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5 Most Talented Nollywood Actresses In 2021

by Chukwunwike Ezegbu
Most Talented Nollywood Actresses In 2021

Nollywood has been blessed with some of the greatest actors to come out of Africa. For the sake of this article, we will be looking at the most talented actresses in the industry for 2021.

Before we get into that, it is important to mention female Nollywood stars who helped shape the industry but are not necessarily as active as they used to be. These heavyweight actresses are mostly legends with millions of fans across the world. This will help you have an idea of the most talented Nollywood actresses we have this year (2021) will actually be able to match them or even surpass their contributions.

Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Ini Edo, Rita Dominic, Mercy Johnson Okojie, Tonto Dikeh, Uche Jombo and of course, Oge Okoye.

This is not to say that we cannot go all the way back to the likes of Ngozi Ezeonu, Eucharia Anunobi or even Patience Ozokwo.

Anyway, we are sure you have a clear understanding now on the calibre of what is expected of these Nollywood stars that we will be mentioning.

You would also have observed that some of these great contributors who helped shape the industry are still active today.

It is also important to note that we are looking at the most talented actresses. Those Nollywood stars who interpret their roles in a manner that moves you emotionally either to tears, laughter, applause and may be even standing ovation.

We are referring to “Talented”. Those whom we feel will be able to breakthrough and join the legends or elites in the later years of their careers. There will be no addition of older actress especially those who fall within the age bracket of those mentioned above.

So, here are the 5 Most Talented Nollywood Actresses In 2021

1. Destiny Etiko

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You’ve got to love her! She is buzzing in confidence at the moment. The “Drama Doll” as she fondly calls herself, appears to be the top of the list. She is incredibly talented and not afraid to try new roles and looks.

She fits into any character because of her ability make to a role her own. It is no surprise that of all the Nollywood celebs, she is the one that is the most sought after by producers or other filmakers.

Etiko has featured in several Nollywood movies such as Wrong Turn (2021) , Woman of Power (2019) , Power of Royalty (2019), Sunset of Love (2019), Fear of a Woman (2016), Tears of Regret (2018) amongst other movies.

The thespian was born in Udi, Enugu State where she had her primary and secondary school education. However, Destiny Etiko moved to Anambra state to study Theater Arts In Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka where she graduated with a degree.

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Since then, the actress has made a lot of money for herself and has become brand ambassador for several companies who want endorse their products with her massive social media following and ability as a major celebrity influencer.

In 2018, the Etiko gifted her mum whom she described as a “backbone”, a house to mark birthday while also thanking her for all the love she has shown her and her siblings.

Meanwhile, just in 2021 alone, she acquired a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and bought a house to mark her August 12th birthday.

She is not known to be in any dating relationship with anyone as at the time of filing this report.

2. Chizzy Alichi

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You might want to look out for Chigozie Stephanie Alichi popular Chizzy Alichi as she has been penciled down in Nollywood’s book of success. She is a ready-made successor to the veterans.

One of the ways to know a busy actress is to take a peek at their social media pages. In this instance, Instagram plays a decisive role. The in-demand movie stars always update their millions of adoring fans with on set photos while those who aren’t sought after by filmmakers and fans, just share personal photos.

If you have not noticed this, then check it out when next you hit your IG page.

When Alichi isn’t on set, she enjoys magical moments with her husband, Chike Ugochukwu Mbah. Mind you, the Nigerian film actress is not one to shy away from sharing her loved-up photos taken in exotic locations across the world on her page much to the joy of her followers.

Chizzy Alichi was born December 23rd, 1993. She hails from Ezza Nkwubor Nike in, Enugu state. The actress is the last of three children. Like Destiny Etiko, she also built a house for her parents in 2017 and she made headlines for it.

It took Yul Edochie’s 2016 movie which he directed, Akaraoku (hot akara) for the actress to make headway in her career. If you recall, the movie poster went viral on social media as many had thought Chizzy Alichi was an akara seller.

Since then, she has featured in so many movies such as “The King’s Wealth”, “Ajebo America”, “Tears of Victory”, “Tekno In The Village”.

Chizzy Alichi has a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Engineering from Enugu State University of Science and Technology.

Some of the awards she has won are “Best New Actress at the City People Entertainment Awards”, “Most Promising Actress at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards” and “Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards”.

