List Of Nollywood Actors And Actresses Names & Profiles

Nollywood is one of the respected movie industry in the world and has produced hundreds of superstars both actors and Actresses. In this article, we’ll be writing on the list of Nollywood Actors and Actresses Names and Profiles in the Nigerian movie industry.

These actors and actresses are from various ethnics background, yet one cannot deny that audience and fans patronize their movies especially in cinema houses. No wonder these prominent film stars are famous and popular.

List of Nollywood Actors and Actresses Names and Profiles 

  • Ramsey Nouah

Ramsey Nouah’s acting career began when he starred in the Nigerian TV soap opera Fortunes. Since then, Nouah has appeared in numerous films and starring as the lead role. He starred in the movie “Lover-Boi” and he is known for numerous roles in the romantic film. In his profile, Nouah won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in 2010 were for his performance in the Best Picture award winning film The Figurine. Noah is one of Nollywood iconic actors and he is considered to be one of the most sought-after actors in Nigeria. He has featured in blockbusters movies both locally and internationally such as Reloaded, Figurine, Guilty Pleasures and 30 days in Atlanta.

  • Odunlade Adekola

He is known to be the most popular Yoruba Nollywood actor.  He is funny in some of his roles and a very proficient actor. Also, he is an award-winning actor and has won the City People Awards for the best actor as well as the African Magic Movie Award for Best Actor in the last few years.

Some of the popular Yoruba movies which he starred for include Adura, Oyenusi, Omo Colonel, Taxi Driver, Alani Pamolekun, and others.

List of Nollywood Actors and Actresses Names
  • Saidi Balogun

Saidi Balogun is one of the best Yoruba actors in Nollywood, he has produced so many movies that have topped charts. He was once married to FatiaBalogun but are now separated. Some of his movies include: ModupeTemi (Thankful ) –known for the first two cast movie in Africa, Gbogbo Ere (Total profit) known for the first three cast movie ever in West Africa, Third Party – The first ever Ankara movie in Africa, Òfinmósè, Family on Fire

  • Femi Adebayo

Femi Adebayo is another prominent and very popular Nollywood actor of Yoruba genre. His acting career came to limelight in the entertainment industry when he featured in Owo blow. This movie became a hit that drove him to stardom. Adebayo is the son of Adebayo Salami, a veteran Nollywood actor known popularly known as Oga Bello on set. Femi Adebayo Adebayo has won several awards including the award for the City People Movie Award for Best Actor in 2015. His popular movies he acted in include: October 1, Ayitale, Anini, Survival Of Jelili, Death Island, Diamonds In The Sky, EtikoOnigedu, Ladies Gang 2, Atónà, Omo pupa, Owo blow, Ogun Ajaye, Tania, IyaAlalake, Anini, OmoEkun, Alagbaa, OniseIku, Omo University, Ounje Ale etc.

  • Olu Jacobs

Olu Jacob is a man in the like of Peter Edochie, he is one of the oldest Nollywood actors alive. His legendary figure and presence in Nollywood have seen this professional star stare in different British and international series. In 2007He also won the African Movie Academy Award for the Best Actor in a leading role. On Some of the movies, Olu Jacob starred include: Ashanti, The Dogs of War, Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend, Pirates Boomako, Adesuwa Ezomo, Dry Speaker, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel

  • Yul Edochie

Yul Edochie full name is Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie and was born7th January 1982 and he is named after popular Russian actor Yul Brynner. He is a Nigerian actor from Anambra state Nigeria, he is the son of Nigerian veteran actor Pete Edochie.

He began his career in Nollywood in 2005 and starred in his first film titled “The Esquires” alongside the Late Justus Esiri and EnebeliElebuwa. He got his break in 2007 appearing in the movie“Wind Of Glory” featuring alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot in the movie.

Below is a comprehensive list of Nollywood Actors are:

  • Adebayo Salami
  • AdewaleAkinnuoye-Agbaje
  • AfeezOyetoro
  • Ali Nuhu
  • Ayo Makun
  • Babatunde Omidina
  • ChineduIkedieze
  • Chinwetalagu
  • ChumaMmeka
  • Clem Ohameze
  • DayoOkeniyi
  • Dede One Day
  • Dele Momodu
  • Dele Odule
  • Desmond Eliot
  • EmekaOssai
  • Emeka Ike
  • Femi Branch
  • Fred Amata
  • GbenroAjibade
  • Hakeem Kae-Kazim
  • JideKosoko
  • Jim Iyke
  • JimohAliu
  • John Boyega
  • John Okafor
  • Kola Oyewo
  • Mike Ezuruonye
  • Muyiwa Ademola
  • Mr. Ibu
  • Nkem Owoh
  • C. Ukeje
  • Okey Bakassi
  • Olu Jacobs
  • OsitaIheme
  • Richard Mofe Damijo
  • Saheed Balogun
  • Saint Obi
  • Shawn Faqua
  • Sola Fosudo
  • Tope Tedela
  • Victor Oswagu
  • Yemi Ajibade
  • Yemi Shodimu

For Females

List of Nollywood Actors and Actresses Names and Profiles

  • Funke Akindele

One of the popular Nollywood actresses in Nigeria and she is popularly known as Jenifa and she is currently the richest Yoruba actress. She has been awarded the best movie actress as a leading role in a movie due to her role.

