The Top 10 Richest Actresses in Nigeria (2020)

The Top 10 Richest Actresses in Nigeria (2020)


Nollywood is one of the most essential part of the Nigerian entertainment industry. Hundreds of movies are released annually bringing a whole lot of revenue.

The sale of movies in the country has now gotten better than before due to their availability online. Different people in various countries fan nollywood movies so much and are good contributors to it's success.

Alongside all these, the actors and actresses are really essential cause the quality of the movie determines how far it would go and that means bringing good money.

We are looking at the richest actresses in Nigeria and their individual net worths. These actresses have made huge fortunes from nollywood due to their profilic contributions.

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  • Clarion Chukwura - N360 million 
  • Oge Okoye - N432 million 
  • Uche Jombo - N540 million 
  • Ini Edo - N540 million 
  • Funke Akindele - N720 million 
  • Chioma Chukwuka - N756 million 
  • Mercy Johnson - N828 million 
  • Omotola Ekeinde - N900 million 
  • Rita Dominic - N972 million 
  • Genevieve Nnaji - N1 billion 

Top 10 Richest Actresses in Nigeria (2020)

10) Clarion Chukwura Net Worth  - N360 million

Richest Nollywood Actresses - Clarion Chukwura

She is one of the most popular nollywood actresses. Clarion Chukwura started acting in 1980 which is a lot of years for someone to still be relevant.

She is the tenth richest actress in Nigeria and also the mother to popular music video director, Clarence Peters. Clarion got her acting breakthrough with the movie "mirror in the sun".

This actress hails from Anambra state. She got married for the third time to Anthony Boyd in 2016.

She has starred in TV shows like mirror in the sun, ripples, super story, Delilah. Her movies include forbidden choice, caught in the act, Apaye, fiery fierce and many more.

She is one of the most influential people in the movie industry even till date. Clarion Chukwura net worth is estimated at N360 million.

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9) Oge Okoye Net Worth - N432 million

Richest Nollywood Actresses - Oge Okoye

Oge Okoye is another popular Nigerian actress that has been in the nollywood for long. She was born in London and hails from Anambra state, Nigeria.

She obtained her degree in Theatre Arts from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

The actress is known for appearing in so many movies with other known personalities in the nollywood industry. Her most famous movies include spanner, blood sister, handsome, Black Bra, Beyond Passion, Blackberry Babes and more.

Oge Okoye's net worth is estimated at N432 million which makes her one of the richest actresses in Nigeria 2020.

8) Uche Jombo Net Worth - N540 million

Richest Nollywood Actresses - Uche Jombo

Surely one of the biggest actresses in the industry currently. Well Uche Jombo has been very consistent so she deserves a place on our list.

Uche Jombo is not only an actress but also a movie producer. The actress started her career in 1999 and till date has featured in over 200 movies.

She was born on 28th December 1979. Uche hails from Abia State in the South Eastern part of Nigeria. Her Alma maters include the university of calabar and the federal university of technology of Minna.

Uche Jombo's first movie was "Visa to Hell". She is also a screenwriter writing movies like The celebrity, Games Men Play, Girls in the Hood and A Time To Love.

The movies the actress has produced includes nollywood hustlers, holding hope and damage. She is an Ambassador for Globacom.

The movies she has starred in includes Girls Hostel, Fire Love, Darkest Night, Black Bra, My Sister my Love, Most Wanted Bachelor, Love Cares, Silent Scandals etc. Uche also has lots of awards to her name.

7) Ini Edo Net Worth - N540 million

Richest Nollywood Actresses - Ini Edo

She is the only Akwa Ibom actress on the list. Ini Edo is a very popular actress in nollywood. The list wouldn't be complete if her name doesn't make it to the rich list.

The actress started acting in 2000 and till date has featured in close to 150 movies. She is one of the high profile actress in Africa at large.

She has been appointed as a UN Habitat Youth Envoy by the United Nations in 2014. She was one of the judges during the Miss Black Africa UK Pageant in 2013.

She is currently 38 years old and her Alma maters include University of Uyo, University of Calabar and National Open University of Nigeria. She studied Law at the National Open University through a scholarship in 2018.

Her acting career began in 2003 which featured in 'thick madam'. World Apart was however the movie that got her the breakthrough she needed in 2004.

Ini Edo is known for numerous endorsements. She was the brand Ambassador of Globacom from 2006 to 2016. She is also the brand ambassador for Noble Hairs which she got in 2010.

