October 11, 2019

These Are the 20 Richest Actresses in Nigeria 2019 - 2020

These are the queens of nollywood. Nollywood as we all know has turned out to be one of the largest movie industries in the world. A lot of fortunes are made by movie stars through their role plays. Alongside making money, popularity is also guaranteed if only you would play your role remarkably.

These actresses always take lead roles in movies and regularly get the best of it. They are also popular due to the good interpretation of their roles which creates a lot of fan base for them.

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They have made much money over the years and we are going to be giving you needful information about these actresses. Below goes the Top Richest Actresses in Nigeria 2019 - 2020.

Regina Daniels
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20) Regina Daniels

Age - 19
Net Worth - $700,000

Regina Daniels is the youngest actress on this list. She remarkably has huge and strong fan base for her creative acting and also being dragged into various controversies. She was born on 10th October in 2000 and also the daughter of veteran nollywood actress, Rita Daniels.

Regina Daniels became the 6th wife of Nigerian billionaire and Senator elect, Ned Nwoko in 2019. This actress is so talented and skilled and she started acting movies from the age of 7.

Ngozi Ezeonu
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19) Ngozi Ezeonu
Age - 54
Net Worth - $750,000

Ngozi Ezeonu is a very popular actress that hails from the South East. She is well known for the unique interpretation of her roles in movies including adding Igbo adages and mixing it properly in movies.

Ngozi Ezeonu has acted in almost 200 movies since the beginning of her career. What makes it interesting is that she always manages to get the spotlight to herself even when she is not the lead actress in the movie.

She has definitely made lots of fortune from her acting and not showing any signs of stopping. Some of her movies include; Abuja Top Ladies, Family Secret, Adesuwa, Lionheart, Throne of Tears, Evil Project and more. She is the 19th richest Nigerian actress.

Adesua Etomi
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18) Adesua Etomi
Age - 31
Net Worth - $800,000

The 31 years old actress is not only one of the richest actresses in nigeria but also one of the most beautiful actresses in nollywood and one of the most role-given at the moment. She is loved by many of her personality alone and also for the way she interprets her roles. Some say while Adesua Etomi is acting, she absolutely behaves like she is not in a fiction state but a real life event.

Adesua Etomi is also married to popular Nigerian musician, Banky W, the owner of the Empire Mates Entertainment labels. Adesua makes a whole lot from her movies. She got her first movie feature in "Knocking on Heavens Door" and won an award for her role in the 2015 movie "Falling".

Iyabo Ojo

17) Iyabo Ojo
Age - 41
Net Worth - $800,000

Iyabo Ojo is the 17th richest Nigerian actresses on our list. The 41 years old makes the list with stunning net worth of $800,000. Over 150 movies have been acted by her and another interesting fact about her is she is also a movie producer having produced about 15 movies of her own.

Iyabo Ojo is a very beautiful, talented and much creative actress who hails from Ogun State although she was born in Lagos State. She is divorced after she got married in 1991 at the age of 21 to a lagos-based movie marketer. Iyabo Ojo blamed the marriage breakup to having marrying early.

Chika Ike
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16) Chika Ike
Age - 34
Net Worth - $850,000

Here is another beautiful Nigerian actress. The 34 years old actress is also a Television personality, producer, Businesswoman, Philanthropist and former model. She is super talented and have also been on regular acting streak due to her unique acting.

The actress hails from Anambra State and started her acting in 2005. Chika Ike production is her founded production company which was established in 2014 and "Miss Teacher" was her first movie production. She also collaborated with popular Rok Studios to produce "Happy Ending" and "Stuck on You".

Chika Ike is one of the richest actresses in Nigeria and makes lots of money from movie casting, production and also her businesses.

Monalisa Chinda
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15) Monalisa Chinda
Age - 45
Net Worth - $890,000

She is very beautiful, smart and enlightening. She is ranked 15th on our list with huge net worth of about $890,000. Monalisa Chinda has been acting for years and has garnered lots of fame and money. She is an actress, Film producer, TV personality and media personality.

She is a graduate of the University of Porthacourt having obtained a degree in Theatre Arts. The popular Monalisa Chinda started acting in 1996 with "Pregnant Virgin" being her first major movie. The movie "Kiss and Tell" was Executively produced by her with help of popular producer Emem Isong and Desmond Elliot directing the movie.

She has a column (Monalisa Code) in the Saturday edition of The Sun Newspapers where she writes on social issues and relationships. She is a consultant with Royal Arts Academy, a media school known for breeding new talents, in acting, directing, and screenwriting.

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Kate Henshaw

14) Kate Henshaw
Age - 48
Net Worth - $900,000

Kate Henshaw is the 15th richest actress in Nigeria. The beautiful actress has acted in lots of movies since the beginning of her career. She is currently 48 years old and also the cousin to Andre Blaze who is a Nigerian Radio Personality, rapper and TV host. Andre Blaze is an anchor for the Google Skills for Africa training program and also the host of Nigeria's Got Talent.