The popular TV show titled “Jenifa’s diary” owned by the actress has garnered lots of fame and fortune for the actress excluding her sponsorship deals worth millions of Naira.

Funke had her big break in 2009 when she starred in the movie Jenifa. FunkeAkindele has had over 100 movies to her credit as actress, writer, and producer.

  • Mercy Johnson

Mercy Johnson-Okojie is from Okene in Kogi State but was born in Lagos to a Mr. Daniel Johnson (a former naval officer) and Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson. She is the fourth child out of seven children in her family. She is a talented actress who is original in her roles in movies. Mercy Johnson’s career has projected her to fame and fortune. She is married to Prince OdianosenOkojie and they have three children. She auditioned for a role in The Maid, a movie that was to launch her into stardom right after her secondary education. Her performance in that movie paved way for her into getting more roles in another mother. She has appeared in movies such as Hustlers, Baby Oku in America, War in the Palace, and many more.

She has won several accolades and awards in the course of her acting career.

  • NseIkpeEtim

Etim is the first of six children. Became popular after featuring in the movie “Reloaded”. This actress has also featured in several blockbuster Nollywood films such as Phone Swap, Stalkers, Guilty Pleasures, Tunnel, and American Driver, Bursting Out, Guilty Pleasures, Memories of My Heart, Kiss and Tell, Spellbound, Phone Swap, The Meeting, Journey to Self, Black November, Broken, Blue Flames, Hustlers, Devil, The Green Eyed, Tunnel, The Visit, Heaven’s Hell, Fifty, Stalker, American Driver

  • Tonto Dike

Tonto Wigo Charity Dikeh popularly known as Tonto Dikeh, who hails from Rivers state, Ikwerre to be precise, a subgroup of the Igbo tribe. She is a Nigerian actress, singer, and philanthropist. She featured in a movie titled “Dirty Secret” which sparked up controversy amongst Nigerians because the movie contained numerous adult scenes which at then was quite strange and unaccepted in the Nigerian movie industry.

Tonto Dikeh delves a bit into music after enjoying acting several movies. She made her debut by releasing different singles such as ‘Hi’ and ‘Itz Ova’ feat Snypa. On June 13, 2014. Tonto Dikeh was unveiled under Pop star D’banj artistes record label DB Records’ LEE family. But in March 2015, she announced her departure from DB records. Her notable movies include Missing Rib, Games Fools Play, A Night With The King, Zara etc.

  • Mercy Aigbe

Mercy Aigbe hails from Edo state and was born January 1, 1978. She is a Nigerian actress, director, and a businesswoman. She is popular in the Yoruba genre. She was awarded a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos in 2001, and she moved on to join the industry fully in 2006. In 2016, She established the “Mercy Aigbe Gentry School of Drama”. She has starred in movies such as Satanic, Afefe Ife, Okanjua, Atunida Leyi, Igberaga, Ihamo, Ìpèsè, Irófunfun, Mafisere, Ojuiife, Omoge Osas, Ile Oko Mii, Victims, The Screenplay, Little Drops of Happy, 200 Million, Second Acts and more.

Other popular Nollywood actresses include:

  • Bimbo Oshin
  • BisiKomolafe
  • Bukky Wright
  • Carmen Ejogo
  • Carol King
  • Chika Ike
  • Chioma Chukwuka
  • Chioma Okoye
  • Genevieve Nnaji
  • Hadiza Gabon
  • Helen Paul
  • Idowu Philips
  • Ini Edo
  • Iyabo Ojo
  • Kate Henshaw
  • Kehinde Bankole
  • Kiki Omeili
  • Liz Benson
  • Lola Margaret
  • Mary Uranta
  • Megalyn Echikunwoke
  • Moji Olaiya
  • Monalisa Chinda
  • Muma Gee
  • Nafisa Abdullahi
  • Nikki Amuka-Bird
  • Nse Ikpe Etim
  • Oge Okoye
  • Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
  • Osas Ighodaro
  • Patience Ozokwor
  • Racheal Oniga
  • Rahama Sadau
  • Regina Askia
  • Rita Dominic
  • Shan George
  • Stephanie Okereke
  • Taiwo Ajai Lycett
  • Tamara Eteimo
  • Toni Tones


Conclusion on List of Nollywood Actors and Actresses Names and Profile

There you have the List of Nollywood Actors and Actresses Names and Profile through the profile of some were not highlighted. Nollywood indeed has a lot of star actors and Actresses who are setting the pace and transforming the industry taking it up to international standards.

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