Top 10 Highest Paid Nollywood Actors
Nollywood is one of the world’s fastest-growing film industries, coming in second only to India’s Bollywood in box office receipts.
Indeed, the Nigerian film industry has progressed over time, with a significant improvement in the quality of films produced and a good talent pool.
These are the highest-paid actors in Nigeria’s film industry, who are taking the film industry by storm.
Highest Paid Nollywood Actors
- Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD)
Net Worth: $15 million
Earns ₦2 million per film
Richard Mofe Damijo, popularly known as RMD, is one of Nollywood’s A-list actors.
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He is the highest-paid Nigerian actor, and this doesn’t come as a surprise considering his talent and character interpretation.
He is a graduate of Theater Arts and Law. RMD rose to fame in the late 80s and since then has been featured in many award-winning movies.
- Desmond Elliot
Net Worth: $10 million
Earns ₦1.7 million
Nollywood actor, director, and politician Desmond Elliot is one well-known name in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
The graduate of Economics found his passion in acting and launched a career that has been successful so far.
Aside from acting, Desmond has directed series of blockbuster movies in the Nigerian movie industry.
Although now he is more focused on politics, Desmond Elliot is one actor whose talent has earned him a lot of money in the entertainment industry.
- Jim Iyke
Net Worth: $ 8 million
Earns ₦1.3 million per film
Another actor well paid in the Nigerian movie industry is Jim Iyke.
Popularly referred to as the “Nigerian bad boy,” Jim Iyke has achieved a lot in the film industry. His talent has made him one of the highest-paid actors in the country; any movie he features in is always a must-watch.
- Mike Ezuronye
Net Worth: 4.7 million
Earns ₦1.1 million per film
The former banker thought it would be more lucrative to act, and it turned out to be true.
As a result of his talent, Mike is one actor that makes every Movie he features in Worth watching, and it’s no surprise he is paid a lot to get featured in movies.
- Ramsey Nouah
Net Worth: $4.5 million
Earns ₦1.2 million perm film
Ramsey Nouah is known to be ‘Nollywood’s lover boy’ and one of the most popular and rich Nigerian actors in Nollywood.
Ramsey Nouah has featured in several successful movies and received a series of awards for his talent; It’s no surprise he is one of the highest-paid actors in the Nigerian movie industry.
- Genevieve Nnaji
Net Worth: $11 million
Earns ₦2.2 million Per Movie
Genevieve Nnaji is believed to be the most successful and influential actress in Nigeria.
She has featured in a series of successful movies and directed a few herself.
The talented Nollywood actress is a brand ambassador to some well-known international brands: lux, Range Rover, Etisalat, and Amstel Malta.
Genevieve has several accolades to her name, and she is one of the wealthiest actresses in the country.
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- Mercy Johnson Okojie
Net Worth :$ 5.8 million
Earns ₦2 million per film.
Mercy Johnson is one versatile and talented actress.
The Kogi-born actress is one of Nigeria’s household names when it comes to acting.
Mercy doesn’t fail to entertain whenever she graces the TV screen; due to her talent, she is in high demand in the Nigerian film industry, which is no surprise why she is among the highest-paid in the country.
- Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Net Worth: $5 million
Earns ₦2-5 million per film
Popularly known as ‘Omosexy,’ Omotola Jalade is another talented Nollywood actress.
The talented actress has not been seen gracing TV screen recently because rumors have it that her charges are on the high side.
It is no surprise considering how good the Nollywood actress is; Omotola has not only graced the national film industry but internationally as well, where she has played supporting roles. Aside from acting, Omotola is also a brand ambassador to many local and international brands.
- Patience Ozokwor
Net Worth: $1 million
Earns ₦2 million per film
Patience Ozokwor is another household name in Nollywood. The talented actress is known for her unique interpretation of roles.
Her talent as an actress has made her one of the highest-paid actresses as she is known to add suspense in her movies.
- Ini Edo
Net Worth: $ 3.9 million
Earns ₦1 million per film
Akwa Ibom actress Ini Edo has appeared in a series of successful movies.
The talented actress has received multiple awards within and outside Nigeria.
She rose to film in the early 2000s and since then has never disappointed her fans.
In Edo is another talented Nollywood actress who is well paid for her roles in movies.