Kate Henshaw is also a judge in Nigeria's Got Talent. She is the face of Onga (endorsement deal with Onga), face of Blessings Perfume in the UK and is currently endorsed to Samsung Mobile and Samsung Electronics.

Omoni Oboli
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13) Omoni Oboli
Age - 41
Net Worth - $950,000

She is a Nigerian actress, scriptwriter, film director and producer. The popular actress started her acting in the year 1996 which was the same year Kate Henshaw started. She played as a Secretary on her first movie role "Bitter Encounter". She left the industry for almost a decade for the completion of her university education and marriage.

She hails from Edo State and has acted in movies like Anchor baby, fatal imagination, the figurine, wives on strike, fifty etc. Omoni Oboli is one of the most talented actress in nollywood. She is the brand ambassador for Nunu Milk and also for Smile360ng.

Patience Ozokwor

12) Patience Ozokwor
Age - 61
Net Worth - $1million

She is popularly known as Mama G. Patience Ozokwor is one of the richest and prominent nollywood actresses. She is popular for lots of things such as her type of roles in movies, her speaking and utmost interpretation of her roles. Patience comes on this list with a huge net worth of a million dollars.

She is also a singer and fashion designer. Patience Ozokwor was among 100 Nigerians honored by the government to celebrate the amalgamation of the nothern and southern protectorates in 2014. She is one of the highly awarded nollywood actresses.

Patience hails from Enugu State and attended her school in Lagos State. She has been acting from 1999 to this date.

Patience Ozokwor
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11) Tonto Dikeh
Age - 34
Net Worth - $1 million

Tonto Dikeh is one of the most popular actresses we have in Nigeria. She is very pretty and interprets her roles very well which explains why she has huge fan base. She hails from Rivers State and is currently 34 years old. Tonto Dikeh has acted in lots of nollywood movies over the years and has amassed a lot of wealth.

Tonto Dikeh got married to Oladumi Churchill but got divorced few years later. She has a son for him, Andre Omodayo Churchill. Some of her movies include 7 Graves, Strength to strength, Missing Child, Throne of war etc.

On May 23, 2019, Tonto Dikeh signed a N100 million deal with Zikel Cosmetics setting on the map for being the first Nigerian celebrity to be paid such amount for being an ambassador of a makeup brand in Africa.

Clarion Chukwura
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10) Clarion Chukwura
Age - 55
Net Worth - $1 million

Clarion Chukwura is a veteran actress. She is also mother to veteran Nigerian music video director, Clarence Peters. Clarion got her breakthrough when she was featuring in the soap opera "Mirror in the sun".

Chukwura was the first Nigerian to win the Best Actress Category at the 1982 FESPACO Film Festival in Burkina Faso. She hails from Anambra State but was born in Lagos.

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She is currently in her third marriage now with Anthony Boyd. Clarion Chukwura has been recognized as a United Nations Peace Ambassador for her charity work across Africa. Some of her well known movies include Abuja Connection, Caught in the act, Return of the Princess, Apaye etc.

Oge Okoye
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9) Oge Okoye
Age - 38
Net Worth - $1.2 million

Here goes another super talented actress. She hails from Anambra State but was born in London. Oge Okoye is 38 years old and has been acting for a long time. She is among the richest actresses we have in nollywood.

Oge Okoye graduated from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka with Theatre Arts degree. She has been in great series of movies since her movie career. Some of her most famous movies are; Handsome, Spanner, Blood Sister, Beautiful faces, Separate lives, Spanner 3, Blackberry babes etc.

Uche Jombo
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8) Uche Jumbo 
Age - 39
Net Worth - $1.5 million 

Uche Jumbo is the 8th richest Nigerian actress. The 39 years old actress is very talented and also produces her own movies. Since her debut in the nollywood industry,  she has acted in more than 200 movies which is a whole lot.

Some of her movies include The Celebrity, Games Men Play, A Time To Love, Nollywood Hustlers etc. Uche Jombo is an ambassador for Globacom. She is also an ambassador for the National Open University (NOUN).

Having started executive producing her own film through her Uche Jombo studios production company since 2008 Uche Jombo creatively proceeds to directing in 2015 after the birth of her son Matthew. Her directing credits includes... lost in us, how I saved my marriage, nollywood box office true life drama... heave on my mind.

Ini Edo
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7) Ini Edo 
Age - 37
Net Worth - $1.5 million 

She began her film career in 2000 and has featured in more than 100 movies since her debut. In 2013, she was a judge for the Miss Black Africa UK Pageant.

The beautiful actress has appeared in over 100 films, and is one of the richest and highly paid actresses in Nigeria.

She hails from Akwa Ibom which is in the South South Nigeria. Ini Edo started acting in 2003 with the movie "Thick Madam", she got to the limelight through the movie "World Apart".

Ini Edo has many endorsement deals. She was GLO brand ambassador for ten years. She is the brand ambassador of Noble Hair. Ini Edo is also the brand ambassador of Slimtea Nigeria and among others.

