The 20 Most Beautiful Nigerian Actresses in Nollywood

The Nigerian movie industry has grown by leaps and bounds in the last decade and has produced more stars than any other entertainment sector in the country. The talent and skills of the actors and actresses that keep the sector afloat are in no doubt, considering that they have made it all the way to Netflix.

In addition to the stars it has produced, beautiful Nigerian actresses have also not been in short supply in the sector. While the debate might be very hot as to who the most beautiful actress in Nigeria is, the list below discusses some 20 most beautiful Nigerian actresses in no particular order.

20 Most Beautiful Nigerian Actresses in Nollywood

1. Rita Dominic

  • Age: 46 years old
  • State of origin: Imo State
  • Relationship status: engaged
  • Best features: good dentition, great smile, and beautiful eyes
  • Known For: 76 the movie

Although Rita Dominic is among the earliest crop of actresses in Nollywood, she has managed to stay relevant and remains one of the most beautiful to date. The actress who hails from the Nwaturuocha Royal Family in Aboh Mbaise of Imo State started acting as a child in school plays and television shows. Her career started with a minor role in the 1998 movie, A Time to Kill and since then, she has grown to become one of the most notable and sought-after people in Nollywood.

Over time, people have complimented her for increasingly looking younger than she actually is. To this, she said she owes it all to taking good care of her body by eating healthy and exercising regularly, as well as getting spa treatments whenever she has the time. Also, she prefers to wear clothes that she is very comfortable in, designer or not. This is definitely why she never looks flustered or out of her depth.

Years back, Dominic was accused of bleaching her skin to look lighter. While there are no real facts to support that idea, she has equally not responded to the accusations beyond often showing off her beauty routines and some of the products she uses and endorses. She is currently engaged to Daily Times Publisher Fidelis Anosike.

2. Chinonso Arubayi

  • Born: May 24 (late 30s)
  • State of origin: Abia State
  • Relationship status: widowed (single)
  • Best features: full lips and baby face
  • Children: 1
  • Known for: Timi Dakolo’s Obim Video

Chinonso Arubayi is one of the recent actresses blazing a trail in Nollywood. She is known for movies like Oche’s Secret, A Lonely Star, Zizani, Beyond Pardon, and Three Brothers amongst many others. Beyond acting, however, she is a TV personality, model, certified makeup artist, and beauty entrepreneur. The actress is super private and has not released details about her personal life.

She was married to the late gospel singer Eric Arubayi for three years until his death in 2017. They have a son together. Arubayi attributes her beauty to drinking a lot of water and using the right beauty products that complement her skin and make her pop in the right color blend. She also says she has an inner light that makes her glow at all times.

To further share her beauty secrets with her fans, the actress started a makeup line that is fairly well-known. Having always been a beauty, Arubayi won the Miss Teen Nigeria Pageant at 17 and was more recently the Bride in the official video of Timi Dakolo’s Igbo wedding song Obim.

3. Sharon Ooja

  • Age: 31 years old
  • State of origin: Benue State
  • Relationship status: single
  • Best features: her height and eyes
  • Known for: Skinny Girl in Transit

Sharon Ooja describes her entry into the world of movies as a coincidence. She first rose to fame in the role of Shalewa from the Ndani TV comedy web series Skinny Girl in Transit. She may not have been acting for long but that one role was all it took to make her a household name.

The actress is an indigene of Benue State but spent the better part of her childhood in Plateau State where she was raised. She has a degree in Mass Communication.

When it comes to her beauty, the rising actress is surely giving her older colleagues a run for their money. Sharon thinks her glowing skin is all the makeup she needs, hence, she prefers to wear it light and clean. She starts her day by drinking healthy tea, lots of water, and eating well-balanced meals. She also advocates for using organic skin products.

More often than not, she flaunts her flawless skin in pictures without filters. She stands at an outstanding height of 5 ft 9 in and has unique beautiful eyes. In her opinion, every girl needs her beauty sleep. Ooja says she is in a relationship but has not disclosed who her man is.

4. Regina Daniels

  • Age: 21 years old
  • State of origin: Delta
  • Relationship status: married
  • Best features: her chin and smile
  • Children: 1
  • Known for: being a billionaire’s wife

Regina Daniels first rose to fame as a child actress when she started acting at the young age of seven through the influence of her mother who is also an actress. She would soon transition to an adult and has not left the limelight since.

