is favorite for many film producers because of his versatility in role and interpretation.
RMD holds a bachelor of degree in theater art from the University of Benin, he also has bagged a master degree in law from the University of Lagos. He has won so many awards to his name and his estimated to worth $7 million making him of the richest actors in Nigeria.
The popular Yoruba actor is one of the richest Nollywood actors we have in this country. He has featured in so many films and he earns over 1million per movie scene he appears in.
He is a brand ambassador to so many brands that include revolution plus property a real estate company and also he is brand ambassador to one of the biggest telecommunication company in this country known as Globacom
He is estimated to worth around $2 million making him one of the richest actors in the movie industry.
This Lagos state born actor is also another popular actor who combines both acting and being a politician all at the same time, he is one of the popular actors that as featured in so many movie roles and he is a delight to have by most movie producer because of his role interpretation.
Aside acting, he is also a philanthropist who has used his fame to help humanity.
Desmond as so many awards to his name, among the awards he has won include Africa Movie Choice Awards and he is estimated to worth $11 million.
Jim Iyke is arguably one of the most successful actors we have in Nigeria, he as featured in many movies both Nigeria films and few foreign movies, his versatility in movie role interpretation makes him one of the most popular screen figure.
Jim his one of the highest-paid actor in the Nigeria movie industry, he charges upward of around 1million naira per movie he appears in.
He is also into various business asides being an actor and as gathered enough wealth for him to be considered one of the richest actors in the Nigeria movie industry.
He also as so many awards to his name, he is estimated to worth $3 million.
Nouah who happens to be mixed breed has an Israeli father and a Nigerian mother, he as featured in many movie roles in the Nollywood industry, he can be referred to as a veteran in the movie industry.
He as so many awards to his name among such of those awards his the Best lead actor in a leading role at Africa Movie Choice Awards.
He is also a brand ambassador to major brands like airtel and so many other brands.
He earns a minimum of 1 million per movie role featured in. He is estimated to worth around $4.5 million.
John Okafor also is known as Mr. Ibu his one of the successful actors in the Nollywood film industry, he’s popular for his comical role in movies and has acted in over 50 movies since joining the movie industry. He estimated to worth $4 million.
Nkem can also be referred to as a veteran in the movie industry, he is popular for his movie role as a comic act, he as featured in so many movie role since his entry into the Nigeria movie industry in 2008.
He as one so many awards to his name and valued to estimate around $4 million.
Chinedu popularly called AKI, he got this name from the comical movie titled Aki and Pawpaw. Aki is a successful actor in the Nigeria movie industry who as featured in so many movie roles.
He as so many awards to its name popular among them is people choice awards he’s estimated to worth around $3.5 million
Osita Iheme popular known as pawpaw is also a very successful actor who has featured in so many movie role in the movie industry. He as so many awards to his name, he is estimated to worth around $3 million
Mike, the Abia state born actor who studied accounting at the university of Nigeria Nsukka, before venturing into the movie industry he was working in a bank for some years before moving into the movie industry.
He as so many awards to his name popular among those awards is the Africa movie academy awards and Africa magic viewer’s choice awards. He is estimated to worth $3 million.
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