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How To Become a Nollywood / Nigerian Movie Star

Oct 29, 2011 – Thanks for visiting Naijan.com today.

I’m here to share with you some quick step on launching your acting career in the Nigerian Movie Industry otherwise named Nollywood.

To become a nollywood movie star is not a chance of luck or game, you must work hard for it. Besides working hard, you need to have what it takes to also.

Below are some quick tips to becoming a Nollywood star

How To Becoming a Nollywood /  Nigerian Movie Star

1) Read biographies of top nollywood stars

This step is very important for motivation. Read (Ini Edo’s Biography, Mercy Johnson Biography)

2) Ensure you have what it takes.

This is highly essential to your success, if you don’t have good acting skill and you’re trying to enter the movie industry, you chances of success are very slim.

Now that you have decided you’ve got what it takes,  the next step is to attend auditions

3) Attend Acting Auditions

There are popular acting auditions here and there in Nigeria and Naijan.com is the first place to see them, so ensure you Read Latest Auditions in Nigeria in order to be on top of the latest auditions in Nigeria

4) Go to movie acting schools

This step is not that essential but it will definitely help.

Wale Adenuga Film Institute called PEFTI will help, visit them at www.thewaptv.net

Most top movie marketers and producers in Nigeria today do have their own movie acting school e.g Wemimo film production has an acting class in Ibadan and most of his student features in his movies and that is how they get to the top.

With all of the above tips in mind, remember persistence is the key to success here.

Keep in mind that winners never quit while quitters never win.

Be persistent, you will make it at last.

Thank you.

163 Comments

163 Comments

  1. lenox

    June 6, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Hello sir\madam? Am lenox a kenyan citizen currently studying in university of nairobi.am impressed with nigerian movies and i feel i have a talent of being an actor, i therefore request you help me manage my way into nigerian acting industry please..my contact 0705984870

  2. Blessing ukatex

    June 7, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Hi my name is blessing am from Enugu state am good at acting,dancing and singing but i have no connection please i need your help just give me one chance and i will do my best my mobile mumber is 08146322701

  3. Fred

    June 28, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Acting is my talent,I have tried many ways to get 2 nollywood industry but’av never met the right person,i always met fraud users. please I need help,I want to display my talent,whatever it takes for me to get to nollywood I will do it. here’s my contact address,07060419704 email,etuhalfred@gmail.com.

  4. Fred

    June 28, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    I’m a talented actor,I have tried many ways to get 2 nollywood industry but’av never met the right person,i always met fraud users. please I need help,I want to display my talent,whatever it takes for me to get to nollywood I will do it. here’s my contact address,07060419704 email,etuhalfred@gmail.com.

  5. osakpolor

    July 7, 2015 at 12:44 PM

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  6. J. Austin Nuah

    July 9, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Hey, I a Liberian movie actor and moved to Lagos to live, and I really have passion in being one of the Nigerian actors, but since I came, I have no where to go to meet up with movies industry that I will explain, if you can help me to meet with any movie industry I will really appreciate it. I brought some of movies I acted in and some stories I wrote, my number is 09091247836

  7. Agbaje abidemi

    September 25, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    I’m tallented with charater of acting much like immbecile. I act dat whenever i participate in dramer.and people became astornished. Plz nollywood actors or actresses help me to be a nollywood star(08134000276)

  8. Solomon Innocent

    September 28, 2015 at 7:19 AM

    Please Sir/madam
    I Really Need Help And Connections, My Dream Is To Become An Actor But I Don’t Have Any Body To Help Me Or Gv Me Some Information, But I Knw That I Will Meet A Helper Here. Please Help Me.(Here Is My Phone Number~08021220403.)my #Facebook Username Is Thanks For Your Help.

  9. Bukky

    October 25, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    I have been waiting for an opportunity to explore my talent but haven’t found one yet. I would be really grateful if anyone can link me up. My email-pweetydharmy2012@gmail.com. Thanks!

  10. oguntayo olalekan

    November 10, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Sir/ma my name is olalekan oguntayo from ogun state abeokuta south local government. Am interesting of acting film and I have the talent of it and I don’t want too buried d talent that God give I want u too help me In my carria. Might almighty God bless u. This is my number 09027362348. My gmail
    horlayoungolalekan@gmail.com

  11. oguntayo olalekan

    November 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Sa/ma my name is olalekan oguntayo am from ogun state abeokuta south local government. Am interesting of acting film and I have the talent of it and I don’t want too buried my talent dat God give me. I want u too help me In my carria. Might almighty God bless u. This is my number 09027362348 and

    my gmail horlayoungolalekan@gmail.com

  12. oguntayo olalekan

    November 10, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Sir /ma my name is olalekan oguntayo am from ogun state abeokuta south local government. Am interesting of acting film and I have the talent of it and I don’t want too buried my talent dat God give me . I want u too help me In my carria. Might almighty God bless u. This is my number 09027362348 and my gmail horlayoungolalekan@gmail.com