Funke Akindele

6) Funke Akindele 
Age - 42
Net Worth - $2 million 

Funke Akindele is a very popular actress and producer. She is well known for her movie and her show "Jennifa's Diary". She got named Best Actress in a comedy at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

This actress has featured in over 150 movies including the ones she has produced. Funke was born in Lagos State. She became popular after she starred in United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) - sponsored sitcom "I Need To Know". She is the CEO of Scene One Film Production.

Akindele plays the lead character in the ongoing hit TV show Jenifa's Diary, alongside Fisayo Ajisola, Falz, Juliana Olayode, and Aderounmu Adejumoke.

Chioma Chukwuka
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5) Chioma Chukwuka 
Age - 39
Net Worth - $2.1 million

Chioma Akpotha is the 5th richest actress in Nigeria. The 39 years old actress is a very relevant actress in the nollywood industry since the beginning of her career. She debuted in the movie "The Apple" in 2000.

According to Wikipedia, Chioma Chukwuka has acted in more than 350 movies. She is also a movie producer having produced some good set of movies. Akpotha is also an entrepreneur having established Oma World Company in 2011. The company is designed to Handle all about filmaking. She also established Masterclass With Chioma which is like a school where aspiring actors are taught about what it takes to make it in the industry.

She is the brand ambassador of Erisco Foods, Omo detergent, Harpic Cleaner and Globacom Telecommunications.

Mercy Johnson
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4) Mercy Johnson 
Age - 35
Net Worth - $3 million 

Which nollywood lover doesn't know about Mercy Johnson?. She has been very relevant and acts in lots of movies but her role in "Dumebi" was a damn Blockbuster. She comes 4th on the list with whooping net worth of $3 million.

She is a top notch actress that has gotten even international recognition. Mercy Johnson has acted alongside big Nolly stars like Genevieve Nnaji, Kenneth Okonkwo, Ramsey Nouah, Olu Jacobs, Zack Orji, Monalisa Chinda etc.

Some of her movies include 16th Anniversary, Light Will Come, Dumebi, Thy Will Be Done, Power of a Kiss, Sins of the Past, Brave Mind, Heart of a Saint, Baby Oku in America, 30 Days in Atlanta etc.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
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3) Omotola Jalade Ekeinde 
Age - 41
Net Worth - $3.2 million

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is considered by many to be among the most beautiful actresses in Nollywood. She is nicknamed Remosexy and definitely she is Super Sexy. Omotola Jalade is very wealthy and has lots of platform strength. She was the first African celebrity to receive over a million likes on her facebook page.

Jalade has acted in over 300 movies and absolutely displaying how talented she is. She got her first acting role in 1995 "Venom of Justice". She is the brand ambassador of Scanfrost, Knorr and more.

Omotola is one of the pioneers of the Video Film Era of Nigerian Cinema, becoming one of the most watched actresses in Africa. In the year 2013, she was honoured in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and Kate Middleton.

Rita Dominic
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2) Rita Dominic 
Age - 44
Net Worth - $4 million 

Dominic started performing when she was a child, appearing in school plays and children's television shows in Imo State. In 1998 she starred in her first movie, A Time to Kill. She won the City People Awards in 2004 as the Most Outstanding Actress.

Rita Dominic has featured in over 100 nollywood movies since her career debut. The  44 years old actress is also one of the most beautiful actresses in nollywood and hails from Mbaise in Imo state. She has been in movies such as Street Life, Back From America, Working Class Lady, I Believe in You, Guys on the Line, Yankee Girls,76 etc.

Rita is the brand ambassador of BK Unique Hair, she also has an endorsement deal with Flat tummy tea and Keystone Bank.

Genevieve Nnaji
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1) Genevieve Nnaji 
Age - 40
Net Worth - $6 million 

So, Genevieve Nnaji is the richest nollywood actress. She is remarkably beautiful and her wealth is also pretty, lol. She is on the top spot with an estimated net worth of $6 million. She hails from Mbaise in Imo State the same with Rita Dominic.

She is also a movie producer and director. She has achieved lots of success also in this field as she produced her first movie "Road to Yesterday" in the year 2016 which she got an award for. She is one of the most awarded Nigerian actress.

On September 7, 2018, her directorial debut Lionheart was acquired by online streaming service Netflix, making it the first Netflix original film from Nigeria.

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Let's have a look at the list again

  • Genevieve Nnaji 
  • Rita Dominic 
  • Omotola Jalade Ekeinde 
  • Mercy Johnson 
  • Chioma Chukwuka 
  • Funke Akindele 
  • Ini Edo 
  • Uche Jombo 
  • Oge Okoye 
  • Clarion Chukwura 
  • Tonto Dikeh 
  • Patience Ozokwor 
  • Omoni Oboli 
  • Kate Henshaw 
  • Monalisa Chinda 
  • Chika Ike 
  • Iyabo Ojo
  • Adesua Etomi 
  • Ngozi Ezeonu 
  • Regina Daniels 
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