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3. Uju Okoli

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Even though she has since gone past her 20s, Uju Okoli is a major force in the Nigerian movie industry and steady on the rise. There’s the growing belief that the actress who hails from Ideato North in Imo State, will join the likes of Destiny Etiko and Chizzy Alichi on top of the list in Nollywood.

The thespian deserves to be mentioned as one of the most talented Nollywood actress in 2021 as she is capable of interpreting any movie role in a realistic manner. Although 34 years old as at the time of writing this article, Uju Okoli has raced her way straight into the hearts of so many fans.

If you recall, she had initially taken up roles as a maid until she started getting lead roles. The movie star is capable of acting as a poor woman and also royalty and nail both roles. She featured in the 2015 TV series, “The Palace” which helped bring her into the limelight.

The actress has featured in several movies such as “The Ghost in the House (2020)”, Sorrowful Love (2020), The Quest for Money (2020), The Birthright (2021), The Missing Throne (2021), Tournament of Royal Queens (2020) Handwriting on the Wall (2021), Lovely Marriage (2021) amongst others.

“Nollywood’s Sweetheart” as she fondly refers to herself, is in her 30s. There are rumours that she is the daughter of Nollywood’s respected actor, Obi Okoli. Her brother, Tony White Okoli is also an actor although not quite as famous as his sister.

She also acquired a brand new Lexus

Uju started primary school all the way to secondary school in Warri Delta State. The movie star also graduated in Mass Communication while at Imo State University (IMSU).

4. Luchy Donalds

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One thing we can authoritatively tell you about the most talented Nollywood actresses list for 2021 is that they are not just colleagues but friends. This makes their on set activities easier as they are already used to working alongside each other and also, buddies outside filming.

Even though she may not be in her 20s, the movie star’s steady rise to the top has positioned her on this list. She is incredibly talented as well as beautiful. Luchy Donalds brings originality to any role she is assigned to interpret. Her Instagram page is living proof that it pays to be a winner through hardwork.

The thespian like those already mentioned above, post regular content on social media much to the joy of her fans. The actress has no problem delivering the content as her page is a hive of activity from on set photos to her private life.

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Luchy Donalds grew up in Owerri, Imo State having been born there. The thespian is the first child of three which includes two boy and a girl (herself).

For her education, the actress attended Mount Camel Premier School (Primary and secondary) while her tertiary education was at Madonna University, Okija in Anambra state.

Luchy Donalds did not graduate at Madonna University having spent just a year there before proceeding to Tansian University in Umunya where she bagged her degree.

She began acting in 2006 and is well documented to have said she got her first role through a friend who is a publisher she met on Facebook.

Meanwhile, the thespian has featured in several Nollywood movies including “Enclosed Romance”, “The Heartbroken Housewife”, “The Man that Makes Me Cry”, “Royal Wedded Wife”, “Forbidden Fruit”, “I Want You”, “The Beautiful Housemaid and the Arrogant Billionaire” among others.

Luchy Donalds is a big admirer of Ghanaian actress, Jackie Appiah. She has a soft spot for her because they both look alike. Many fans have also noted the striking resemblance between both stars who have even featured together in some projects. They will easily pass as sisters

5. Queeneth Hilbert

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Look, forget her “oyibo” looks. The Nollywood actress is definitely one of the most talented in the industry. Although she was indefinitely banned months ago (2021) by the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) for unprofessional conducts, Queeneth Hilbert has since returned on set after they decided to lift it.

The absolutely gorgeous movie star was born June 12th and is in her late 20s. She is reported to have been educated in Nigeria and even graduated from Private College in Nigeria.

Queeneth Hilbert is Nigerian-Lebanese and has already featured in so many movies. If you just look at her beautiful face and decide to judge her as a softie, then you do not know what value she brings on screen. It is no mistake that she is fifth on this list of most talented Nollywood actresses in 2021.

The movie star is an exper at getting angry and degrading people in the movies. She started her professional career in 2012 and is known for the role she played “Kossy” in the movie, “Hand of Fate”.

She enjoys being referred to as “Nollywood’s Milkshake”

The thespian has featured in movies like “Queen of the East”, “Daughters of the Throne”, “My Daughter, My Jewel”, “Confines of the Heart” “The Rude Queen”, among other good films.

Queeneth Hilbert is happily married and is blessed with a cute son whom she welcomed July 22, 2016.

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