  13. tunde

    December 2, 2015 at 4:39 PM

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  14. tunde

    December 2, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Do you have a dream of becoming an actor or actress this the gold chance to fulfill your dream call tunde for more information on 08166628587

  15. tunde

    December 7, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Call me for your auditions on 08168088761

  16. Nsisong

    January 7, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Hello l greet u all, please l need a help I want to become a actress and I need a connection to get to that place. l have the talent and the dream to be there and am studying theater act in school. I need the directors of Hollywood, to help me get into movie industry. As u grant me favour, connection and help, The lord is ready to bless and favour u more. God bless you all Amen. My phone number is 09027642271, what up number is 09098425348 thank you all

  17. Mercy

    January 27, 2016 at 8:36 AM

    I want to become a nigerian actress like my idol mercy johnson, and reading this publication has really helped me alot..
    God bless you

    • joy

      February 16, 2016 at 2:30 PM

      my dream is to become a Nollywood star .I love Nollywood.. I have be acting since 4years now but in Benin and port Harcourt .need ur help please. my name is joy this is my number 08151971841

  18. Olawale peter

    January 27, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    My dream and my vision is to become a nollywood artist,but i dont have a connection to achieve my dream. I wil be api if u can assit me in becoming a nollywood artist i wil be happy this my contact no:090S4FGF62550 and my email: olawSFGFpeter500@yahoo.com and gmail: olawalepSeFSFr37@gmail.com and facebuk: olawale peter

  19. Ojo oluwaseun john

    January 29, 2016 at 7:42 AM

    Am Ojo john by nomenclature I luv acting acting is my life I ave passion 4 acting ave tried all my best 2 get connected bt ave failed bt I avent given up nd I won’t I really ave a burning passion 4 acting pls an helper here sud jst pls talk 2 me on dis data@ojoking3@gmail.com,(whatsapp)08068947443,(bb pin)3326A2F1.pls I wud b glad if u can help plssss.

  20. Ojo oluwaseun john

    January 29, 2016 at 7:49 AM

    My dream is 2 bcum a nollywood actor nd I knw 1 day I wud get dere I ave burning passion for dis job bt I dnt ave connection anywhere dere as never been an actor or actress in my lineage bt I ave passion for acting nd I knw I can do dis ave involved myself in a lot of stage performance bt I really wish 2 explore d film industry so all I need is connection nd I bliv sum1 is out dere 2 help me it may b here also plssssssssssssss am begging.Ojoking3@gmail.com(whatsapp)08068947443,bb pin 3326A2F1

  21. Godwin

    January 30, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    contact me on for ur audition notice Whatsapp 0808965333 Facebook Godwin Uyot

  22. Nweke Nathaniel uche

    February 18, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    my names are Nweke Nathaniel Uche am from ishelu local government of Ebonyi state I have a passion for acting and am immensely interested for this. I need one who can help me boast out my dream not to just buried like that. Sir/maa as u will grant me help and connection to there God in heaven will in abundantly help and favour you more. AMEN
    this are my contacts 07011708281/08175022508 the first one is for Whatsapp

  23. precious diala

    April 17, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    My name is miss Diala Precious please Nigeria nollywood actress,I want to be one of you am so talented,I believe I will make it.God will help us all in Jesus name Amen.

  24. Rex K. Germany

    July 20, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    my name is Rex K Germany. pls how do i join nollywood? as its my passion to be an actor, here in Nigeria. tnx

  25. Rex K. Germany

    July 20, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    my phone number is 0806***8855 for Rex K Germany

  26. udaze esther

    August 31, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    i want to become an actress but my parents are against it,can you help me

  27. nonya

    October 20, 2016 at 7:52 AM

    u didn’t add dat u av to sleep wit d director to get a role hmm nawa for dis country oo

    • sheila

      March 15, 2017 at 5:11 PM

      nonya, my dear if you have such talks about your own country shame on you,because sleeping with some one is a choice I don’t think they are raped, its those unserious actors who do that because thy are desparate to become stars in nollywood and they start seducing the directors so that if thy fail to nail the character the director wants in them they get a chance to blackmail them, respect.

  28. Blessing

    February 3, 2017 at 5:30 PM

    I am Blessing, live in Lagos, Lekki to be precise. I have always dreamed of becoming an actress. please, I need help. I will be glad if my request is favorably granted.

