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Meet The Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses in Nigeria and How Much They're Worth! (2020)

ChiVeraMedia 06/25/2020

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The Nigerian entertainment industry is a huge source of revenue inflow in the country, and the celebrities in Nigeria are largely benefiting from their hard work and contributions to that revenue!

And according to reports, Nollywood generates up to 1billion dollars on a yearly basis in revenue, which is outstanding compared to other sectors in Nigeria.

So, it's not really surprising that Nollywood celebrities are proud millionaires and can acquire expensive assests.

Nollywood actressses are huge parts of the industry, and some of them have worked in the industry for so many decades, and has helped in putting Nollywood on the world entertainment map!

These actressses have secured spots for themselves in the industry, worked hard, and are currently reaping the fruits of their labour.

So, let's quickly talk about the top 10 highest paid/richest actressses in Nigeria, and their net worths!


1. Genevieve Nnaji View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Nollywood screen diva, producer and director, Genevieve Nnaji is currently the richest and highest paid actresss in Nigeria!

The 41 years old actress who also holds a 'chieftaincy title' has starred in over 300 Nollywood movies, and has won numerous awards.

Genevieve is considered by so many people as one of the most hardworking actressses in Nigeria, and in 2011, she was honoured as a member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for her immense contributions to Nollywood.

She made history in the Nigerian movie industry when her directional debut movie, "Lionheart" became the first Netflix Original from Nigeria, and the first Nigerian submission for the Oscars (Academy Award).

With all these accomplishments, it's not surprising she's the richest actress in Nigeria, with a whooping estimated net worth of 2billion naira.


2. Mercy Johnson Okojie View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Mercy Johnson Okojie came into the Nigerian movie industry and took it by storm!

The talented actress who is known to interpret movie roles with every fiber of her being has carved out a spot for herself in Nollywood!

Mercy has starred in numerous movies, won numerous awards and is one of the most influential actressses in Nigeria!

And apart from earning income from starring in movies, she also has several multi-million naira endorsement deals.

The talented mother of four has become a major household name in Nigeria, and her hard work has paid off, because she currently has an estimated net worth of 6.8million dollars, making her one of the richest actressses in Nigeria!


3. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

The spot of the sexiest Nollywood actress can never be replaced by someone else, as long as Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is still around!

"Omo-sexy", as her fans love to call her has been in Nollywood for over 2 decades, and has maintained her popularity and stardom!

The talented actresss who has starred in over 300 movies has proven herself over the years, worthy to be called a super star!

Omotola has won numerous awards, signed several endorsement deals, and even released a couple of singles back in the days!

The gorgeous actress has maintained a successful career, which keeps getting better as the years go by, so it's not really surprising she's one of the richest actressses in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of 5.6million dollars.


4. Regina Daniels Nwoko View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Regina Daniels started her career as a child actress, and has worked her way into becoming one of the highest paid and most popular actressses in Nigeria!

The beautiful actresss who was introduced into the movie world by her mother has secured a unique spot for herself in Nollywood, and doesn't seem to be backing down anytime soon.

Regina who will be turning 20 years old in October, has achieved a tremendous amount of success in her career at a very young age!

And apart from income she earns as an actress, she's also the brand ambassador for so many popular companies, and the inflow of income that comes from her contracts are unimaginable!

She's currently one of the most 'sought after' and highest paid actressses in Nollywood, with an estimated net worth of 5million dollars!


5. Rita Dominic View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Screen goddess, writer, director and producer, Rita Dominic is a force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian movie industry!

The sultry actress who has a B.A in Theater Arts from the University of Port Harcourt, has contributed immensely to the growth of Nollywood with her phenomenal acting and directing skills!

Rita Dominic who is royalty personified has been in the movie industry for a very long time, and seems to be aging backwards, and getting more beautiful year after year, just like fine wine!

She has won numerous awards, including AMVCA Award for 'Best Actress in a Leading Role' in 2012, and numerous other awards for producing the popular movie, "The Meeting".

She stands tall as one of the most successful actressses in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of 4.5million dollars.


6. Funke Akindele Bello View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Talented actress, writer, director and producer, Funke Akindele is a Nollywood actress who needs no introduction!

Her funny and apt acting has made her one of the most loved actressses in the Nigerian movie industry, and her versatility is second to none!

The talented actresss who is also the creator of the popular and award-winning TV series, "Jennifer's Diary", is considered one of the most talented and influential celebrities in Nigeria!

She has numerous multi-million naira endorsement deals, and is considered one of the most 'bankable' celebrities in Nigeria!

Her extreme success in the Nigerian Entertainment industry has earned her a spot as one the richest actressses in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of 4million dollars.


7. Stephanie Okereke Linus View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

We can't talk about the Nigerian movie industry without mentioning one of the pioneers of Nollywood, Stephanie Okereke!

Even though she's still at a young age of 37, she's considered a 'Veteran' in Nollywood by so many people in Nigeria, because of the respect her presence commands in the movie industry.

The actress who started her career as a model, and was the runner up of the 2002 'Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria' pageant, went on to become a successful Nollywood actress and filmaker!

In 2011, she was honoured by the Nigerian government with a National honour of "Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria" (MFR), for her contributions to the growth of Nollywood.

She's currently based abroad with her lovely family, but with her success rate, awards and accolades, she's still one of the richest actressses in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of 3.5million dollars.


8. Ini Edo View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Talented actress, Ini Edo is considered one of the sexiest and fashionable Nollywood actressses!

The gorgeous actress who does an amazing job interpreting her roles in movies has starred in over 200 Nollywood movies, and has won several awards for her amazing acting.

She's considered a fashionista by so many people, and she doesn't fail to entertain her fans with beautiful pictures on her Instagram page.

The actress who has a 'chieftaincy' title to her name, loves keeping things classy, and has worked hard to maintain a stable popularity and fame over the years.

She's currently one of the highest paid actressses in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of 3.5million dollars.


9. Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Chioma Chukwuka is another formidable force in the Nigerian movie industry with her outstanding and powerful acting skill!

She has received numerous accolades and recognitions for her talent, which includes an 'African Movie Academy Award' for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" in 2007.

With over 20 years of experience in the movie industry, she has starred in more than 300 movies, and has produced over 10 movies.

She's also a renowned public speaker and mentor, and launched a capacity-building platform; (Master Class With Chioma) in January 2019, where young talents are taught by experienced actors, screenwriters, filmmakers, and other industry professionals on what it takes to make it in film, TV, and theatre.

With her powerful influence in Nollywood, she's proudly one of the richest actressses in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of 3million dollars.


10. Uche Jombo Rodriguez View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Talented actress, writer, director and producer, Uche Jombo ventured into the Nigerian movie industry in 1999 with the movie, "Visa to Hell", and has never looked back since then!

Her acting skills has been praised and commended by movie critics, and her fans can't get enough of her charisma!

The talented actresss is also a creative screenwriter, and has co-written numerous popular movies like: "Games Men Play", "The Celebrity", and "Girls in the Hood".

She has equally produced several movies like: "Hustlers", "Holding Hope", and has received numerous awards and recognitions.

Her hardwork in the movie industry has paid off, and she's currently one of the richest actressses in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of 2.8million dollars.


These are the highest paid/richest actressses in Nigeria at the moment.

Note that these values are their 'Estimated' net worths, and this ranking can change at any point in time!

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Top Comments
3plegxd · 06/29/2020
u didn't stay how much they're paid
Usman,HamzaBoher_01 · 06/26/2020
where are Chika Ike,, Yvonne Jegede, etc????

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