Meet Genevieve Nnaji and other top 10 earners in Nollywood

Without mincing words, Nollywood is a lucrative industry. There are countless of celebrities that are earning big in Nollywood.

In this article, we are going to highlight top ten earners in Nollywood.

Genevieve Nnaji

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Genevieve Nnaji is undoubtedly Nollywood’s most well-known actress.

Despite the fact that her movie appearances have reduced over the years, her net worth has increased.

She’s received a slew of rich sponsorship deals throughout the years.

The Faxe of Lux in 2004 was one of them.

She was named the Face of MUD in Nigeria in 2010.

She has also signed deals with the likes of Amstel Malta, Etisalat, Polo Designer Company and Range Rover Evoque.

With regards to earnings from endorsements, Genevieve is said to be the richest celebrity in Nollywood with an estimated networth of $10Million dollars.


Jenifa, as she is known, is the creator and producer of the award-winning series Jenifa’s Diary.

She is also the IrokoTv brand ambassador.

Jenifa has an Omo endorsement.

For a short years, she was also a Glo ambassador.

Her endorsement money, she claims, was used to launch the popular Jenifa’s Diary

She currently leads the Jenifa Foundation, which nurtures rising talents and assists kids in acquiring vocational skills.

She is said to be the richest celebrity in Nollywood with an estimated networth of $7.6Million dollars.



Omotola Jalade, often known as Omosexy, is a Nollywood veteran who has appeared in over 100 films.

Captain Matthew Ekeinde, a pilot, is her husband.

She is an ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme.

She also runs the Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme, a non-profit organization (OYEP).

Omotola is an ambassador of Knorr by Unilever, B016 hair range by Ghandour and Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA).

Just over a year ago, Omotola decided to put her endorsement money to good use by opening a multimillion naira event centre in the Ikeja area of Lagos.

She is said to be the richest celebrity in Nollywood with an estimated networth of $7.2Million dollars.


Rita Dominic has a net worth of $6 million, making her the richest actress in Nollywood.

Rita Dominic comes from an affluent family in Imo State, in addition to her acting earnings.

Dominic has already secured significant endorsement deals.

She was the brand ambassador for BK Unique Hair, a Canadian premium hair company.


Mercy Johnson is another wealthy actress who is believed to charge on average N2 million every film, has a net worth of $ 5 million, and shoots up to five films per week.

Despite the fact that she does not have any brand endorsements, the screen queen has been able to put her acting skills to good use.

Mercy Johnson Foundation for Children and Widows is her charitable organization (TMJFCW).


He’s one of Nollywood’s highest-paid performers, having acted in over 150 films.

In 2007, he founded Untamed Productions, a film production firm.

Untamed Records, founded by Jim Iyke, is his own record label.

The Jim Lyke Foundation for Children with Special Disabilities was founded by Iyke.

He has an estimated networth of $30Million dollars.


RMD (Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo) is a Nigerian actor and former Delta State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism.

Richard Mofe-Damijo, who is worth $17 million, is the second richest Nollywood star.


Desmond Oluwashola Elliot, also known as Desmond Elliot, is a Nigerian politician, actor, and filmmaker.

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He is a leading actor in Nollywood, having acted in over 200 films, including Men Who Cheat, Yahoo Millionaire, and Atlanta.

He is one of Nigeria’s wealthiest actors with an estimated net worth of $11Million dollars.


Chidi Mokeme is a Nigerian actor and reality show host. He hails from Oba in idemili south LGA of Anambra State, southeast Nigeria.

He has an estimated net worth of $8Million dollars.


In Ilorin, he began his acting career.

Outside of performing, Segun works as an acting coach for prominent African international film festivals, where he passes on his experience to the next generation of actors. He has an estimated net worth of $5.1 Million dollars.


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