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  • Updated: January 29, 2023

Nollywood's Ten Highest-Grossing Actresses Of 2022

Nollywood's Ten Highest-Grossing Actresses Of 2022

When we talk about Nollywood, we cannot ignore the actresses as they contribute to a large extent to some of the remarkable movies that the industry produces.

The year 2022 saw a good number of actresses feature in top Nollywood films that were commercially successful locally and internationally.

Let's take a look at the top ten highest-grossing Nollywood actresses in the year 2022.

10. Efe Irele

Movie: Hey You
Amount: 36 Million Naira

The life of an awkward software engineer is turned upside down when he finds out the girl he wants to be with is the Fans Alone model he obsesses over and is his next-door neighbour.

In 'Hey You', Efe Irele lives a double life as Bianca, an everyday girl who works at an orphanage during the day and is a cam girl at night.

Her life becomes complicated when she discovers that her favourite customer is also her favourite neighbour, with whom she has formed affection.


9. Damilare Kuku

The Wildflower
Amount: 41 Million Naira

Written by Nneka Stephanie Ojor, 'The Wildflower' tells the story of three women’s experiences of assaults from men.

Amid these events, selfless Rolake (Damilare Kuku) has to be there for the kids while dealing with her trauma and searching for justice. 

8. Erica Nweledim

Movie: Blood Covenant
Amount: 43 Million Naira

'Blood Covenant' is the story of three ambitious young men who are weary of being looked down on.

In their pursuit of the fast life, they are tempted into blood-money rituals and get engulfed in a world of money and luxury, ignorant of the devastation their decision causes.

Erica stars as Adaugo in the movie, the wife to one of the three friends, Jite.

7. Sophie Alakija

Movie: Dinner At My Place
Amount: 54 Million Naira

Ready to pop the question to his girlfriend, a young man finds his plans for a romantic dinner interrupted when his overdramatic ex shows up uninvited.

Sophie Alakija plays Timini Egbuson's girlfriend in the movie.

She is the reserved, calm girl that every man will want to propose to.


6. Bisola Aiyeola

Movies: Dinner At My Place / A Simple Lie
Amount: 88 Million Naira

Bisola Aiyeola is cast as the annoying ex-girlfriend in the movie 'Dinner At My Place'.

In 'A Simple lie', a lady runs into her ex and tells a simple lie that spirals out of control triggering a series of unplanned events and reactions.

The actress plays Boma, a character with expressive eyes, her body language tells you the story, and she brings this in spades in this movie.


5. Lola Okusanya

Movie: Ijakumo
Amount: 104 Million Naira

Ashabi is hell-bent on destroying the life of her former lover Jide, a renowned pastor of a mega-church. With the help of Sharon, she plans to get her revenge.

Lola Okunsanya plays the character of Sharon in the movie. 

4. Tina Mba

Movie: Battle on Buka Street
Amount: 291 Million Naira

'Battle on Buka Street' simply highlights the typical street lifestyle and follows a food challenge that would focus on who wins the crown as two sisters battle for supremacy.

Tina Mba is Ezinne, the first wife of Maduka, a character that was played by Nkem Owoh.

However, in their polygamous home, things were never rosy as Ezinne and Iya Yejide, a character played by Sola Sobowale, the second wife of Maduka were always on the necks of each other.

4. Sola Sobowale

Movie: Battle on Buka Street
Amount: 291 Million Naira

Sola Sobowale has always been a unique actress, so her role as the second wife (Iya Yejide) of Maduka was thoroughly perfected.

She acted as the second wife of Maduka while portraying the reality that usually comes with being a second wife.

4. Funke Akindele

Movie: Battle on Buka Street
Amount: 291 Million Naira

Funke Akindele co-directed the movie, 'Battle on Buka Street' with Tobi Makinde

She also acted in the movie, playing the role of Yejide, the daughter of the second wife, Iya Yejide.

She is a typical rival and menace to Awele, the first wife's daughter. Both children were always at loggerheads with each other just like their mothers.

3. Toni Tones

Movie: Brotherhood
Amount: 328 Million Naira

'Brotherhood' follows the story of twin brothers, Akin (Tobi Bakre) and Wale (Falz), who are orphaned when their parents are killed on New Year’s day on their way home from cross-over church service.

After years of fighting to survive on the streets of Lagos, the brothers fall on opposite sides of the law, with Wale joining the police force and Akin joining a notorious gang of robbers.

Toni Tones plays the character of Goldie in the film.

2. Mercy Johnson

Movies: Battle on Buka Street / Passport
Amount: 377 Million Naira

Mercy Johnson plays the character of Awele, the daughter of Ezinne, a woman whose fierce rivalry with her stepsister threatens to destroy the family.

In 'Passport', she portrays the street-wise Kopiko who has to work with Jim Iyke's character to find the titular object.

1. Toyin Abraham

Movies: King of Thieves / Ijakumo
Amount: 424 Million Naira

‘King of Thieves: Agesinkole’ tells the story of the Kingdom of Ajeromi, which is being terrorized by a band of thieves led by an all-powerful bandit named Ageshinkole.

Concerned by his pillaging, the kingdom moves to destroy him, through the hunters, witches and priests, thus beginning this adventurous saga of revenge, bravery and glory.

Toyin Abraham plays the Queen of Ajeromi and the wife of the King of Ajeromi, a character played by Odunlade Adekola.

In 'Ijakumo', the actress steps into the role of Asabi, a one-time lover of Jide, a character played by Kunle Remi.

Asabi and Jide were once lovers. However, things change when Jide becomes greedy and decides he doesn’t want Asabi in his life; so he attempts to kill her and their unborn child.

Below is an Instagram post showing a summary of the highest-grossing Nollywood actresses in the year 2022.

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