The most accurate list of the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria 2021 and there Net Worth.
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10. NKEM OWOH – $2M
Nkem Owoh is a Nigerian actor and comedian, he was born on the 7th of February 1958 In Enugu state Nigeria.
Nkem Owor started acting in late 1980’s, his first movie was The Circle Of Doom after then he acted in Things Fall Apart a movie which was released in 1986.
He is widely known for his role in a year 2000 movie which was titled UKWA, and in 2003 he acted a bluckbuster movie which was titled Osuofia in London.
In 2008, he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in the Nigerian movie “Stronger than Pain”.
9. PETE EDOCHIE – $2.5M
Chief Pete Edochie is a Legendary Nollywood actor who is considered as one of Africa’s most talented actors, being honored with an Industry Merit Award by Africa Magic and Lifetime Achievement by Africa Film Academy. He was born on the 7th of March 1947.
Pete Edochie got into radio broadcasting in 1967 at the age of 20 as a junior programmes assistant after which he was elevated to the level of a Director.
in 1980 He made his first debut which was in a blockbuster movie titled Things fall apart, since then he has acted over 300 movies.
In 2005 the actors guild of Nigeria placed pete edochie and several other actors and actresses on a one year ban for charging too much for appearance in movies.
He is also the father of super star actor yul edochie.
8. KANAYO O. KANAYO – $2.8M
Anayo Modestus Onyekwere (popularly known as Kanayo O. Kanayo is a veteran Nigerian actor and lawyer, he was born on the 1st of March 1962 in Imo State, Nigeria.
In 1992, Kanayo made his debut movie appearance in the film Living in Bondage.
In 2006 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the movie “Family Battle”.
He is currently a United Nations ambassador and bears the title of MFR.
Kanayo has starred in over 100 films and still counting.
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7. JOHN OKAFOR – $3M
John Ikechukwu Okafor also known as Mr Ibu is a Nigerian actor and comedian who was born on the 17th of October 1961 in Enugu State Nigeria.
Okafor is considered to be one of Nigeria’s most talented comic characters. His humorous acting is often characterized by stupidity, hilarious imbecility and a sharp disconnection from reality.
Mr Ibu began acting in 1978 and he has acted more than 200 movies which includes Mr Ibu, Mr Ibu In London, Police Recruit, 9 wives, Mr Ibu In Prison and several others.
Currently he is worth $3M
6. RAMSEY NOUAH – $4.5M
Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jr is a veteran Award winning Nollywood Actor, Director and enterpreneur. he was born on the 19th of december 1970 in Lagos Nigeria to an Israeli father and a Yoruba mother who hails from Ondo State Nigerian.
Nouah’s acting career kicked off when he starred in the Nigerian TV soap opera “Fortunes” in 1993.
He made his directorial debut with the film Living in Bondage: Breaking Free in 2019.
Nouah has acted over 150 movies since his debut.
He is one of the highest paid actor in Nigeria, he has won numerous awards and has signed several endorsement deals with top brands including Globacom.
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5. KENNETH OKONKWO – $5M
Kenneth Arinzechukwu Okonkwo is a veteran Nollywood actor, and movie producer. He was born on the 6th of Novermber 1968 in Nsukka , Enugu State Nigeria.
Kenneth Okonkwo made his debut in 1992 after taking up the role of Andy Okeke in a blockbuster movie titled Living in bondage ; Breaking free, since then he has acted in over 300 movies and has produced numerous movies.
Kenneth is one of the highest paid actors in nollywood and he has signed many mouth watering endorsement deals with top brands. currently he is worth 5M us dollars making him the 5th richest Nollywood actor.
4. SEGUN ARINZE – $5.1M
Segun Aina also known as Black Arrow is a legendary nollywood actor and singer he was born in Onitsha, Anambra State in 1965 to a Yoruba father from Badagry Lagos and an Igbo mother.
He started his acting career in Ilorin in early 1990s and has acted over 200 movies. Outside acting, Segun also is an actor coach and currently works with prestigious African international film festival passing his knowledge on to the next generation of actors.
He is one of the most paid actors in Nigeria, he has won several awards and has signed several endorsement deals Currently he is worth 5.1M us dollars.
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3. DESMOND ELLIOT – $7M
Desmond Oluwashola Elliot is a Nigerian actor, director and politian he was born on the 4th of February 1974 in Lagos Nigeria.
Elliot has starred in over two hundred films and a number of television shows and soap operas.
He was elected as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency, in the 2015 Nigerian General Elections.
He has won several awards and has signed several endorsement deals with top brands.
2. RICHARD MOFE-DAMIJO – $10M
Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo popularly known as RMD is a veteran Nollywood actor, writer, producer and lawyer. who was also a former commissioner for culture and tourism in Delta State for 6yrs.
He was born on the 6th of July 1961 in Aladja, Delta State Nigeria.
RMD started acting in the late in 1980’s when he took part in a Tv soap opera called Ripples. Before then, he was a reporter for Concord Newspapers and Metro Magazine.
RMD is one of the most paid actors in Nigeria, Since the begening of his career he has acted almost 100 movies, and has signed several multi-million naira endorsement deals including one with Globacom, Heineken and Johnnie Walker.
1. JIM IYKE – $30M
James Ikechukwu Esomugha, popularly known as Jim Iyke is an award winning nollywood actor, he was born on the 25th of September 1971 in Libreville, Gabon.
Jim Iyke began acting in 2001. He’s one of the highest paid actors in Nollywood, and has appeared in over 160 films and still counting.
He is the founder of the Jim lyke Foundation for Children with Special Disabilities.
He’s won dozens of awards and has signed several juicy endorsement deal with top brands and he’s into other businesses which makes him the richest actor in the country 2021.