Richest Nollywood Actors In Nigeria 2018.
Nollywood is a multi million Naira industry and definitely one of the biggest in the world.
1.Desmond Elliot Net worth $ 10m
Some Nollywood actors are also good at politics. For example, Desmond Elliot successfully manages both roles being a successful Nigerian actor and a politician. Since we are talking about the richest male actors in Nigeria in 2018 in this post, let us focus on Desmond’s Nollywood career. This 44-year-old man appears in more than 200 movies and popular TV shows. He is great in dramas and soap operas, being a universal actor. He has a happy family with his wife and their kids. Based on different sources, this richest actor’s net worth is 5-10 million U.S. dollars.
2. Ramsey Nouah
Net Worth – $4.5 Million
Being awarded the ‘best actor’ (for ‘The Figurine’ story) by Africa Movie Academy 8 years ago, Ramsey is a 47-year-old celebrity who is featured in many popular soap operas and Nollywood movies. He is an idol for many housewives because Ramsey Nouah often plays main roles in romantic movies.
3.Kanayo O Kanayo
– Net Worth – 2.5 Million.
Kanayo O Kanayo popularly known as KOK, first Nollywood movie was “Living in Bondage” in 1992 and has appeared in several Nollywood movies. Kanayo since then has received several awards and was among Nigerians honored by the government in 2014 during the centenary celebration in Nigeria.
4.Emeka Ike – Net Worth – $3 Million.
Emeka Ike got into Nollywood when one of his senior colleague in the industry, Ernest Obi, introduced him to a movie producer. He break into limelight with a movie role in Deadly Affair in 1994 and has since appeared in numerous Nollywood hit movies.
5. Olu Jacobs – Net Worth – $3.5 Million
Olu Jacobs is an award winning actor and a veteran in Nollywood who had starred in over 120 Nollywood films and married to one Nollywood actress Joke Silva.
6. Pete Edochie Net Worth – $3.8.
Veteran Nollywood actor Pete Edochie was once a broadcaster at the Eastern Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation before becoming an actor. He started acting in the 1980s with a lead role as Okonkwo in “Things Fall Apart”. After “Things Fall Apart” Pete Edochie became successful as an actor getting roles in soap operas and in movies. He has featured in many movies and has won prestigious awards.
7.John Okafor Net Worth – $4.2 Million.
John Okafor role in a comic movie titled Mr.Ibu which he acted in 2004 boosted his career as an actor and ever since then he has been referred to as Mr. Ibu. John Okafor imbecility roles in movies stood him out among his colleagues and has featured in several comic movies making him one the richest Nollywood actors.
8.O.C Ukeje – Net Worth – 3.7 Million.
O.C Ukeje came into prominence after winning the Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) reality show and has featured in many award winning films which includes Two Brides and a Baby, Hood-rush, Alan Poza, Confusion Na Wa and Half of a Yellow Sun.
9.Kenneth Okonkwo – Net Worth – $2 Million.
Kenneth Okonkwo is a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State is a native of Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State.
He started acting in 1991 featuring in the first ever colored home video in Nigeria “Living in Bondage” an Ibo movie, he has won numerous awards and special recognition’s.
10.Nonso Diobi – Net Worth = $1.0 Million.
Nonso Diobi is one of the handsome actors in Nollywood who has featured in several hit movies in the industry and was once an MTN and GLO ambassador. Nonso is one of the most popular faces in Nollywood who has dazzled the African audiences for well over a decades now.
It is therefore not surprising that he is ranked among the richest Nollywood actors in Nigeria. Few will argue his merit in this position but believe it or not, Nonso Diobi is making his money in the industry and worth every penny he is rated. He is the number 10 on this list with estimated net worth of $500k