Our ever-amazing Nigerian women have been ruling the Nollywood industry in recent years, and most of them are deservedly cashing out consistently while putting in so much dedication, talent and hard work.
While the movie industry keeps seeing actresses come and go, either through getting tired on the job, exploring other careers or marital restrictions, we still have lots of resilient ladies who have stayed through to their craft come rain come shine, and they have steadily been rewarded for sticking around.
These amazing women have kept carrying the Nollywood touch in the country and even internationally, and we have decided to come up with a list of those who have been reaping the most benefits financially. See the Richest Nollywood Actresses In Nigeria (2022).
1. Genevieve Nnaji – $10 Million:
Genevieve Nnaji has been in the Nollywood industry for over ten years, growing from acting in regular home videos to featuring in cinema-standard movies, and even directing and producing her own films.
4 years ago, Genevieve Nnaji alongside Chinny Onwugbenu produced “Lionheart,” and this successful movie is still Nigeria’s first Oscar submission to date. Despite it being disqualified by the academy eventually, its nomination was definitely a vital moment for the Nigerian movie industry.
Genevieve is currently Nigeria’s richest with a net worth of $10 million, and it is the least we expect from a successful woman who is a brand ambassador to several local and international brands.
List of Genevieve Nnaji’s Cars:
1. Mercedes- Benz G-Wagon:
If you are not aware, Genevieve owns a 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-wagon that has a 5.5 Litre V8 engine that produces 388 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque. This automobile can reach a top speed of 135 mph and some of its power features include dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation, satellite radio, a Harman Kardon stereo system, Bluetooth, blind-spot monitoring, a rear-view camera and so on. Reports have it that the actress spent almost N50M to own this ride.
2. Range Rover Evoque:
This car delivers a 2.0 Litre inline turbo four-cylinder engine, so it was always going to go for the N30M Nnaji paid to own one. The Range Rover Evoque can produce a horsepower of 240 while going from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds, therefore it is definitely worth that amount.
2. Ibinabo Fiberesima – $8 Million:
Ibinabo is a Nollywood actress, ex-beauty pageant and event manager, and she is also an ex-President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria. This movie star is the 2nd richest actress in Nollywood and she earned every penny by putting in the work.
Fiberesima has featured in various movies like “Mortal Sin,” “St. Mary,” “The Twin Sword,” “Ladies Night,” “The Limit,” “Letters to a Stranger,” “’76,” “Rivers Between,” “A Night In The Philippines,” “Pastor’s Wife,” and so on. She has also won several beauty contests while emerging 1st or 2nd runner-up in a few others.
3. Funke Akindele – $7.6 Million:
Funke Akindele is a household name when it comes to Nollywood and she earned that right by being a prolific Nigerian actress and movie producer for more than a decade. The movie star was born on August 24th, 1977 and she is the second born in a family of three.
Her mother was a medical doctor while her father was a retired school principal, but Funke Akindele chose Nollywood as a career path, and her financial success many years later proves that it was not a bad decision at all. She obtained an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication from the former Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.
List of Funke Akindele’s Cars:
Bentley Continental GT
Toyota Prado SUV
Rolls Royce Vintage
4. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde – $7.2 Million:
Omotola has been in the Nollywood film industry for more than 20 years, and she definitely has lots of millions to show for it after decades of hard work, dedication and sheer passion for her job and talent. Blessed with a curvaceous body and a pretty face, Omotola dazzled our screens for a long time while getting paid handsomely for it.
Omotola is currently a brand ambassador for many brands in Nigeria, and she has even clinched a few international deals as well. Add that to the high fee that she deservedly charges per movie, and you’ll see why she had to make this list.
List of Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde’s Cars:
1. Rolls Royce Phantom:
In 2018, Omotola spent a hefty sum of money on a gold-coloured Rolls Royce Phantom to celebrate her 40th birthday. The automobile has a customized plate number which reads, “Omotola @ 40” and the features to enjoy include a twin-turbocharged 6.7 Litre V12 engine that produces 563 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque.
The Rolls Royce can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds and can get to a top speed of 155 mph. It costs a whopping N171M.
