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Top 10 Greatest Nollywood Actors Of All Time

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Top 10 Greatest Nollywood Actors Of All Time

Nigeria Movie Industry Popularly Known As Nollywood Has Produced So Many Great Actors And Actresses In The Pass Since The Existence Of Nollywood.

Nigeria Movie Industry Is Among The Best Movie/film Industry In The World After The Likes Of Bollywood, Hollywood, Chinese Film Industry, Japanese Film Industry, United Kingdom (British Film Industry). Stating The Greatest Actors (Male) Of Nollywood Isn’t Really That Easy Because The Industry Has Produced A lot Of Great Actors In The Past But We Have Decided To Make It Clear By Mentioning The Greatest Nollywood Actors Of All Time Accordingly.

Hope This List Will Bring You To A Conclusion To Know Who The Greatest Nollywood Actors Are.

Here Is The List Of Top Ten Greatest Nollywood Actors Of All Time.

1. Pete Edochie


Chief Pete Edochie who’s also known as the Godfather of Nollywood and the most African talented actor of all time. He has made the number one list of the greatest Nollywood Actors of all time. Chief Pete Edochie was born in Enugu-Nigeria on March 7, 1947. He became famous in the 1980s when he played the lead role of Okonkwo in the movie titled “Things Fall Apart”. Pate Edochie started as a radio broadcasting in 1967 at the age of 20. He has been featured in more than 200 movies and he’s the Father of legandary actor Yul Edochie.

2. Nkem Owoh


Another Talented Nollywood Actor, Comedian and script writer Nkem Owoh is another great Actor Nollywood has Produced in recent years. In 2008 Nkem Owoh won the African movie academy Award. Nkem Nwabuoku Owoh who’s popularly known as Osuofia was born on February 7, 1958.

in Amagu Village, Udi Town, Enugu State, Nigeria in 2003 Nkem Owoh released a song titled “I Go Chop Your Dollar” and in 2007 the song was banned by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission. Nkem Nwabuoku Owoh has featured in more than 200 movies, including his limelight movie by Osuofia in London.

3. Richard Mofe-Damijo

Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo, popularly known as RMD is another great Actor Nollywood has Produced, he’s a Talented Nigerian actor, writer, producer, and a Lawyer. Born on July 6 1961 in Delta State Nigeria. He started acting in 1980s till present. In 2005 he won the best African movie academy Award.

4. Kanayo O. Kanayo


Whose real names are Anayo Modestus Onyekwere popularly known as Kanayo O. Kanayo. He was born on March 1st, 1961 in Imbaise, Imo State, Nigeria, he was born to an Igbo father and Yoruba mother. He’s a multi talented Actor and Lawyer,  In 1992 Kanayo made his debut movie appearance in the film titled Living in Bondage. Kanayo has starred in over 150 films and still counting.

5. Mr. Ibu

John Ikechukwu Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu is another multi talented Nigeria actor and comedian. Mr Ibu is considered to be one of Nigeria’s most talented and highly paid comic characters. He was born on October 17 1961 in Enugu-Nigeria, He has acted in more than 200 movies and still counting.

6. Ramsey Nouah


Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah popularly known as Ramsey Nouah is a multi talented Nollywood Actor and Movie’s director. He was born on December 19, 1970 in Lagos State to an Israeli father and a Yoruba mother who hails from Owo, Ondo State. Ramsey grew up in Surulere, Lagos he started acting in 1993-present. In 2010 Ramsey Nouah won the African movie academy Award for best actor in the leading role in 2010 for his performance. Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah is among the greatest Nollywood Actor’s the Nigeria movie industry has Produced.

7. Desmond Elliot


Desmond Oluwashola Elliot popularly Desmond Elliot is among the list of Nollywood greatest actors of all time, he is a talented Nigeria actor, director and politician. He has acted over 200 movies, including Men Who Cheat, Yahoo Millionaire and Atlanta. In 2006, he was nominated for the African Movie Academy Award for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role”. Mentioning the list of greatest Nollywood Actors without Desmond Elliot the list isn’t complete. Desmond Oluwashola Elliot was born on 4 February 1974 in Lagos State Nigeria to a Yoruba father from Olowogbowo on Lagos Island, Lagos and a mother from Illah in Oshimili North, Delta State .

8. Kenneth Okonkwo

Who’s also known as Andy Okeke. He came to limelight after Staring in Living in Bondage in 1992 directed by Chris Obi Rapu and written by Kenneth Nnebue and Okechukwu Ogunjiofor. Kenneth Okonkwo was born on November 6, 1968 in Enugu State -Nigeria. He’s a talented Nigeria actor, filmmaker and lawyer. He has featured in over 250 movies and still counting.

9. Mike Ezuruonye


Nollywood fine boy Mike Ezuruonye is a talented Nigeria actor, filmmaker and a business man. Was born on September 21, 1981 in Lagos. State, Nigeria. Mike Ezuruonye is from Uzoakoli in Abia State. In 2009 He was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the movie “The Assassin” at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Mike has featured in more than 150 movies.

10. Nonso Diobi

Chinonso Russell Ifediora Diobi who’s better known as Nonso Diobi is a Nigeria multi Talented Nollywood Actor, Film Maker and film director. He was born on July 17, 1976 in Enugu State-Nigeria. He made his debut on-screen appearance in a 2001 film titled Border Line. Nonso Diobi has Featured in more than 80-90 movies.

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