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10 Most Expensive Actors In Nigeria


#10 Pete Edochie

Pete Edochie is a veteran Nollywood actor. He began his career as a broadcaster before branching off into acting.

He featured in the movie adaptation of the best selling novel by Chinua Achebe, ‘Things Fall Apart’. Edochie played the role of Okonkwo in the movie.

Pete Edochie has been in the movie industry for over 40 years. Over the years, the ace actor has amassed quite some wealth for him with an estimated worth of $3.8 million.

Edochie has 3 children in the movie industry, Yul and Linc.


#9 Nkem Owoh

Popularly called Osuofia, Nkem Owoh is a popular Nigerian actor and he is said to be worth an estimated $3.9 million.

His acting career began as far back as the 1980s when starred alongside Pete Edochie in the movie, Things Fall Apart. He has over 100 movies to his credit.

Owoh is an MTN ambassador and he’s said to own landed properties in Enugu and Imo State. His mansion in Imo is located in a high brow area of Owerri and is said to be worth hundreds of millions of naira.


#8 Ramsey Noah

Popularly known as Nollywood’s lover boy, Ramsey Noah is one of the most popular and richest actors in Nollywood.

He started his acting career in 1993 when he starred in the popular Nigerian TV soap opera, Fortunes. He has since gone to feature in scores of award winning movies earning millions of naira along the way.

Ramsey Nouah is married to Emelia Philips and they have 3 children together.


#7 John Okafor

Popular known as Mr Ibu, John Okafor is a Nigerian actor and comedian that also feature on our list. Okafor is reputed to be one of Nigeria’s most talented comic characters particularly known for his humorous acting.

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He was born on 17 October 1961 and is married with children. He has featured in movies like Mr.Ibu, Mr.Ibu in London, Police Recruit, 9 Wives, Ibu in Prison and Keziah.

Over the last few years, he has signed multimillion naira endorsement deals with the likes of GoTV and Merrybet.


#6 Mike Ezuronye

Mike Ezuronye is a banker turned actor. He studied Accounting at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University.  He is one of the richest Nollywood celebrities with a net worth of $4.7 million.

Mike has featured in scores of movies since he debuted as an actor, some of these include Endless Passion, Broken Marriage, Beyond Reason, Critical Decision, Unforeseen, Occultic Kingdom, Desire, Ropes of Fate, Keep Me Alive, Unforgivable and the Duplex.


#5 Segun Arinze

Segun Arinze is an actor, singer, producer and director. He is also a voice over artiste for TV and radio commercials.

He shot into limelight as an actor when he featured in the movie, Black Arrow. He also featured the popular TV soap opera of the 90’s Ripples. Segun Arinze has in over 200 movies, some of which include Silent Night, Women in Love, Anini, Darkest Night and Invasion 1897.

Prior to his sojourn into acting, he studied Dramatic Arts at the Obafemi Awolowo University.

Segun Arinze is quite rich and influential as he was the former national president of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).


#4 Chidi Mokeme

Chidi Mokeme is a Nigerian actor and the host of the popular Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS). His earnings are largely from his work with GUS team.

Mokeme has been acting since 1995 and has featured in scores of Nollywood movies. He is said to be worth an estimated $7 million.

He is married to Jean Chinwe Olumba. The couple met at President Barack Obama’s inauguration ball in Maryland, USA in 2008 and got married 2012.


#3 Jim Iyke

James Ikechukwu Esomugha otherwise known as Jim Iyke is one of the richest celebrities in Nigeria. He is an actor and entrepreneur with investments in table water company, ‘Burgeon’, a movie production company, ‘Untamed Records’ and a clothing line, ‘Untamed Closet’.

Iyke is a lover of exotic cars. Some of the cars in his garage include a Convertible Plymouth Prowler, one Camero SS convertible and Dodge.

Jim Iyke is the founder of Jim lyke Foundation for Children with Special Disabilities. Jim Iyke Net Worth is $8.0 Million

He is popularly called the bad boy of Nollywood and he has featured in over 100 movies to his credits, some of which include Between Kings and Queen, Last Flight to Abuja, When love comes around and American Driver.


#2 Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot is a popular actor turn politician. He is also a movie producer. He has featured in over 200 Nollywood movies. Some of which include Men Who Cheat, Reloaded, Yahoo Millionaire, 30 Days in Atlanta and Atlanta.

Elliot was also a one time Glo Ambassador. The actor was able to use his earnings from movies to campaign and secure a seat as a member of the House of Representatives of the Surulere Constituency.

Elliot is a graduate of Economics from the Lagos State University.


#1 Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD)

With an estimated networth of $15 million, Richard Mofe Damijo popularly called RMD is the richest and highest paid Nigerian actor.

He studied Theatre Arts in the University but he initially started out as journalist and publisher before venturing into acting. He became popular when he featured in the TV soap opera, Ripples in the later 80’s

He was the former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State. RMD is also a lawyer. He studied law at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2004.

RMD has multimillion naira endorsements deals with the likes of Glo and Heineken. Also, he has landed properties in Lagos and Delta. His mansion at Asaba is rumoured to be worth over N250 million.

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