While it is still unclear if she actually owns this automobile, Omotola is often seen in a Limousine attending several media events and cruising all across Nigeria. Whether it is indeed her property or a rented luxury, no one knows.
5. Rita Dominic – $6 Million:
Rita Dominic is another Nollywood star who has been around for a while, at least 20 years too. This movie star has appeared in various movies and she was even Nollywood’s most sought–after at some point. Rita Dominic started out as a child actor before going on to rule on screen as an adult as well.
The newly married actress has received several awards and recognitions and she has even positioned herself as a frontrunner for anything that concerns women’s empowerment in Nigeria.
List of Rita Dominic’s Cars:
1. Mercedes-Benz ML 350 4matic:
This automobile is powered by a 3.5 Litre V6 engine that delivers 302 horsepower and 237 lb-ft of torque, plus it is home to proper in-built features that make it a very good choice for Nigerian roads. Reports have said this car cost Rita Dominic about N9M.
2. Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon:
This automobile is powered by a 4.0 turbo V8 engine that produces 416 horsepower and Rita parted ways with about N65M for a while colour Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon.
3. Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe:
For those who do not know, Rita Dominic was born into a rich home, therefore exotic cars are known to be her thing. This particular vehicle cost her a whopping N128M and it is powered by a 6.75 Litre V12 engine that gives out a 453 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. Her Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe can also go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and get to a top speed of 155 mph.
6. Chioma Akpotha – $5.7 Million:
Chioma Akpotha is a Nollywood actress, director and movie producer, and she is one of the richest and the most influential movie stars around right now. Chioma has definitely had her impact in the industry after winning the Africa Movie Academy award for “Best Actress In A Leading Role,” recognition for her performance in the movie titled “Sins Of The Flesh.”
Presently, Chioma is married to Franklin Akpotha and she has an estimated net worth of $5.7M after several years of acting hard work.
7. Mercy Johnson Okojie – $5 Million:
This is another household name in Nollywood after acting in more than 100 movies since she stormed the Nigerian film industry. The amazing movie star has since gotten married and she is currently occupied with her husband and kids, but this will not take away all the financial benefits that making movies has given her over the years.
Mercy Johnson currently has a net worth of $5M and reports have said she presently charges nothing less than 2 million naira per role.
List of Mercy Johnson’s Cars:
1. Lexus SUV:
Mercy Johnson owns a Lexus SUV despite not paying a dime for it because it was a gift from her husband. It came with a customized plate number that read “Odi wife,” and it was a gesture that was talked about for a while. This automobile is powered by a 5.7 Litre V8 engine, some in-built safety and technology-enhanced features. Reports have it that it cost her husband N15M to get this car at the time.
2. 2013 Range Rover Sport:
This automobile was another gift from her husband, and it came immediately after they got married. This car has 2 types of engines, a standard 5.0 Litre V8 engine that produces a horsepower of 375 and 375 lb-ft of torque, and a supercharged engine of 5.0 Litre V8 that produces 510 horsepower and 461 lb-ft of torque. Her man paid at least N20M to buy this one.
8. Uche Jombo – $4 Million:
Uche Jombo is a popular Nollywood actress, screenwriter and film producer, and she was among the several Nigerian movie stars who launched GrandLux Cafe Located in Lekki on the 30th of November 2018. She unveiled the cafe alongside Omoni Oboli, Laura Ikeji and a few others, and it just went to prove their financial might as actresses at the time.
This movie star was born on 28 December 1979, in Abiriba, Abia State, Nigeria, and she is a graduate of Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Calabar and Computer Programming from the Federal University of Technology Minna. After storming the Nollywood industry in 1999, Jombo went on to start executive production of her own films through her Uche Jombo studios production company.
The actress married Kenny Rodriguez and began to focus on directing in 2015, after the birth of her son, Matthew. A few of her directing credits include “Lost in Us,” “How I Saved My Marriage,” and the Nollywood blockbuster everyone remembers, “Heaven on My Mind.”
Uche Jombo is one of the richest and most influential actresses the country has right about now, and she recently penned a multi-million naira endorsement deal with a telecommunication giant to show that she is just getting started.