Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses In Nigeria In 2024

In this article I will be sharing with you the top 10 highest paid actresses in Nigeria in 2024. Nollywood is one of the fastest growing film industries in the world, ranking as the world’s third largest movie industry 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.

Later on 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 these Nollywood actresses are heavily paid for showcasing their talents to the world. So therefore after a careful study and research I present to you the top 10 highest paid actresses in Nigeria in 2024.

10. Ini Edo

Making the number 10 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actresses in Nigeria in 2024 is Ini Edo. She is a Nollywood actress and a television personality. She has been described as one of the sexiest actresses in Nollywood and also one of the top richest actresses in Nigeria. She has featured in over 250 movies. She is a winner of the 2013 NAFCA Award for Best Supporting Actress in Nigeria. Ini Edo earns ₦1 million per movie. She was born on 19th April 1982 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, but grew in Calabar in Cross River State. She is currently 35 years. She is the second child in a family of four children. She is a graduate of English Language from the University of Calabar.

9. Adesua Etomi

Making the number 9 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actresses in Nigeria in 2024 is Adesua Etomi. She is a Nollywood actress, model and a television personality. She was born on 22nd February 1988 in Owerri, Imo State. She is originally from Edo State and the youngest of three siblings. She earns ₦1.5 million per movie. Adesua Etomi completed both her primary and secondary school education at Corona School in Victoria Island, Lagos. After which she relocated to the United Kingdom with her family. While in the United Kingdom, she obtained a Diploma in Physical Theatre, Musical Theatre and Performing Arts from the City College Coventry in the UK.

8. Regina Daniels

Making the number 8 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actresses in Nigeria in 2024 is Regina Daniels. She is a famous Nollywood actress, model and a film producer from Delta State. She started her career as a child actress in 2007. Ever since then she has grown to become one of the most successful actress in Nigeria. She earns ₦2 million per movie. Regina Daniels has been regarded as one of the fastest rising actress in Nigeria. She also has a massive fan base. She is gradually aiming to surpass Funke Akindele as the most followed Nollywood celebrity on Instagram with almost 12.7 million followers.

7. Uche Jombo

Making the number 7 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actresses in Nigeria in 2024 is Uche Jombo. She is a Nollywood actress and producer from Abia State. She has been in the movie industry for over two decades. Uche Jombo is without doubt, one of the hottest actress in Nollywood. She attracts a lot of fans from all over Nigeria and Africa, who want to know how she achieved her huge success. She earns ₦2.2 million per movie. Uche Jombo ventured into Nollywood in 1999 with the movie Visa to Hell. As a screenwriter she has written several movies which include The Celebrity, Games Men Play, and Girls in the Hood. She is currently an ambassador for Globacom.

6. Chika Ike

Making the number 6 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actresses in Nigeria in 2024 is Chika Ike. She is a veteran Nollywood actress and producer. She has been in the movie industry for over two decades. Chika Ike is one of the industrious actresses in Nigeria. She earns ₦2.5 million per movie. In 2014, Chika Ike spent millions of naira shopping in Turkey, Dubai and London, shopping on some of the most expensive designer shops and having a good time cruising in Yacht. Chika Ike is no doubt one of the richest actresses in Nigeria. She is currently the UN Ambassador for Displaced persons and also the brand ambassador for Bullet energy drink.

5. Funke Akindele

Making the number 5 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actresses in Nigeria in 2024 is Funke Akindele. She is a famous Nollywood actress, producer and a television personality. She is one of the most successful actress of Yoruba descent. In 2009, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role following her role in Jenifer. Funke Akindele earns ₦2.7 million per movie. She is the CEO of Scene One TV. She is the producer of the popular television series “Jenifa Diary & My Siblings and I” which has earned her millions of naira. She has been regarded as one of the best comic actress in Nigeria.

4. Rita Dominic

Making the number 4 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actresses in Nigeria in 2024 is Rita Dominic. She is a Nollywood actress, producer and a television personality. She was born on 12th July 1975 in Imo State, Nigeria and grew up in Lagos State, Nigeria. Rita Dominic earns ₦3 million per movie. She is a member of the Royal family of Waturuocha of Aboh Mbaise in Imo State. Her late parents were medical practitioners. Her late father was a medical doctor while late her mother was a nursing officer. In 2012, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

3. Omotola Jalade

Making the number 4 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actresses in Nigeria in 2024 is Omotola Jalade. She is fondly called Omosexy by Nollywood lovers. She is a Nollywood actress and a television personality. She joined Nollywood in 1995 and has starred in over 250 movies. Omotola Jalade earns ₦3.5 million per movie. She has been in the industry for over 2 decades. She made her first acting debut in the 1995 movie titled “Venom of Justice” a movie that brought her to limelight. Her role in the movie earned her an award for Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Omotola Jalade has won over 40 local and international awards. She is considered as Africa’s biggest box office actress.

2. Mercy Johnson

Making the number 2 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actresses in Nigeria in 2024 is Mercy Johnson. She is a Nollywood actress and a television personality. She is currently married to Prince Odi Okojie. She is originally from Okene, Kogi State, Nigeria and had her first taste of education in Calabar where her biological dad resides. Mercy Johnson earns ₦4 million per movie. She rose to fame after starring in the movie “The Maid” where she played the role of a servant. She has received awards like Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Best actress in Nigeria.

1. Genevieve Nnaji

Making the number 1 on our list of the top 10 highest paid actresses in Nigeria in 2024 is Genevieve Nnaji. She is a Nollywood actress, producer and a television personality. In 2005, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. She has been honored with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by the Nigerian government for her contribution to the Nigerian movie industry. Genevieve Nnaji earns ₦5 million per movie. In 2019, she produced a movie “Lion Heart” which became the first movie in Nigeria that was featured on Netflix. Genevieve Nnaji is currently the highest paid actress in Nigeria in 2024.

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