So, tell me, who is the richest actress in Nigeria? We all argue about stuff like this isn’t it? I’m pretty sure about that.
It was around 10 am this morning when I heard some of my friends arguing over the top richest actress in Nigeria.
They asked questions like; Who is the richest Nigerian actress? Who are the top 10 richest actresses In Nigeria? What is the net worth of the richest female actress in Nigeria?
I couldn’t come up with facts either, so I decided to go do some digging to get detailed information about the top 20 richest actresses in Nigeria.
Who Is The Richest Actress In Nigeria?
So, who is the richest actress in Nigeria? Rita Dominic is the richest Nigerian actress with an estimated net worth of N950 Million.
You’ll agree with me that Nigeria is a productive country. Interestingly, Nigeria film industry (Nollywood) is a multi-million dollar industry in Nigeria.
Just to quickly chip this in; if you want to know the net worth of the richest woman in Nigeria then you should check that out.
Movie acting in Nigeria has evolved into something more lucrative over the years. No wonder Nigerian actors and actresses are earning so much, even more than some white collar job employee.
We recently made a post about the top 10 richest musicians in the world, you should check it out too.
Top 20 Richest Actress In Nigeria Forbes List
This article has been segmented into three categories; the richest actresses in Nigeria, next is the richest Yoruba actress and finally is the youngest and richest actress in Nigeria.
So, let’s get to what this article is all about the top ten richest actresses in Nigeria.
1. Rita Dominic
Rita Dominic was born on July 12th 1975 and she attended Federal Government College Ikot Ekpene Akwa Ibom state.
She later proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt where she graduated with BA (Honours) Degree in Theatre Arts in 1999.
She started performing when she was a child and appeared in school plays. She charges 1 million to 1.5 million Naira per movie.
This beautiful woman has also produced many movies which went out to make sales worth millions of naira. Chai, I automatically fall in love with her looks when she slays in any of these attention grabbing Nigerian braids hairstyles.
Rita Dominic who is also a businesswoman was also reported to own fixed assets worth over 40 million of naira. Hmm. Ego!
She has signed many endorsement deals worth millions of naira with Zaron cosmetics and she is also a brand ambassador to Canadian luxury hair brand.
She has also won many awards which includes City people Awards in 2004, Drama/TV series award at the Africa Magic Viewer’s choice award.
Her net worth is estimated to be #950 million and yes, she’s made it to my list of top 20 richest actresses in Nigeria.
2. Genevieve Nnaji
Genevieve was born on 3rd May 1979 and she attended Methodist girl’s college Yaba and went to Lagos state university to further his education. Talk about Nigerian fashion and style and you’ll find her rocking our native styles too.
She started her career as an actress in 1987. She is also a singer, model and businesswoman.
This beautiful and richest actress charges about 2 million naira per movie and she has starred in over 300 movies.
She owns a lot of expensive cars which include Mercedes Benz G Wagon, Range Rover Evoque worth millions of naira. Not only that, she also has houses in Ghana and Ikoyi.
Recently, she built an expensive mansion for her parents in Lekki. With her net worth which is estimated as #850 million.
She has also signed endorsement deals with many companies like Lux, 9mobile, Polo, Amstel Malta and many more. She must not be excluded from my list of top richest actresses in Nigeria.
3. Mercy Johnson
She was born on August 28th, 1984 and she attended Rivers state secondary school and the Nigerian Navy secondary school, but all her intention to further her tertiary education failed.
She also revealed that she got into the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) because she failed her university entrance examination.
She was one of the inaugural winners at the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards 2013 for her role in the comedy movie “Dumebi the Dirty Girl”. She also charges 1 million to 1.5 million Naira per movie.
She is a brand ambassador of Mr. Chef iodized salt. Mercy has many houses, cars and several land properties in Lagos. She also has a Lexus worth #16 million which is a gift from her husband when she had her first baby.
