RICHEST ACTRESS IN NOLLYWOOD 2016
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Movie industry in Nigeria is the third largest in the world. Some people who have taken advantage of this huge industry managed to create wealth for themselves. This list includes the richest actresses of Nollywood, based on their endorsement deals and recent performance.
1. Genevieve Nnaji (N70-100 million)
Genevieve Nnaji tops the list. She is well-known not only all over Nigeria, but in other parts of the world as well. She has starred in over 80 Nollywood movies, took part in The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2009 etc. She also launched her own clothing line in 2008 named St. Genevieve, which donates its proceeds to charity. In May 2010, she was named the official face of Make-up Designing in Nigeria. In June 2012, she was chosen as the brand ambassador of Range Rover Evogue by Coscharis Motors. She has at least 2 mansions in Lagos are – one for her and another for her parents.
2. Kate Henshaw (N70-80 million)
Kate starred more in over 50 movies. She won the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008 for Best Actress in a Leading Role in the movie, Stronger than Pain. She used to be the Face of Onga and Face of Blessing Perfume. She also published her autobiography ‘The Life of an Actress: My Story’.
3. Mercy Johnson (N65 million)
Now Mercy is the highest paid actress in Nollywood. By 2008 Mercy Johnson had appeared in fifteen movies. And she earned N11 million from movies alone. She is also an investor in properties. And she owns 6 large land properties in Lagos.
4. Ini Edo (N60 million)
Ini is not only an actress, but also a model and producer. She also invests in real estate. Now she has 9 buildings to her credit. Five of the properties located in Ikotun and Ikorodu areas of Lagos State.
5. Rita Dominic (N58 million)
Another notable and rich actress is Rita Dominic. In 2004 she won the City Peoples Award as the Most Outstanding Actress. She was also a face of Nokia and Glo ambassador. Rita also deals with property investments and two homes which belong to her worth over N40 million. She is also writing a book and going to produce movies herself.
6. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (N53 million)
Omotola Jolade Ekeinde
This beauty was honored as one of Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People in the World. She adores exotic cars and her garage is estimated to be worth N20 million. Recently she began to conquer music industry. She released two albums ‘Gba’ and Me, ‘Myself & Eyes’. Her album cost her a whopping N13 million including production and promotion.