The film industry based in Nigeria is commonly known as Nollywood and it is a fast growing business. The film and entertainment production in Nigeria is evolving and becoming more popular everyday attracting not only a local audience but is creating a buzz worldwide. Nollywood has many actresses who are not only very pretty but also multitalented and acting in complex films. Having beautiful performers like and is sure to boost the popularity of any film industry and that is what we are witnessing with Nollywood.
List of top 10 most beautiful, hottest Nollywood actresses 2017
10. Tonto Dikeh (Net Worth ₦100 million)
With a sexy figure to make any woman jealous, 31 year old Tonto Dikeh is not only a good actress but a renowned singer and songwriter. Starting out in a reality show on television, she quickly became an actress in Nollywood appearing in multiple movies. She has stirred up some controversy after appearing in nude for the movie Dirty Secret, with many calling her as untraditional.
9. Mercy Johnson (Net Worth ₦170 million)
Mercy Johnson is a daughter of a former naval officer and the 31 year old is also incredibly popular as an actress. She became a celebrity in Nigeria after her role in the film called “The Maid” which released in 2004. Through her hard work, talent and determination, she has established herself as one of Nollywood’s most wanted female stars. She has also topped the list of Google’s Most Searched Nollywood Celebrity for multiple years. She is currently married with three children.
8. Rita Dominic (Net Worth ₦171 million)
The 41 year old actress was born in the Royal Waturuocha family, which belongs to the Imo State. She has a prestigious academic background having attended the Federal Government College and University of Port Harcourt, earning a BA honors degree. She started acting from a very young age, participating in school plays and television shows. She is known for her versatility and ability to adapt into different types of characters. She has acted in over 100 Nollywood films and won multiple awards in a long and distinguished career.
7. Ini Edo (Net Worth ₦400 million)
Ini Edo is one of the most popular and richest actresses in her country. She has appeared in over 200 films and is multiple award winners. Known for her good comic timing, the 34 year old has a degree in Theatre Arts and served as a judge in Miss Black Africa UK Pageant. She was briefly married to Nigerian businessman Philip Ehiagwina who is based in America. She is a generous donor and known for her philanthropic activities. She has been designated the United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy by the United Nations.
6. Stephanie Okereke-Linus (Net Worth ₦250 million)
The multitalented Stephanie once finished second in a beauty contest for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria. This undeniably hot actress and model has had an illustrious career with several awards and nominations. Having appeared in over 90 movies she has also ventured into producing and directing films by herself. She won the Afro Hollywood award for Best Actress in the year 2006.
5. Kate Henshaw Nuttal (Net Worth ₦140 million)
Kate Henshaw was born in Cross River in Nigeria and has starred in over 40 movies while in the Nollywood industry. Not many know that this stunning lady also has a degree in Medical Microbiology and has even worked in a hospital. She was widely acclaimed for her acting in the 2008 movie “Stronger than Pain” and even received an award for best actress from the Africa Movie Academy Awards. The hugely popular actress recently extended her role as the principal ambassadress of Onga.
4. Chika Ike (Net Worth ₦140 million)
Chika Ike is a 30 year old Nigerian actress with beautiful eyes and dark flowing hair that give her a unique look. She has starred in multiple films and is known for being a great philanthropist. Ike has started charitable funds to help the underprivileged and is a UN ambassador herself. She is also the face of a number of brands based in Nigeria and has appeared in print and televised commercials.
3. Stella Damasus-Aboderin (Net Worth ₦103 million)
Stella Damasus is loved by the critics for her extraordinary acting skills and has been awarded multiple times as Best Actress by the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Stella actually started out as a singer and is the voice behind many popular jingles on television and radio. After graduating in Theatre arts, she started doing movies and became a celebrity overnight with her super hit second film “Breaking Point”. She is rumored to be in a relationship with Daniel Ademinokan who is producer and director in Nollywood.
2. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Net Worth ₦600 million)
It is hard to believe for fans that this jaw dropping beauty queen is married and has four kids. Having been in the film industry for over two decades, Omo Sexy (as she is referred to by fans), has starred in over 300 films. She even has a successful music career and is the first African celeb to have over a million likes on Facebook. The multiple awards winning Nigerian was included in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. She is a noted philanthropist.
1. Genevieve Nnaji (Net Worth ₦1.4 billion)
Having starred in over 80 films, Genevieve Nnaji is one of the best known actresses in Nigeria and is on top of our list. She started in television as a child actress and debuted in movies with her first film, “Most Wanted”. One of the most consistently most paid artists in Nollywood, Nnaji was once referred to as the Julia Roberts in Africa by American celebrity Oprah Winfrey. She is also a successful model and singer, besides being appearing in commercials for various brands.
Most of the beautiful Nollywood actresses in our list are not only exceptional professionally but also have stunning looks and extraordinary physiques that they have maintained despite some getting married and having kids. It is not a surprise that these beautiful ladies are so popular and have a massive male fan following.