January 21, 2019

Top 20 Richest Actors in Nigeria (Nollywood)

Nollywood has been a remarkable source of Entertainment for years and of course, there are actors who are making those remarks. Many actors through the display of their much cherished talents has earned enough wealth and fame for themselves. On this post we are going to be seeing the Top 5 Richest Nollywood Actors and their net worth.
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The Top 5 Richest Nigerian Actors



20) Ken Erics
Ken Erics Biography 
Ekenedilichukwu Ugochukwu Eric Nwenweh , professionally known as Ken Erics Ugo or simply Ken Erics is a Nigerian film and television actor, writer and occasional musician. He is popularly known for his role as Ugo in the movie ‘The Illiterate’ alongside Tonto Dikeh and Yul Edochie . He is from Anambra State.

In 2001, as a first year student in the University, Erics got his first movie role, in the Chris Ubani directed ‘direct-to-dvd’ movie ‘Holy Prostitiute’, where he played a minor role as a medical doctor, with just three scenes. He went on to graduate from the University and began to attend auditions and bagged a few other cameo roles in home movies. However, his 2012 portrayal of "Ugo" in the movie "The Illiterate" endeared him to audiences and opened up more opportunities for him in the Nigerian movie industry.

Ken Erics net worth 
Ken Erics net worth is estimated at about $1 million.


19) Nonso Diobi 
Nonso Diobi Biography 
Nonso Diobi (born July 17, 1985) is a multiple award winning Nigerian actor and film director . While studying Theatre Art at the University of Nigeria , He made his debut on-screen appearance in a 2001 film titled Border Line followed by an outstanding performance in the movie tittled "Hatred". Nonso diobi went on to give a sterling performance in the movie 'Across the bridge' which gave him his major breakthrough after which he became a house hold name across Africa.

Diobi is a native of Nawfia, a small town in Anambra Nigeria , He is the founder and chairman of Goldentape media, a leading film/tv production company in Africa. Nonso Diobi is a UN peace ambassador as well as teachers without Borders ambassador. He has starred in over 76 films.

Nonso Diobi net worth 
Nonso Diobi net worth is estimated at $1.3 million.


18) Yul Edochie 
Yul Edochie Biography 
Yul Edochie (born Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie 7 January 1982) is a Nigerian actor, named after popular
Russian actor Yul Brynner. He is from Anambra state Nigeria, the son of Nigerian actor Pete Edochie . He was raised both in Lagos and Enugu . He is the last of 6 children. He got married at the age of 22. He attended the University of Port Harcourt, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts.

He Joined Nollywood in 2005 in his first film titled "The Exquires" alongside the Late Justus Esiri and Enebeli Elebuwa. He got his break in 2007 after featuring alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot in the movie "Wind Of Glory".

Yul Edochie net worth 
Yul Edochie net worth is estimated at $1.5 million.


17) Odunlade Adekola
Odunlade Adekola Biography 
Odunlade Adekola (born 31 December 1976) is a Nigerian actor, singer, film-maker, producer and director, born and raised in Abeokuta, Ogun State, but from Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State. He recently starred in and produced a new movie called Adebayo Aremu Abere. He is the CEO of (Odunlade Adekola Film Production) OAFP.

He was born on 31 December 1976 in Abeokuta , the capital of
Ogun State , southwestern Nigeria. He is, however, an indigene of Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State. He attended St John's Primary School and St. Peter's College in Abeokuta, obtaining the West African School Certificate Examination before he proceeded to
Moshood Abiola Polytechnic , where he received a diploma certificate. He proceeded to further his education and in 2018, he received a degree in Bachelors of Business Administration at the University of Lagos.

Odunlade Adekola net worth 
Adekola net worth is estimated at $1.7 million.


16)  Osita Iheme 
Osita Iheme Biography 
Osita Iheme is a Nigerian actor. He is widely known for playing the role of 'Pawpaw' in the film Aki na Ukwa alongside Chinedu Ikedieze. Iheme (popularly known as Paw-Paw) has often been described as one of the best actors of his generation. He is the founder of Inspired Movement Africa which he founded to inspire, motivate and stimulate the minds of young Nigerians and Africans.

 In less than a decade he has gone on to become one of the most in-demand actors in Nollywood. In 2007, Iheme received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards. He is considered to be one of Nigeria's most famous actors. In 2011, he was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by President Goodluck Jonathan .

In 2013 he won the African Movie Academy Award on a Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood. 2015 he was given a special recognition award by the organisers of the City People Entertainment Awards for his contribution to the growth of entertainment in Nigeria.

Osita Iheme net worth 
Osita Iheme net worth is estimated at $2 million.



