Do you know who the richest female actresses in Nigeria are? The entertainment industry is arguably one of the most lucrative industries worldwide. It is very broad as it comprises the movie industry, music industry, fashion, lifestyle, blogging, comedy etc. Our major focus is on the movie industry. The movie industry in Nigeria is called NOLLYWOOD, and it’s the third largest movie industry worldwide.
With the intervention of the former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, who in his capacity made our movie industry stand out worldwide and got more recognition. This in turn made our actors and actresses more recognized worldwide, giving room for collaboration between our artists and foreigners.
The intervention also gave rise to many cinematic movies. The movie industry has given fame, wealth, and recognition to a lot of personalities in the country, both males and females alike. We mostly talk about the most successful actors, but as the saying goes, what a man can do, a woman can do, and sometimes better.
The Nollywood industry would be nothing without the women who have worked tirelessly to carve out a successful niche for themselves. These female actors have competed against their male counterparts on the local and international stages and come out on top.
You are already aware that great fame equates to good fortune. Omotola Jalade and Genevieve Nnaji are two examples. Today we would be more focused on the richest and most successful actresses in Nigeria
Genevieve Nnaji is widely regarded as Nigeria’s most successful actress, and she thus deserves to be ranked first on our list of the wealthiest Nigerian actresses. Genevieve is the brand ambassador for major international brands such as Lux, Range Rover, Amstel Malta, and Etisalat in Nigeria.
She is known as the most influential actress in Nollywood. She has been honoured numerous times including membership in the Order of the Niger. She owns multimillion-naira mansions in Lagos and Ghana.
The mansion she owns in Ikoyi, Lagos, is said to be worth up to 220 million naira, but this figure is considered affordable for the richest actress in the Nollywood industry.
2. Mercy Johnson Okojie (N775 million)
Mercy Johnson has joined the league of Nollywood legend due to her versatility, consistency, and talent. Since she began her career as an actress in Nigeria, the Kogi state native has appeared in over 150 films. She is married to a prince from Edo state and has three children.
3. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (N650 million)
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, also known as Omosexy, is a popular African actress. This is due to the fact that she has not only starred in Nigerian films but has also appeared as a supporting actor in some international films. The sultry actress is married to a pilot.
4. Regina Daniels (N600 million)
Regina Daniel is regarded as a newcomer to the film industry, which she has since taken by storm. The young actress, who is in her early twenties, has been in the news frequently.
It’s no surprise she’s on the list of richest actresses in Nigeria, as she married one of Delta State’s wealthiest politicians in a lavish and glamourous ceremony.
5. Rita Dominic (N550 million)
Rita Dominic is a veteran Nollywood actress known for having the industry’s sexiest lips and legs. She has appeared in numerous films since she began acting as a child. The Imo state actress was born into one of the wealthiest families in the community before becoming one of the richest female actors in the country.
She has received numerous honours for her acting and production work, including the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She is also known to have had romantic relationships with politicians and military officers.
Jim Iyke and D’Banj are two names who are rumoured to have been in a relationship with Rita. However, the actress never commented on the rumours.
6. Patience Ozokwor (N520 million)
Patience Ozokwor became a household name in the Nigerian film industry after playing the role of a wicked mother-in-law in a slew of films. The actress, who is from eastern Nigeria, has won numerous awards, including two from the African Movie Academy Awards.
She is also a musician with several popular songs to her credit, and she owns a fashion design studio.
7. Funke Akindele (N500 million)
Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, also known as Funke Akindele, is Nigeria’s richest Yoruba actress. She rose to prominence in a number of well-known TV shows and film sequels, including “I Need to Know”. She is also known as Jenifer because of her role in the film Jenifa’s Diary and the accent she uses in the role.
Funke Akindele is married to JJC, a legendary musician. They own a home in the United Kingdom as well as a mansion in Lagos.
8. Ini Edo (N450 million)
Ini Edo debuted in the Nollywood industry in the early 2000s and quickly rose to prominence, appearing in over a dozen films. She was also thought to be the sexiest actress in Nigeria at the time.
The Akwa Ibom-born actress has also won numerous awards, including the 2013 NAFCA award.
9. Clarion Chukwura (N400 million)
Clarion Chuwkura is a legendary female actor who has worked in film since the 1980s. Sir Shina Peters, an internationally recognized Afro juju musician, was once involved with her. Clarence Peters, Africa’s most popular music video director, is one of their sons.
Her subsequent marriage to Femi Oduneye did not last either. Clarion Chukwura, 51, married her boyfriend Anthony Boyd for the second time in March 2016 in the United States.
10. Uche Jombo Rodriquez (N370 million)
Uche Jumbo Rodriguez comes in at number ten on the list of Nigeria’s richest actresses. She has been in the Nollywood scene for nearly two decades and is popularly known as Uche Jumbo.
She was always cast in the bad girl role in movies, which earned her a regular spot in many films and even awards from well-known show organizers.
Uche Jumbo Rodriguez is married to Kenny Rodriguez, a Puerto Rican, with whom she has a son. They have mansions in both the United States and Nigeria.
The couple were rumoured to be divorced in 2017 after the Nollywood star removed her husband’s name and pictures from Instagram. A photo of Kenny and another American girl was also leaked, adding credence to the divorce rumours.