The film industry in Nigeria makes billions of naira yearly and has proven to be one of our major exports, which is one reason we need to guard it jealously. Our actors and actresses are living extravagant lifestyle. The life of fame, glamour, money and flamboyance has become the order of their day and it’s a life many of us are dreaming to live in. So we are going to list out the top 10 most richest actors in Nigeria.
10. John Okafor (Mr Ibu)
The comic actor graces the number 10 position on our list of the top 10 most richest actors in Nigeria, the name Mr Ibu was gotten from a movie he featured in titled “Mr Ibu” that was where he gained popularity. A very interesting character to watch always. Due to his humorous nature, his movies are always in high demand. He is number 10 on the list of the richest actors in Nigeria. He has a net worth of about $3 million.
9. Mike Ezuruonye
Nollywood actor Mike Ezuruonye was born in September 1982. He is a purposeful, dedicated and gifted personality. The banker turned actor has featured in several Nollywood movies. He received two nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008 and 2009 respectively. He is widely regarded as one of Nigeria’s Best Nollywood actors and always a boost to every movie he is featuring in. He holds the number 9 position of the top 10 most richest actors in Nigeria. He has a net worth of over $3.3 million.
8. Osita Iheme (Pawpaw
He is popularly known as Paw-paw since he acted the film “Aki Na Ukwa” a movie he starred alongside with Chinedu Ikedieze. He has won numerous awards and is a well-known figure in the entertainment industry. He has a net worth of $3.5 million.
7. Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki)
He was born 12th December 1985 in Bende, Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is a Nigerian actor. He is best known for playing alongside Osita Iheme in most of his movies after their breakthrough in the blockbuster movie Aki na Ukwa. The movie recorded huge success in the market and till date it still stands as one of the most popular comedy movie in Nigeria. He makes his money by acting and brand endorsements. He is a well known GLO Ambassador. Chinedu Ikedieze has a net worth of about $3.7 million.
6. Ramsey Noah
Popularly known as a lover boy, Ramsey Noah loves featuring in romantic films and has since carved out a name for himself. Well known in quite a lot of films acted in Nigeria. As an actor, he made his money by acting and through brand endorsements. Ramsey Nouah has a net worth of $4 million.
5. Nkem Owoh (Osuofia)
Nkem Owoh was born in Enugu, Nigeria. After his primary and secondary school education, he proceeded to the University of Ilorin and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Already during his university studies, Nkem Owoh began acting in various television and film productions. He is another household name as more people have heard about him. He became popular in the movie Osuofia in London. He has a striking humorous nature and well gifted. He is among the top ten most richest actors in Nigeria. He has a net worth of $4.5 million.
4. OC Ukeje
Okechukwu Ukeje also known as OC Ukeje is fast rising Nigerian actor, model and a musician. He came into prominence after winning the Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) reality show. He has received several awards including Africa Movie Academy Awards, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Nollywood Movies Awards, Best of Nollywood Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards and Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards. At the moment, he is among the highest paid actors in Nigeria. He has a net worth of over $5 million.
3. Desmond Elliot
Desmond Elliot is a famous Nollywood actor, director and producer. The actor turn politician is fast becoming a household name as he has done several movies, soap operas and TV shows. Though as a politician, he still features in movies part time. As an actor, Desmond Elliot has acted in over 200 movies till date. Generally, he has made his money especially from acting, directing, producing, adverts and brand endorsement deals from reputable companies. He is truly a man with class. He has a net worth of over $10 million.
2. Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD)
Popularly known as RMD. He is a well known and very hardworking actor. He has been at the movie industry for quite some time. He has won several awards. He is a man of class operating in his own league. RMD is a Nigerian actor and politician. He joined politics few years ago and was appointed as commissioner of culture and tourism in Delta State by the Delta State Governor. RMD has a net worth of over $15 million.
1. Jim Iyke
Real name James Ikechukwu Esomugha popularly known as Jim Iyke and widely regarded as Nollywood’s bad boy. Jim Iyke is a Nollywood actor and has been in the Nigerian movie industry for decades. He has won so many awards to his credit. He is a popular and a purposeful actor. Jim Iyke has grown and excelled in the entertainment industry. He makes his money by acting, producing, brand endorsement and his personal entrepreneur businesses. Some of his awards include African Achievement Award, Best Actor in Nigerian Entertainment and Best Actor of the Year in 2010. Jim Iyke has a net worth of over $30 million. He is regarded as the richest actor in Nigeria.