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In recent times there have been a lot of questions about who are the richest actors and actresses in Nigeria. Although, this has thrown a lot of people into confusion as they keep getting contradicting answers to this question. Well, in this article we will be giving you a list of the richest actors and actresses in Nigeria. All you have to do is keep reading and ensure you read till the end.

Who are the Richest Actors and Actresses in Nigeria?

The Nigerian filming industry is known to be the best in Africa, due to their creative act work and craftiness; and also, their natural acting skill and effortless expression of culture. The industry has gone to an epic stand and still moving to a greater height. Well, we can only say, “If you are not a lover of Nigeria movies, you are missing big time”.

The industry has produced a lot of great stars whose net worths are mind-blowing. Some of these individuals are the likes of Jim Iyke, Genevieve Nnaji, Desmond Elliot, Zubby Michael, Funke Akindele, and more.

Top 10 Richest Actors and Actresses in Nigeria

Rank Name Net Worth
01 Jim Iyke US$30 million
02 Genevieve Nnaji US$12 million
03 Richard Mofe Damijo US$7 million
04 Desmond Elliot US$10 million
05 Zubby Michael US$9.6 million
06 Funke Akindele US$7.6 million
07 Mercy Johnson Okojie US$5 million
08 John Okafor US$4.5 million
09 Ramsey Noah US$4.2 million
10 Pete Edochie US$4 million

Jim Iyke

James Ikechukwu Esomugha aka Jim Iyke is the richest actor in Nigeria with a net worth of $30 million. He is known for his outstanding and stunning roles as a lover boy, a son of a millionaire, and more.

Other than the said amount mentioned here, he was also recorded as the highest-paid actor in Nollywood. He owns his own production company and a music record label.

jim iyke
jim iyke

In 2009 he released a song titled “Who Am I” and he featured popular artists like 2bab. He started his acting career in 2001 and ever since then, he has acted in server movies.

Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji is recorded as one of the richest actresses in Nigeria and she has a total net worth of $12 million. She is an award-winning Nigerian actress, producer, and also director.

Genevieve Nnaji
Genevieve Nnaji

This amazing Nigerian actress was born on the 3rd of May 1979 to her parents Mr Theophilus Nnaji and Benedette Nnaji. The father is an engineer and the mother is a school teacher in a Nursery school.

Genevieve Nnaji started her acting career at the age of 8 and at 19 she was featured in a movie titled “Most Wanted”. She has over 22 nominations and countless awards.

Richard Mofe Damijo

Richard Mofe Damijo also called “RMD” is equally counted as one of the most successful and richest actors in Nigeria with a net worth of US$7 million. He is not only an actor but a producer, writer, lawyer, and also a one-time journalist.

richard mofe damijo
richard mofe damijo

Known for his good acting and creative skill he also made success in other areas, some of which include being a commissioner for culture and tourism of Delta State, Nigeria from 2009 to 2015.

Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot is one of the most successful Nigerian actors, directors, and equally a politician. Over the years he has received multiple nominations at the African Movies Academy Awards.

Desmond Elliot
Desmond Elliot

His net worth is over $10 million and throughout his acting career, he has appeared in several movies that have made a lot of Nigerian’s childhood a happy one.

Zubby Michael

Azubuike Michael Egwu popularly known as Zubby Michael is a professional and successful actor with amazing and outstanding acting skills. He has a new worth of over $9.6 million.

Zubby Michael
Zubby Michael

He gains his popularity from a stunning performance in a movie titled “The Three Windows”. Zubby Michael, a beg of talent was awarded the Movie Icon of the Year in the 2018 South East Entertainment Award. And also, was appointed as the special advisor on Media to Willie Obiano who was a one-time Anambra State Governor in 2019.

Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele whose real name is Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde is one of the richest actresses in Nigeria with a net worth of over $7.6 million. Her movie “Jebifa Diary” showcased her amazing talent and uniqueness, with the ability to fit any character she is given.

Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele

According to report, she was recently nominated as Logos State Governorship mate running under People Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 Nigeria General Election.

Mercy Johnson Okojie

Mercy Johnson Okojie
Mercy Johnson Okojie

Mercy Johnson is a beg of talent who is an actress, film producer, and also director. She is known for her amazing ability to fit into any character and is listed as top 10 richest actors and actresses in Nigeria with a net worth of over $5 million.

John Okafor

John Okafor
John Okafor

John Okafor popularly known as Mr.Ibu is a comic actor known for his humorous acting skills. He has an estimated net worth of $4.5 million which makes him part of the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria.

Ramsey Noah

Ramsey Noah
Ramsey Noah

Ramsey Noah is one the leading actors who has an estimated net worth of over $4.2 million. He has established himself as a veteran director In the Nigerian filming industry. He holds a diploma in Mass communication and journalism.

Pete Edochie

Pete Edochie
Pete Edochie

Pete Edochie is a producer, businessman, television personality, and also philanthropist. He is counted as part of the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria. And he has a net worth of $4 million.

 Who is the Hottest Actress in Nigeria?

  • Adesua Etomi. Adunni Ade.
  • Beverly Naya.
  • Bimbo Ademoye.
  • Bisola Aiyeola.
  • Chacha Eke Faani.
  • Damilola Adegbite.
  • Genevieve Nnaji.
  • Regina Daniels
  • Osas Ighodaro
  • Nancy Isime
  • Mercy Aigbe
  • Lilian Esoro
  • Jemima Osunde
  • Ini Edo

Who is the Best Actor in Nigeria?

Nollywood actor, Tobi Bakre has snagged the award for Best Actor in a Drama for his role in the series “Brotherhood.”

Who is the Highest Paid in Nollywood 2022?

The highest paid in Nollywood 2022 is Okojie Richard Mofe (RMD), he received about two million Naira per movie.

Who won the Best Actress in Nigeria?

Nigerian actress, Osas Ighodaro won the Best Actress in Drama, while three former Big Brother housemates became big winners at the event. Tobi Bakre won Best Actor in Drama, Elozonam won Best Online Social Content Category, while Diane Russet won the ‘Best Original Drama Series.

Is Zubby Michael the Richest Actor in Nigeria?

No, the richest actor in Nigeria is James Ikechukwu Esomugha (Jim Iyke). However, Zubby Michael is among the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of US$9.6 million (3.9 billion Naira).