Though we cannot really pinpoint to the real founder of Nollywood, but we are sure some veteran actors who reached stardom like a bolt from the blues back in the days were celebrated and held in high esteem by their fans because of their acting prowess.
These celebrities had a field day in the Nigerian movie industry popularly called Nollywood back in the yesteryears.
Not only are they household names, they became rich in every sense of the word.
Some of those who managed their fame and wealth well are still relevant till today while others caught in the web of scandals are no longer relevant.
Although we do not know the whereabouts of some of these Nollywood stars, we can still proudly present them to you because they are history makers.
Olu Jacobs And Joke Silva
Justus Esiri (Now Late)
Sam Loco Efe (late)
Idowu Phillips aka Mama Rainbow
Liz Benson, Adebayo Salami Oga Bello
Lanre Hassan Iya Awero
Tajudeen Oyewole aka Abija Wara
Orisabunmi , Chief Kanran
Fausat Balogun aka Madam Saje
Eda Onile Ola, Baba Wande
Peter Bruno, Ozor Akubueze
Patience Ozokwor Mama G
Others include Alex Lopez, Benita Nzeribe, Clem Ohameze, Larry Koldsweath, Taiwo Hassan Ogogo, Yinka Quadri, Ogunde.
Note: Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Nouah, Funke Akindele, Omotola Jalade, Ini Edo are not included in this list because these started their careers in the 90s.
The founding fathers and foundation members mentioned here all started in the early 70s and 80s.
So sorry if your favourite celebrities are not on this list.
If you believe we are missing a name, please list it in the comment section below.