Best Nollywood Actors of All time

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This is our first blog post, and we are taking a swipe at our precious Nollywood industry in a review of its best actors through time. I hope you’ll be loving it.

Nollywood is without doubt Africa’s sassiest movie industry.Although the movie industry dates back to the 1960s, it’s technically 28 years old, as after the movie “Living in Bondage” shot straight to fame in 1992, Nollywood was born. Ever since then, it has recorded remarkable growth, and as you probably know, majorly because of the talent and skill of its actors

So let’s dig through some of the resounding names in the Industry. I know they might not be your favourite, but I am cocksure they are certainly not among your unfavourites. Enjoy.

Pete Edochie

This symbol of talent and proficiency has been on our screens since the 1980s.
Having appeared in multiples of movies, and playing wide varieties of roles, Pete has garnered many awards for his roles.
He isn’t just recognized in Nigeria, but also in Africa.
Winning the industry merit award by African Magic and African film academy.
A true icon. A treasure to the industry.

Nkem Owoh

Nkem Owoh isn’t your usual Nollywood actor who seeks to stick to the script or adhere to standing orders.
This comedian and actor par excellence plays by his own rules and brings all the sauce to our view.

His role in the movie “stronger than pain” earned him the best actor in 2008 in the African movie award.
Born in Enugu State, Nkem Owoh headed to the university of Illorin for a degree in engineering, there he ran into his acting career never looking back, never taking a breather to at least try out his engineering skills.

Are you sad and looking to laugh so hard that you forget your troubles? Get a dose of Nkem Owoh. Don’t forget to thank me later.

Patience Ozokwor

Due to multiples of devious and callous roles Patience has taken up in movies, many people think her that wicked woman.
This is far from the truth. Our Mama G is lovely and kind. A mother of eight beautiful children, five adopted, three biological.
She is one of the big names keeping the Nollywood flag flying high.
Born in Enugu state in 1958, this star started acting early in secondary school where she featured in school plays and dramas. She has never stopped since then.

Her talent won her the best-supporting actress of 2012 and 2013 in the 10th African movie academy awards.

Chinwetalu Agụ

Chinwetalu’s repetitive use of funny clichés and unique slangs in movies makes him stand out.
Ovoko, otanjele-mgboji, Ncha Dakota, Ala nwanyi Asaba are a few of his rib-cracking slangs.

Chinwetalu Agụ brings a unique energy and fervour to Nollywood, and it is this typical eccentricity that won him the best actor in indigenous movie 2012.

Genevieve Nnaji

At the young age of 41, Genevieve has immortalised her name in the Nollywood industry.
This icon started featuring in Nollywood movies, christened soap Opera in 1988, at 8.

Since soap Opera, Genevieve has been growing in leaps and bounds, dazzling year in year out with unique storylines and movies.

The first movie she directed “Lionheart” was the first Nigerian movie to hit Netflix and nominated for the Oscars.
Genevieve is retelling the story of women-power. In her movie, lion heart, our girl had men who were acting long before she was born in her employ.

She has amassed several awards for her skill, including best actor of the year 2001 award and the best actress in a leading role in 2005.

Yul Educhie

Yul Edochie is quick, smart and brings delicious acting to the table.
Does this surprise us? Not really. This last Son of Pete Edochie forcefully snatched all his father’s acting skills, while adding his uniqueness to them.

Yul is so sweet to watch, and I am sure that I am not the only one who decides to watch a movie using his featuring as a yardstick.

The awards also speak for him. Having won the City people entertainment best actor awards of 2009 and 2013, PAMSAA award best actor in 2013, the 38-year-old will go down as one of the most interesting Nollywood actors of all time.

Desmond Elliot

This guy might not be getting Politics all that right, but he certainly isn’t that bad at acting.

Desmond started acting back at soap Opera, and has appeared in over 200 movies.

The awards and nominations testify of his prowess, as he won the African movie academy award of 2008 for Best actor in supporting role.

In conclusion,

this is our list of actors doing exceedingly well in the Industry, do you share the same sentiments?
What is your take, share with us at the comment box.

5 Responses

  1. O. Val says:

    Nice one, Ndo.

  2. Matz Reuben says:

    Was the Soap Opera movie shot in 1998 or 1988?
    I don’t know myself but if Genevieve was 8 then it should be 1988 not 1998.

  3. Dinma says:

    The bests actors and actresses you really got here.

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