15) Kenneth Okonkwo 
Kenneth Okonkwo graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State and later graduated with a Masters degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, Akoka. Kenneth Okonkwo later went on to study Theology at the Bible School.

In 2013 he won the African Movie Academy Award on a Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood. 2015 he was given a special recognition award by the organisers of the City People Entertainment Awards for his contribution to the growth of entertainment in Nigeria.

Kenneth Okonkwo net worth 
Kenneth Okonkwo net worth is estimated at $2.2 million.


14) Chinedum Ikedieze
Chinedum Ikedieze Biography 
Chinedu Ikedieze was born 12 December 1977 in
Bende, Abia State , Nigeria ) is a Nigerian actor. He is best known for playing alongside Osita Iheme in most movies after their breakthrough in the movie Aki na Ukwa .In 2007, Ikedieze received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards.Chinedu Ikedieze was born on December 12, 1977, in Bondo, Abia State, Nigeria to parents Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ikedieze Ogbonna.

It is not clear where the actor grew up but we know that he attended the Institution of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu where he graduated with a degree in Theater Art.

Chinedu Ikedieze net worth 
Chinedu Ikedieze net worth is estimated at $2.5 million.


13) Emeka Ike
Emeka Ike Biography  
Emeka Ike is of Igbo origin. Though his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nicolas Ike, are from Imo State, he was born and brought up in Lagos. Emeka Ike’s father was a pastor before he died.

The actor had his primary and tertiary education in Lagos, South West Nigeria. Unlike some of his contemporaries, he studied mechanical engineering at the University but nurtured a burning passion for the arts.
Emeka got his break into Nollywood while he was still an undergraduate.

His breakthrough came when one of his senior colleagues in the industry Ernest Obi introduced him to a movie producer Charles Owoyemi who was producing the popular TV series Fortunes . Emeka Ike’s first major movie role was in the movie Deadly Affair in 1987, and according to the actor, he has lost count of the number of movies he had featured in.

Emeka Ike net worth 
Emeka Ike net worth is estimated at $2.7 million.



12) Chinwetalu Agu
Chiwetalu Agu (born 1956) is a veteran Nigerian actor , comedian and movie producer who won the 2012 Nollywood award for 'best actor in indigenous movie (non-English speaking language)'. His usage of specific language slang, phrases or clichés in each film has made him uniquely a household name in Nigeria and among Nollywood admirers abroad.

ingenuity is unique as an actor because of his wit, humor, invention of specific clichés, customized phrases or slang in every film. For his numerous fans, he is fun to watch any day.
What amazes most watchers is how he combines his well-disciplined life with the wicked or devilish roles he acts in films. Even though Agu has the versatility to play the roles of comedian, wicked or tricky person, he sometimes finds it difficult to reconcile his lifestyle with the negative roles he plays, admitting that he sometimes shed tears for his characters.

Chinwetalu Agu net worth 
Chinwetalu Agu net worth is estimated at $2.8 million.


11) Clems Ohameze 
Clems Ohameze Biography 
Clem Ohameze is a Nigerian actor with two decades in acting. Clem Ohameze started professional acting in 1995. But his breakthrough role was in 1998 when he featured in a big-budget movie titled ENDTIME . He has acted in over 500 movies in his 20-year career spanning 1995 to date and is set to feature in many more movies in the coming months.

Ohameze is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria. He briefly broke away from acting between 2006 and 2010 to pursue other interests including politics. He has since returned to his movie career after the break in 2010, Ohameze starred in the award-winning movie Ije: The Journey alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.

Clems Ohameze net worth 
Clems Ohameze net worth is estimated at $3 million.


10) Kanayo O Kanayo 
Kanayo O Kanayo Biography 
Anayo Modestus Onyekwere popularly known as
Kanayo O. Kanayo , born March 1, 1962 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria is a Nigerian actor . In 2006 he won the
African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1992, Kanayo made his debut film appearance in the film Living in Bondage . Kanayo has starred in over 100 films.
He is currently a United Nations ambassador and bears the title of MFR. Kanayo along with Kenneth Nnebue (producer of Living in Bondage ), Olu Jacobs , Enoch Adeboye , Queen Elizabeth and Fela Kuti were among Nigerians honored by the government in 2014 during the centenary celebration.

Kanayo O Kanayo net worth 
Kanayo O Kanayo net worth is estimated at $3 million.




