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Women In Nollywood 2017: The Power List

Nollywood is filled with outstanding women. They write, direct, and produce films, as well as star in diverse and memorable roles. Nollywood actresses are beloved by millions of fans and make their fortunes doing what they love. Check out the latest 2017 Nollywood actress names and pictures, plus find out who the highest paid actress is!


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1. Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh is best known as a popular Nollywood actress and singer, but she is also a prolific philanthropist. Some fans may also know Tonto Dikeh from the several controversies she was involved in over the years – namely, her highly publicized divorce – but all of that didn’t keep the actress from achieving a lot. Today Tonto Dikeh net worth is 100 million and the actress is working on growing it.

2. Ini Edo

Ini Edo was only 18 when she started her film career, and the actress has starred in over 100 films so far. Her incredible commitment to acting has certainly brought its benefits: Ini Edo net worth is currently 450 million, and, judging by the rate the actress signs up for new projects, she may soon become the richest actress in Nigeria. Her philanthropic efforts are admirable as well.

3. Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele got incredibly lucky when she was cast for the role of Jenifa in a hit TV show Jenifa’s Diary. Even if she didn’t do anything besides that role, she would still be a popular Nigeria actress and a household name. Luckily, the actress went on to have many more successful roles, which is why today Funke Akindele net worth is over 510 million.

4. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Anyone who’s ever heard of the Nigerian film industry knows who Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is. She is considered to be the best actress in Nollywood by millions of fans. With over 300 film roles under her belt, a number of lucrative endorsements, and an incredible social media following, Omotola effortlessly built a net worth of ₦550 million for herself and her four children.

5. Mercy Johnson

It’s hard to find a Nollywood personality more beloved than Mercy Johnson. Her glorious film career, as well as her appealing wholesome image, have made her one of the most talked about Nollywood stars. It seems like Mercy agrees to every film role she’s offered, which is definitely a big reason why Mercy Johnson net worth has reached 600 million and shows no signs of stopping.

6. Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji is not only one of the top actresses currently in Nollywood, but also an accomplished music artist. Genevieve has also won dozens of awards recognizing her acting talent. She has starred in films since she was just 8 years old, and she has no intention to retire. That is why Genevieve Nnaji net worth has reached 850 million and continues to grow with every new role.

7. Rita Dominic

Finally, we’ve reached the most influential woman in Nollywood on our list. Ever since her childhood, Rita has been focusing on achieving her goals, from getting a prestigious higher education to becoming a top Nigerian film actress. With over 100 roles in her portfolio, Rita Dominic net worth is currently 900 million, but we have no doubt this number will grow soon.


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