Top 10 Richest Nigerian Actresses And Their Net Worth
This is part 2 of my previous post highlighting top earning actors in Nigeria. The list on this post showcases the top 10 richest actresses in Nigeria.
In 2010 it was recorded that there are only 31 cinemas in Nigeria compared to South Africa with 857 screens. An estimated total of R1 135 832 667 (thats BILLION) was generated from ticket sales in 2016, a little less than the 2015 box office intake of R 1 198 262 317.
Our South African television industry is also raking in some billions of rands for the broadcasters.
Why then is all this not reflected in the earnings of our stars?
Here is a list of the Top 10 Richest Actresses in Nigeria;
10. Uche Jombo | Net Worth = R15.5 Million
Uche Jombo is a producer and Globacom Ambassador. She has also been nominated for the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
09. Mary Remmy-Njoku - Net Worth = R16 Million
Mary Remmy Njoku is an actress, producer and CEO of ROK Studios which is a film production studio based in Lagos.
9. Bukky Wright - Net Worth = R16 Million
Actress and businesswoman Bukky Wright comes in at number 9 with her fortune earned from films and her businesses. She owns a beauty spa and a boutique, fast food restaurant, and a record label company. She is also dabbled in politics in 2014 when she ran for a seat in Nigerian's House of Representatives but lost.
8. Patience Ozokwor - Net Worth = R16.5 Million
Patience Ozokwor is one of the most decorated actors in Nollywood, having won several awards such as: Best Supporting Actress award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards in Cinema, etc. She has a record for having being featured in more movies than any other actress in Nigerian Nollywood history. She is also a musician and fashion design shop owner among other businesses.
8. Daniella Okeke | Net Worth = R16.5 Million
Daniella Okeke is a top Nollywood actress and a producer, she owns a company called Dcovi Entertainment.
07. Clarion Chukwura | Net Worth = R17 Million
A legend in her own right. Veteran actress, Clarion Chukwura has won numerous awards in her native country including 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Her daughter Clarence Peters is one of the most sought after music video director Nigeria
06. Ini Edo | Net Worth = R19 Million
Dubbed one of the sexiest actresses in the Nigerian Ini Edo has featured over 200 movies. She made news in 2016 when she bought a mansion in Lekki area worth over N50 million and a Mercedes G-Wagon worth N30 million naira.
05. Funke Akindele | Net Worth = R22 Million
Olufunke Ayotunde Akindele (Jenifer) is a 2009 Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role winner. She is regarded as one of the most popular actresses in Nigeria. Her position on this list at number 5 surprised many in her country when the list came out as she is known to be the highest paid actress in the country. However, fans forget to factor in the fact that the ladies who have a higher net-worth than her earn some of their money from endorsements and business ventures.
04. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde | Net Worth = R23 Million
Multi award winning Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is the most well known Nigerian actress in the world — second only to Rita Dominic by stature.
03. Mercy Johnson | Net Worth = R26 Million
She has appeared in over 60 movies but one of her best is "Dumebi" which landed her the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2013.
02. Genevieve Nnaji | Net Worth = R36 million
2005 Africa Movie Academy Award winner for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Genevieve Nnaji is the face of beauty brands "Lux" and "MUD" in Nigeria, as also has sponsorship deals with Amstel Malta, Etisalat, Jumia, etc. She has her own clothing line.
01. Rita Dominic - Net Worth = R42 million
Royalty by birth, Rita Uchenna Dominic is from a Royal family in Abo Mbaise, Imo State. She started acting since she was a child and has starred in over 100 movies. Rita is one of the highest paid actresses in Nollywood and a producer. She is undoubtedly the Queen of African cinema with multiple awards under her belt to solidify that. At just 41 years old, Rita has amassed a weath estimated at around R42 million, that's N950 million.