Top 10 Highest Paid Actors In Nigeria In 2024

In this article I will be sharing with you the top 10 highest paid actors in Nigeria in 2024. Nollywood is one of the fastest growing film industries in the world, ranking as the third largest movie industry in the world by volume, just behind Indian Bollywood and American Hollywood. In 2014, the Nigerian Federal Government released data placing Nollywood as a $3.3 billion sector, while the film The Wedding Party broke the box office records as the highest grossing movie of all time with a whooping sum of $1.3 million net profit in less than a month and this Nollywood actors are heavily paid for showcasing their talents. So therefore after a careful study and research I present to you the top 10 highest paid actors in Nigeria in 2024.

10. Nkem Owoh (Osuofia)

Making the number 10 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actors in Nigeria in 2024 is Nkem Owoh popularly known as Osuofia. He is a Nollywood comic actor and a television personality. Nkem Owoh charges ₦1.5 million per movie. He was born in Enugu and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Illorin. During his university studies, Nkem Owoh began acting in various televisions and film Production Company. He became very popular after starring in the movie “Osuofia in London” which won him the award for Best Comic Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. He has a striking humorous nature and well gifted in comedy.

9. Chidi Mokeme

Making the number 9 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actors in Nigeria in 2024 is Chidi Mokeme. He is a Nollywood actor and a TV host. He was born on 17th March 1972 in Anambra State, Nigeria. He is a graduate of Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu. He has been in the movie industry for more than two decades. Chidi Mokeme charges ₦1.6 million per movie. He started acting in 1995 and has since become successful in his career, featuring in scores of Nollywood movies. His fame reached its peak when he presented in the first two seasons of popular Nigerian reality TV show Gulder Ultimate Search.

8. Desmond Elliot

Making the number 8 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actors in Nigeria in 2024 is Desmond Elliot. He is a famous Nollywood actor, director and a film producer. The actor turn politician has done several movies, soap operas and TV shows. Though as a politician, he still features in movies as part time. He charges ₦1.7 million per movie. Desmond Elliot has acted in over 250 movies and still counting. Generally, he has made his money especially from acting, directing, producing, adverts and brand endorsement deals from reputable companies. He is a graduate of Economics from Lagos State University. He ventured into politics in 2014.

7. Zubby Michael

Making the number 7 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actors in Nigeria in 2024 is Zubby Michael also known as Doings or Eze Ndiala. He is a famous Nollywood actor and producer. He is known for playing criminal, villain and hit man roles in movies. Zubby Michael charges ₦1.8 million per movie. He is known for spraying money extravagantly in shows and events. He was nicked named Doings and can be seen hanging out with the biggest boys in Nigeria.

6. Yul Edochie

Making the number 6 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actors in Nigeria in 2024 is Yul Edochie. He is a Nollywood actor, producer, director and a model. He is from Anambra state and currently the last son of Nollywood legendary actor Pete Edochie. He was born on 7th January 1982 and raised both in Lagos and Enugu respectively. Yul Edochie charges ₦1.9 million per movie. He is the last of 6 children of Pete Edochie. He got married at the age of 22 years old in 2004. He is a graduate of Theatre Art from the University of Port Harcourt.

5. Osita Iheme

Making the number 5 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actors in Nigeria in 2024 is Osita Iheme also known as Paw-paw. He is a Nollywood comic actor from Imo State. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry for more than two decades. Osita Iheme charges ₦2 million per movie. He became famous after starring alongside with Chinedu Ikedieze in the 2003 comic movie Aki na Ukwa. He is a well known GLO Ambassador. He is also a real estate investor and owns a five star hotel in Owerri, Imo state.

4. Chinedu Ikedieze

Making the number 4 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actors in Nigeria in 2024 is Chinedu Ikedieze also known as Aki. He is a veteran Nollywood actor from Abia State. He has been in the movie industry for more than two decades. Chinedu Ikedieze charges ₦2.5 million per movie. He is best known for playing alongside with Osita Iheme in most of his movies after their breakthrough in the blockbuster movie Aki na Ukwa. Chinedu Ikedieze is also a real estate investor and a well known GLO Ambassador.

3. Ramsey Nouah  

Making the number 3 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actors in Nigeria in 2024 is Ramsey Nouah. He is a Nollywood actor, popularly known as a lover boy. He loves featuring in romantic films alongside with Genevieve Nnaji and has since carved out a name for himself. Ramsey Nouah charges ₦3 million per movie. He is well known in a lot of films he has acted both Nigeria and abroad. Ramsey Nouah joined Nollywood in 1996 and has featured in over 300 movies and still counting. The handsome actor is regarded as ‘Nollywood’s lover boy’ because of the romantic roles he plays in movies.

2. Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD)

Making the number 2 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actors in Nigeria in 2024 is Richard Mofe Damijo popularly known as RMD. He charges ₦3.5 million per movie. He has been in the Nigerian film industry (Nollywood) for more than two decades. He has won several awards and recognition. RMD is one of the highest paid Nigerian actor. He studied Theater Arts at the University of Benin, and later went to study law at the University of Lagos. He became popular when he featured in the TV soap opera Ripples in the early 90s.

1. Jim Iyke

Making the number 1 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actors in Nigeria in 2024 is Jim Iyke. He is widely regarded as Nollywood’s bad boy. Jim Iyke is a Nollywood actor and has been in the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) for over 2 decades. He charges ₦4 million per movie. He has won so many awards to his credit. Jim Iyke has grown and excelled in the entertainment industry. He has featured in classic movies like Last Flight to Abuja, When Love Comes Around and American Driver. He always plays the role of a bad boy and a play boy in movies. Jim Iyke is currently the highest paid actor Nigeria in 2024.

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