10 Richest Nigerian Nollywood Actors

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:

Here is a List of The Richest Nigerian Nollywood Actors

  1. John Okafor(Mr. Ibu)
  2. Osita Iheme ( Paw Paw)
  3. Nonso Diobi
  4. Chinedu Ikedieze ( Aki)
  5. Mike Ezuruonye
  6. Nkem Owoh ( Osofia)
  7. Desmond Elliot
  8.  Jim Iyke
  9. Ramsey Nouah
  10. Richard Mofe Damijo(RMD)
  • Others
  • Odunlade Adekola
  • Bolaji Amusan aka Mr. Bolaji

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.

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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.

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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.