Meet the top 6 richest Nollywood actresses for 2014
October 27, 2014
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)
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.