9) Pete Edochie
Pete Edochie Biography 
Chief Pete https://austinemedia.com/biography-net-worth-nollywood-actor-olu-jacobs/ , MON (born 7 March 1947) is a
Nigerian actor. Edochie is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, being honoured with an Industry Merit Award by Africa Magic and Lifetime Achievement by Africa Film Academy Although a seasoned administrator and broadcaster, he came into prominence in the 1980s when he played the lead role of Okonkwo in an NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s all-time best selling novel,
Things Fall Apart Edochie descends from the Igbo land in
Nigeria and is a Catholic . In 2003, he was honoured as a
Member of the Order of the Niger by President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Pete Edochie net worth 
Pete Edochie net worth is estimated at $3.2 million.


8) Olu Jacobs 
Olu Jacobs Biography
Olu Jacobs (born 11 July 1942), popularly known as Olu Jacobs , is a Nigerian actor. He has starred in several British television series and international films. In 2007 he won the for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In the 1980s Jacobs starred in several international films some of which include John Irvin's war film The Dogs of War , Roman Polanski's adventure-comedy Pirates (1986) and the family-adventure film Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985). On television he was a cast in TVS's The Witches and the Grinnygog (1983 series) . Jacobs has starred in over 120 Nollywood films and is considered one of the top Nigerian Nollywood actors.

Olu Jacobs net worth 
Olu Jacobs net worth is estimated at $3.3 million.


7) John Okafor
John Okafor Biography 
John Okafor (born 17 October 1961) popularly known as Mr. Ibu is a Nigerian actor and comedian. Okafor is considered to be one of Nigeria's most talented comic characters. His humorous acting is often characterised by stupidity, hilarious imbecility and a sharp disconnection from reality.

He has acted in more than 200 movies including Mr.Ibu (2004), Mr.Ibu in London (2004), Police Recruit (2003),
9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006) and Keziah 2007

John Okafor net worth 
John Okafor net worth is estimated at around 3.5 million.


6) Mike Ezuruonye
Mike Ezuruonye Biography 
Mike is from Uzoakoli in Abia State Nigeria. He was born on September 20, 1982 in Lagos . He attended the Federal Government College, Taraba and Archbishop Aggey Memorial school, Lagos before studying Accounting at
Nnamdi Azikiwe University . He worked as a banker prior to becoming an actor.

He has featured in several Nollywood movies. He received two nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008, 2009 and a nomination for Best actor in Africa Magic.

Mike Ezuruonye net worth 
Mike Ezuruonye net worth is estimated at $3.8 million.



5) Nkem Owoh
Nkem Owoh is obviously one of the best of his kind. He is a Nigerian actor, musician and comedian known popularly as 'Osuofia' due to the 2003 movie "Osuofia in London". He won the African Movie Academy Awards for Best Actor in a leading role in 2008.

The 61 years old actor studied Engineering at the University of Illorin. He discovered his acting talent early and was also in pursuit of it while still studying in school.

Nkem Owoh net worth 2019 is estimated around $4 million.


4) Ramsey Nouah
His full name is Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah. Though he started his acting career way back in 1993, he is still an active nollywood actor and also favorite to many. He was born on December 19, 1970 to a Lebanese-Isreali father and a Yoruba mother.

Ramsey  went for acting after obtaining his diploma and was unto attending TV auditions and at first try, he got the role of Jeff in a TV soap opera called 'Fortunes' which ran from 1993 to 1994. He has been on hundreds of movies and was nicknamed "Loberboi" due to his frequent romantic roles in movies.


Ramsey Nouah net worth 2019 is estimated at $4.5 million.


3) Jim Iyke
James Ikechukwu Esomugha  is a prolific Nigerian actor as he has featured in over a hundred and fifty Nollywood movies. He was born on September 25, 1976 and will be turning 43 in late September.

Jim Iyke is a relevant kind in the industry and undoubtedly, earns hugely from acting. He started his career in 2001.

Jim Iyke net worth 2019 is estimated around $6 million.

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2) Desmond Elliot
Desmond Elliot  is a Nigerian actor, Director and Politician. He made his political ambitions known in 2015 and won as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere constituency.


Desmond Elliot co-produced and co-directed the movie 'Reloaded' which received three nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards. The 45 years old actor got married in 2003 and is the father of four Children.

Following the continuous run of his successful career, Desmond Elliot net worth 2019 is estimated at around $8 million.

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1) Richard Mofe-Daijo RMD
Richard Mofe-Daijo  tops the list of richest Nigerian actors. He is a well renowned actor and politician. He is the former commissioner for culture and tourism in Delta State.


He began his career as a reporter with Concord Newspaper and Metro Magazine. Afterwards, he joined the movie industry and featured in "Ripples", a TV soap opera of the 80's. RMD has received lots of nominations and Awards due to his High Esteemed career.

RMD net worth 2019 is estimated at a stunning $10 million.


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