Top 10 nollywood actress in Nigeria

1.Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji was born on 3rd of May 1979 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria, and brought up in Lagos. She is a talented popular Nigerian actress, producer, director and former model. She has participate in so many different kind of movies, some of the movies are Most Wanted, Camouflage, Love Boat, Death Warrant, Valentino, Fire Dancer, Sharon Stone , Runs!, Power of Love, Formidable Force, Battle Line, Above Death: In God We Trust, Blood Sister, Break Up, Butterfly, Church Business, Deadly Mistake, Emergency Wedding, Emotional Tears, Road to yesterday, Lionheart farming, and many more.

She won several awards with her Movies, the awards she won are: Outstanding Foreign Film / World Cinema Motion Picture, Best Actress in Leading Role, Best Movie West Africa, Best Actress TV Series, Best Actress in Supporting Role, Viewers Choice- Female, Best Actress-Africa Collaboration, Best Actress Leading Role, Best Actress, Best Kiss with Majid Michel and we expect more because we believe she can win more.

2. Funke Akindele

Akinlade Olufunke Ayotunde is shortcall Funke Akindele, she was born in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria on 24 August, 1977 by Medical Doctor while her father is a retired School Principal.

She came to spotlight in 2008 when she played a role in a movie titled Jenifa and after then she has starred is so many movies, some of the movies are: Jenifa’s Diary, Your Excellency, Maami, Industreet, A Trip to Jamaica, Return of Jenifa, Isoken, Moms at War, Chief Daddy, Married but Living Single, Apaadi, Emi Abata, Love Wahala, Ladies Gang, Anointed Liars, Bolode O’ku, Farayola, Ija Ola, Aje Metta, Apoti Orogun, Atanpako Meta, Kakaki ‘leku, Omo Pupa, Taiwo Taiwo, Akandun, Baye se Nlo Edunjobi, Egun, Maku, Oba Irawo,Okun Ife Yi, Agbefo, Kòséfowórà, Odun Baku, Oreke Mulero, Osuwon Edaf and more.

Funke Akinlade work in the industry has got her so many prizes like Best Actress Leading Role, Best Actress, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Yoruba), Best Actress , Best Actress (Indigenous), Best Actress (English), Best Actress, Best Actress (Leading Role), Best Actress (Indigenous), Best Actress (Leading Role), Best Actress (Comedy), Brand Ambassador of the Year, Best Actress In Comedy Role, Best Actress Series, Sitcom Of The Year, Best Actress in Comedy, Best Actress of the Year, Best Actress Africa Collaboration, Best TV Series,Best Actress in a Comedy Movie or TV Series, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or TV Series and we are still expecting more from her.

Funke Akinlade Facts

Full Name: Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde

Date Of Birth: August 24, 1977

Place Of Birth: Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria

Education: Moshood Abiola Polytechnic
University of Lagos

Profession: Actress, Film Producer

Children: Twins

3. Mercy Johnson

Mercy Johnson Okojie is a well received Nigerian actress born on 28 of August 1984 in Lagos State but hail from Okene in Kogi State. 

She started acting career after her secondary school when she starred in the movie titled The Maid and more many movies like Into Temptation, House Party, Woman In Power, Lost to Lust, Kill khe Bride, Under the sky, Under Control, Thanksgiving, Sweet Mama, Dear Mana, Pay Day, Painful World, One-Bullet, Oath of a Priest, Married to the Enemy, Last Kiss, Endless Night, Emotional Blunder, 19 Macaulay Street, Wealth Aside, Twist of Fate, The Scorpion God, The Last Tradition, Take Me Home, Look Into My Eyes, Sunny My Son,

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My Beloved Son, She is My Sister, Power of Justice, Kolomental, Keziah, Keziah, Genevieve, Evil Agenda, Desperate Ladies, Crisis in Paradise, Breath of Anger, Area Mama, Tiger King, The Gods Are Wise, Temple of Justice, Tell Me Why, Soul Of A Maiden, Strength to Strength, Sin No More , Live to Remember, Kiss My Pain, Forest of Promises Police, Don’t Wanna Be a Player, Corporate Maid, Act of Faith and many more.

Her talent Lead her to won prizes. the prizes she won are: Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress -West Collaboration, Best Actress, Best Actress Africa Collaboration, Best Actress In Leading Role, Best Actress, Best Actress Africa Collaboration, Best Actress- Viewers Choice, Best Actress In Leading Role, Best Actress in Comedy, Best Supporting Actress, Best Lead Actress,
Popular Choice-Female Act, Best Actress -Africa Collaboration, Actress Of The Year and more still coming.

Mercy Johnson Facts

Date Of Birth: August 28, 1984

Place Of Birth: Lagos State, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigerian

Another names: Mercy Johnson Ozioma, Princess Mercy Johnson-Okojie

Profession: Actress

Notable work: 30 Days In Atlanta, Baby Oku, Weeping Soul, Dumebi

Spouse(s): Prince Odianosen Okojie (m. 2011)

Children: 3

Parent(s): Daniel Johnson
           Elizabeth Johnson (d. May 2018)


4.Ini Edo

In Edo is a good talented actress an Ibibio from Akwa Ibom state in the south-south part of Nigeria, born on 23 April 1982.

She is a Nigerian actress that started her Career in 2000 and she has featured in over hundred Movies, some of her movies are: Thick Madam, World Apart, Eye of the Gods, Beautiful Faces, Ultimate Crisis, The Begotten, Only Love, Last Game, Desperate Billionaire, Lonely Hearts, Girls Cot, Secret Fantasy, Price Fame, Married to the Enemy, Games Men Play, Sleek Ladies, Most Wanted Bachelor, Love Games, Reloaded, Live To Remember, Caro The Iron Bender , Royal Gift, Blind Kingdom’, Native Son, Power of Beauty, Political Control , Ass on Fire, Breath Again, Security Risk, Songs of Sorrow, Stronghold, Tears for Nancy, Unforeseen, Eyes of Love, Faces of Beauty, Indecent Girl, Indulgence, I Swear, Legacy, Love Crime, Love & Marriage, Negative, Influence, Not Yours!, The One I Trust, Sisters On Fire, Royalty Apart, Never Let Go, End of Do or Die and more.

Her endorsement

She was GLO brand ambassador for ten years from 2006 to 2016

In 2010 she was named to be the brand ambassador of Noble Hair

Ini Edo is brand ambassador of Slim Tea Nigeria

In 2019 she was signed as an ambassador for the @MrTaxi_NG brand.

She won several awards like Best Actress Leading Role (Yoruba), Best Actress Indigenous, Honorarium Appreciation Award, Best Actress – Africa Collaboration,Best Actress in a Comedy and more.

Ini Edo facts

Full Name: Iniobong Edo Ekim

Date Of Birth: April 23, 1982

Place Of Birth: Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

Profession: Actress

Spouse(s): Philip Ehiagwina (2008–2014)

5.Omotola Jalade

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde popularly known as Omotola Jalade is a mind blowing Nigerian actress, singer, former model and philanthropist.

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The stunning actress started is career in 1995, her first movie is titled Venom Of Justice directed by Reginald Ebere and ever since then she has appeared in over 350 movies, some of her movies are Venom of Justice, Mortal Inheritance, Scores to Settle, Lost Kingdom, Kosorogun, When Love Dies, Under Fire, The Outsider, Rescue, Blood Sisters, Royal Family, Die Another Day, A Kiss from Rose , Games Women Play, Brave Heart, The Revelation, Sand in My Shoes, Careless Soul, Yankee Girls, Blood on the Lagoon, My Only Inheritance,The Island,The Tribunal, Up Creek a Paddle and many more.

She won several awards such as The Movie Awards (THEMA), City People awards for Excellence, Global Excellence Recognition Awards, Civil Enlightenment Organization of Nigeria (CEON), NUSEC Awards, 1st Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Youths Benefactor’s Award, Ghana Movie Awards, City People Social Media Awards, Nollywood Travel Film Festival, Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival, Nollywood Movies Awards, Music Video and Screen Awards (MVISA) and more.

Omotola Jalade Facts

Full Name: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Birth Date: 7 February 1978

Place Of Birth: Lagos State, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigerian

Other names:  Omo Sexy
              Omotola Ekeinde
              Omotola Jalade
              Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Profession: Actress, singer, former model

6. Rita Dominic

Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha is a Nigerian actress, born on July 12, 1975, she is a member of the Royal Nwaturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise local government area in Imo State.

Dominic first movie she starred in was on 1998 and since then she have appeared in more than 100 movies in the movie industry. Some of the movies she appeared in are Children of Terror, Prisoner of Love, My Guy, Face of a Liar, Unforgettable, Street Life, Love You Forever, Back from America, A Night to Remember, Accidental Discharge, Working Class Lady, Sweet Love, Singles & Married, Schemers: Bad Babes, Nights of Riot, Love Temple, Love After Love,Blood Diamonds, All My Life, Suicide Lovers , Queen of My Heart, Orange Groove, Sweet Sound Spirit of Love, Show Girls: Face of Africa 3, Run Away Prince, Saidi’s Song, Iyore, Suru Lere, 79 and many more.

Rita Dominic has bagged so many awards, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, City Peoples Awards, Kalasha Film Festival and Television Awards Kenya, 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards, 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards, 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Africa International Film Festival, ELOY AWARDS, Nollywood Week Paris Film Festival,
2014 Best of Nollywood Awards, 2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards, 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and more.

Rita Dominic Facts

Full Name: Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha

Date Of Birth: July 12, 1975

Plce Of Birth: Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria

Profession: Actress

7.Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Charity Dikeh popularly known as Tonto Dikeh, born 9 June 1985, is a Nigerian actress, singer, songwriter and humanitarian.

Tonto has starred in so many movies in the movie industry right from when she started acting still this present moment, some of her movies are Tea or Coffee, Pounds and Dollars, Missing Rib, Final Hour, Divine Grace, 7 Graves, Crisis in Paradise, Insecurity, Away Match, Games Fools Play, The Plain Truth, Love my Way, Before the Fall, Total Love, Strength to Strength, Missing Child, Native Son, Dangerous Beauty, My Fantasy,Zara, Dirty Secret, Last Mission, Blackberry Babes Re-loaded, Secret Mission, Rush Hour, Fatal Mistake, Family Disgrace, Miss Maradonna, Mortal Desire, Criminal Widow 1, Criminal Widow 2, Then Terror of a Widow 1, Then Terror of a Widow 2, Battle of the Queens, Throne of War and more.

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Tonto Dikeh Facts

Full Name Tonto Charity Dikeh

Date Of Birth: 9 June 1985

Place Of Birth: Port Harcourt, Rivers,

Nationality: Nigerian

Other names: Poko, Tontolet
              Mama KingKing, Tonto

Occupation: Actress, singer,songwriter,         

Notable work: Missing Rib, Games Fools Play, A Night with the King, Zara

Spouse(s): Oladunni Churchill
           (m. 2015; div. 2017)

Children: 1

8.Patience Ozokwor

Patience Ozokwor is a beautiful Nigerian musician, fashion designer, gospel singer and actress, born 14 September 1958 in the village of Amaobo, Enugu State, Nigeria.

She bagged some awards like the Best Supporting Actress 2012 & 2013 award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards.Ozokwor was picked as one of the 100 Nigerians honoured by the government to celebrate the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates in 2014.

Patience Ozokwor Facts

Name: Patience Ozokwor

Stage Name: Mama G

Date Of Birth: 14 September 1958

Place Of Birth: Ngwo, British Nigeria

Other names: Mama G,G for general

Profession: Actress, musician, fashion designer

9.Regina Daniels

Regina Daniels is a beautiful and talented Nigerian actress and film producer, born October 10, 2000.

She began acting when she was seven years old, her mother is an actress. Her first movie was titled Marriage of Sorrow, the movie earned her 10,000 Nigerian Naira.

She has featured in some many Movies, some of the movies are titled Dumebi in School, Python Girl, The Bat-Man, The Jericho, Plantain Girl, Jaja the Great, Tears of Ojiugo, Wipe your Sorrows, Royal Covenant, Traditional War, Stronger Than the Gods, The King and The Python, Hanging Coffin, Evil messenger, Queen Rebeca and more.

Regina Daniels Facts

Name: Regina Daniels

Date Of Birth: 10 October 2000


Profession: Actress, Producer

Parent(s): Rita Daniels (mother)

10.Stephanie Okereke Linus

Stephanie Linus birth name is Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke, a Nigerian actress, film director and model,born on 2 October 1982 in Ngor Okpala, Imo State.

She started acting as a career when she was teenager, she has starred in so many movies and has won several awards in the movie industry. Some of the movies are Compromise 2, Waterloo, Pretender, Blind Justice, Aristos, Emotional Crack, Genesis of love and more that you can’t even imagine.

Some of the awards she are: What a Year Awards, Reel Awards, Afro-Dublin Awards, Film Makers of Nigeria, Afro Hollywood Award, Montage Africa Women of Exllence Awards and more.

Stephanie Linus Facts

Birth Name: Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke

Date Of Birth: 2 October 1982

Place oF Birth: Ngor Okpala, Imo, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigerian

Profession: Actress, Director, Model

Spouse(s): Linus Idahosa (m. 2012)


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