Sporting fair and flawless skin, Daniels became the talk of the town when she married billionaire businessman Ned Nwoko and became his sixth wife at 19. While her fans debated whether or not her decision was right, the young actress has only looked even more flawless and classy than ever.

Known for her simplicity, you would often see her dressed down and in shades. The mother of one gained some weight after the birth of her son in 2020 but has since developed a diet and fitness plan that helped her come back to shape. It particularly involved the use of Mapia Tea.

5. Nancy Isime

  • Age: 30 years old
  • State of origin: Edo State
  • Relationship status: single
  • Best features: her smile and height
  • Known for: The Nancy Isime Show

Nancy Isime is, by all means, a trailblazer when it comes to Nollywood beauty and fashion. The actress, model, TV host, and media personality rose to fame sporting a blond lowcut that has since become a favorite for Nigerian women.

The Edo State beauty made her acting debut in 2011 with the TV series Echoes but has since been in a host of other movies that only made her more famous. She is best known for her The Nancy Isime Show which has aired for three seasons.

Testament to her beauty, Isime won the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award for Sexiest On-Air Personality In 2016. She credits her good looks to drinking lots of water, eating healthy, and getting lots of beauty sleep. Besides the obvious physical attributes that make her one of the most beautiful Nigerian actresses, she also has a unique voice and laughter. The actress is 5 feet 11 inches tall and currently single.

6. Tonto Dike

  • Age: 37 years old
  • State of origin: Rivers State
  • Relationship status: divorced
  • Best features: good dentition and flawless skin
  • Children: 1
  • Known for: Tonto Dikeh Foundation

Dubbed the most controversial actress in Nollywood, Tonto Dike rose to fame on the wings of the many scandals and controversies she has courted since her acting career kicked off. This notwithstanding, she ranks rather high on the list of the most beautiful actresses for many reasons. The actress has been an advocate of women working on their bodies and has certainly led by example. It is no secret that she has done a number of surgical procedures to get herself the body she wants. Per her revelations, she has had liposuction and a Brazilian butt lift.

In addition to the above, Tonto treats her skin to a routine beauty IV shot twice a week which in her own words, makes her skin look supple, smooth, and flawless. While many expressed worry and concern about the long-term effects of all the surgeries and drips she is taking, Tonto is unfazed and often shares her before and after photos to show how much more beautiful she looks now.

Moreover, from the increasing number of endorsement deals and fashion-related engagements she has been at in the last year, it is apparent that she hit the right target with her beauty enhancement. Tonto was married to businessman and philanthropist Olakunle Churchhill with whom she has a son.

7. Genevieve Nnaji

  • Age: 43 years old
  • State of origin: Imo State
  • Relationship status: single
  • Best features: a well-defined jaw, chocolate color, and her ageless nature
  • Known for: Lion Heart

Genevieve Nnaji is one of Nollywood’s greatest actresses. She made her acting debut at eight years old in 1987 and has managed to stay relevant to date. Often referred to as natural black beauty, Nnaji has a long list of movies she is known for and equally has many awards to show for her efforts.

The Imo State native has often had to answer questions about how she has managed to remain ageless after so many years in the spotlight. She once revealed the three things that help her stay at the top of her beauty game to be her sense of style, especially as regards color combinations; the foundation she uses, and good hair. In addition to the above, is a healthy diet and a lot of sound sleep.

In an interview, she revealed that she does not like stress and prefers not to be rushed, hence, you will never find her disheveled. Above all, she stays far away from junk. Nnaji has remained famously single.

8. Omoni Oboli

  • Age: 44 years old
  • State of origin: Edo State
  • Relationship status: married
  • Best features: trim physique and natural hair
  • Children: 3
  • Known for: Wives on Strike

Omoni Oboli is a beauty goal for many reasons. The actress became a part of Nollywood with her first role in 1996, but even though she is not in our faces with a lot of roles, she is often working in the background in various other capacities as a producer, director, scriptwriter, and digital filmmaker.

Although she has been married to fellow producer Nnamdi Oboli since 2000, Omoni has been able to maintain an enviable trim figure after three kids. She attributes her supple skin and physique first to what she eats. In her words, you have to watch what you eat, how you eat it, and when you eat it. This, along with the right organic skin care products is how she stays forever young.

She also stresses how important it is to have a workout routine that is not necessarily about weight loss but more about staying healthy. For her very long natural hair which fans often ask how she grows and maintains, Omoni stresses the importance of loving it like the living organism it is, keeping it hydrated, and taking good care of it with the right products. She advises the use of henna once in two months.

