Top 10 Richest Nigerian Actors 2023 [Latest]

I suppose we should try to recognize Thespis, the first man to leave his mark in the ‘acting’ sands of time, or else we’ll be listening to more tunes, using our imaginations until we’re exhausted, and watching more damsels dance.

This accomplishment is largely due to the persistence of following actors and circumstances.

Top 10 Richest Actors In Nigeria 2023

Rank Richest Actors In Nigeria Estimated Net Worth
#1 Desmond Elliot 4.1 Billion Naira
#2 Richard Mofedamijo 2.9 Billion Naira
#3 Jim Iyke 2.1 Billion Naira
#4 Ramsey Nouah 1.8 Billion Naira
#5 Mr Ibu 1.7 Billion Naira
#6 Nkem Owoh 1.6 Billion Naira
#7 Pete Edochie 1.6 Billion Naira
#8 Chinedu Ikedieze 1.4 Billion Naira
#9 Osita Iheme 1.2 Billion Naira
#10 Kenneth Okonkwo 1.2 Billion Naira
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Below is a quick detail about each of the top ten richest Nigerian actors in the year 2021. Please come on this entertaining tour with me.

10. KENNETH OKONKWO – N1.2 Million [$3 Million]

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Richest Nigerian Actors

In light of his part in the film “Living in Bondage,” he is considered one of Nollywood’s pioneers.

He has appeared in almost 200 films and has won numerous accolades, including most notable actor, finest actor, and so on.

He is one of the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria, and he is far from the only Nigerian actor to pursue political ambitions.

9. OSITA IHEME – N1.2 Billion [$3 Million]

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Richest Nigerian Actors

The twin of the famed mischievous and popular couple from the Aki na Ukwa film is included in the list of Nigeria’s wealthiest performers in 2021.

Pawpaw is the founder of the Inspired Movement Africa, which aims to encourage the country’s youth. He is the rotary international district 9110’s new generation ambassador.

He has appeared in a number of films and is one of the country’s most well-known celebrities, as well as one of the most popular memes on mobile phones.

8. CHINEDU IKEDIEZE – N1.4 Billion [$3.5 Million]

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Richest Nigerian Actors

Chinedu Ikedieze is no doubt one of the richest actors in Nigeria today.

The Nollywood-born twin had two years of acting experience before becoming recognized as Aki from the film ‘Aki na ukwa,’ in which she played the character of a child most of the time.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan was alleged to have honored Aki as a distinguished guest to Miami, Florida, USA, and then as a member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

7. PETE EDOCHIE – N1.6 Billion [$3.8 Million]

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Richest Nigerian Actors

The custodian and teller of many African parables, the dreaded and fearsome role we can never forget thanks to Chinua Achebe and his book: things fall apart; is one of the richest actors in Nigeria with a name that has been imprinted in the history of Nollywood as Pete Edochie.

By 2005, Pete Edochie was considered an A-list actor along with 7 others. The famous G8 was placed on a year ban by the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria.

The veteran actor and chief is an award-winning actor with vast experience in the industry.

6. NKEM OWOH – N1.6 Million [$3.9 Million]

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Richest Nigerian Actors

Osuofia is a comedy film actor, musician, and movie producer of the movie titled ‘stronger than pain’. Nkem Owoh Nwabuoku acting days started from his university days.

He has featured in over 200 movies which include ‘things fall apart’, ‘ukwa’, ‘Osuofia in London’, ‘lionheart’, and many more.

He was also awarded the lifetime achievement award at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.


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Richest Nigerian Actors

Talk about Nigerian comedy and Mr Ibu’s face comes to mind. John Ikechukwu Okafor is one of the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria that brings the laughter; yea include guffaws, with his presence in a movie. We can almost label him our Nigerian version of Kevin Hart.

Mr Ibu is said to be one of the highest-paid comic characters in Nigeria by Wikipedia with a current net worth of $4.2 million, who would argue that?

4. RAMSEY NOUAH –  N1.8 Billion [$4.5 Million]

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Richest Nigerian Actors

Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah makes it the fourth actor on the list of the richest actors in Nigeria with a net worth of $4.5 million.

Asides from being an actor that has actively appeared in more than 100 films, the mixed-blood is a film director and one of his works includes ‘Living in bondage’, and ‘Breaking Free’.

One of the Nigerian actor quotes says ‘knowing our history is our only hope of learning and retracing our steps. It is hard to know where you need to go if you do not even know where you have been ’.

3. JIM IYKE – N2.1 Billion [$5 million]

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Richest Nigerian Actors

In practically every movie, the Nigerian actor known as Jim Iyke is recognized as a nasty and attractive guy, but when has he been ugly?

It can be said with certainty that he gained his money not only via his excellent acting abilities, which are always complemented by his beautiful looks but also by his ownership of Burgeon Table Water [I’m still perplexed as to why it isn’t called untamed table water?].

The unrepentant entrepreneur owns a film production firm, untamed productions, which was launched in 2007, and a record label, untamed records, which was founded in 2009.

In addition, James Ikechukwu Esomugha is the creator of the Jim Iyke Foundation, which helps children with special needs. His walls are also adorned with the various honors he has received in the entertainment industry over the years.

He is currently ranked third, on the list of the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria.

2. RICHARD MOFE-DAMIJO – N2.9 Billion [$7 Million]

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The second richest actor in Nigeria currently is Richard Mofe-Damijo. A writer, UNIBEN certified theatre artist, movie producer, UNILAG certified but not a practicing lawyer, and above all what made the public aware of his existence, and an actor by profession.

The award-winning actor won the lifetime achievement award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards in the year 2016. He is popularly known as RMD.

Today, the former commissioner for culture and tourism in Delta state is celebrated as the second richest actor in Nigeria. The veteran actor is also the brand ambassador for LG electronics.

1. DESMOND ELLIOT – N4.1 Billion [$10 Million]

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Richest Nigerian Actors

Desmond Elliot is currently the richest actor in Nigeria as of 2021/2022, with a current net worth of N4.1 billion.

The ‘most called out’ 47-year-old politician and celebrity, following the end SARS protest that ended in the tragic loss of unarmed youths at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos; is currently the richest actor in Nigeria today.

Oluwashola Desmond Elliot has his name in the main cast of many soap operas and Nigerian films.

He has also received a number of awards commending his acts in some of them.

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