Her net worth which is estimated as #600 million has made her to be on my list of richest actress in Nigeria.
4. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Omotola Jalade is undoubtedly one of the richest actresses in Nigeria. She was born on February 7th 1978.
She has been awarded ‘Best actress in a supporting role during the African movie award in 2005.
Omosexy charges 1.5 to 2 million Naira per movie and she has starred in over 300 movies.
She is also a brand ambassador to many companies like Ghandour cosmetics, P&G, and more.
Omotola and her daughter, Meraiah recently linked an endorsement with Knorr cube. This mother of four has received many awards. Her net worth is estimated as #550 million.
5. Funke Akindele
Here is another one on my list of richest actress in Nigeria who was born on 24th August 1977. She completed her primary school education in Calabar and her secondary school education in Ikorodu.
Funke Akindele then obtained an OND in Mass communication in Moshood Abiola Polytechnic formerly known as Ogun state polytechnic and she finally proceeded to university of Lagos and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law.
This funny woman started acting right from her secondary school days. She is the producer of “Jenifa’s diary” and recently she released music-oriented series “indusreet” that was directed by her husband Abdul Rasheed Bello.
She also plays the leading role in the ongoing TV show Jenifa’s diary. Funke Akindele has been endorsed by many top brands which include Globacom, Jobberrman.com, Klin detergent, Vitafoam that worth #20million. She also has many cars.
Funke Akindele’s net worth is #510 million and she’s one of the top ten richest Yoruba actors and actresses in Nigeria.
6. Ini Edo
Ini Edo who was born on 19th of April 1982 is a beautiful and one of the richest actresses in Nigeria. She has starred in over 200 movies and she charges 1.5 to 2 million per movie.
She has signed many endorsement deals which include noble hair, Glo, and Chivita. This beautiful woman also owns a fashion company and in 2014, she acquired a mansion worth millions of naira in Lekki.
She also has multimillion naira cars which include a Mercedes G Wagon AMG G-65 worth #38 million.
She won the Nafca award in 2013 for the best-supporting actress. Her worth is estimated as #450 million.
7. Clarion Chukwura
Here is another beautiful woman on my list of top 20 richest actress in Nigeria. She was born on July 24th 1964.
Clarion Chukwura is a graduate of prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dramatic Arts.
She started her acting career in 1979 and started appearing on NTA television series. She is an actress to reckon with in Nollywood. Clarion is the mother of music video director Clarence Peters.
In case you don’t know Clarence is the product of the relationship she had with a legendary Nigerian musician. She has acted in more than 250 Nollywood movies.
This adorable actress was the first Nigerian to win the Best Actress category at the 1982 FESPACO film festival in Burkina Faso.
She was also honored with a United Nations peace ambassador for her charity work across Africa is not surprising that her net worth is estimated as #400 million.
8. Daniella Okeke
She was born on 26th March 1987. She is the CEO at the D Covi Entertainment industry and this has made her be one of the popular and richest actresses in Nigeria. She has starred in many Nollywood movies as well.
Daniella has acquired a lot over the years in the movie industry. She also owns a house in Lekki with four cars worth millions of naira. Her net worth is estimated to be 390 million Naira.
9. Patience Ozokwor
Patience Ozokwor popularly known as Mama G is one of the oldest and richest actresses in Nigeria. She always plays the role of mothers and wicked mother in law in movies.
She has featured in over 100 movies. Apart from acting, she also engages in other businesses and she has won many awards such as best supporting actress award in the Nigerian Nollywood history
Patience Ozokwor is currently one of the richest actresses in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of 390 million Naira. One thing I love about her is that she rocks our Nigerian native attire styles and she looks good in it.
10. Bukky Wright
She is also one of the stylish and richest actresses in Nigeria. She was born on 31st of March 1967 and she studied Economics at the University of Lagos.
Bukky Wright started her acting career in 1996 and she has starred in many Nollywood films and has also featured in popular TV series super story.
