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 examples. The life of fame, glamor, money and flamboyance has become the order of their day and its a life many of us day dream, simply put, a life of luxuries that each of the actors is to leave in a movie we love.
Though celebrities are nocturnal by nature due to the nature of their profession, well known for their night movements, they spend practically half of their day playing games, drinking and sleeping which is majorly because they do their own outing at night but do not be deceived, more than half of them cannot boast of liquid cash of 5million in their accounts, not because they are broke but because they are high spenders, most lack the mentality of managing money which is the major reason they go broke after making so much, though this isnt peculiar to just Nigerian celebs, it’s a major virus that has been existing in this industry world wide.
Without boring you with too many talks about the lives of celebrities, let us go straight to the list of the top ten richest actors in Nigeria and their net worth? There are certain individuals whom I will say are the crème of the entertainment industry especially the actors and we base our estimations of their net worth on their endorsement deals with national and multinational companies, movie per show, properties in choice areas, investment and the likes. Now relax and glue your eyes to your screen as we bring you the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria from the least to the celebrity that graces our number spot.
10. John Okafor (Mr Ibu)
The comic actor graces the number 10 position on our list of the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria, the name Mr Ebu was 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 videos are always in high demand. He is number 10 on the list of the richest actors in Nigeria, he is worth about 3million USD.
9. Mike Ezuruonye
Nollywood actor, born in september 1982 A purposeful, dedicated and gifted personality. The banker cum 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, 2009 according to wikipedia. 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 8 position of the Top 10 richest actors in Nigeria. He is worth 3.5million USD.
8. Osita Iheme(Pawpaw)
He is popularly known as paw-paw since he acted the film Aki Na paw-paw alongside Chinedu Ikedieze. He has won numerous awards and is a well-known figure in the entertainment industry. He is worth 3.3million USD
7. Chinedu Ikedieze MFR (Aki)
He was born 12 December 1985 in Bende, Abia State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian actor. He is best known for playing alongside Osita Iheme in most movies after their breakthrough in the movie Aki na UkwaAki . 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 endorsements. He is a known Glo ambassador.
Chinedu Ikedieze MFR is worth about 3.5million USD.
6. Ramsey Nouah
A popular name also here. He 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 endorsements. Ramsey Nouah is worth 4Million USD
5. Nkem Owoh (Osufia)
According to Wikipedia, Owoh was born in Enugu, Nigeria. After his primary and secondary school he headed to the University of Ilorin and studied engineering. Already during his university studies, 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 actors in Nigeria today. He is worth 4.5million USD ( United States Dollars)
4. OC Ukeje
Okechukwu Ukeje, known as OC Ukeje is Nigerian actor, model and 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 highest paid actor. He is worth over 5million dollars
3. Jim Iyke
Real name James Ikechukwu Esomugha, popularly known as Jim Iyke and widely regarded as Nollywood’s bad boy, is a Nigerian actor in Nigeria’s movie industry, He has won so many awards to his credit. A popular and purposeful actor. Jim Iyke has grown and excelled in the entertainment industry. He makes his money by acting, endorsement and his business. Some of his awards include-African Achievement Award, Best Actor in Nigerian Entertainment, best actor of the year 2010. Jim Iyke’s net worth is 8Million USD.
2. Desmond Elliot
Desmond Elliot, an actors, director and producer all in one. lol! its only in Nigeria we see stuffs like this. The actor cum politician is fast becoming a household name as he has done several soap operas and TV shows, though 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 adverts, and endorsement deals and reputable companies. He is truly a man with class. He is worth over 10million USD. Kudos to this achiever.
1. Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD)
Popularly known as RMD, well know and hardworking actor. He has been at the movie industry for quite some time. Having won several awards. He is a man of class, operating in his own league.
RMD is a Nigerian actor and politician. He joined politics and was appointed as commissioner of culture and tourism in Delta State. RMD is worth over 15million USD. He is regarded as the Richest actor in Nigeria or better put, Nollywood’s richest actor. Thumbs up Boss!
This is the list of the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria.