The Nollywood film industry has given many talented actors and actresses many opportunities, and there is no doubt that many Igbo sons and daughters have used these benefits to create wealth for themselves. This list was compiled based on their visible achievements and careers.
Here is a list of the top richest Igbo Nollywood Actors In Nigeria.
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ete Edochie (born 7 March 1947) is a Nigerian actor. Edochie is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, by both Movie Awards and Movie Magic’s Africa Magic Cable network. Although a seasoned administrator and broadcaster, he came into prominence in the 1980s when he played the lead role of Okonkwo in an NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s all time best selling novel, Things Fall Apart.
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Kanayo O. Kanayo was born March 1, 1962 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian actor.
In 2006 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. In 1992, Kanayo made his debut film appearance in the film Living in Bondage. Kanayo has starred in over 100 films. He is currently a United Nations ambassador and bears the title of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR)
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Osuofia is one of the veterans of comedy movies in Nigeria. He acted in the 2003 film Osuofia in London. He is also known for performing the song “I Go Chop Your Dollar. In 2008 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
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Often called “Mr.Ibu”, after his most popular role) is a Nollywood actor and comedian. Okafor is considered to be one of Nigeria’s most talented comic characters. His humorous acting is often characterised by stupidity, hilarious imbecility and a sharp disconnection from reality.
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Kenneth Okonkwo is populary known as Andy Okeke from his very popular movie “Living In Bondage”. Kenneth was born in Nsukka, Enugu state. He had a background in business and international law before he went into acting in 1992.
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Widely known for playing the role of ‘Pawpaw’ in the film Aki na Ukwa. In 2007 Osita received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards. He is considered to be one of Nigeria’s most famous actors.In 2011, he was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).
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Best known for playing alongside Osita Iheme in most movies after their breakthrough in the movie Aki na Ukwa. In 2007 Ikedieze received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards.
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Born September 21, Mike is a Nigerian actor who finished from the University of Nsukka, He received two nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008 and 2009.
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Jim Iyke James Ikechukwu Esomugha, popularly known as Jim Iyke, is a Nigerian actor in Nigeria’s movie industry (popularly called Nollywood) and one of the stars of the movie Last Flight to Abuja. He’s one of the highest paid actors in Nollywood. and has appeared in over 150 films. He started a movie production company, Untamed Productions in 2007.
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He was first seen in ‘Border Line’ film, shot to publicity with his role in ‘Hatred‘. He has since featured in more than 60 movies and is an ambassador for a popular telecommunication company in Nigeria.