The Nollywood industry has record a lot of success stories and still counting. Below is some of the most successful and highest paid actresses in the Nigerian movie industry, ranked by Africaranking.com.
According to Africaranking.com, their estimated earnings include their pay in the movie industry, endorsements, and other businesses they have been involved in over the past years.
Here is the top 10 highest paid Nollywood actresses and their net earnings:
10) Chioma Chukwuka – ₦46 Million
Chioma Chukwuka has reportedly featured in over 80 Nigerian movies.
Aside making millions from acting, she signed a deal with Harpic which was worth N7.5 million ($50,000) in 2011. She also got Glo endorsement and reportedly owns several properties in her home town and in Lagos State.
9) Uche Jombo – ₦49.5 Million
In 2008, she featured in several movies which earned her over N10m. With Glo sponsorship and being a model, she earned about N11m in 2009. So far, she is still on the successful actresses roll.
8) Monalisa Chinda – ₦50 Million
The single mum has featured in over 50 movies. Aside acting, she is also a movie produce and recently launched her own Tv show. The actress is said to own properties in Rivers State and Lagos.
7) Patience Ozokwor – ₦51 Million
Popularly known as “Mama G” worldwide, she remains one of the biggest names in the Nigerian film industry.
6) Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – ₦53 Million
Omotola is one of the most popular actresses in Nollywood. She has signed several multi-million endorsement deals of which the recent is with Scanfrost. The actress, who is also a model and singer already, has two music album; “GBA” in 2005, and a second album “Me, Myself & Eyes”. She is said to own the most expensive cars amongst other Nollywood actresses.
5) Mercy Johnson – ₦55 Million
Lagos-born actress Mercy Johnson reportedly made her acting debut in the 2014 movie “The Maid,” and since then, she has featured in over 60 movies with has earned her millions. In 2008, she reportedly earned 11.4m from acting while in 2009, she made 13m. She reportedly owns several landed properties in Lagos.
4) Rita Dominic – ₦58 Million
Actress, Rita Dominic is one of the oldest names in the industry. She reportedly made her movie debut in 199. She has featured in over 100 movies.
Rita won the Municipality Peoples Awarding for the Most Outstanding Actress and the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2012. In addition to this, she has Nokia and Glo no her endorsement deal list.
The Imo State actress reportedly owns fixed assets worth over N40 million ($240,000) – which include landed properties and two homes.
3) Ini Edo – ₦60 Million
Akwa ibom-born actress Ini Edo, has featured in over 200 movies. She is said to be one of the most resilient and tactful actresses in Nollywood. In 2007, she reportedly earned N15.7 million from movies, and other business. She is said to own over six buildings around the country.
Adding to what she owns, the actress recently launched a new multi-million lounge in Lagos.
2) Genevieve Nnaji – ₦64 Million
Genevieve Nnaji is said to be the most successful Nollywood actress internationally, and best paid in Nigeria. She reportedly earned about $25,000 in the transnational film “Ijé” which was produced by Paula Moreno and Chineze Anyaene.
The Imo State-born actress, singer, and fashion designer has featured in over 80 Nollywood movies.
In 2004, she reportedly earned N14.7 million ($100,000) in a two-year deal with British cosmetic company Lux .
In 2005, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
In 2008, she launched her own fashion line “St. Genevieve” which is said to be worth N20 million.
She also signed deals with Pronto Beverage, Omo Detergent, Range Rover Evogue and MUD Nigeria.
1) Kate Henshaw – ₦67 Million
Africa Movie Academy Awards winner, Kate Henshaw has several endorsement deals to her name. They include deal with Glo and Onga.
She also has over 40 Nollywood movies in her name. She has properties which include land and houses in Lagos.