    Thanks for your understanding

    This is my contact: 08146940071
    e-mail: love**a1@gmail.com

  29. sheila

    March 15, 2017 at 5:24 PM

    My name is Tekitendwa Sheila, am 23 years old and am Ugandan. I love acting and I love to reach nollywood one time because I have featured in four movies in my country, in two of the movies am the main character and people in my country love what I have started. tho my aim is to reach nollywood, I can write and I have over 20scripts, I know its hard to reach their since am even a foreigner but I believe one day I will be accepted.Thank you naijagists.com for the advise promise to follow till when I make it, I will never quit. I LOVE YOU NIGERIA, Moon Tekisha is my facebookpage,tekitendwasheila@gmail.com is my gmail incase of any help.

  30. Amadi Kingsley

    March 16, 2017 at 2:16 PM

    My Names are Amadi kingsley chikwado,am 19 years Old I have a dream of acting but no connection please ma how can I get there I need help

  31. chinedu ekeh

    March 20, 2017 at 12:07 AM

    I am Chinedu from nigeria in imo state Acting is my dream but i don’t no what to do please help me help this is my Instagram.chineduekeh5 or Twitter.ChineduEkeh5 telephone number 22575370691

  32. EMMANUEL SAMUEL

    March 25, 2017 at 9:15 PM

    pls am so much interested in acting, if u are willing and can help my light in d industry to shine then pls call the number bellow
    09035***8196

  33. EMMANUEL SAMUEL

    March 25, 2017 at 9:17 PM

    my name is Emmanuel and its my dream to be 1 of Nigerian best actor, I have d skill, talent and creativity call me if u have openings for young talent like mine 090****24196

  34. chioma grace

    April 8, 2017 at 5:16 AM

    MY NAME IS CHIOMA GRACE,am a little girl(15)I really have talent for acting nd singing,I want to b one of d famous actress in nollywood industry.Any one interested to help me out pls contact 08178188327,(Facebook)Sunday Chioma Grace,pls guys/ladies I will b very greatfull if u can help me become a star

  35. Cynthia

    June 1, 2017 at 12:36 PM

    Am an up coming artress and I know with God, will get there one day. Just moving from one audition door to another. But I thank you Jesus. 07058189775

  36. Ekene Ndubuizu

    August 18, 2017 at 6:32 PM

    Dear sir/madam: My name is Ekene Ndubuizu Begin. well to be frank, i must confess that i am talented in the area of acting movies/films. I am willing to doo what it takes to perform pls you can reach me on my number 081ppo03 or my dad and mums number 08033404733, 08034006237 pls u need to give me the chance to play and i boast in the name of the lord that i would never let you down i promise thanks

  37. Edwin Utibe-Ima-Abasi Eddy

    September 2, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    My name is Utibe Edwin from Akwa Ibom State. Acting have always been my thing though. I started acting right from primary school, and now I am in the university, still acting. I have been making enquiries on how to get to the movie industry, but no information…I believe I am a very good actress. I will really appreciate if you give me a chance to showcase my talent.

  38. Edwin Utibe-Ima-Abasi Eddy

    September 2, 2017 at 7:37 PM

    Here is my number, 08132915841

  39. Tt

    January 6, 2018 at 11:53 AM

    My name is Eribo Valentina,honestly speaking,they are kind of drama I can act,that you would see yourself. You will appreciate me so much.I have been making enquiries by getting to the movie industry,I just finished secondary school.I will really appreciate if you give me a chance to showcase my talent.here is my number 08141964858.

  40. Edwin Cynthia

    February 23, 2018 at 12:08 PM

    my dream is to become a nollywood actress…. I have been acting right from my primary school I joined the drama group in my church and I have been doing well, I will be happy if u can assist me in making my dreams come true I will be very happy. This is my contact: 09072149930 and my facebook: Edwin Cynthia

  41. Precious

    December 28, 2018 at 9:23 PM

    My name is precious I love acting and singing I have been acting since when I was small, I started pushing dis dream dis I was in university but now am a graduate yet I haven’t found d right source pls help me to make my dreams come through. Dis is my contact 08120597649

  42. Augustina udoh

    March 29, 2019 at 2:07 PM

    Hi!!!,my name is Augustina udoh,am a sript writer though haven’t publish my books and not a professional but I believe I can deliver your job well.And I also act,and bring what is penned down to life.Thank you 08177175099

  43. Augustina udoh

    March 29, 2019 at 2:09 PM

    Hi!!!,my name is Augustina udoh,am a script writer though haven’t publish my books and not a professional but I believe I can deliver your job well.And I also act,and bring what is penned down to life.Thank you 08177175099

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