Top 15 Richest Actors in Nigeria with Net Worth

The Nigerian film industry, also known as Nollywood, is one of the biggest in the entertainment industry that has produced many great actors over time. Not just Nigeria, but these Nollywood actors are counted among the best in all of Africa as well. There are many actors with immense talents who have gained huge popularity and earned a handsome net worth of millions in their career. In this article, we have compiled and presented a list of the top 15 richest actors in Nigeria in 2023 along with their current net worth and some interesting details about them. Keep reading for more information.

List of Richest Actors in Nigeria

The table provides the list of the top 15 richest actors in Nigeria along with their net worth as of 2023.

S. No.NameNet worth
1Jim Iyke$30 million
2Zubby Michael$9 million
3Richard Mofe Damijo$7 million
4Chidi Mokeme$7 million
5Desmond Eliot$5 million
6Ramsey Nouah$5 million
7Chinedu Ikedieze$5 million
8Osita Iheme$5 million
9Kenneth Okonkwo$5 million
10John Okafor$4.5 million
11Clem Ohameze$4.5 million
12Nkem Owoh$4 million
13Pete Edochie$4 million
14OC Ukeje$3.7 million
15Bovi Ugboma$3.5 million

About Nigeria’s 15 Richest Actors

Check out some interesting details about the top 15 richest actors in Nigeria in 2023. We have already discussed their names and net worth, now let us learn a little bit more about them.

1. Jim Iyke

Jim Iyke net Worth

James Ikechukwu Esomugha, known popularly as Jim Iyke, is the richest actor in Nigeria with a net worth of around $30 million. Other than this, he was once also the highest-paid actor in Nollywood. Iyke also owns a production company and a music record label.

Most of his earning comes from acting, production, music, and endorsements with many top brands including Airtel, Globacom, and Pepsi.

2. Zubby Michael

Zubby Michael net worth

Azubuike Michael Egwu, known by his professional name Zubby Michael, gained popularity for his performance in the movie “The Three Windows”. With a net worth of over $9 million,  Michael ranks second on the list of the 15 wealthiest actors in Nigeria.

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3. Richard Mofe Damijo

Richard Mofe Damijo Net Worth

Richard Mofe Damijo, popularly known by his initials RMD, is an actor, producer, writer,  lawyer, and former journalist. Damijo is the recipient of the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and a Lifetime Achievement Award. From 2009 to 2015, he was the commissioner for Culture and Tourism of Delta State, Nigeria.

4. Chidi Mokeme

Chidi Mokeme net worth

Chidi Mokeme is an actor and reality show host who has worked in more than 100 movies in his career. Always a bright student with a knack for Science, Mokeme followed his passion and became an actor. In 2023, his net worth stands at around $7 million.

5. Desmond Eliot

Desmond Eliot net worth

Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian actor, director, and politician who has received multiple nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards. He is also one of the richest Nigerian actors and owns a net worth of around $5 million. Throughout his career, Elliot has appeared in over two hundred films.

6. Ramsey Nouah

Ramsey Nouah net worth

Ramsey Nouah is one of Nollywood’s leading actors who has also established himself as a veteran director in the industry. He holds a diploma in Mass Communication but rather than pursuing a career in journalism, Nouah decided to become an actor. Ramsey is active in the industry since 1993.

7. Chinedu Ikedieze

Chinedu Ikedieze net worth

Chinedu Ikedieze, better known as Aki, is an alumnus of the prestigious New York Film Academy. He is popular for working alongside actor Osita Iheme in most of the films. Due to his physical appearance, Chinedu was often cast as a kid in movies.

8. Osita Iheme

Osita Iheme net worth

Osita Iheme is one of the most famous actors in Nigeria and also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards. He has also been honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

9. Kenneth Okonkwo

Kenneth Okonkwo net worth

Kenneth Okonkwo is an actor and politician who is currently serving his country as a member of the Labour Party. A recipient of various accolades, Okonkwo is among the top actors of Nollywood and also one of the wealthiest with a net worth of about $5 million.

10. John Okafor

John Okafor net worth

John Ikechukwu Okafor, popular as Mr. Ibu, is an actor and comedian from Nigeria known for his humorous acting in movies. He has previously worked as a hairstylist and photographer and taken other small jobs before making it big in the industry. Okafor is also one of the highest-paid comedians in Nigeria.

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11. Clem Ohameze

Clem Ohameze net worth

Clem Ohameze has worked in more than 500 movies in his career of over 20 years. The actor has still not stopped and many more of his movies are still in line to be released. But he never compromises with his performance and is still among the best actors that Nollywood has ever seen.

12. Nkem Owoh

Nkem Owoh net worth

Nkem Owoh is counted among the best Nollywood actors and with a net worth of $4 million, he is also one of the richest actors. For his extraordinary performance in the movie Stronger than Pain, he has been presented with the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

13. Pete Edochie

Pete Edochie net worth

Not just Nigeria, but Pete Edochie is considered one of the most talented actors in Africa who has also received Lifetime Achievement from the Africa Film Academy. He has also been given the honor of Member of the Order of the Niger by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Pete has a net worth of around $4 million as of 2023.

14. OC Ukeje

OC Ukeje

Okechukwu Ukeje is an actor, model, and musician who is known for his work in several award-winning films. He too has received multiple awards for his performance in movies. Some of the major ones include the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards, etc.

15. Bovi Ugboma

Bovi Ugboma net worth

The list of the top 15 richest actors in Nigeria concludes with Bovi Ugboma who owns a net worth of around $3.5 million. Bovi began his acting career in 2007 with the popular sitcom Extended Family, which he also wrote and produced. Other than being a prominent actor, Ugboma is also a renowned comedian.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the richest actor in Nigeria in 2023?

Jim Iyke

What is the net worth of Jim Iyke?

$30 million (est.)

Who is the richest actress in Nigeria?

Genevieve Nnaji ($12 million net worth)

In how many films Jim Iyke worked so far?

He worked in over 150 films.

What is the name of Zubby Michael’s production company?

Zubby Michael Films

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