The Nigeria Movie industry, popularly known as “Nollywood” is experiencing rapid growth by the day, as it is ranked among the top 3 movie industry in the world. Nigerians love Nollywood actors as well as their movies, little wonder many questions have been asked about them and their wealth or net worth. A question like who are the richest Nollywood actors in 2018? is being asked by most Nigerians presently. I guess you are also curious to know the names of the actors that made the top 10 list and that is why you bumped on this post. Well, read on and set your eyes on the richest actors in Nollywood at the moment in 2018.
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Facts Behind The Richest Nollywood Actors in Nigeria
Each Nollywood actor is very popular as their own brand. Movie producers, however, are always happy to shoot Nollywood movies with these famous actors and celebrities because the public is only willing to watch new movies in which these acts are featured. The viewers always want to see popular Nigerian actors in the movies they intend to watch.
The popularity of these Nollywood actors also attracts them more money as well, because they are being featured in most movies according to viewers’ demand. This makes them always smile to the bank after each movie too.
You should also note that their popularity also attracts a high pay cheque after the conclusion of each movie. Their fame is also followed by impressive deals, collaboration with other Nigerian actors, contracts with big brands and industries, etc. All these contribute to them being one of the richest Nollywood actors at the moment.
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Top 10 Richest Nollywood Actors 2018 and Their Net Worth
You have already gotten some facts behind their wealth, now set your eyes on the top 10 richest Nigerian actors who are featured in numerous Nollywood movies and being paid an attractive amount of money.
Note: This list of richest Nollywood actors are arranged in no particular order, because all the actors mentioned below are extremely rich and famous.
- Richard Mofe Damijo
The 57-year old Nollywood actor popularly known as “RMD” is extremely rich and famous. RMD has been featured in different Nigerian films for many years now. At the moment he is currently the richest actor in Nigeria, with a net worth of approximately 7 to 15 million Dollars (coined from different sources).
Some of the latest movies of Richard Mofe Damijo include; 10 Days in Sun City, The Wedding Party (Parts 1 and 2), The Grudge, etc.
- Jim Iyke
Jim Iyke is also one of the richest Nollywood actors in 2018 and his net worth is estimated at 8 million Dollars. His full name is James Ikechukwu Esomugha, but he is popularly known as Jim Iyke in both Nigeria and all over the world.
Jim Iyke has many awards attached to the impressive roles he has played in many movies. It is quite difficult to talk about the Nollywood industry without mentioning the name of this actor. He is not only rich, but he is also very handsome. He has received high recognition award as the “best actor” and “most handsome actor” in Nigeria.
- Desmond Elliot
Few Nollywood actors are also involved in politics in Nigeria, and Desmond Elliot is a perfect example of such a few. He manages the roles of being a successful Nigerian actor and a politician.
Since this post is all about the richest Nollywood actors in 2018, we shall be focusing on Desmond Elliot’s Nollywood career alone. He has an estimated net worth of 5 to 10 million Dollars. The 44 years old actor has appeared in more than 200 Nigerian movies and popular TV shows. He is highly prolific both in dramas and soap operas, which makes him a universal actor. He is happily married with children too.
- Nkem Owoh
If you are into comedies, then the name Nkem Owoh would probably ring a bell. Funny moves are being watched by millions of Nigerians who want to laugh, be happy, and forget about their immediate problems for at least one and half hours or more. Nkem Owoh, a comic actor, is one of the richest Nollywood actors you will find presently in Nigeria.
Nkem Owoh has an estimated net worth of approximately 4 million Dollars. He has also featured in more than 20o movies, and some of them include; Ukwa, Pam Pam, Ghana Must Go, Osuofia in London, Military Zone, etc.
- Ramsey Nouah
Ramsey Nouah was given the award of the “best actor” (for “The Figurine Story”) by Africa Movie Academy 8 years ago. He is a 47-year old Nollywood actor who has featured in many popular soap operas and movies.
Ramsey Nouah is one of the richest Nollywood actors presently, with an estimated net worth of about 4 to 4.5 million Dollars. He plays major roles in romantic movies and he is tagged as “Nigerian lover boy” due to the roles he played in movies. Some of his movies include; Tempting Fate, 30 Days in Atlanta, etc.
- Osita Iheme
Osita Iheme is popularly known as “Pawpaw”, he is a very famous and rich Nigerian actor. He has an estimated net worth of about 1.5 to 3.5 million Dollars.
Osita Iheme love featuring in comic roles, or as a wealthy business mogul. Some of his movies include; Last Challenge, Young Masters, Aki and Pawpaw, Final World Cup, etc.
- Mike Ezuruonye
Mike Ezuruonye joined the Nollywood industry after working as a banker. He has received many nominations for the “best actor” awards. The 35 years old actor is happily married and blessed with a son. Mike is also one of the richest Nollywood actors you will find at the moment, with an estimated net worth of about 3.5 to 5 million Dollars.
Some of the movies Mike has feared in include; The Duplex, Keep Me Alive, Unforgivable etc.
- Chidi Mokeme
Chidi Mokeme is a popular TV host and one of the richest actors in Nigeria. He plays important roles in the movies; 76, Omolara Johnson, The Seed, etc. He has an estimated net worth of about 7 million Dollars.
- John Okafor
John is another popular comic character in the Nollywood industry, and he is also one of the richest Nollywood actors at the moment. He is popularly known as Mr Ibu, a popular role he played in a movie bearing the same title.
John Okafor aka “Mr. Ibu”, has an estimated net worth of over 4 million Dollars. The movies he featured in include; Mr. Ibu, 9 Wives, etc.
- Segun Arinze
Segun Arinze is a famous Nigerian singer and actor. He is definitely one of the richest celebrities in Nigeria at the moment. He has an estimated net worth of 5 million Dollars.
Segun Arinze is an old name in the Nollywood industry, and he has featured in movies like Invasion 1897, 30 Days, Black Arrow, An Eye For an Eye, A Place in the Stars, etc.
There are many rich Nigerian actors today, but this post is all about the top 10 richest Nollywood actors at the moment in 2018. You can make your contributions in the comment box below concerning your thoughts about these famous Nigerian celebrities.