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Nollywood: 10 Most Popular Actors & Actresses in Nigeria

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Top 10 Most Popular Actors & Actresses in Nigeria

Nigeria is home to a thriving film industry, widely known as Nollywood. Over the years, Nollywood has produced numerous talented actors and actresses who have gained popularity both locally and internationally.

Popular Actors And Actresses In Nigeria

Here are the top 10 most popular actors and actresses in Nigeria

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1. Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD)

Nollywood: 10 Most Popular Actors & Actresses in Nigeria
Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD)

He is a popular actor and former politician who has won several awards for his performances.

2. Jim Iyke

Nollywood: 10 Most Popular Actors & Actresses in Nigeria
Jim Iyke

He is a popular actor known for his bad boy roles in movies.

3. Nkem Owoh

Nollywood: 10 Most Popular Actors & Actresses in Nigeria
Nkem Owoh

Nkem is a veteran actor who has made a name for himself in the Nigerian movie industry.

4. Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki)

Nollywood: 10 Most Popular Actors & Actresses in Nigeria
Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki)

Nollywood legend, Chinedu Ikedieze, widely known as Aki, is a close friend to Osita Iheme, who is Popular refer to as Pawpaw. Born on July 12, 1977, Aki gained public attention and recognition for his role in the movie that shares his nickname. His amazing acting skills and undeniable talent earned him the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2007.

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5. Osita Iheme (Pawpaw)

Nollywood: 10 Most Popular Actors & Actresses in Nigeria
Osita Iheme (Pawpaw)

Osita Iheme, refer to as Pawpaw, is a highly respected Nigerian actor. Born on July 24, 1982, he studied mass communication at Enugu State University and is currently pursuing a degree in law. Alongside Chinedu Ikedieze, Osita Iheme became famous for their children role in movies. Their collaboration, which they consider a divine intervention, catapulted them to fame.

6. Ramsey Nouah

Nollywood: 10 Most Popular Actors & Actresses in Nigeria
Ramsey Nouah

He is regarded as one of the most handsome actors in Nigeria and has appeared in over 200 films.

7. Genevieve Nnaji

Nollywood: 10 Most Popular Actors & Actresses in Nigeria
Genevieve Nnaji

She is one of the most respected actresses in Nigeria and has won several awards for her performances.

8. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Nollywood: 10 Most Popular Actors & Actresses in Nigeria
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Omotola is a veteran actress who has been in the industry for over two decades.

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9. Pete Edochie

Nollywood: 10 Most Popular Actors & Actresses in Nigeria
Pete Edochie

Pete is a respected actor who has been in the industry for over four decades.

10. Funke Akindele

Nollywood: 10 Most Popular Actors & Actresses in Nigeria
Funke Akindele

Funke is a talented actress and producer who has won several awards for her work in the Nigerian movie industry.

11. Mercy Johnson

Nollywood: 10 Most Popular Actors & Actresses in Nigeria
Mercy Johnson

She is a talented actress who has won several awards for her performances.

12. Ini Edo

Nollywood: 10 Most Popular Actors & Actresses in Nigeria
Ini Edo

Ini is a talented actress who has won several awards for her performances in movies.

These actors & actresses have not only gained popularity in Nigeria but also in other parts of the world. Their outstanding performances have contributed to the growth and success of Nollywood as an industry.