The Nigerian movie industry Nollywood has become one of the most renowned over the years, with many talented acts that have emerged and gained popularity through it.
The industry is known to make millions of dollars annually enriching many of those withing it, Actors and actresses, producers as well as screenwriters.
Nollywood harbors many talented actresses who have starred in numerous movies and series. Most of them have tons of fans both on social media and in real life.
Most of these award-winning superstars are known to live luxury lifestyles, engage in philanthropic and political works, which leave most of their fans wondering who is the richest amongst them.
Table of contents
- The richest Nigerian actresses in 2020
- 20. Ngozi Ezeonu
- 19. Patience Ozokwor
- 18. Mary Remmy Njoku
- 17. Nkiru Sylvanus
- 16. Tonto Dikeh
- 15. Chika Ike
- 14. Omoni Oboli
- 13. Clarion Chukwura Abiola
- 12. Kate Henshaw
- 11. Oge Okoye
- 10. Ini Edo
- 9. Uche Jombo
- 8. Mercy Johnson
- 7. Chioma Chukwuka
- 6. Rita Dominic
- 5. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
- 4. Stephanie Okereke
- 3. Funke Akindele
- 2. Ibinabo Fiberesima
- 1. Genevieve Nnaji
The richest Nigerian actresses in 2020
If you are one of such fans who are eager to know which of these superstars is the wealthiest, then this article was compiled just for you.
Do well to read till the end as I walk you through the top 20 richest Nigerian actresses and their respective net worth as of 2020.
Note that the information on ranking of the wealthiest Nollywood female stars on this article uses public data shared by different sources online.
20. Ngozi Ezeonu
Ngozi Ezeonu is a Nollywood legend born on 23 May 1965; she was a journalist be she ventured into acting, her career started in 1995, starring in the movie “Living in Bondage.”
She got a nomination for the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2012 for starring in “Adesuwa.”
Ngozi Ezeonu is known for playing the role of a mother in most of the movies she’s featured in. She has an estimated net worth of around $650,000.
19. Patience Ozokwor
Patience Ozokwor was born on 14 September 1958; she is one of the most famous African actresses and is most popular for starring as a villain in some of her movies. But she’s actually a caring person in real life, a mother and a wife.
A majority of her fans call her Mama G or Susana. Patience has also worked with well-known brands, earning additional income. She is also a musician and also a philanthropist.
She has an estimated net worth of around $830,000.
18. Mary Remmy Njoku
Mary Remmy Njoku was born on 20th March 1985, in lagos. She is an actress and also a movie producer. Mary is currently the CEO of ROK Studios, a film production studio based in Lagos.
Together with her husband, Jason Njoku, they have established a couple of massive investments. Her husband is the CEO and founder of iROKO.
She has an estimated net worth of about $1 million.
17. Nkiru Sylvanus
Nkiru Sylvanus was born on 21 April 1982. She is known to be one of the most emotional actresses in Nollywood. She is also a producer, evangelist, singer, entrepreneur, politician, and motivational speaker.
She has been featured in over 70 movies in her career, and won the awards for Best Actress of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, and also the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
She once served as the Special Assistant to the Imo State Governor on Lagos matters. Her estimated net worth is $1 million.
16. Tonto Dikeh
Tonto Dikeh was born on 9th of June 1985, she is a very talented actress, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian, and has to her a good number of awards in the course of her career.
Asides being a very influential screen personality, she is also an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and philanthropist. She is the CEO/founder of the Tonto Dikeh Foundation. An organization that aims at supporting women in their fight against injustice and domestic abuse.
She has an estimated net worth of at least $1 million.
15. Chika Ike
Chika Ike was born on Born: 8 November 1985, she isn’t just an actress but also a producer, businesswoman, philanthropist, and former model.
She is the brand ambassador for Bullet Energy Drink, and also one of the most influential Nollywood actresses with over 3.5 million followers on Instagram. She is known for living lavish, spending her money on shopping for expensive things.
It is rumored that she spent millions of Naira shopping in places like Turkey, Dubai, and London in 2014, purchasing things from some of the most expensive designer shops.
Asides acting, luxury living, and business, she is also the Refugee Ambassador for Displaced persons. Her net worth as of 2020 is estimated at $1 million.
14. Omoni Oboli
Omoni Oboli is a multi-talented Nollywood star born on April 22, 1978, in Delta State. She is a scriptwriter, director, and producer.
Some of her famous movies include Anchor Baby, The Figurine, and Feathered Dreams, among others. Her first appearance was in the movie Bitter Encounter (1996), where she played the role of a secretary.
She has become one of the most influential actresses over the course of her career, being an inspiration to many up and coming actresses
She has an estimated net worth of around $1 million.
13. Clarion Chukwura Abiola
Clarion Chukwura is one of the Nollywood actresses who’s has been in the industry for decades. Born in Lagos, on July 24, 1964, she started acting in 1980.
She became famous in 1982 after she was featured in a soap opera titled “Mirror in the Sun” she has starred in several movies, such as Egg of Life, Apache, and Abuja Connection. She is the mother of the famous music video director, Clarence Peters.
She has a net worth of around $1.1million.
12. Kate Henshaw
Kate Henshaw was born on born 19 July 1971. She has starred in over 45 movies that have helped in making her famous and wealthy. She isn’t only just wealthy but beautiful as well.
