Nigerian Actresses: Lists & Names, News Of All Nollywood Actresses

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Nov 7, 2012 – Nigerian Actresses: Lists & Names, News Of All Nollywood Actresses

Just like their male counterparts, Nollywood actresses have become more popular through their Nollywood movies. From the early 70s through to the 90s, most African households were obsessed with Asian and Western movies, but the rising profiles of Nigerian actresses towards the mid90s changed household movie culture, nollywood actresses have suddenly become household names in African countries and many countries from different countries of the world. Actresses in Nollywood have also been hitting huge endorsements, adverts and music contracts, and modeling jobs.

Popular Nollywood Actresses and their Profiles

Kate Henshaw is one of the most popular Nollywood actresses around, the 2008 best actress winner at the African Academy movie awards is an amazon of sought , she is a business woman and remains one of the highest paid actresses in Nollywood. Kate Henshaw is one of the richest actresses around.

Genevieve Nnaji is referred to as the “Queen of Nollywood”, she has appeared in many international TV shows and programs, these include; the Oprah Winfrey show and the CNN’s Africa talk show. Genevieve has won several awards, including the 2005 AMAA awards for best lead role in a movie. Genevieve Nnaji is one of the few popular Nigerian actresses that have featured in some international movies. Genevieve is presently the highest paid Nigerian actress and she has endorsements with Lux beauty soap and has investments in fashion and endorsement with Globacom- one of the leading telecoms company in Nigeria.

List And Names of Nigerian actresses

Names of Nigerian actresses that have become so popular in households include ;

  • Rita Dominic
  • Ini Edo
  • Mercy Johnson
  • Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
  • Tonto Dike
  • Genevieve Nnaji
  • Patience Ozokwor
  • Uche Jumbo
  • Monalisa Chinda
  • Chioma Chukwuka.

Nollywood actresses that are mostly known for their local movies include;

  • Idowu Phillips {Iya Rainbow}
  • Bisi Ibidapo Obe
  • Funke Akindele
  • Mercy Aigbe.
  • Joke Silva is one of the biggest actresses in Nollywood; she is referred to as the “godmother” of modern Nollywood because so many actresses look up to her for inspiration. Joke Silva is married to another Nollywood icon- Olu Jacobs.

Nigerian / Nollywood Actresses News

Before I take you further, for latest news on your favourite Nigerian actresses, visit http://www.naijagists.com/nollywoodgossip

In a recent Nigerian actresses news, popular Nollywood actress cum singer –Ibinabo Fiberesima has been elected the new president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria- AGN. The controversial actress was elected following several controversies that has trailed the AGN executives in the past where court sanctions and internal wrangling had plagued the effective running of the organization.

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