9. Beverly Naya

  • Age: 31 years old
  • Nationality: the United Kingdom/Nigerian
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Best features: Her color and long natural hair
  • Known for: Tinsel

When British-born Beverly Naya made the decision to relocate to Nigeria to launch her acting career, it would turn out to be one of the best decisions she has ever made. Since her rise to prominence on Tinsel, the actress has also attracted a lot of attention for her beauty, class, and poise.

As a result of the constant questions regarding how she looks good while keeping up with the hassles of her busy schedule, she was granted an interview in which she detailed her beauty secrets. First, she washes her face twice daily, uses good moisturizers, applies a serum that keeps her skin supple, takes lots of oranges, and drinks lots of water.

Naya is an advocate for embracing and celebrating the color of your skin just the way it is. This is as a result of the negativity she received for her skin color in her younger years in London. To promote awareness of colorism, the actress produced a documentary titled Skin.

On how she maintains her long and luscious natural hair which has been considered one of her best features, she said she washes regularly, applies protein treatments, and uses coconut and argan essential oils to keep the strands shiny and healthy. On another note, she stresses the importance of wearing protective hairstyles at all times. In all, Beverly Naya’s style is sexy but classy.

10. Ini Edo

  • Age: 40 years old
  • State of origin: Akwa Ibom
  • Relationship status: divorced
  • Best features: lips, nose, and curves
  • Children: 1
  • Known for: Chief Daddy

One word that constantly pops up in fans’ description of Ini Edo is curvy. The Akwa Ibom beauty made her Nollywood debut in 2003 and has been in many movies since then. Over time, since she rose to prominence, age has only made Ini look more alluring. Even more interesting is the fact that she has maintained her natural brown skin as opposed to the more recent trend of skin lightening that seems to be in vogue for black women.

She made a bold entry into the beauty industry when she turned her love for all things beauty and fashion into a business opportunity by launching a line of beauty and skincare products. The line which she named Beauty Secret of April consists of products like body lotion, face wash, cream, lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, and more.

Speaking at the event launch of the line, she said the products have been on her daily beauty routine for two years, especially the Vitamin C and Retinol which rejuvenates her skin and leaves her looking younger. Even more interesting, the line has a special interest in helping women maintain and love their chocolate colors just like Ini Edo herself.

11. Adesua Etomi-Wellington

  • Age: 36 years old
  • State of origin: Edo State
  • Relationship status: married
  • Best features: height, figure, and nose
  • Children: 1
  • Known for: The Wedding Party

In the last few years since Adesua Etomi took Nollywood by storm with her performance in The Wedding Party alongside the handsome Banky W, who she ended up getting married to, she has been at the top of beauty talks when it comes to Nigerian actresses.

Standing tall at an impressive height of 5 ft 5 inches, the Edo State beauty has clear unique eyes, a trim physique that is curvy in the right places, and flawless fair skin. The actress is also very flexible from her days of taking ballet and gymnastics classes in school.

One of Adesua’s superpowers is making every outfit count. Her simplicity and ability to make the most simple outfits stand out has inspired Nigerian designers who she often loves to show off their works on her. Among the designers that she wears often are Purple and Matopeda and Mai Atafo. The actress is yet to reveal her snap-back game considering how awesome she looks since welcoming her first child back in 2021, but whatever she is doing is working wonders because she looks amazing.

12. Tana Adelana

  • Age: 37 years old
  • State of origin: Enugu State
  • Relationship status: married
  • Best features: height, eyes, and jaw
  • Children: 2
  • Known for: The Bling Lagosians

Despite being in the entertainment circle for well over two decades, Tana is one actress that not many people seem to know and this is most likely because she prefers to keep personal details about her life away from the media. The actress started out as an OAP before she made the switch to acting where she has since made her mark and become one of the most beautiful Nigerian actresses. Tana is married to Femi Adelana with whom she has two kids.

Reacting to the compliments pouring in over her good looks despite being married for over a decade, Tana has given a little insight into her beauty routine, saying it involves a lot of water, whether swimming in it or just drinking it. Also, she incorporates veggies and proteins in her diet, stays away from junk food, and has not tasted sugar for a very very long time. Her trim and curvy physique stand tall at a height of 5 feet 8 inches.

