Who is the richest actor in Nigeria?
If you are a fan of Nollywood movies, then trust me you would definitely love to know how much your favorite faces on the screens make and how they spend their money. Read on to find out who the richest actor in Nigeria is and the list of the topmost 10 wealthiest as well.
Richest Actor in Nigeria
Jim Iyke – $30 million
According to Legit.ng, Jim Iyke is the richest nollywood actor.
He’s one of the highest-paid actors in Nollywood, and has appeared in over 150 films. He started a movie production company, Untamed Productions in 2007. Jim Iyke began his own music label, Untamed Records.
Iyke is the founder of the Jim lyke Foundation for Children with Special Disabilities. He visited Kenya in December 2012 in support of the Make a Change Campaign, a charity project founded by Christopher Grey, and Jamaican dance hall artist Cécile.
Richard Mofe-Damijo – $15 million
Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo popularly known as RMD is a Nigerian actor and former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State. Richard Mofe-Damijo is the second richest Nollywood star worth $15 million.
Desmond Elliot – $11 million
Desmond Oluwashola Elliot known in short as Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian actor, director, and a politician.
He is one of Nollywood‘s leading actors and has appeared in over two hundred films including Men Who Cheat, Yahoo Millionaire, and Atlanta.He is one of the richest actors in Nigeria.
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Chidi Mokeme -$8million
Chidi Mokeme is a Nigerian actor and reality show host. He hails from Oba in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State, South Eastern Nigeria. He was the host of Gulder Ultimate Search Reality-show.
Chidi Mokeme had the chance to experience the many cultures of Nigeria’s major ethnic groupings. He attended Salvation Army Primary School in Surulere, Lagos, for his elementary schooling.
He studied at the Federal Government College in Minna, Niger State, and then continued on to the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) in Enugu, where he received a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science. Chidi proudly speaks Hausa, Yoruba, and his native dialect, Igbo, as a result.
He stands out as being multi-talented because of this talent. Despite his preference for science, he has always had a strong passion for acting, and the majority of his pals are students of art.
Sekun Arinze -$5.1 million
He started his acting career in Ilorin. Outside acting, Segun also is an acting coach and currently works with prestigious African international film festivals passing his knowledge on to the next generation of actors.
Mike Ezuruonye -$5million
He worked as a banker prior to becoming an actor. He 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. and a nomination for Best Actor in Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
Mike is from Uzuakoli in Abia State, Nigeria. He was born on 21 September 1981 in Lagos. He attended the Federal Government College, Wukari, Taraba and Archbishop Aggey Memorial school, Lagos before studying Accounting at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
He worked as a banker prior to becoming an actor. He has featured in several Nollywood movies. He was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the movie “The Assassin” at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009. and a nomination for Best Actor in Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
richest actor in Nigeria
Ramsy Nouah – $5 million
Good looking Ramsey has starred in over one hundred movies since beginning his acting career. He is one of the richest actors in Nigeria in 2020
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John Okafor -$4.8 million
John Okafor popularly known as Mr. Ibu is a Nigerian actor and comedian.
Okafor is considered to be one of Nigeria’s most talented comic characters. His humorous acting is often characterized by stupidity, hilarious imbecility, and a sharp disconnection from reality. He is one of the richest actors in Nigeria.
John Ikechukwu Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, is a Nigerian actor and comedian. Okafor is considered to be one of Nigeria’s most talented and highly paid comic characters. His humorous acting is often characterized by stupidity, hilarious imbecility, and a sharp disconnection from reality.
Nkem Owoh -$4 million
Nkem is one of the hilarious actors in Nollywood. Since starting his acting career in the 1980s, Nkem has starred in a lot of movies.
He is also known for performing the song “I Go Chop Your Dollar” about advance fee fraud. The song was featured in the film The Master in which Owoh plays a scammer.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission banned the song. In 2007 Owoh was arrested in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Bijlmermeer neighborhood in the Amsterdam Zuidoost borough) as the result of a seven-month investigation by the Dutch police dubbed “Operation Apollo”.
Owoh was arrested while performing a musical show when the police raided the event and arrested 111 people on suspicion of lottery fraud and immigration violations. Owoh was later released.
In November 2009 Owoh was kidnapped in eastern Nigeria. His kidnappers demanded a 15 million nairaransom. Owoh was released after his family members allegedly paid a ransom fee of 1.4 million naira
Nkem is the richest actor in Nigeria
Pete Edochie – $ 3.9 million
The “things fall apart start” is one of the wealthiest stars in Nollywood. He is a versatile actor and has a lot of fan base in most African countries.
Chief Pete Edochie is a Nigerian actor. Edochie is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, being honored with an Industry Merit Award by Africa Magic and Lifetime Achievement by Africa Film Academy.
Although a seasoned administrator and broadcaster, he came into prominence in the 1980s when he played the lead role of Okonkwo in a Nigerian Television Authority adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s all-time best selling novel, Things Fall Apart. Edochie descends from the Igbo people of Nigeria and is a Catholic. In 2003, he was honored as a Member of the Order of the Niger by President Olusegun Obasanjo
Richest Actor in Nigeria