Richest actors in Nigeria


Nigeria has thousands of Actors,but who are the richest actors?Below we list the wealthiest actors who have build their fortune through acting and businesses:

  1. Jim Lyke  ($30million)

With a $30 million net worth, James Ikechukwu Esomugha (also known as Jim Iyke) is the richest actor in Nollywood. He is the lone son of eight children, and Last Flight to Abuja was his Nollywood debut. Alongside actors Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Hakeem Kae-Kazim, he appeared in the film. Jim Iyke has invested in businesses, won numerous acting prizes, and earns more money as a producer.

  1. Ramsey Nouah ($5.5million)

Actor and director Ramsey Nouah, who was born Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jr., is from Nigeria. Ramsey Nouah’s net worth is anticipated to be 5.5 million in 2023. One of Nollywood’s most significant and well-known actors is Nouah. He is on the list of top-earning Nigerian actors.

  1.  Richard  Mofe Damijo ($7million)

Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo (also known as RMD) has won numerous awards for his outstanding acting work. When he entered politics in 2009, the governor of Delta State appointed him to the position of commissioner of culture and tourism. With a net worth of roughly $7 million, Richard Mofe-Damijo is the second-richest actor in Nigeria.

  1. Chidi Mokeme – ($7million)

Chidi Mokeme, who has a net worth of roughly $7 million, is one of Nollywood’s wealthiest performers. Along with acting, he also earns money via managing events, hosting TV shows, and endorsing products. The Gulder Ultimate Search reality program was hosted by Mokeme. On Mother’s Day in 2015, the actor gave his wife a brand-new Range Rover costing N20 million. Later, he launched GQ Warehouse, a store in Lagos.

  1. Kenneth Okonkwo – (5million)

Kenneth Okonkwo gained notoriety for his performance as Andy Okeke in the Nollywood film Living in Bondage. When he was 16 years old, his father passed away, yet he persevered to become one of Nigeria’s top businessmen. Ifeanyi, his first child, resides in South Africa with his mother, Ogechi Ezekiel. Chukwuchirimeze is the second son of the actor. It took Ifeoma and Kenneth nine years to become parents. Kenneth Okonkwo’s $5 million net worth places him among the top 10 wealthiest Nollywood actors.

  1. Desmond Elliot – ($5million)

One of the most attractive performers from Nigeria is Desmond Elliot. He has made nearly 200 film and television appearances, including some in soap operas. In June 2015, the actor took office as a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly. 

  1. Clem Ohameze –  ($4.5million)

One of the most attractive performers from Nigeria is Desmond Elliot. He has made nearly 200 film and television appearances, including some in soap operas. 

  1. John Okafor ($4.2million)

Nollywood’s funniest actor is John Ikechukwu Okafor. He gained notoriety in 2004 as a result of his performance in the comedy Mr. Ibu. More than 200 films feature the actor. John Okafor has an estimated net worth of $4.2 million. He worked as a butcher, hairdresser, and firewood salesman prior to becoming famous and wealthy. He even resided in the slums of Lagos with a friend.

  1. Nkem Awoh – (4million)

He started his acting career while stdying at University of IIorin. He first became popular through the Osuofia in London film and he also graduated with a Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 

  1. Pete Edochie – ($4million)

One of Africa’s most brilliant actors is Chief Pete Edochie. He had worked for the Anambra Broadcasting Commission, currently known as the Eastern Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (ENBC), before entering the film industry. Things Fall Apart, Pete’s debut picture, came out in 1985. For his contributions to the Nigerian film business, he has won various honors, including the Africa Magic business Merit Award.

  1.  Okechukwu Ukeje – ($3.7million)

Following his victory in the reality competition Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO), OC Ukeje appeared in a number of critically acclaimed movies, including Two Brides and a Baby, Hood-rush, Alan Poza, Confusion Na Wa, and Half of a Yellow Sun. There are rumors that OC Ukeje is worth $3.7 million.

  1. Chinedu Ikedieze – ($3.6million)

After playing Aki opposite Osita Iheme in the 2003 movie Aki Na Ukwa, Chinedu Ikedieze experienced a significant breakthrough in the Nigerian entertainment industry. In every film they collaborate on, the pair never fails to astound the audience.

  1. Osita Iheme – ($3.5million)

Sita Iheme, one of Nigeria’s highest-paid actors, shot to stardom in 2003 when he played Pawpaw in the Aki Na Ukwa movie. As a result of their work with actor Chinedu Ikedieze, they appeared in several films as siblings and friends. Osita runs Inspired Movement Africa, a youth empowerment initiative in addition to acting. 

  1. Mike Ezeruonye ($3.5million)

Prior to becoming an actor, Mike Ezuruonye worked as a banker. He is well-known for both his good looks and for losing his cool while acting out roles. Due to the strong lighting used during film filming, he had eye surgery.

  1. Sam Dede – ($3million)

Former University of Lagos lecturer Sam Dede is currently a senior lecturer at the University of Port-Harcourt in River State. He works for the theater arts division of the institution. Sam Dede has a $3 million net worth. He is one of Nigeria’s richest and most well-known actors and has acted in more over 350 movies.


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