Table of Contents
- Richest Nollywood Actresses in Nigeria in 2021
- 1. Rita Dominic – Net Worth: $8 Million
- 2. Genevieve Nnaji – Net Worth: $7.6 Million
- 3. Omotola Jolaade – Net Worth: $7.1 Million
- 4. Mercy Johnson – Net Worth: $5.8 Million
- 5. Regina Daniels – Net Worth: $5 Million
- 6. Mary Nnena Njoku – Net Worth: $4.9 Million
- 7. Funke Akindele – Net Worth: $4.2 Million
- 8. Ini Edo – Net Worth: $3 Million
- 9. Adesua Etomi – Net Worth: $2.4 Million
- 10. Uche Jumbo – Net Worth: $2 Million
The Nigerian movie industry is also known as Nollywood has a lot of Actors and Actresses apart from being the third-largest film industry in the world.
Nollywood is also a money-making industry, no wonder we have a wholesome amount of rich Nollywood actresses. Without the women who have worked hard to carve a wide niche, the Nollywood industry is zero. Such actresses went to the local and international scene alongside their male peers and shone.
The dream of most young females in Nigeria is to become another superstar and sought after face of the Nollywood.
But when it comes to earnings it is not all actresses in the Nigerian movie industry that get roles with handsome paychecks, for those who, they are well-applauded.
Richest Nollywood Actresses in Nigeria in 2021
In this article, I made a compilation of the “top 10 richest actresses in Nigeria” with their net worth
1. Rita Dominic – Net Worth: $8 Million
Rita Dominic, born 12th of July 1975 in Imo state, Nigeria. She is an actress, producer, and TV personality.
She started acting since she was a child and she has been featured in 100 movies. Rita Dominic belongs to the Royal family of Waluruocha of Aboh Mbaise local government area of Imo state.
Her late parents use to be medical practitioners.
She has won several awards which include the Africa movement award for the best actress of the hearing.
Her estimated net worth stands at around $8 million. As of 2021, she is reportedly single.
2. Genevieve Nnaji – Net Worth: $7.6 Million
The second on my list of top richest Actresses in Nigeria is Genevieve Nnaji born on the 3rd of May, 1979.
She is an actress, entrepreneur, producer and TV personality with a net worth of $7.6 million as of 2021. In 2005, she received the Africa movie academy award for the best actress in the leading role, she also received an Africa magic viewers choice award for the best actress in Nigeria.
The renowned actress has sponsorship deals with Amstel, Malta, Etisalat, GLO, Jumia, etc. She produced a movie titled “lionheart” in 2019 which debut as the first Nigerian movie to be featured on Netflix.
3. Omotola Jolaade – Net Worth: $7.1 Million
Omotola Jolaade popularly known as Omo sexy was born as Omotola Jolaade on the 7th of February, 1978 in Lagos State, Nigeria.
The award-winning actress Joined Nigeria’s movie industry, Nollywood in 1995 and was featured in a Movie titled ‘Venom of Justice’ produced by Reginald Ebere that same year.
Her role in the movie not only brought her to the limelight, but it also earned her an award for the most promising actress in Nigeria at the Africa Movie awards.
She has won several awards locally and internationally. In 2013, Omotola was listed among the top 100 most influential people in the world, in the Time Magazine.
She is considered one of the best actress Africa has. Omotola has a net worth of $7.1 million making her the third richest actress in Nigeria
4. Mercy Johnson – Net Worth: $5.8 Million
Next up is Mercy Johnson Okojie born as Mercy Johnson on the 28th of August, 1984 in Lagos, Nigeria.
She is a professional actress with a net worth of $5.8 million that came to limelight in 2003 for her outstanding performance in the movie titled ‘the maid’ and ever since then, she has been called to play lead roles in the movie.
She has starred in over 200 movies which include 30 days in Atlanta, Dumebi, Kiss my pain, etc.
The actress also has a foundation called ‘Mercy Johnson Okojie foundation’ where food is supplied to the less privileged.
She has received several awards which include Africa Academy Award for the best actress in a leading role and Africa magic award for the best actress in Nigeria.
She got married to Prince Odianosen Okojie in 2011 and the union is blessed with three kids.
In 2017, Mercy Johnson was appointed the senior special assistant on entertainment, art, and culture by the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.
5. Regina Daniels – Net Worth: $5 Million
Regina Daniels popularly known as Regina Daniels was born on the 10th of October 2000 in Delta, Nigeria.
She started acting professionally as an actress career ath the young age of 7 when she featured in the movie ‘marriage of sorrow’
She rose to fame in 2007 after she starred in a movie titled ‘Miracle child’.
She earns 600,000 naira per movie. The beauty queen is also a movie producer and has produced several movies which include, Jericho, Twins apart, etc.
