The Nigeria movie industry (Nollywood) is one of the most popular sectors in the entertainment world. Over the years, the industry has grown from one level to another, producing interesting and high-quality movies that keep one glued to the screen.
A high standard of living is influenced by the Nigeria Movie Industry due to its pay, this makes acquiring the luxury they desire easy. Who then among these actors is the richest? So not to waste much of your time, after a careful study and research I present to you the top 10 most richest actors in Nigeria and their net worth.
10 – Osita Iheme
Osita Iheme is popularly known as Paw-paw since he acted in the film “Aki Na Ukwa” a movie he starred alongside with Chinedu Ikedieze. He is originally from Imo State and has won several awards. Osita Iheme is a well-known figure in the entertainment industry and rated as one of the highest paid actor in Nigeria. Osita Iheme has an estimated net worth of $2.1 million.
9. Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki)
Chinedu Ikedieze is popularly known as Aki since he acted in the film “Aki Na Ukwa” a movie he starred alongside with Osita Iheme. He was born on 12th December 1985 in Bende, Abia State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is best known for playing alongside Osita Iheme in most of his movies after their breakthrough in the blockbuster movie Aki na Ukwa. He makes his money by acting and brand endorsements. He is a well known GLO Ambassador. Chinedu Ikedieze has an estimated net worth of $2.3 million.
8. Yul Edochie
Yul Edochie is a Nollywood actor and a model. He was named after popular Russian actor Yul Brynner. He is from Anambra state in Nigeria and currently the son of Nollywood legendary actor Pete Edochie. He was born on 7th January 1982 and raised both in Lagos and Enugu respectively. He is the last of 6 children. He got married to May Yul in 2004 at the age of 22 years old. He is a graduate of University of Port Harcourt. Yul Edochie has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.
7. Nkem Owoh (Osuofia)
Nkem Owoh popularly known as Osuofia is a Nollywood comic actor. He was born in Enugu and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Illorin. During his university studies, Nkem Owoh began acting in various televisions and film Production Company. He became very popular after starring in the movie “Osuofia in London” which won him the award for Best Comic Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. He has a striking humorous nature and well gifted. Nkem Owoh has an estimated net worth of $2.7 million.
6. Kanayo O Kanayo
Anayo Modestus Onyekwere popularly known as Kanayo O Kanayo is a veteran Nollywood actor. He was born on 1st March 1962 in Mbaise, Imo State. In 2006, he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Kanayo O Kanayo joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 1992, and made his debut film appearance in the film “Living in Bondage”. Kanayo O Kanayo has starred in over 300 films. He is currently a United Nations Ambassador and has won several awards in Nigeria. Kanayo O Kanayo has an estimated net worth of $2.9 million.
5. John Okafor (Mr Ibu)
John Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu is currently the funniest actor in Nigeria. His nick name Mr Ibu was gotten from a movie he featured in titled “Mr Ibu” a movie that gained popularity and made him famous. John Okafor is a very interesting character to watch always. Due to his humorous nature, his movies are always in high demand. John Okafor has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
4 – Ramsey Nouah
Ramsey Nouah is a Nollywood actor, popularly known as a lover boy. He loves featuring in romantic films alongside with Genevieve Nnaji and has since carved out a name for himself. Well known in quite a lot of films acted in Nigeria. Ramsey Nouah joined Nollywood in 1996 and has featured in over 300 movies till date. As an actor, he made his money by acting and through brand endorsements. Ramsey Nouah has an estimated net worth of $3.1 million.
3 – Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD)
Richard Mofe Damijo popularly known as RMD is a well known and very hardworking actor. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) for quite some time. He has won several awards. He is a man of class operating in his own league. RMD is a Nigerian actor and a politician. He joined politics few years ago and was appointed as commissioner of culture and tourism in Delta State by the Delta State Governor. He is currently the brand ambassador for GLO. RMD earns his money from acting and brand endorsement. RMD currently has an estimated net worth of $3.2 million.
2 – Jim Iyke
Jim Iyke real name is James Ikechukwu Esomugha, but he is popularly known as Jim Iyke and widely regarded as Nollywood’s bad boy. Jim Iyke is a Nollywood actor and has been in the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) for decades. He has won so many awards to his credit. He is a popular and a purposeful actor. Jim Iyke has grown and excelled in the entertainment industry. He makes his money by acting, producing, brand endorsement and his personal entrepreneur businesses. Some of his awards include Best Actor at the African Achievement Award, Best Actor at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards and Best Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Jim Iyke has an estimated net worth of $4.5 million.
1- Zubby Michael
Closing and to ping the list is Zubby Michael is a famous Nollywood actor, model, television personality, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He is known for playing criminal, villain and hit man roles in movies. He was born on 1st February 1985 in Yola, Adamawa State in the northern part of Nigeria. He is currently 36 years old. Zubby Michael hails from Ozubulu in Okwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria, but he grew up in Yola, Adamawa State in the northern part of Nigeria. Zubby Michael is the richest actor in Nigeria in 2021 with an estimated net worth of $5 million. He remains the boss of Nigerian entertainment.