We bring to you the latest list of the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria as of 2021/2022.
I suppose we should make an attempt to recognize Thespis, the first man to make an impression in the ‘acting’ sands of time, or else we’ll be listening to more tunes and using our imaginations until we’re exhausted and watching more damsels dance.
We may not have a ranked list of Nigeria’s wealthiest actors. In the early Middle Ages, actors were seen as lower members of society, and they were believed to be dangerous, immoral, and disreputable. It was so horrible that when they died, the church refused to bury them.
Through the years, these brilliant beings’ terrible reputation has been substantially turned around, and the profession is now handled with respect, even being accredited in schools, and given a high social prestige.
We’ve written about the top 10 richest Nigerian musicians and their net worth; you might want to compare it to the net worth of the actors on this list.
This accomplishment is largely due to the persistence of following actors and circumstances.
Top 10 Richest Actors In Nigeria 2021/2022
|Rank||Richest Actors In Nigeria||Estimated Net Worth|
|#1||Desmond Elliot||4.1 Billion Naira|
|#2||Richard Mofedamijo||2.9 Billion Naira|
|#3||Jim Iyke||2.1 Billion Naira|
|#4||Ramsey Nouah||1.8 Billion Naira|
|#5||Mr Ibu||1.7 Billion Naira|
|#6||Nkem Owoh||1.6 Billion Naira|
|#7||Pete Edochie||1.6 Billion Naira|
|#8||Chinedu Ikedieze||1.4 Billion Naira|
|#9||Osita Iheme||1.2 Billion Naira|
|#10||Kenneth Okonkwo||1.2 Billion Naira|
Below is a quick detail about each of the top ten richest Nigerian actors in the year 2021. Please come on this entertaining tour with me.
10. KENNETH OKONKWO – N1.2 Million [$3 Million]
In light of his part in the film “Living in Bondage,” he is considered one of Nollywood’s pioneers.
He has appeared in almost 200 films and has won numerous accolades, including most notable actor, finest actor, and so on.
He is one of the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria, and he is far from the only Nigerian actor to pursue political ambitions.
9. OSITA IHEME – N1.2 Billion [$3 Million]
The twin of the famed mischievous and popular couple from the Aki na Ukwa film is included in the list of Nigeria’s wealthiest performers in 2021.
Pawpaw is the founder of the Inspired Movement Africa, which aims to encourage the country’s youth. He is the rotary international district 9110’s new generation ambassador.
He has appeared in a number of films and is one of the country’s most well-known celebrities, as well as one of the most popular memes on mobile phones.
Osita Iheme cars collection:
- Toyota Harrier.
- Land Rover LR3.
- Honda NSX Sport car.
8. CHINEDU IKEDIEZE – N1.4 Billion [$3.5 Million]
Chinedu Ikedieze is no doubt one of the richest actors in Nigeria today.
The Nollywood-born twin had two years of acting experience before becoming recognized as Aki from the film ‘Aki na ukwa,’ in which she played the character of a child most of the time.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan was alleged to have honored Aki as a distinguished guest to Miami, Florida, USA, and then as a member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Chinedu Ikedieze cars collection:
- Hummer Stretch Limousine.
- Infiniti Jeep FX.
- Toyota Camry.
- Porsche Ccarrera 911.
- Mercedes Benz E300.
7. PETE EDOCHIE – N1.6 Billion [$3.8 Million]
The custodian and teller of many African parables, the dreaded and fearsome role we can never forget thanks to Chinua Achebe and his book: things fall apart; is one of the richest actors in Nigeria with a name that has been imprinted in the history of Nollywood as Pete Edochie.
By 2005, Pete Edochie was considered an A-list actor along with 7 others. The famous G8 was placed on a year ban by the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria.
The veteran actor and chief is an award-winning actor with vast experience in the industry.
6. NKEM OWOH – N1.6 Million [$3.9 Million]
Osuofia is a comedy film actor, musician, and movie producer of the movie titled ‘stronger than pain’. Nkem Owoh Nwabuoku acting days started from his university days.
He has featured in over 200 movies which include ‘things fall apart’, ‘ukwa’, ‘Osuofia in London’, ‘lionheart’, and many more.
