Nollywood has given a few of this lucky ladies the platform to become rich and create wealth for themselves. Nollywood is the largest film industry in the world after U.S. Hollywood and Indian Bollywood; it brings fame and a lot of money as well as the strong love of fans to the best actors and actresses. There is no doubt that the movie industry has created a lot of opportunities for many talented actresses. There are several of these actresses but to be brief we would focus on some selected top ten richest Nollywood actresses for 2019.
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Who Is The Richest Nollywood Actress?
Movie acting in Nigeria has transformed into something more lucrative over the years and this has led to the richest Nollywood actresses list for 2019. There are a lot of women who have taken advantage of this huge industry to create wealth for themselves. These actresses are also pulling weight in finances so much that one of them is listed as one of the most influential African in the world. This article focuses on the Top 10 richest actresses in Nigeria 2019
Top 10 Richest Nollywood Actress 2019
Our ranking is based on media reports of these actresses based on endorsements, charges per movie, successful productions, personal projects and so on. If you’re curious to know the richest actress in Nigeria 2019, then you are on the right page because TINA magazine researched and made a compilation of the top 10 wealthiest female actresses in Nigeria just for you.
1. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Omotola Jalade is undoubtedly one of the richest actresses in Nigeria. She was born on February 7th 1978. Omosexy, as she is referred to by her fans, is also into reality Tv, business, and music. She has been awarded ‘Best actress in a supporting role during the African movie award in 2005.
She has amazing looks, she is rich and is extremely popular with over 300 movies. She is also a movie producer and one of the most influential women in the world alongside Beyonce and michelle obama. The actress, model and singer is quite popular and she is an ambassador to many huge brands such as P&G, Knorr, BO16 hair range, and Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA). She was honoured by the Nigerian government as a member of the Order of the Federal Republic and received a chieftaincy title from her home state (Ondo).
2. Genevieve Nnaji
Genevieve Nnaji’s movie Lion Heart earned her a couple millions of dollars this year,the movie made history as the first Nigerian Nollywood movie to be featured in Netflix. She was the first actress to be awarded the prestigious “Best Actress in a Leading Role” by the Africa Movie Academy Award.
Asides being a business woman and acting locally and internationally Genevieve makes her money from signed endorsement deals with many companies like Lux, 9mobile, Polo, Amstel Malta and many more which have fetched the actress hundreds of millions. She owns exotic cars and properties in the country as well. The business savvy actress launched her line of fashion “St. Genevieve” in 2008; reportedly worth N20 million.
3. Mercy Johnson
She was born on August 28th 1984 and she attended Rivers state secondary school and the Nigerian Navy secondary school. Mercy Johnson came into the Nigerian movie industry in 2004 with the role she played in the movie “The Maid”. She is featured in Nollywood masterpieces all the time (her outstanding career include such films as The Maid, War in Palace and many others.
She has won a couple of awards such as Face of Nollywood, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Popular Online Choice (Female). She is a brand ambassador of Mr. Chef iodized salt. Mercy has many houses, cars and several land properties in Lagos.
4. Funke Akindele
Jenifa, as she is referred to as a result of her hit TV series, Jenifa’s Diary, made most of her money from the comedy series which is still enjoying a massive followership in Nigeria. Funke Akindele obtained an OND in Mass communication in Moshood Abiola polytechnic formerly known as Ogun state polytechnic and she finally proceeded to university of Lagos and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law.
She has been nominated for several awards and won 17 out of her 22 nominations. She is married to popular music producer, AbdulRasheed Bello (JJC skillz). The star actress also has bagged endorsement deals with companies like Klin detergent, Maggi
Qlichy.com, Lagos Inland Revenue Service, Iroko Tv, Vitafoam, Globacom, Jobberman, Qlichy and OMO.
5. Rita Dominic
The actress, who is in her early 40s, is one of the most successful Nigerian actresses who has been around for almost forever. She made her movie debut in 1998 in A Time to kill and today she has about 200 Nollywood movies credit. She produced ” The Meeting” in 2012, a movie which bagged six nominations at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Rita is also a savvy business woman with a lot of successful movies and endorsement deals such as Canadian luxury hair brand, BK Unique Hair
Nokia, Flat Tummy Tea, Zaron cosmetics and Glo. She has also won many awards which includes City people Awards in 2004, Drama/TV series award at the Africa magic Viewer’s choice award. She’s a proud owner of some landed properties and some houses.
6. Ini Edo
Ini is definitely on our list as one of the richest actresses in Nigeria 2019. It has been speculated that she has a lot of landed properties including buildings. In 2004, she rose to prominence after starring in the blockbuster movie ” Worlds Apart” alongside stars such as Kenneth Okonkwo and Liz Benson.
She has signed many endorsement deals which include noble hair, Glo, and Chivita. She was also appointed by the Akwa Ibom State government as a Special Adviser on Tourism to the governor. She bought a mansion in Lekki area worth over 50 million and a mercedes G-wagon worth 30 million Naira. This beautiful woman also owns a fashion company and is United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy, thanks to her philanthropic nature.
7. Danielle Okeke
Danielle Okeke is a successful Nollywood actor born on March 26, 1987. She also has a company named Dcovi Entertainment. She has 4 exotic cars and owns a home at Lekki. While not too many movies created in Nigeria feature Danielle as their main star, you can still remember her in films such as Lagos Cougars and Sleek Ladies.
Okeke has become very wealthy thanks to her wise sense of investment and her talent and versatility. She has acquired a lot over the years in the movie industry and so she deserves a spot on the top 10 richest actress in Nigeria list.
8. Mary Remmy Njoku
Though not a common name in the movie industry, she still made it into the list of richest female actress in Nigeria because of her husband, Jason Njoku, the founder of iROKOtv. She also owns a movie production company called ROK studio, a popular film production studio based in Lagos and has featured in several movies.
Mary gets incredible roles as she is doing everything to act like a goddess and deserves her popularity and wealth.
9. Clarion Chukwura
Veteran actress, ex wife of the popular singer, Shina Peters and Mother of Clarence Peters like other famous stars on our list is good-looking, well known and rich. Like other famous stars on our list, Clarion is good-looking, well known and rich.
She paid her dues and paved the way for younger nollywood actresses. Some of her notable movies include Danger Signal, Abuja Connection and so on.
10. Patience Ozokwor
‘Mama G’ as she is fondly called is one of the most popular and decorated actress in Nigeria. She is also one of the richest Nollywood actress in Nigeria. Patience has featured in many movies and has walked home with her fair share of awards. Apart from acting, she also engages in other businesses and has won many awards such as best supporting actress award in the Nigerian Nollywood history.
She is famous for her wicked mother-in-law roles and is one of the best the industry has to offer. She has starred in over 200 movies.
That’s all about the top 10 richest actress in Nigeria 2019.