7 Highest Paid Nigerian Nollywood Actors 2022/2023;-One of the biggest film industries in Africa is Nollywood. After Hollywood in the US and Bollywood in India, Nollywood is the third-largest film industry in the world. The film industry is a lucrative one for many Nigerian performers. Jim Iyke, who has a net worth of over $30 million, is the highest-paid Nollywood actor in Nigeria.
Here is a list of some of Nigeria’s highest-paid Nollywood actors, Jim Iyke, Richard Mofe Damijo, Chidi Mokeme, Desmond Elliot, Ramsey Nouah, Pete Edochie and Mike Ezuronye...
1. Jim Iyke
Assets: $30 million
The richest and highest-paid Nollywood actor in Nigeria is Jame Ikechukwu Esomugha, better known by his stage name Jim Iyke. Over 100 Nollywood films, including When Love Comes Around, featured him as the lead.
He has been a part of the business for more than 20 years and has received several honors, including Best Actor at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards. The majority of his money has come from his personal enterprises, acting, producing, and brand endorsements. He receives at least N1.5 for each film in which he appears.
2. Richard Mofe Damijo
$7.8 million in net worth
The second most paid Nigerian Nollywood actor is Richard Mofe Damijo, often known as RMD. He graduated from the University of Lagos with a law degree and the University of Benin with a theater arts degree. He has a lengthy history in the film industry and acted in the TV soap opera Ripples. He has also held the position of commissioner for culture and tourism in the Nigerian government.
He has won a lot of accolades in the film business, including 2012’s best Nollywood actor. Additionally, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, which increased his wealth and elevated him to the list of the richest Nollywood actors in Nigeria.
3. Chidi Mokeme
$7 million net worth
Rich Nigerian actor and TV host Chidi Mokeme. He has amassed wealth through his work as an actor in movies, brand endorser, event manager, and TV host. He served as the host of Gulder Ultimate Search on television. He is one of the most paid actors in Nigeria, earning N1.4 for each movie he acts in. He began acting in 1995 and has since been in several motion pictures. The Institute of Management and Technology was his place of study (MIT).
4. Desmond Elliot
Net worth – $6 million
The third most paid Nigerian actor in Nollywood is Desmond Elliot. In addition, he produces and directs movies. He graduated from Lagos State University with an economics degree. He is one of the wealthiest performers and has appeared in more than 250 films, TV series, and soap operas. He entered politics in 2015 and won the Surulere Constituency seat, which also helped him amass a large amount of fortune. He works as a movie actor as a side gig, earning N1.7 million for a single film.
5. Ramsey Nouah
Net worth: $4.5 million
One of the wealthiest Nollywood actors is Ramsey Nouah. He is a popularly known as a loving boy and is a gorgeous actor. He has a lengthy history in the film business, which has allowed him to build a large amount of riches there. He does film directing in addition to performing. Rattle Snake and Ahanna, Living in Bondage, and 30 Days in Atlanta are just a few of the films he has starred in.
6. Pete Edochie
One of Nollywood’s most gifted performers is Pete Edochie. He made his Nollywood acting debut in the 1980s with a role in the film Things Fall Apart. He appeared in several additional Nollywood films as well.
Net worth – $4 million
7. Mike Ezuronye
One of the wealthiest Nigerian Nollywood actors is Mike Ezuronye. He holds an accounting degree from Nnamdi Azikiwe University. He left his position as a banker to pursue acting. He has received several accolades in the film business, including Best Actor at the Academy Awards for an African Movie in a Supporting Role. In several films, such as Broken Marriage, Unforeseen, and Critical Decision, he has appeared. Additionally, he participates in brand endorsements for organizations like Airtel. He is one of the wealthiest actors in Nigeria since he receives N1.1 for each Nollywood film he stars in.
Net worth – $3.5 million
Some of the wealthiest Nollywood actors include those listed above. Nollywood is the third-largest film business in the world, and many of its performers have succeeded in becoming quite wealthy. While the majority of these actors are involved in personal affairs, acting has thrust them into the public eye. Other performers actively participate in brand endorsements, which earn them additional revenue.