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10 Richest Nigerian Male Actors You Need To Know

10 Richest Nigerian Male Actors You Need To Know

Nigeria has a lot of actors who entertain fans on a regular basis. This write-up is to inform the public about a few of them.

Below is the list of the ten richest male actors in Nollywood:

Desmond Elliot

Net Worth - $6million

Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian politician and actor. He is one of the top ten wealthiest actors in Nigeria in 2021.

He was born on February 4, 1974, in New York City. He has four children and is married.

Elliot has appeared in almost 200 Nollywood films, and at the 2nd Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, he was named Best Supporting Actor in a Drama.

Denziot Productions is a film production firm owned by the famed actor and he is also a director.

He has also been a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly since 2015. 

2. Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD)

Net Worth - $5.8 Million

Richard Mofe Damijo


In the Nigerian film industry, Richard Mofe Damijo is a legend. He is Nigeria's second-richest Nollywood actor in 2021.

He is a Delta State native and was born on July 6, 1961. The experienced actor also served as the commissioner of tourism in the state.

He has appeared in major mainstream Nigerian films. In 2016, RMD was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

He has four children: two from a previous marriage and two from his current marriage to Jumobi Adegbesan.

He has made a sizable fortune in the Nigerian film industry. In 2008, he served as the Governor of Delta State's Special Adviser on Culture and Tourism.

He also held the position of Commissioner for Culture and Tourism from 2009 to 2015.

3. Jim Iyke

Net Worth - $5 million

Jim Iyke

Jim Iyke (born James Ikechukwu Esomugha) is the third richest Nollywood actor in Nigeria in 2021.

He was born September 25, 1971, and is a veteran Nollywood actor who has starred in over 150 films. With a net worth of $5 million, Jim Iyke is one of Nigeria's top ten richest Nollywood actors in 2021.

He is one of Nigeria's highest-paid Nollywood actors whose net worth has grown over time as a result of his roles in high-budget films. In 2007, he founded Untamed Productions, a film production firm, as well as Untamed Records, a record label.

4. Segun Arinze

Net Worth of $4.8 million

Segun Arinze

Born on September 24, 1965, Segun Arinze is Nigeria's fourth-richest actor in 2021. 'Black Arrow' is another name for the film star.

He was born to a Yoruba father and an Igbo mother in Anambra state. He began his acting career in Ilorin and has since been in a number of Nigerian films.

5. John Okafor aka Mr Ibu

Net Worth - $4.5 million

John Okafor

John Okafor, better known as Mr. Ibu, is a well-known humorous figure in Nollywood. He was born on October 17, 1961. His success in the Nigerian film business has catapulted him into the top ten richest actors in the country in 2021.

To fend for himself, he worked menial jobs and even had to drop out of school due to financial constraints. He has won a number of honors over his career.

Mr. Ibu made his fortune in the Nigerian film industry. He's also signed sponsorship deals with merryBet and GoTv, two well-known Nigerian brands.

6. Pete Edochie

Net Worth - $4.2 million

Pete Edochie

Pete Edochie, a veteran Nigerian actor, is the 6th richest actor in Nigeria in 2021. He was born on March 7, 1947, in the state of Anambra.

He made his acting debut in the 1980s as Okonknwo in the NTA's production of 'Things Fall Apart'. Pete Edochie was honored by Africa Magic with the Industry Merit Award and the Africa Film Academy with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Peter Edochie has acted in over 100 Nigerian films and has a net worth of at least $4.2 million, making him the 6th richest actor in the country in 2021.

Mike Ezuruonye

Net Worth - $4 million

Mike Ezuronye Graduation

Mike Ezuruonye is a Nollywood director and actor who was born September 21, 1982. He has appeared in a number of Nigerian films.

He also represents DPkay Real Estate Homes and Awards Limited as an ambassador. He secured a multimillion-dollar contract with GLO, which was repeatedly renewed.

In 2014, Mike Ezuruonye signed a new multimillion-dollar contract with Airtel.

Ramsey Nouah

Net Worth - $3.8 million

Ramsey Noah

Ramsey Nouah is recognized in Nollywood as one of the lover boys. He is well-known for his appearances in romantic films.

Born on December 19, 1970, he made his directorial debut with 'Living in Bondage: Breaking Free'. 'Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story', a remake of the 1995 film 'Rattlesnake,' was likewise directed by Ramsey Nouah.

Nouah has appeared in a number of popular and high-grossing films. Since its release, Ramsey Nouah's directorial debut, 'Living in Bondage: Breaking Free' has grossed over 168 million naira.

Nkem Owoh

Net Worth - $3.5 million

Nkem Owoh

Nkem Owoh is well-known in Nollywood for his comedic roles. With Pete Edochie, he was a part of the cinematic adaptation of 'Things Fall Apart.'

He was born on February 7, 1958 and has starred in several notable films, including 'Osuofia in London', where he gained his nickname.

He was a member of the infamous G8; the Actors' Guild of Nigeria has barred several of Nigeria's highest-paid actors from collecting excessive fees due to their A-List celebrity status.

MTN also signed him up for an endorsement deal, which was later renewed in 2015.

Kenneth Okonkwo

Net Worth - $3 million

Kenneth Okonkwo

Kenneth Okonkwo was born on September 6, 1968. He is also known by his onscreen name Andy, is a veteran Nigerian actor from Nsukka in the state of Enugu.

He is Nigeria's tenth richest actor in 2021. Kenneth Okonkwo is most known for his part in the 1992 film 'Living in Bondage,' which made him famous and introduced Nollywood to the globe.

He has appeared in over 200 films and has amassed a net worth of $3 million.

In 2013, he received the African Movie Academy Award for a Special Recognition of Nollywood Pillars.Kenneth Okonkwo is a University of Nigeria Nsukka alumnus. He is also a politician and a lawyer.

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