Ini Edo is known for numerous endorsements. She was the brand Ambassador of Globacom from 2006 to 2016. She is also the brand ambassador for Noble Hairs which she got in 2010.

Ini Edo net worth is estimated at N540 million and she is the 7th richest actress in Nigeria in 2020.

6) Funke Akindele Net worth - N720 million

Richest Nollywood Actresses - Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele is well known as Jenifa by many nollywood lovers. She became popular from the TV show I Need To Know which ran from 1999 to 2002. Her big break came when she starred in Jenifa in 2008.

Funke Akindele is the lead character in the show Jenifa's Diary which she was named Best Actress in a comedy at the 2016 African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

The actress is the CEO of Scene One Film Production. Funke made her directorial debut in the 2019 movie "Your Excellency".

She signed as brand ambassador for Keystone Bank back in 2018 and currently has an endorsement deal with Iroko TV.

Funke Akindele takes the sixth position on our list with estimated net worth of N720 million.

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5) Chioma Chukwuka Net Worth - N756 million
Richest Nollywood Actresses - Chioma Chukwuka

This actress is truly a veteran nollywood star. She is a Nigerian actress and movie producer .The actress got her Banking and Finance degree from Lagos State University.

Chioma Chukwuka just turned 40 on March. Her acting career started in 2000 with the movie "The Apple" and in "The Handkerchief" in the same year.

The actress has been starred in more than 350 nollywood movies. As a filmmaker, she has 8 movies which she has produced/ co-produced. One of them is On Bended Knees which turned out to be a blockbuster.

Chioma Chukwuka has served as brand ambassador for Globacom, Omo Detergent and Harpic Cleaner. She signed an endorsement deal with Erisco foods in 2018.

The veteran actress has a platform named Masterclass with Chioma where aspiring talents in the movie industry are taught what it takes to make it in the film, TV and Theatres.

4) Mercy Johnson Net Worth - N828 million

Richest Nollywood Actresses - Mercy Johnson

Her name must be an inclusion in the richest nollywood actress 2020 list. She is very popular and so much loved by nollywood and non nollywood fans.

The 35 years old actress has been in lots of movies such as Dumebi the dirty girl, Baby Old in America, The Maid and many more.

Mercy Johnson became the most searched Nigerian celebrity on Google in the year 2011 and also held the same position the following year 2012.

She is also the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Kogi State Governor on Entertainment, arts and Culture.

She is a mother to three children she had with her husband Prince Odianosen Okojie. They got married in 2011 and might as well take their children's tally to four or more.

Some of the actress famous movies includes The Maid, Kill The Bride, Last Kiss, She is my Sister, Sin no More, Power of a Kiss etc. Mercy Johnson makes it to the fourth position with an estimated net worth of N828 million.

3) Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Net worth - N900 million

Richest Nollywood Actresses - Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Omotola aside from her good acting skills is also known and loved for her ravishing beauty. This beautiful Nigerian actress has about 300 movies since making her debut in 1999.

She is the first African celebrity to receive over a million likes on her facebook page and currently has millions of followers on her facebook and Instagram.

Her Alma Maters include Obafemi Awolowo University and Yaba College of Technology. She didn't finish at Obafemi Awolowo university but completed her studies at yabaTech studying Estate Management.

Time Magazine in 2013 named her as one of the most influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Kate Middleton and more.

She received invitations alongside Femi Odugbemi to join the Oscar's 2018 voting members. Omotola was the first Nigerian celebrity to star in her own reality show when she launched Omotola: The Real Me.

In 2014 she got honoured as member of the order of the Federal Republic, MFR by the Nigerian Government for her contributions to Nigerian cinema.

Omotola Jalade is one of the richest actresses in Nigeria and is the third on our list with net worth of N900 million.

2) Rita Dominic Net Worth - N972 million

Richest Nollywood Actresses - Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve is the richest actress in Nigeria. The actress is known far and near and she has lots of accolades to her name for the immerse pushing of the nollywood industry alongside other top movie stars.

She was the first actress to win the Africa Movie Academy for Best Actress in a leading role in 2005.

She is also a movie producer and director with her directorial debut movie 'Lionheart'.  Lionheart became the first Netflix original movie from Nigeria and also the first Nigerian submission for Oscars.

Likewise Omotola, she was honored by the Nigerian Government for her contributions to nollywood. She received the honor in 2011.

Genevieve Nnaji tops the list with net worth estimate of a billion naira. She is the wealthiest on the list and this is also due to Lionheart being acquired by Netflix for a large amount of money.


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