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6 Veteran Nollywood Actors And Actresses Who Started Acting Young And Are Still In The Limelight

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Most of the old Nollywood actors and actresses have been in the industry for over 30 years. Some of these really started at a very younger age and are still acting. They rose to become what they are through consistency, hard work, perseverance and grace. In this article, I'll be showing you six of those actors and actresses.

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1. Pete Edochie

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Pete Edochie began his illustrious career as a radio broadcaster in 1967 at the age of 20. He was a media person before starring in Chinua Achebe’s, THINGS FALL APART. He becomes very popular after that movie. He is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors. And he is 73 years old currently.

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2. Ngozi Ezeonu

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Ngozi Ezeonu is one of the familiar faces in Nollywood. Currently, she is 55 years and she has been in the industry for over two decades with her first movie dating back to 1993. She is a former journalist. In 2012, she starred in Adesuwa, a role that earned her the Best Supporting Actress nomination at the 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

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3. Onyeka Onwenu

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The beautiful Onyeka Onwenu started her illustrious career at the age of 29. She is now 68 years and this makes her one of the few who grew in the spotlight. In addition to her acting prowess, she is also a songwriter, singer, human right activist, social activist, journalist, politician, and former X Factor series judge. Dubbed the "Elegant Stallion" by the Nigerian press, she is a former chairperson of the Imo State Council for Arts and Culture.

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4. Kenneth Okonkwo

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Kenneth Okonkwo starred in his first Nollywood movie in 1992 at the age of 24. He is currently 51 years and still an active member of Nollywood. He is popularly known for his role in the movie Living in Bondage. as MR Andy. 

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5. Olu Jacobs

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One of the most successful actors of his generation. He has been in the industry for about 4 decades as he starred in his first movie in the year 1970. He is 78 years old presently. He is an internationally acclaimed Nigerian actor and film executive. He has starred in several British television series and international films. 

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6. Joke Silva 

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Joke Silva, MFR is a Nigerian actress, director, and businesswoman. A graduate of the University of Lagos and the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, she began her career in film in the early 1990s. She is married to Olu Jacobs and has 2 children. She's a multiple award winning actress. 

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