Sunday, December 18, 2011


1. INI OBONG EDO N130 million
Ini Edo is the all time richest actress in nollywood history. Although it has been a long journey but it has also been a position earned by perfection. She is not only an actress but also a producer. Within the past three years her endorsement profile which includes Globacom, Noble Hair, has hit about N90 million. She has also earned more money in a single year than any other actress in nollywood and has also featured in more movies in a single year than any other actress. The movie ‘’in the cupboard ‘’ which she played the lead actress is currently in the cinema’s in the United States. Her movie ‘’I will take my chances’’ from the stables of the royal arts academy would hit the cinema by next year. Ini has several investments that include real estate and fashion.
2. UCHE JOMBO N127 million
Everyone knows her friends, desmond elliot, ini edo, monalisa chinda, emen isong. Uche jombo is an actress, a producer and a business woman. Her determination and desire to bring quality picture to nollywood movies cannot be over emphasized. By the end of 2010 uche jombo pocketed about N50 million from endorsement and earnings from movies alone. Her investments revolve around real estate, movie production and marketing, import and export. Uche took the bold step few years ago when she became the first full time actress cum producer in nollywood. That move has paid off and has completely put her at the top. Many of her colleagues have since followed her steps........
3. RITA DOMINIQUE N100 million
From the face of Nokia to Globacom and now Arik Air, rita dominique has re-invented herself to become one of the most powerful actresses of all times in nollywood. She is at the moment producing her own movie that would be released in the cinema by 2012.
4. GENEVIEVE NNAJI N96 million
More than a decade long, genevieve is even better and bigger. Her ability to maintain communication with her die-hard fans keeps the brand ‘’Genevieve’’ stronger, competitive, and almost unbeatable even in this new era of revolving nollywood. Over the years, genny has remained the most powerful and respected actress in nollywood. Less than a month ago she received a national honor from the president.
Having started her fashion company ‘’St Genevieve’’ some few years back, she is now testing the business world for different opportunities. Genevieve is also the highest earning nollywood actress in a single movie.
5. MONALISA CHINDA N92 million
from Globacom to Carnirive and now Vita500 the south Korean energy drink. Like ini, genevieve, rita Dominique, monalisa chinda’s endorsement profile has continued to soar higher each and every passing year. She has never had it better in the industry than now. Her debut movie as a producer ‘’Kiss and Tell’’ has been raking in millions for her. Monalisa has become investor wise and is investing her millions properly.
6. FUNKE AKINDELE N90 million
She is probably in her best at the moment. The multi talented actress has become really successful in recent times. Her cross over from Yoruba movies to English movies has also given her an edge. A business woman and real estate investor, funke akindele has proved many critics wrong. Her latest movie ‘’The Return of Jenifa’’ is expected to hit almost N40 million by 2012.
7. KATE HENSHAW N80 million

Her failed marriage has not changed her status as one of the biggest chicks in the industry. By 2008 kate was the richest actress in nollywood and has since remained strong in the industry. Her ability to invest variously in different projects has been working for her.
It has almost been between her and Genevieve and the argument goes on. Omotola has become more innovative and has put several initiatives to keep her annual earnings high. The singer and actress have continued to pull into her account millions every year.

After her training from the New York Film Academy, the actresses has proved that whatever men can do in the industry women can do also. Her first movie as a new generation movie producer in nollywood ‘’Through The Glass’’ has earned her several international awards. The Imo State born actress, model, producer, film director is living nothing behind as she is determined to take her career another level. She is currently the ambassador for the Japanese company Kanekelon Hair.
10 MERCY JOHNSON N70 million
Mercy Johnson’s rise to fame has been described by industry pundits as a ‘’Storm. Mercy is the second most popular actress in nollywood aside from genevieve nnaji. Her controversial marriage almost pushed her integrity into the waters. but her determination and resiliency has made her almost unstoppable. Mercy earned more than N40 million between 2007/2009 making her the highest earning actress in that period. Mercy has several investments both in Lagos and outside Lagos.10. CHIOMA CHUKWUKA AKPOTHA N70 million

Regarded as the most scandal free actress in nollywood, the pretty actress refuses to look back. Chioma has recently stepped up her game by becoming a producer and also featuring in some yet to be released international movies. She is also investing her movie and continues to make millions

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