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

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Updated October 16 2017 – 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 Dikeh
  • Bose Alao
  • Genevieve Nnaji
  • Patience Ozokwor
  • Uche Jumbo
  • Monalisa Chinda
  • Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha
  • Halima Abubakar
  • Chika Ike

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

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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  1. Aghaulor Onyema

    January 15, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    I thank all nollywood Actors and Actresses in our great Nigeria, my greatest thank goes to Olu jacobs, chioma chukwuka, Rita Edochie, chika owoh and more other deceit actors and actressed. From Bro. Onyema Aghaulor a Deeper Life Brother. I live to let you Actresses and Actors know that the kingdom of God is at hand and if you havn’t give your life to christ! Do it now because their is no repentance in the grave. HEAVEN/HELL is Real.


      May 13, 2017 at 5:06 AM

      I didn’t get to know her but now that I have known her, she acting well.

  2. Silas Gbenenee

    May 12, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Just to say u guys should honour God in ur acting.

    • maryann mgborogwu

      January 11, 2015 at 11:28 AM

      my dear silas nollywood ACTOR AND ACTRESSES do honourGOD MORE DAN U CAN EVER TINK

  3. favour

    June 13, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    This attitude of being naked in the name of acting is becoming too common amongs u.u ppl ar leading my soul to hell,be careful.

  4. jonah

    August 21, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    I thank all the actors and actresses for their great works sofar.we appreciate

  5. Ebere

    September 22, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Keep it on


    January 19, 2016 at 2:47 AM

    All thanks goes to all nollywood actors and actresses including their makers. I must say that it is not easy…but all the same keep it up.

  7. una Michael Onyedikachi

    July 22, 2016 at 12:04 AM

    all kudos to Nigeria actors.
    the director should try to make some of there film trick real

  8. Abass MiamiTev

    September 10, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    You have tried much, but is only because the habit of being naked in most of your movies. (That is to say you want to copy the life style on the Americans). please change and continue the good effort thank you
    I Love you all

  9. Akan Andrew (Asa-gospel)

    September 27, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    I love all the Nollywood and even does that r trying to become a nollywood actors and actress you guys are wonderful and well talented. pls this one goes to the popular once, pls lets try do something about the upcoming pls, help us, even some people are using the name of one popular artist to deceived people for the sake of to b a star, pls person like me i need help. I’ve appeared in some local films which we dont even have any face in, so pls if u can help me pls contact me through my whatsap number 07030274707, i will b very grateful

  10. Blessing Emmanuel

    November 12, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    luv u@ nollywood,always aim higher.


    February 23, 2017 at 4:40 PM



    February 23, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    heaven is real and hell is ream

  13. Ronald N Oyagi

    July 14, 2017 at 8:38 AM

    Der all Nigerian actors and actresses.

    Good work all Nigerian actors and actresses.

    You make our sitting rooms lively with your roles on TV. I love you people’s acting and God bless you all. I love watching Naija movies.


  14. Antonia

    January 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM

    I love Omotola

  15. stan

    January 31, 2018 at 9:55 AM

    friends i want to know the name of the heroine or actoress who acted in dirt old man and my boss nollywood movie

  16. Diana tiara

    August 12, 2018 at 3:29 PM

    Hail imo for we produce the best actors and actress most especially

  17. Usman hudu

    September 22, 2018 at 6:18 PM

    Please how can I get to meet this beautiful Actress called eniola odunsi,

  18. francis

    September 26, 2018 at 5:32 AM

    I like patience Ozokwor the way she pretends when acting

  19. Mustapha Humukusum

    January 20, 2019 at 11:12 PM

    Names perfectly mention, they all happen to be my favourites. Please keep the good work.

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