The entertainment industry is by no doubt one of the striving industries in Nigeria. All its road lead to Nollywood, the home of Nigeria Entertainment. Each year, the Nigeria film industry make billions of Naira. The actresses who make up the industry are not left out of its fortune.
The film industry has by far shaped the career of it actors and actresses, which has enable them amass great wealth. In this article, we will look at the Top 10 Richest Nollywood actresses.
Below is a list of the richest Nigerian actress and their net Worth.
Top 10 Richest Nigerian Actresses
10) Adesua Etomi
Know for her role in the 2015 romantic drama film Falling. She won the award for Best actress At the 2016 African Magic Viewers choice Award.
Adesua took her fans by surprise when she talked about how she and Nigerian celebrity and musician, Banky W developed feelings for each other when they were both featured in the blockbuster movie “The Wedding Party”. The two love birds had also acted in a music video together.
Banky W had already proposed to Adesua sometime in February 2017. But they both kept their relationship away from the public eyes. By November, the couple had already held their traditional, court and white wedding.
Net Worth: N200 Million
9) Uche Jumbo
Uche Jumbo is not only an actress, but also a film producer and screenwriter. She was born on December 28, 1979 and have been in the Nigeria movie industry since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and statistics from the university of Calabar, and have written and co-written several Nollywood hit movies such as Games Men Play, A Time To Love, Girls in the Hood and The celebrity.
In 2008, She began her Uche Jumbo Studio company, were she started producing her own film. She began directing in 2015. Some of the movies she directed include how I lost my marriage and lost in us.
Uche got married to Kenny Rodriguez, a Puerto Rican in 2012, and they both had a son. After several years of marriage, Uche finally divorce her husband in 2017.
Net Worth: N370 Million
8) Clarion Chukwura
Known for her humanitarian work across Africa. She was recognised as a united nation peace ambassador. She has been in the film industry since 1980 but rose to fame when she appeared in a soap opera title “mirror in the sun”.
In 1982, She won the FESPACO film festival award for the Best actress category in Burkina Faso. Becoming the first Nigeria to win the award.
Net Worth N400 Million
7) Ini Edo
This beautiful actress has featured in more than 100 movies since she began her career in the year 2000. Ini Edo moment came when she was discovered by a producer in an audition she attended. And in 2004, she rose to fame when she appeared in the movie world apart.
She got married to Philip Ehiagwina in 2008 and by 2014 the couple had already divorce.
She was the brand Ambassador of Glo from 2006 until 2016, when she was appointed as the special assistant to the state governor of Akwa ibom.
Net Worth:N450 Million
6) Funke Akindele
known for her role in the comedy series Jenifa’s Diary, were she played the lead character. She began her career in the movie industry in 1998 when she starred on the united nation population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored-sitcom I need to know.
She became even more famous when she played a role in the 2008 movie Janifa. In 2009, she was awarded Best Actress By the african Movie Academy Award.
Net Worth: N510 Million
5) Omotala Jalade
This stunning looking actress and singer has being in the Nollywood movie industry since 1995, she first appeared in the movie “Venom of Justice” were she played the main character. Since then, she has appeared in more than 300 movies, including Blood sisters, My Story, Games and women play.
She took her fans by surprise when she ventured into the world of music in 2005, with the release of her debut Gba. Which include singles like “The Things You Do To me”, ” Naija Lowa”. Her second album was titled Me, Myself and Eyes. In late 2012, she began working with some high profile producers and songwriters to create a third album.
During the same year, Omotala launched her own reality show title “The real Me”, which offer fans an up close and exclusive look at her personal life. It Aired on African Magic and she became the first Nigerian celebrity to star her own reality show.
In 2013, she was listed as one of the worlds 100 most influential people by Times Magazine.
And in 2018 she was honoured by the united nations as one of the most 100 influential people of African descent. During the opening of the 74th united nation general Assembly.
Net Worth: N550 Million
4) Mercy Johnson
Known for her role in the comedy movie Dumebi the dirty girl. She was the most search Nigerian celebrity in 2011 and 2012 according to a search data release by Google. She won the award for Best supporting Actress at the African Movie Award Ceremony 2009. And was also awarded Best actress at the 2013 African magic Viewers Choice Award.
Mercy is married to Prince Odianosen Okoije, whom she met on a flight from France. Mercy had previously rejected Prince advances when he asked for her number, but later gave in to him. And ever since, the couple have been inseparable. They both have three kids together.
In 2017, the governor of Kogi State Yahaya Bello appointed Mercy as the Senior special assistant on Entertainment Arts and Culture.
In 2019, she launched her kitchen talk show were she talked to fellow celebrities about their lifestyle, intimate secrete and opinions on life issues while cooking.
Net Worth: N600 million
3) Chioma Chukwuka
This dashing damsel is a Nigerian Actress and movie producer. Graduating with BSc in Banking and Finance from the lagos State University, She went into the Nigeria film industry in 2000 when she played a role in the movie “The Apple”. She also appear in the movie The handkerchief the same year.
In 2007, she won the African Movie Academy Award for best actress in a lead role for the movie sins of the flesh. With more than two decades of acting up her sleeves, she has appear in more than 300 Nollywood movies.
As a producer, she has produced and co-produce several movies, including choked, Bird Watcher, In Your Dreams and the award nominated blockbuster “Bended knees”.
Net Worth: N720 million
2) Genevieve Nnaji
This beautiful actress, producer and director started her career as a child actor, at the age of 8 in the then popular television soap opera Ripples. In 1998, when she turned 19, she starred in the movie wanted. This was her first appearance in the Nigeria film industry.
She has appear in over 200 movies including Mark of the beast, ijele, Last Party, and the award winning film ije: The Journey.
In 2004, Genevieve released her music debut album “One logologo line” with a Ghanian record label EKB records. Her brief music career was not as successful as her movie career. Genevieve dropped her music ambition shortly after.
In 2005, she became the first actress to win the African Movie Academy Award for best actress in a leading role. Her other achievement include the first actor to be awarded as Best actress by the censors board of Nigeria, first actor to be awarded best actress at the city peoples Awards 2001.
Her movie, Road to yesterday which was her first produced movie, won Best Movie overall in west Africa at the 2016 African Magic viewers choice award.
In 2018, Genevieve’s movie Lionheart was acquired by Netflix making it the first Nigerian movie to be acquired by the online streaming service.
Net Worth: N850 million
1) Rita Dominic
One of the most successful Nigerian actress of her time, Rita Dominic started her career as a child actor in a children television show in IMO state. Her first starring role was in the movie “A Time To Kill”.
She graduated from the university of Port Harcourt with a BA in theatre Arts before joining the Nigeria film industry. Rita won several awards for her role in the film “76”. Rita won the AMVCAs best actress award in both the comedy and Drama category, making her the only actress to have accomplish such. She is also the only actress in west Africa to have won the Kenyan’s kalasha awards. And in 2012 She won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a leading role.
Net Worth: N950 million