10 Richest Nigerian Nollywood Actors

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Certain Nigerian Nollywood movies are often seen to portray scenes and personalities that are wealthy but how many of these actors are actually wealthy in real life? There is no doubt that getting into Nollywood as a Nigerian or African actor will bring about a huge opportunity for you to make your own bucks. This is coupled with the fame attached to it. It is not only the actors that are wealthy but some Nigerian actresses in Nollywood have also made themselves wealthy. Who are the richest Nigerian actors in Nollywood? Arranged in no particular order, let’s find out:

Top 10 Wealthiest Nigerian Actors in Nollywood

10. John Okafor (Mr Ibu) 

John Okafor (Mr Ibu) - richest Nigerian Nollywood actors

John Okafor (popularly called Mr Ibu) is a top Nollywood actor and comedian. Mr Ibu is undoubtedly one of Nigeria’s most talented comic characters. He is best known for his humorous acts which is often characterised by stupidity, hilarious imbecility and a sharp disconnection from reality. His attitude has created a huge demand for his movies. He is one of the top 10 richest Nigerian Nollywood actors of our time.

9. Nonso Diobi

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Nonso Diobi, a talented and lovable Nollywood actor is among those who have printed their names in gold in the largest African entertainment industry. He has featured in more than 60 movies and is well recognized for his acting prowess.

See Also: 10 Richest Nigerian Nollywood Actresses

8. Mike Ezuruonye


One of the most talented actors in Nollywood, Mike is reaping the reward of his talents and this has placed him in an enviable position as a wealthy Nigerian actor.

7. Desmond Elliot

Ddesmond Elliot

The popular Nigerian actor and director has starred in more than 200 movies including soap operas and a number of television shows. He made his money from acting, endorsements and adverts. He is involved in public relations projects for the Nigerian telecoms giant (Glo), Desmond Elliot is one of Nigeria’s richest Nollywood actors

6. Ramsey Nouah

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One cannot make this list without including Ramsey Nouah. The “lover boy” of Nollywood has featured in a huge list of movies mostly romantic films. He made his money through acting, endorsements and adverts.

Richest Nigerian Nollywood Actors

5. Osita Iheme (Pawpaw)

Osita Iheme (Pawpaw)

Osita Iheme, popularly known as Pawpaw after he played the role of ‘Pawpaw’ in the film Aki na Ukwa alongside Chinedu Ikedieze. In 2007 Osita received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards. Today, Osita is considered to be one of Nigeria’s most famous and richest Nigerian Nollywood actors.

4. Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki)

Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki)

Chinedu Ikedieze popularly known as Aki is best known for acting alongside Osita Iheme in most movies after their breakthrough in the movie Aki na Ukwa. In 2007 Ikedieze received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards and is one of the 10 wealthiest actors in Nigeria.

3.  Nkem Owoh (Osufia)

Nkem Owoh

Nkem Owoh who is popularly known as Osuofia following a successful comedy movie he acted is one of the pioneers of comedy movies in Nigeria. His acting is often quite hilarious sharpened by the magical and instinctive use of his talents rather than written manuscripts.

2. Jim Iyke

Jim Iyke - richest Nigerian Nollywood actors

There is no doubt that Jim Iyke is one of the most popular actors in Nollywood. Jim Iyke has won many awards in Nollywood. He’s a three-time winner of the Teenage Choice Award. He has also won the Best Actor in Nigerian Entertainment Award. His other awards include African Achievement Award, Best Actor of the Year, (Mode Men Award 2010), Sexiest Man in Nigeria (2008), and the Best African Actor (NET Awards). He has made a lot of money from acting, endorsements and his businesses. Jim Iyke comes at number two on our list of richest Nigerian Nollywood actors

1. Richard Mofe Damijo RMD

Richard Mofe Damijo Pictures - richest Nigerian Nollywood actors

Richard Mofe Damijo popularly known as RMD, is a Nigerian actor and politician. In 2005 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. In 200, he joined politics and was appointed the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Nigeria.

Other Rich Nigerian Actors Worth Mentioning

Odunlade Adekola

Odunlade Adekola is a popular yoruba movie actor that is among the richest Nigerian actors. He made his wealth from acting, endorsements and he was recently made a Glo (Nigerian telecoms giant) ambassador alongside Psquare.

Bolaji Amusan aka Mr Latin

Bolaji Amusan aka Mr Latin is a popular Nollywood and yoruba actor, producer and comedian. He is quite talented and his judging by his natural instincts in acting. He is recognized among the wealthy Nigerian actors.

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  • Nuurjahan .

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