13. Adunni Ade

  • Age: 40 years old
  • Nationality: German-Irish / Nigerian
  • Relationship status: divorced
  • Best features: height, eyes, and hair
  • Children: 2
  • Known for: It’s Her Day

Adunni Ade has a face that one cannot forget in a hurry and it’s not hard to see why. Born in New York to a Nigerian father and a German Irish mother, the actress fits perfectly into the Nigerian picture of what a half-caste should look like. She started her career as a fashion model but made a switch to acting when she relocated back to Nigeria after school.

Since her debut in 2013, she has acted in close to 50 movies and has been applauded for her captivating smile and flawless skin. She has not made many revelations about how she keeps her body in check but we do know that she gets her skincare products from SkinbyFaye.

Beyond the products, however, Adunni Ade is a fitness junkie, you will often find her sweating it out at the gym which is obviously her primary way of keeping her body under control after two kids.

14. Chinenye Ubah

  • Age: 52 years old
  • State of origin: Anambra
  • Relationship status: single
  • Best features: her legs
  • Known for: Akweke

Born in Anambra and raised in Asaba, Chinenye Ubah is one of the newer crops of actresses causing a stir in Nollywood. The actress had an early passion for acting and got some of her first roles as a child actor while she was still in secondary school. She would eventually pitch her tent in modeling until 2015 when she returned to acting in major roles that saw her get all the attention she needed for bigger recognitions.

Ubah is best known for movies like Akwaeke, Pretty Little Things, and Agony of a Sister. She was rated one of the most beautiful Nigerian actresses because of her simplicity and class. Looking good in just about anything she throws on, her glowing skin complements her overall look a great deal.

The actress plays her cards very close to the chest as she hardly grants interviews and has not made any revelations regarding how she keeps herself looking good and young. Moreso, she has no active social media handle.

15. Damilola Adegbite

  • Age: 37 years old
  • State of origin: Lagos
  • Relationship status: divorced
  • Best features: her skin
  • Children: 1
  • Known for: Tinsel

If there is an actress that takes the cake for carrying herself with class at every given time, it would be Damilola Adegbite. The actress who rose to fame following her role as Telema Duke on Tinsel caught a lot of attention with many often referring to her as the sexiest actress in Nigeria.

Growing up in a very artistic family, the actress got a good idea of what it meant to stay at the top of her game irrespective of the struggles. You will often see her looking chic and classy. She advocates for healthy eating which she says is responsible for her lush skin. The actress eats a lot of watermelons which she initially thought improved a woman’s scent but decided it didn’t after much research.

Adegbite runs a health and wellness website where she teaches people how to take better care of their minds and bodies. She also wrote a book on how to get through tragedies and experiences that stress us and affect our physical bodies. The book draws majorly from how she was able to stay fresh and fly despite everything she has been through. Damilola Adegbite was married to Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh who she shares a son with.

16. Lilian Esoro

  • Age: 40 years old
  • State of origin: Imo State
  • Relationship status: divorced
  • Best features: legs, lips, and curves
  • Children: 1
  • Known for: Clinic Matters

The beautiful Lilian Esoro had many confused for a while thinking she was a native of Akwa Ibom state. The actress who is originally from Imo State rose to fame as Nurse Abigail in the television series Clinic Matters. Dubbed the patron saint of killer red lips, Esoro is one of those people who successfully rock any look on the red tone.

She upped her beauty game when she launched the Lioca chain of businesses that include a beauty spa, a skincare line, a nail salon, a clothing line, and more. Being her own official model the actress often shows herself receiving beauty treatments or carrying out night/day time beauty rituals that have not left any doubts as regards how good her products and services are.

One of the other things that make Lilian Esoro stand out is that she never seems to have a bad hair or nail day. Maybe it’s the fact that she sells hair too. Either way, she seems to lavish all of the services and products she offers on herself and we are loving how good they all look on her. Esoro was married to Triple MG Record label boss Ubi Franklin and they have a son together.

17. Bimbo Ademoye

  • Age: 31 years old
  • State of origin: Lagos State
  • Relationship status: single
  • Best features: hourglass figure and skin
  • Known for: Looking for Baami and Sugar Rush

The beautiful Bimbo Ademoye had her first proper acting role in 2014 and by 2018, she was already creating a buzz. By 2018, she was listed on Premium Times’ actresses to watch, and true to their prediction, Ademoye’s rise to prominence happened in a massive way. She soon became not only a known face in the movies but also in the fashion and beauty circle.

Dubbed diva with the tiniest waist, Ademoye became pretty popular in the beauty industry for more than just her pretty face. She made it to the list of the most beautiful Nigerian actresses for the killer combination of her flawless skin, hourglass figure, and her incredible fashion sense. Many at first suspected that she had gone under the knife to achieve all that curve but she has insisted it’s all-natural. However, she once shared that while she naturally has a tiny waist, she maintains it by wearing her waist trainer a minimum of six hours daily.

