Over the years, top actors and actresses acting movies in Nigeria have made giant strides in the entertainment industry. These Nigerian actresses who have gained global recognition just like footballers have become known celebrities, winning several awards and nominations, gracing red carpets and entering the legendary hall of fame in Nollywood and even Hollywood this 2020.
Although, there are Nollywood female stars who have made a lot of money who might not be on this list, these actresses have not just made money but have established names for themselves and are considered the best in what they do.
Below is a List of 10 Actress in Nollywood that have a Successful Career and are Popular & Net Worth 2020
1. Rita Dominic net worth is N950 million
Rita Dominic is a veteran actress in Nollywood who hails from Mbaise in Imo state. She studied Theatre Arts at the prestigious University of Port Harcourt where she earned a BA in the school.
Born December 12, 1975, Rita Dominic grew in a royal family and she is the youngest of four. Although her parents are late, her career as an actress is a success, starting from 1998 till date, Rita Dominic has featured in over 50 movies among which include:
- Children of Terror
- Prisoner of Love
- My Guy
- Aba Riot
- The Intruder
- Suru Lere
- True Lies
- Yankee Girls, etc.
2. Genevieve Nnaji Net Worth is N800 million
Genevieve Nnaji is second most successful actress in Nollywood today and the top Nigerian celebrity with the highest endorsement deals.
Genevieve Nnaji is a beautiful nollywood actress, producer, former model and director. Over the years, she has attained a status that most upcoming actors look to reach in their career. She was even recognised with the honour of a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood.
Genevieve Nnaji also hails from Mbaise in Imo state but she studied in the University of Lagos. Her career in acting began from 1987 till date, where she has gone to star in over 90 films. Nnaji’s directed the movie “Lionheart” in 2018. This film was acquired by NETFLIX and has seen her win series of awards and recommendations.
3. Mercy Johnson net worth is N600 million
Mercy Johnson Okojie was born on 28th December 1984 in Lagos state and has been on set since 2004 till date. Her popularity began when she acted the role of a maid in a movie. One thing that differentiates Mercy Johnson from other actresses is that she is natural in terms of acting.
Mercy Johnson is also a very popular actress in Nigeria that has won many awards. In 2009, she won an award for best supporting actress at the African Movie Award ceremony. Some of the popular movies acted by Mercy Johnson include:
- The maid
- Into Temptation
- House Party
- Under the Sky
- My World
- Baby Oku in America
- Thy Will Be Done, etc.
4. Omotola Jolade Ekeinde net worth is N550 million
Ranked as one of Nigeria’s most successful actresses, Omotola Jalade is a celebrity who has had a star-studded career since her debut in 1995. She has featureed in over 300 films which has sold millions of copies nation wide.
Omotola also has more than 2.5 million followers on her Facebook page, making her one of Nigerian celebrities with the highest followers on social media. She is happily married to Captain Mathew Ekeinde and is blessed with four children.
5. Funke Akindele Net Worth is N500 million
Funke Akindele is the best Yoruba female actress in Nigeria currently who has won numerous awards. She became popular after starring in the TV series “I Need To Know” sponsored by the United Nations. She has also won the award for the Best Actress in a Leading Role (AMAA).
Funke Akindele was born on December 24, 1977 in Ikorodu, Lagos state. She studied Law at UNILAG and also has an OND in Mass Communication. With over 100 films to her credit, Funke’s career in acting has made her so popular that she has lots of endorsement deals to her name.
Just recently, she gave birth to twin with her husband Abdul Rasheed Bello also known as JJC Skillz.
6. Ini Edo worth worth N450 million
Ini Edo is also a veteran Nigerian actress that has starred in more than 100 movies since her career in acting began in 2003. Born in Akwa Ibom on 23rd December 1982, Ini Edo studied English at the University of Calabar and also had a diploma in Theatre Arts from the University of Uyo.
Some of her endorsement deals include: GLO brand ambassador for 10 years, Slim Tea brand ambassador and Noble Hair brand ambassador. Ini Edo has won numerous nollywood awards also to her credit.
7. Clarion Chukwura worth N450 million
Although you might not see Clarion Chukwura on set, she is one of the few celebrities who has had a successful career till date. Some of the films she acted include:
- Fiery Force
- Farewell to Babylon
- Money Power
- Caught in the Act
- Forbidden Choice, etc.
8. Daniella Okeke net worth is estimated to be N390 million
Daniella Okeke is also a beautifu nollywood actress that has had a successful career. She has won numerous awards and she is still young. She was born on March 26 and comes from Imo state.
9. Patience Ozokwor net worth estimated to be N390 million
She is one of the oldest actresses in Nollywood. Aside acting, she is a musician, fashion designer, and a business woman. She has featured in over 100 movies. Patience is also known as Mama G and she hails from Enugu state.
10. Bukky Wright estimated worth is N380 million
Bukky Wright is a business woman and a successful Nigerian actress who ventured into politics. She began her acting career in 1996 and is known for her role in the television series ‘Super story’.
Bukky Wright won the best Nollywood Actress of the year in 2011 and is doing well in her business
11. Adesua Etomi net worth is N200 million
Those are the successful 10 Nigerian cctresses in Nollywood that are popular and taking the Nigerian movie industry to the next level in 2020.