Nollywood is a fast-rising movie industry which happens to be the second largest film industry globally with respect to film output. The Nigerian motion-picture industry is also leading the African continent in this aspect. All of these fame about Nollywood means there’s much income generation from the sector. This has been one of the reasons Nigerian entertainers can’t be underestimated in terms of affluency. There are many Nigerian actors who has earned much from the industry. As such, this article will bring to you the top ten of these personalities.
TOP 10 RICHEST ACTORS IN NIGERIA AND THEIR NET WORTH (2022)
If you would like to know who’s earning much in the Nigerian entertainment industry, then the following are the richest movie actors in Nigeria this 2021 and their current net worth.
DESMOND ELLIOT – $6 MILLION
Desmond Elliot is a well-known entertainer and politician. Currently, he positions as the most richest actor in the country. The Lagosian was brought into the world on fourth February 1974, into the family of four children.
Taking a look at Desmond Elliot source of wealth, it shows varied sources mostly relating to the entertainment sector. The seasonal entertainer owns a film creation company called Denziot productions. The Nigerian actor is also a political office holder in the state assembly.
RICHARD MOFE DAMIJO (RMD) – $5.8 MILLION
Richard Mofe Damijo is a prolific actor in the Nigerian film industry. Alternatively referred to as RMD, he is the second most richest Nollywood entertainer in the country this year. The entertainer was born on the sixth of July 1961, and he hails from Delta state.
Richard Mofe Damijo was one of the Lifetime Achievement Award winners at the twelfth Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016.
JIM IYKE – $5 MILLION
James Ikechukwu Esomugha, popularly called Jim Iyke, is the third most affluent Nollywood entertainer in Nigeria this year. Jim Iyke hails from Anambra, was brought into the world on 25th September 1971. The promising entertainer schooled at the University of Jos where he obtained his first degree. The Nigerian actor is a veteran entertainer who has showed up in more than 150 movies most especially in Nollywood.
Looking at Jim Iyke’s source of wealth, he made it to the top 10 most richest Nollywood actors this year making through an astounding net worth of $5 million. The iconic Nollywood entertainer has expanded net worth which is significant over the long run of his stay in the industry. This shows for his wealth and fame in Nollywood and extensively the entertainment industry as a whole.
SEGUN ARINZE – $4.8 MILLION
With a huge net worth of $4.8 million, Segun Arinze is the fourth ranked richest actor in Nigeria. The popular entertainer joins the rundown of most affluent actors in the country this year. The iconic Nollywood actor is otherwise known as ‘Black Arrow,’ a name which was given for one of his projects.
Segun Arinze was born in Anambra state to a Yoruba father and an Igbo mother. He began his acting career in Ilorin and has since been very popular for some of his works which are many in the country.
Talking about Segun Arinze personal life, he is married to Julia Arinze with children.
JOHN OKAFOR (MR IBU) – $4.5 MILLION
John Okafor is one of the most famous actors in the Nigerian entertainment industry as a whole. His works isn’t only limited to Nollywood, but around the country. He is popularly known as Mr Ibu, and is a known comic character.
Mr Ibu’s achievement in the Nigerian film industry has driven him to the list of the top 10 most affluent actors in the country this year.
Mr Ibu was born on seventeenth Octeober 1961 as John Ikechukwu Okafor and he hails from Enugu. The prolific artist has more than 200 movies in his collection.
Taking a peek at Mr Ibu wealth, he has a net worth of $4.5 million, however it has not been all befitting for the influencial comic entertainer. The comedian has gained enough from the Nigerian film industry. He has gained sponsorship deals with multi-national companies like merryBet and GoTv. Furthermore, Mr Ibu possesses a BMW-X6 actually worth 28 million Naira.
PETE EDOCHIE – $4.2 MILLION
Pete Edochie is a veteran Nigerian entertainer who is one of the richest in the country’s movie entertainment industry.
Peter Edochie is from Anambra state and was born on the seventh of March 1947. The prolific artist is the father to Nigerian actors Yul and Linc Edochie, who has a name in the industry.
Looking at Peter Edochie wealth, he has procured up to $4.2 million as net worth, making him the sixth most richest actor in Nigeria in this year.
MIKE EZURUONYE – $4 MILLION
Aba born Mike Ezuruonye is one of the richest actors in the Nigerian movie industry. The entertainer and film maker hails from the Abia state city.
Looking at Mike Ezuruonye background, he was brought into the world on 21st September 1981, and he is an actor as well as a businessman. However, the prominent movie personnel has backed lots of endorsement deals with numerous international companies.
RAMSEY NOUAH – $3.8 MILLION
Ramsey Nouah is one of the popular names in the Nigerian entertainment industry. He was born to an Israeli father and Yoruba Mother from Ondo State. Ramsey Nouah who is a movie director in Nollywood has a net worth of $3.8 million.
NKEM OWOH (OSUOFIA) – $3.5 MILLION
Nkem Owoh is a very popular figure in the country’s entertainment industry. He hails From Amagu town, Udi in Enugu state, was born on seventh February 1958.
Nkem Owoh is popularly known as Osuofia which results from one of his work. Osuofia is known for his comic role in Nollywood films. He won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the Nigerian film ‘More grounded than Pain.’
The Nollywood entertainer has a net worth of about $3.5 million.
KENNETH OKONKWO – $3 MILLION
Kenneth Okonkwo is yet another actor in our list of the top 10 richest Nigerian actors this year. He is a veteran Nigerian entertainer from Nsukka, Enugu state.
Kenneth Okonkwo is a wealthy actor and has an estimated net worth of $3 million. This earn him this position in the echelon.
While there are some popular actor names that are not listed, this doesn’t mean that they are not included among the richest Nigerian actors list. That’s the size of this write-up on the most richest male entertainers in Nigeria. The above listed actors are the most affluent movie actors in the country as at this year.