Bukky Wright who is also one of the best Yoruba actresses is a businesswoman and politician. In fact, she contested under the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP), but she, unfortunately, lost the election.
She owns a fast-food restaurant, a fashion house and a record label company. Her net worth is estimated at 380 million naira.
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More Richest Nigerian Actresses Names and Their Worth
The list of Nigerian actresses that are rich still continues:
11. Mary Njoku
Mary Njoku born on 20th of March 1985 is the wife of Nigerian businessman Jason Njoku who founded the multi-million dollar worth Irokotv.
She also owns a movie production company called ROK studio in Lagos state and has featured in several movies.
She is undoubtedly one of the richest actresses in Nigeria. With a net worth of #380 million, you can also agree with me that she is worth appearing on my list.
12. Uche Jombo
Here is another richest actress in Nigeria who is a woman of many parts. She is a graduate of Mathematics and statistics from the University of Calabar.
Uche Jombo is an actress, director, producer and model and she has featured in several movies.
She was an ambassador Globacom. She is still very active in the industry producing and directing movies. She also has a house in Lekki worth millions of naira.
She was nominated for the Best Female Film producer of the year, ELOY Awards 2014. Uche Jombo has a net worth of #370 million.
13. Kate Henshaw
She is also ranked as one of the richest actresses in Nigeria. She has starred in many Nollywood movies and has endorsed many brands which include Samsung, Blessings perfume in the UK. She is currently the face of Onga.
Kate has many cars which include SUV, Nissan Armada worth millions of naira and many houses.
With the net worth of #350m you can also agree with me that she is worth appearing on my list top 20 richest actress in Nigeria
14. Nkiru Sylvanus
She is also one of the famous and richest actress in Nigeria. This lady who was born on 13th May 1985 was known for her ability to cry in movies. She is a graduate of mass communication from Enugu state university of Technology.
She started acting in Nigerian movies (Nollywood) in 1999. In 2000, she became famous after starring in the movie “cry for help”.
Nkiru who was also the former special senior assistant to the governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has won several awards which include Best actress of the year at the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards and more. Her net worth is estimated as #350 million.
15. Stephanie Okereke
Stephanie Okereke was born on 2nd October 1982 and she joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) movie in 1997.
She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and literary studies in university.
She started her career in 1997 and she has acted in over 150 Nollywood movies and has also won several awards in Nigeria which include best movie actress at the Africa movie Academy awards.
The actress has signed many endorsements deals with many companies. She also has many cars of which include a range rover and landed properties.
Stephanie Okereke is currently one of the richest actresses in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of 320 million naira.
16. Monalisa Chinda
Monalisa was born on 13th of September 1974. She is one of the top and richest actresses in Nigeria. She is also a producer and she is involved in a lot of charity work.
She joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 1996. In 2010, she has crowned the Face of Port Harcourt Carnival Queen in her hometown of Rivers state. Monalisa has endorsed many brands as well and her net worth is estimated to be #310 million.
17. Tonto Dikeh
Tonto Dikeh who is often referred to as Tontolet is currently one of the richest actress in Nigeria. She was born on 9th of June 1985.
Tonto Dikeh who lost her mother when she was very young and was raised by her father and stepmother studied petroleum engineering in Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
In 2011, she ventured into music. Not too long ago, she was announced that she is a born again Christian and that she has been working on how to get rid of her tattoo.
She has also been preaching and speaking in tongues. She is an ambassador for American based skin care products Naturessence and many more. She has also won numerous awards. She is worth #300 million.
18. Rukky Sanda
This Nollywood actress whose worth is #250m is also on my list of richest actress in Nigeria. She is also a producer and a director.
Recently she acquires a house in Lekki and she also has a lot of cars which include Range Rovers known as Evogue worth #35million
19. Chika Ike
Chika Ike is one of the richest actresses in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of 250 million naira.