Apart from acting, she also runs an NGO named ‘Regina Daniels charity foundation’ that is aimed at catering for disabled children.
Regina has been seriously castigated by her fans and Nigerians because of her recent marriage to a 59-year-old rich billionaire, Ned work.
Regina has also won awards such as the Africa movie viewers’ choice award. The beauty queen is a child actress, model and TV personality with a net worth of $5 million.
6. Mary Nnena Njoku – Net Worth: $4.9 Million
Mary Nnena Njoku is a Nollywood actress, producer, and TV personality born on the 20th of March, 1985.
She joined Nollywood when she was just 17 years and came to limelight in 2011 when she was featured in a movie titled ‘blackberry babes’ alongside Clarion Chukwuka Dakota.
In 2012, She got married to Jason Njoku, CEO of IROKO TV. Her marriage to Jason was a turning point of the beautiful actress career, as her husband, Jason made her the CEO of an award-winning television channel, ROK TV on DSTV and GO TV.
She has produced and masterminded several movies which include Thy will be done and husbands of Lagos She has an estimated worth of $4.9 million.
7. Funke Akindele – Net Worth: $4.2 Million
Funke Akindele (born 24th August, 1997). She is an actress and film producer with a net worth of $4.2 million.
The renowned actress is said to be the best comic actress in Nigeria. In 2009, she received the Africa movie award for the best actress in the leading role following the role she played in Jenifer. She is the founder and CEO of scene one TV.
Her popular TV reality show titled ‘Jenifer’s diary’ earned her a lot of millions with its first episode. In 2016, she married Nigerian rapper Abdul Rasheed ‘JJC Skillz’ and has twins for him.
Apart from acting, she has endorsement deals with Dettol and keystone bank, she also has a degree in law and an ordinary diploma in mass communication. As of 2021, she is married with kids.
8. Ini Edo – Net Worth: $3 Million
In Edo (born 19th, August, 1982) are a Nollywood actress and TV personality. She hails from Akwa Ibom state.
She began professional acting in 2000 and the to fame with the movie ‘world apart’ that also starred Liz Benson and Kenneth Okonkwo.
The beauty queen has since then been featured in 250 movies such as Ghetto queen, Blind kingdom, Power of beauty, etc. In 2008, she got married to Phillip Ehia Gwina and they were separated in 2014 due to irreconcilable differences.
In 2013, she was appointed one of the Judges for the miss black Africa United Kingdom beauty pageant
The actress was also appointed that same year the United Nations habitat youth envoy by the United Nations due to her Philanthropic gestures.
The award-winning actress earns her money not only from acting but also from endorsement deals.
She has won several awards which include the Africa Academy Award for the best actress in the leading role, the exquisite ladies award, etc.
As of 2021, Ini Edo has a net worth of $3 million and she is reportedly single.
9. Adesua Etomi – Net Worth: $2.4 Million
Adesua Etomi one of the most influential actresses in Nigeria is an award-winning actress, model, and TV personality. She was born on the 22nd of April, 1986 in Owerri, Imo state.
Etomi rose to fame after playing a major role in a movie titled ‘knocking on heaven’s door’ and she has since then been featured in several movies such as falling, A trip to Jamaica, wedding party.
She got married in 2017 to the renowned Pop musician, Banky Wellington. The beauty queen has a net worth of $2.4 million naira making her the number 9 richest actress in the list of richest actresses in Nigeria.
She has been nominated and has won several awards which includes the Africa movie award for the best actress in a supporting role, the Africa magic viewers choice award for the best actress in Nigeria, The big screen Eloy awards for Actress of the year, etc.
10. Uche Jumbo – Net Worth: $2 Million
The last on my list of top 10 richest Nigerian actresses. The renowned actress has been on the Nollywood scene for close to a decade. She was born on the 28th of December 1979 in Enugu State, Nigeria.
The beauty queen made her debut as an actress in a movie titled ‘visa to hell’, she has since then been featured in over 60 movies such as Girls in the hood, A time to love, etc
Her production studio has released 14 hit movies that featured the award-winning actress. Movies such as keep my will, kiss and tell damage, etc were produced by the actress production studio named UJ studios.
The actress also has an NGO, ‘Uche Jumbo and you’ that is aimed at helping and building Nigerian youth skilled in acting and writing.
She has won several awards which include the Africa movie award for the best actress in a supporting role, etc. Uche got married to Kenny Rodriguez a Puerto Rican on the 12th of May, 2012 with whom she has a son.
As of 2017, it was rumored that the couple had divorced due to the fact that a picture of her husband and a 22-year-old American girl was released and since then the rumor of whether she is divorced or not is not known. As if 2021, her estimated net worth is $2 million.