The beauty did not rule out going under the knife entirely because she shared that if for any reason like childbirth or weight gain she loses her curves, she would not hesitate to go for surgery to get it back. The actress endorses Jennysglow organic skincare products which she allegedly uses. Bimbo Ademoye is single.

18. Mercy Aigbe

  • Age:ย 44 years old
  • State of Origin:ย Edo State
  • Relationship status: married
  • Best features: flawless skin and hourglass figure
  • Children: 2
  • Known for: AsoebiMercy

Mercy Aigbe learned the ropes of acting with her early roles in the beloved TV drama series Papa Ajasco amongst others until 2006 when she scored her first big role in a Yoruba movie. Since her rise to prominence, the actress has solidified her place on the list of the most beautiful Nigerian actress in many ways. To start with, no list of trending Nigerian aseobi styles is complete without a few looks from the very stylish actress.

Aigbe might be as busy as every other actress but she certainly does not play when it comes to her looks and style. In an interview, she revealed that she takes good care of herself, drinks a lot of water at the time, eats plenty of vegetables, little foods with high calories, and never eats late at night. In addition to the above, she gets facials, massage, and body exfoliation twice every month.

The mother of three is an advocate for aging gracefully and has done well by making a business out of her incredible fashion sense. She is the CEO of MagDivas and AseobiMercy chains of business which deals mostly in styling women and selling clothes and fabrics amongst other things. Mercy Aigbe was married to Lanre Gentry but recently got remarried to Hon. Kazim Adeoti. She has two children.

19. Osas Ighodaro

  • Age:ย 31 years old
  • State of origin: Edo State
  • Relationship status: divorced
  • Children: 1
  • Best features: height and curves
  • Known for: Smart Money Woman and Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story

Osas Ighodaro is a very accomplished Nigerian-American actress who came onto the Nollywood scene as Adanna in Tinsel back in 2012. Since then, she has expanded her career portfolio and currently doubles as a producer, host, dancer, model, and humanitarian. Often referred to as hot, the actress sets herself apart with the kind of roles she takes on.

In the Stripped series on Ndani TV, Osas shared the secrets that keep her looking flawless daily. She revealed that she washes her face twice daily and never goes to bed with makeup on, so at the end of the day, especially when she has a full face of makeup on, she follows a strict ritual for refreshing her face. The ritual involves wiping, washing, airdrying, toning, spraying, and moisturizing.

Beyond all of the outward caretaking, Osas believes it’s what is going on inside that manifests outwards on the skin, so she takes care of her insides by drinking a lot of water. This in addition to her steady workout session either in the gym or her dance session has kept Osas firmly on the list of actresses with the hottest bodies. The mother of one was married to Gbenro Ajibade.

20. Chacha Eke Faani

  • Age:ย 35 years old
  • State of origin: Ebonyi State
  • Relationship status: married
  • Children: 4
  • Best features: glowing skin, full lips, and smile
  • Known for: Scholastica

Although Chacha Eke started acting back in 2012 and is a very fine actress, it was her family drama that got her the full attention of the media. She is married to producer and director Austin Faani and they have four children together.

Chacha’s extreme methods of staying in shape after childbirth got a lot of tongues wagging, especially when she shared the very grueling process she goes through to get her figure back each time. It involved an almost extreme use of hot water for drinking, sitting, and bathing as well as a healthy diet and some very rigorous workout routines. While it did give her the required results she wanted, not many were willing to try it.

Since the birth of her fourth child, Eke seems to be getting even younger. She cares for her skin with Susan Channel products that have maintained her color without lightening. All things considered, she looks great.

Recap of The Most Beautiful Nigerian Actresses

  1. Rita Dominic
  2. Chinonso Arubayi
  3. Sharon Ooja
  4. Regina Daniels
  5. Nancy Isime
  6. Tonto Dikeh
  7. Genevieve Nnaji
  8. Omoni Oboli
  9. Beverly Naya
  10. Ini Edo
  11. Edesua Etomi-Wellington
  12. Tana Adelana
  13. Adunni Ade
  14. Chinenye Ubah
  15. Damilola Adegbite
  16. Lilian Esoro
  17. Bimbo Ademoye
  18. Mercy Aigbe
  19. Osas Ighodaro
  20. Chacha Eke Faani

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