She is a graduate of Human Kinetics and Health Education from the University of Lagos.
Chika Ike started her career in Nollywood in 2005. She has starred in many Nollywood movies.
She owns a boutique called Fancy Nancy in Abuja. She is also an ambassador for the bullet energy drink. She is indeed one of the richest actresses in Nigeria.
20. Oge Okoye
Oge Okoye is a graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts.
This Nigerian actress who is a model and a philanthropist was born on 16th November 1980. In 2001 she joined the Nigeria movie industry (Nollywood).
She has acted in more than 150 Nollywood movies. She has won awards at the City People Entertainment Awards and she has also won many other awards which include best actress of the year in 2015.
The richest Nigerian female actress has an estimated net worth of 200 million Naira. She has a mansion in Lekki and she claims the mansion is worth over #100 million.
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Who Is The Richest Yoruba Actress In Nigeria?
Yoruba movie actresses are also making waves in Nigeria today. Now, do you want to know the richest Yoruba actress in Nigeria?
Funke is currently the richest Yoruba actress in Nigeria. This richest actress came to limelight after featuring in” I Need to Know” and later in Jenifer.
She is married to Abdul Rasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz. Her net worth is estimated at 510 million naira. All these come from endorsement deals and also from movie acting.
In 2012 alone, she made over 56 million naira and also in her movie “The Return of Jenifa” she earned 35 million naira.
In “Maami” she earned #11 million and she has also signed deals with irokotv, Omo detergent, Glo telecommunication and a 20 million naira deal with Vitafoam and lots more.
Funke has truly achieved greatness and here are 6 cool things about Funke Akindele that inspires us.
Also, there are scores of young, talented and richest actresses. Though, some of them are lucky to have wealthy parents while some earned through their actions and in some other businesses.
Now let me give you some detailed information about one of the young richest actresses in Nigeria with the name Regina Daniels.
Here is a young, beautiful and richest actress in Nigeria. Regina was born on 10th October 2000.
She started her movie career at the age of 7 when she got a role in the movie “Marriage of Sorrow.
You should know that she’s made our list of top 13 richest Nigerian teenage celebs. Her mother is an actress and also the current chairwoman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria Delta state branch.
Regina whose source of inspiration is her mother has worked with Nollywood stars which are Mercy Johnson, Genevieve, Chika Ike and many more.
She has a charity organization called “Regina Daniel Foundation”. She has signed many endorsement deals. This talented richest actress is a student at Igbinedion University Okada in Edo state.
Who Are The Richest Actor In Nigeria
You know what, I thought about adding a little more to this list, and here I have for you the top richest actors in Nigeria.
It’s definitely inspiring to realize that actors in Nigeria have set the pace for upcoming entertainers in Nollywood.
But truth be told, Nigeria movie industry isn’t as rewarding back in those days. Actors have come and gone, so is it for actresses.
Thanks to the hard work, creativity, and determination, Nollywood stars have taken Naija movies to the next level.
So who are the richest actors in Nigeria? Check our list of richest Nigerian actors and their net worth.
Who Is The Richest Ghanaian Actress
Our one and only Yvonne Nelson is the richest actress in Ghana, a queen diva with nice voice and smile.
Yvonne Nelson has been in the industry now for some years and she’s worth $900,000. She’s not just a Ghanaian actress; she has collaborated with Nigerian actors.
She’s also a model, an entrepreneur, and philanthropist winning several awards over the years and congrats to her for her newborn baby.
Top Richest Actress in Nigeria (Summary)
What’s your take on this? Do you think this post will help with the argument that made me dig into finding information about the top 20 richest actresses in Nigeria?
Remember this: “Never give up. Have hope. Expect only the best from life and take action to get it” These Nigerian female actresses started somewhere and they believed in themselves.
You can also be an icon in the country, just find something you’re so good at, start to build something around that thing, be on the learning curve and you’ll be a success story.
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