The Nigeria movie industry known as Nollywood is one of the highest ranked movie industries in the world today.
This is partly, thanks to the hard work of prominent and popular stars who have graced and passed through this movie industry.
This artists, actors, and actresses are super wealthy and make lots of money from their work. The likes of Genevieve Nnaji, Omotala, Uche Jombo, Ini Edo and Mercy Johnson to mention but a few are some of the prominent and richest Nigerian actresses.
In this article, we bring to you the Top 10 Richest Actresses in Nigeria, 2019
- Rita Dominic
Rita Dominic who goes by the full name Rita Uchenna Dominic is of the Igbo descent and is a veteran and award-winning actress in the Nollywood industry. She hails from Abo Mbaise in Imo State and from a royal family. Her first movie in the Nollywood industry was A Time to Kill acted in 1988.
Away from acting, she is also a producer, with over 200 movies produced by her. Currently, much of her wealth comes from endorsement deals from companies such as GLO and Nokia. As earlier stated, she comes from a wealthy and royal family which gives her an added advantage.
It is said that she charges up to 2 million Naira per movie. Her current net worth is set at 950 million Naira. She is the producer of the Award-winning movie ‘The Meeting.
Rita Dominic was born July 12, 1975, and attended the famous Federal Government College Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom State. She also went to the University of Port Harcourt, graduating with a BA (Honours) in Theatre Arts in 1999.
She has over 40 million Naira worth of fixed assets and earns from other endorsements such as Zaron cosmetics. She is a brand Ambassador to Canadian hair luxury brand.
She is also another Nigerian actress of the Igbo descent from Imo State. She was born on May 3, 1979. She attended the Methodist Girl’s College Yaba in Lagos State before proceeding to the University of Lagos for further studies.
She began her acting career in 1987. She is called the Queen of Nollywood and is seen as the most successful Nollywood Actress. Some of her popular movies include ‘Ije’, where she earned $25,000 and recently she produced a movie ‘Lion Heart,’ a movie where she earned a lot of dollars after selling it to American Movie Company, Netflix.
Currently, her Net worth is set at 850 million Naira. She has won lots of awards, earned many endorsement deals over her career. Some of them include Pronto Beverage, Omo Detergent, Range Rover Evogue, and MUD Nigeria.
Away from acting, she is also a singer and a businesswoman with a Fashion line known as St Genevieve. She is currently the second richest actress in Nigeria.
Ever since her debut in the movie ‘The Maid’, Mercy Johnson has rapidly grown in fame and wealth. This single movie gave her lots of fame and wealth.
Currently, it is rumored that she is paid at least 2 million Naira for her movies and roles. She is also one of the highest paid actresses in Nigeria.
Mercy Jonson was born in Lagos, August 8, 1984, but is from Kogi State. She attended Rivers State Secondary School and Nigerian Navy Secondary School. She is famous for her versatility. She is able to act in several roles, little wonder she is paid lots of money, and has appeared in over 150 movies.
She has a net worth of 600 million with lots of properties and houses including a 16 million naira Lexus car, a gift from her hubby.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Speak of the biggest and successful Nollywood celebrity and it is Omotola Jalade Ekeinde. She has over a million Facebook fans. She was born February 7, 1978, and is of the Yoruba Descent. She charges over 2 million for her roles.
She is married to a wealthy man, a pilot and has four children. Some of her endorsements include Ghandour Cosmetics, P&G. Also recently together with her daughter, they earned an endorsement deal with Knorr Cube which earned them millions of money.
Omosexy, as she is called, has won lots of awards in her blossoming career. She owns lots of properties and a high class of cars, also she owns an event center in Lagos. She is said to have earned 9 million Naira in 2007. Currently, her net worth is estimated at 550 million Naira.
Funke who is popularly known as Jennifer was born August 24, 1977. She is one of Nigeria’s famous and wealthy actresses. She also has a funny and interesting personality. Away from acting, she is an entertainer, producing and hosting a funny TV Series “Jenifa’s Diary”
Currently, she charges up to 2 million Naira per movie. Funke is also the only actor with the highest number of endorsement deals in Nigeria and the second celebrity with the highest number of endorsements after Tiwa Savage.
Some of these endorsement deals and brands include Vita Foam, Globacom Ng, Qlichy.com, Jobberman.com, Klin detergent, OMO, Maggi, 1960bet.
Funke Akindele attended primary education in Calabar and secondary school in Ikorodu Lagos State. She also has an OND in Mass Communication, (Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and a bachelor degree in Law from University of Lagos.
She recently released a music-oriented series named “Indusreet” which was directed by her hubby Abdul Rasheed Bello. She has a net worth of 510 million Naira.
- Ini Edo
Ini Edo is a Popular Nollywood actress that is very beautiful who has been in the industry for quite some time now. She is a producer and director with a couple of popular movies to her credit. She was born on April 19, 1982. She has featured in over 200 movies and charges up to 2 million per movie.
Away from acting, she owns a fashion company. Some of her endorsements include GLO Nigeria, Chivita and Noble Hair. She is also United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy
She also owns over six buildings in the country especially a mansion in Lekki acquired in 2014. She has a net worth of 450 million Naira.
- Clarion Chukwura
Clarion Chukwura is a beautiful Nigerian actress and veteran born on July 24, 1964. She starred in the popular movie ‘Egg of Life,’ among many others. She is also a recipient of multiple Best Actress awards and is a United Nations Peace Ambassador, thanks to her philanthropic and charity works in Africa.
She studied Dramatic Arts at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife and started her acting career in 1979. She is the mother of music video director Clarence Peters. Some of the movies she has starred in include ‘Egg of Life,’ ‘Farewell to Babylon,’ ‘Abuja Connection,’ ‘Apaye’ and many other titles. She has acted over 250 movies and currently have a net worth of 400 million Naira.
- Danielle Okeke
Although she might not be as popular as some Nigerian actresses, Danielle Okeke is one of the wealthiest Nigerian actresses. She was born on March 26, 1987. She is currently the CEO of D Covi Entertainment Industry.
Some of her movies include ‘The Boss Is Mine,’ ‘Lagos Cougars’. Away from acting, she is also a model, thanks to her gorgeous looks. She has many properties including houses in Lekki, and cars worth millions of naira. She has a net worth of 390 million Naira.
- Patience Ozokwor
A real veteran that is very successful, with lots of acting experience. She is popularly known as MAMA G and has spent lots of decades, over 40 years in the Nollywood Industry. She has featured in more than 200 movies and has won several awards including the Best Supporting Actress Award.
Currently, she has lots of endorsement deals with different brands and charges up to 2 million per movies. She is of Igbo descent and studied to become a teacher. However, she abandoned that to go into acting.
She has a net worth of 390 million.
- Mary Remmy Njoku
Finally, we have Mary Remmy Njoku, a Nigerian actress, who was largely popular in the 2000s. She was born March 20, 1985, and is a graduate of computer science. She is married to Jason Njoku owner of Iroko TV operating in Nigeria (Lagos), Accra in Ghana and Nairobi in Kenya.
Also, Mary owns a movie studio called Rok studios. Some of the movies she has starred in include The Faculty, Blackberry Babes, Critical Truth, Royal Truth, Doctor May, Brave mind amongst many others. She has a net worth of 380 million Naira.
That’s it. There are lots of wealthy actresses in the Nollywood industry like Uche Jumbo, Tonto Dike, Kate Henshaw, Stephanie Okereke, Nkiru Sylvanus and lots more. However, these are the Top Ten. Drop your comments and remember to share. Thanks!!!!!!!