When the Nollywood movie industry started some decades ago, no one will believe that it will ever create this much of opportunities for many gifted actors and actresses.
As it where, many people have come out of the ranks through the movie industry, and have taken these advantages to create wealth for themselves. These ones include Jim Ike, Ikem Owo, lanslot Imasuen etc.
Below are the list of Top 10 Richest Nigerian Actors
1. RICHARD MOFE DAMIJO RMD
Richard Mofe Damijo (popularly known as RMD, is one of the best actors the Nigerian movie industry have produced. He is a Nigerian actor and politician who holds the position of commissioner for arts and culture in Delta State in Nigeria.
RMD have not gone without numerous awards. In 2005 the actor and politician was voted African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. It was in the year 2009 he was made the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Nigeria a position he holds till this day. RMD have featured along side great actress like Stella Damascus, Genevieve Nnaji, Mercy Johnson etc. He has featured in over 90 movies in Nollywood. And have also featured in some hollywood movies. He is the highest paid actors.
2. JIM IYKE – James Ikechukwu Esomugha, popularly known as Jim Iyke is one of the best the industy have produced. Initially when he started, no one ever taught he would come this far. But today, he is a great benefactor of what the nollywood industry have become. Being a Nigerian actor in Nigeria’s movie industry (popularly called Nollywood) and was among those who starred in the one
“movie Last Flight to Abuja”, is one of the highest paid actor in the country. Jim Iyke, have featured in over 150 films according to his recently updated biography. Well the big star now has a movie production company called Untamed Productions which he started in 2007.
3. NKEM OWOH (OSUFIA) – If I am not missing words, NKEM OWOH is the best comedian in the industry today. He is a veteran actor, a producer and a business guru. Many people know him as Osuofia. He is unarguably one of the best in the industry today. A strong. veterans of comedy movies in Nigeria. Nigerians will not forget the movie he starred titled “Osuofia in London” which was acted in london in the year 2003. Not forgetting the song he sang “I Go Chop Your Dollar.
4. OSITA IHEME (PAWPAW) Sincerely speaking, I have not seen any ambitious pair as these guys OSITA IHEME and his twin friend. Though we are not talking about the later now, pawpaw actually have been a phenomenon in the movie industry. He has not allowed his statue to be a limitation to his God given talent. Osita is widely known for playing the role of ‘Pawpaw’ in the film Aki na Paw Paw. Osita in 2007, would go on to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the
African Movie Academy Awards held in 2007. During the Obasanjo last years in office in 2007, he was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR). Well on that, I can’t tell the reason.
5. CHINEDU IKEDIEZE – (AKI) Twin friend of Osita AkA paw paw, has been in the movie indusrty since 1997. CHINEDU IKEDIEZE has been doing some mini roles in movies best after the breakthroughwhen he acted along side Osita in Aki na PawPaw. He was best known for playing alongside Osita Iheme in most movies after their breakthrough in the movie Aki na Ukwa. Aki In 2007
received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards.
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6. RAMSEY NOUAH – Nigeria glamour boy. He was once the highest earning actor in the movie industry. The veteran actor kicked started his career when he
starred in the Nigerian TV soap opera ” “Fortunes”. Ramsey Nouah has been one of the best the industry have ever produced. He has featured in numerous films over 200 movies starring as the lead role. He has been called “Lover-
Boy” for his numerous roles in romantic film. It was in 2010 Nouah won the African Movie Academy Award for
Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the Best Picture award winning film The “Figurine”
8. MIKE EZURUONYE – MIKE EZURUONYE is a Nigerian actor who currently is the happening thing in the Nigerian movie industry. MIKE EZURUONYE have received a two nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the African Movie
Academy Awards in 2008 and 2009. He is yet to bag a grammy award for himself.