Top 10 Nollywood Actors of All Times

The Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) has produced a lot of talented Nollywood actors and actresses since its inception. Nigerian Nollywood has grown rapidly between 1990 and 2000 to become the second largest producers of movies annually in terms of volume. While some Nollywood Actors started with the Nigerian cinema when it was still upcoming, some other talented movie stars joined along the way and together has made Nollywood what it is today and the history of Nollywood would not be complete if these Nollywood actors that have stood the test of time in proving their worth in acting are not mentioned.

10 Best Nigerian Nollywood Actors of All Times


Nonso Diobi Nollywood

Nonso Diobu is one of the few prolific Nollywood actors that has featured in over 70 movies in the past decade. Born in Enugu, Nonso joined Nollywood in 2001 when he acted his first movie: “Border Line” and since then has made a mark in acting. He is still energetic and youthful and only time will tell what more he has in stock.

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Born on 21 September in Lagos, he attended Nnamdi Azikiwe University and subsequently went into acting. He had developed his acting skills over time right from his tender age when he was fond of writing script and working behind the camera. To prove his acting prowess, he received two nominations for Best Nollywood Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Nollywood Actor in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008 and 2009.



Keneth Okonkwo who is probably more popularly known as Andy Okeke from his very popular movie titled “Living in Bondage” cannot be left out in the list of popular Nollywood Actors. Keneth was born at Nsukka in Enugu state. He had a background in business and international law before he went into acting in 1992. His first movie “living in bondage” was a break through in Nollywood and he has since been featured in other popular movies.



Desmond Elliot often describes himself as Pan-African because he was horn to a Yoruba father by an Ibo mother. He attended Air Force primary school and St John’s college in Jos and eventually became a graduate of economics from the University of Lagos. Desmond is a very creative actor and has featured in more than 200 movies. He has received numerous nominations and awards in entertainment.

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Van Vicker Pictures

Born on August 1, 1977, Van Vicker is one of the most talented actors that grace Nollywood. He cute face and build cannot be mistaken on TV. He was born to a Dutch father by a Liberian Ghanaian mother. His background was in radio and TV presenting. Van Vicker has won the Afro-Hollywood Award for Best Actor (African film category). Van Vicker runs a foundation that helps young talents to be identified and be given a shot at acting.