He was also awarded the lifetime achievement award at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Nkem Owoh cars collection:
- Mitsubishi Montero SUV.
- Mercedes Benz 4matic.
5. MR IBU
Talk about Nigerian comedy and Mr Ibu’s face comes to mind. John Ikechukwu Okafor is one of the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria that brings the laughter; yea include guffaws, with his presence in a movie. We can almost label him our Nigerian version of Kevin Hart.
Mr Ibu is said to be one of the highest-paid comic characters in Nigeria by Wikipedia with a current net worth of $4.2 million, who would argue that?
Mr Ibu Car Collection:
- Mercedes Benz GLE
- 2015 Mercedes Benz C class
- Lexus LX 570
- BMW X6
4. RAMSEY NOUAH – N1.8 Billion [$4.5 Million]
Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah makes it the fourth actor on the list of the richest actors in Nigeria with a net worth of $4.5 million.
Asides from being an actor that has actively appeared in more than 100 films, the mixed-blood is a film director and one of his works includes ‘Living in bondage’, and ‘Breaking Free’.
One of the Nigerian actor quotes says ‘knowing our history is our only hope of learning and retracing our steps. It is hard to know where you need to go if you do not even know where you have been ’.
Ramsey Nouah cars collection:
- 1959 Cadillac Coupe De Ville.
- Rolls-Royce Phantom.
- Aston Martin DBS superleggera.
- Tesla Model X.
- Range Rover Vogue 2012
- Hummer H2 Stretch Limo.
3. JIM IYKE – N2.1 Billion [$5 million]
In practically every movie, the Nigerian actor known as Jim Iyke is recognized as a nasty and attractive guy, but when has he been ugly?
It can be said with certainty that he gained his money not only via his excellent acting abilities, which are always complemented by his beautiful looks but also by his ownership of Burgeon Table Water [I’m still perplexed as to why it isn’t called untamed table water?].
The unrepentant entrepreneur owns a film production firm, untamed productions, which was launched in 2007, and a record label, untamed records, which was founded in 2009.
In addition, James Ikechukwu Esomugha is the creator of the Jim Iyke Foundation, which helps children with special needs. His walls are also adorned with the various honors he has received in the entertainment industry over the years.
He is currently ranked third, on the list of the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria.
Jim Iyke cars collection:
- Chevrolet Camaro.
- Mercedes G Wagon.
- Dodge Challenger.
- Range Rover Sports.
2. RICHARD MOFE-DAMIJO – N2.9 Billion [$7 Million]
The second richest actor in Nigeria currently is Richard Mofe-Damijo. A writer, UNIBEN certified theatre artist, movie producer, UNILAG certified but not a practicing lawyer, and above all what made the public aware of his existence, and an actor by profession.
The award-winning actor won the lifetime achievement award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards in the year 2016. He is popularly known as RMD.
Today, the former commissioner for culture and tourism in Delta state is celebrated as the second richest actor in Nigeria. The veteran actor is also the brand ambassador for LG electronics.
Richard Mofe-Damijo cars collection:
- 2014 Toyota High Lander.
- 2016 Range Rover sports.
- Toyota Land Cruiser.
- BMW 4 series coupe.
- Lexus LX 570.
- Mercedes – Benz GLE.
1. DESMOND ELLIOT – N4.1 Billion [$10 Million]
Desmond Elliot is currently the richest actor in Nigeria as of 2021/2022, with a current net worth of N4.1 billion.
The ‘most called out’ 47-year-old politician and celebrity, following the end SARS protest that ended in the tragic loss of unarmed youths at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos; is currently the richest actor in Nigeria today.
Oluwashola Desmond Elliot has his name in the main cast of many soap operas and Nigerian films.
He has also received a number of awards commending his acts in some of them.
Desmond Elliot cars collection:
- Toyota HiAce 2019.
- Toyota 4runner.
- Toyota Camry 2010.
- Range Rover Evoque.
- Ford Explorer 2020.
- Nissan Versa.
- Vintage Mercedes Benz.
Richest Actors in Nigeria (Summary)
Here’s a quick recap of the 10 richest actors in Nigeria:
- Desmond Elliot.
- Richard Mofe-Damijo.
- Jim Iyke.
- Ramsey Nouah.
- Mr Ibu.
- Pete Edochie.
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