Kate Henshaw won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2008. And in 2019, she won an award for outstanding performance as the best actress in a supporting role for the movie “The Ghost and The House of Truth” at RapidLion 2020, these amongst other awards, make her one decorated actress in the industry.
She makes her wealth not just form acting but also from endorsement deals, through advertising and promoting, and she is currently the face of Onga. She is also into politics.
Kate Henshaw has an estimated net worth of $1.1 million.
11. Oge Okoye
Okoye was born in London on 16 November 1980, she is has starred in over 200 movies. She is known for living lavish, owning expensive cars, jewelry, and houses, among other luxuries.
She first appeared in the industry being featured in the 2002 movie “Spanner.” She is also popular for starring in the Nigerian exclusive TV show “Hotel Majestic” from 2015 to 2016
She has an estimated net worth of $1.4 million.
10. Ini Edo
Edo is one of the most influential Nollywood stars right now. She was born on the 23rd of April, 1982, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
She has numerous awards to her name, such as the 2013 Nafca Award for Best Supporting Actress, and other awards since the beginning of her film career back in 2000, having starred in over 200 movies. The 37-year-old has over 8 million followers on Instagram.
She has an estimated net worth of about $1.5 million.
9. Uche Jombo
Uche Jombo is not just an actress but also a producer and screenwriter. She was born on 28 December 1979 in Abiriba Abia state. She is also a Globacom Ambassador.
She has starred in over 200 movies. She has 20 screenplay credits, some of which are Games Men Play, Lies Men Tell, Holding Hope, A Mother’s Fight, Unconditional, A Time to Love, Be My Wife, and Celebrity.
Uche Jombo’s net worth is around $2 million.
8. Mercy Johnson
Merch Johnson is one of the most searched personalities on google. This famous Nigerian actress was born on 28 August 1984 In Lagos but haled from Kogi state.
Mercy Johnson has been a member of the Nollywood industry for over ten years. She started right after her secondary education was completed.
She has numerous endorsement deals thanks to her talent and hard work, Mercy has made herself one of the most envied stars in the industry, as she’s known for always sparking headlines. She is married to Prince Okojie.
Mercy has an estimated net worth of over $2 million, making her number 8 on our list.
7. Chioma Chukwuka
Chioma Chukwuka is a well known Nollywood actress, popular for being the lovely or innocent victim in numerous Films she has starred in.
She was born in Lagos State on March 12, 1980. She has been featured in a number of movies, some of the most popular ones include On My Wedding day, Wives on Strike, Heart Of Gold, and The Rain of Hope.
Chioma Chukwuka has a net worth of $2 million and is number 7 on our list.
6. Rita Dominic
Rita Dominic is an outstanding Nollywood actress born on July 12, 1975. She is from Mbaise in Imo State.
She has starred in over a hundred movies since she entered the industry in 1998 with her first movie being “a time to kill.” As pretty as she is, she is currently still single.
Rita Dominic has many prestigious awards to her name in the film industry, such as the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2012.
She’s number 6 on our list with an estimated net worth is $2.6million
5. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Omotola Jalade is one of the most successful and beautiful actresses in Nigeria. She was born on 7 February 1978. She is known popularly known as Omosexy by most of her fans, which she has over 3 million of them on Facebook alone.
This lady of pure talent has starred in over 300 movies since she entered into the Nollywood industry in 1995. The Nigerian superstar is also a well-known singer and philanthropist. Time Magazine ranked her among the top 100 most influential people on the planet in 2013.
She has an estimated net worth of $3 million, putting her at number 5 on our list.
4. Stephanie Okereke
Stephanie Okereke is a multi-award-winning Nollywood actress who has starred in over 250 movies since she started acting as a teenager. She was born on 2 October 1982. In the year 2002, Stephanie was the first runner-up for Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant contest.
She has an estimated net worth of around $3.2 million, putting her at number four on our list.
3. Funke Akindele
Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde popularly known Aunty Jenifer was born on 24 August 1977. This talented actress and producer is one of the most decorated Nollywood actress having both national and continental awards to her name.
She is also one of the most followed female stars on Instagram, having more than 10 million followers on her handle. She is on the number three spot on this list with an estimated net worth of $3.5 million.
2. Ibinabo Fiberesima
Ibinabo Fiberesima is ranked as the second richest Nollywood female superstars in 2020 on this list. With a Net Worth of about $5 million as of June 2020.
Fiberesima was born on January 13, 1970, in Port Harcourt., and she is mostly recognized for starring in the movie “Most Wanted” (1998). She is married to Uche Egbuka.
1. Genevieve Nnaji
Genevieve Nnaji is currently the richest actress in Nigeria, with a Net Worth of $5.7million. She has turned out to be one of the most successful and beautiful actresses in Nollywood.
Not only has Genevieve starred in many movies. She has also produced quite a few, such as Lionheart, in 2019, and is the first Netflix original film produced in Nigeria.
She also owns the St Genevieve clothing line and has various endorsement deals with top companies such as Etisalat, Amstel, Malta, and Jumia, among others.
So there you have it, the top 20 richest female actresses in Nigeria of 2020 on our list, do well to leave your opinions and thoughts about this ranking in the comments section below.