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Top 20 Nollywood Actors and Actresses Of All Time

Nollywood, the Nigerian version of Hollywood has seen tremendous growth over the years. Boasting of some renowned actors and actresses who have touched hearts and made their name over the years, it is without a doubt that the Nigerian Movie Industry is a major player on the African continent. Today, GhanaCelebrities.Com brings you our Top 20 Actors and Actresses to have emerged from the Nigerian Movie Industry in no particular order.

  1. Pete Edochie: The revered actor was born on March 7th, 1947. He comes from the Igbo tribe and is a devoted Catholic. Pete Edochie worked his way up to the top and became one of the most recognizable and acknowledged actors in Nigeria, and in Africa overall. Since he started acting in the 1980s, he has appeared in multiple movies and has won the prestigious awards for his roles. For Nigerians, Pete Edochie is a symbol of talent and dedication.
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Pete Edochie

2. Patience Ozokwor: Born on March 25th 1958, Patience Ozokwor popularly known as Mama Gee is a prominent and very well respected actress in Nigeria. Known popularly for her roles as that extremely devious woman in Nollywood movies, Mama Gee is the favourite of many movie fans for her talent and dexterity. She is a mother of 3 biological and 5 adopted children. She is a devoted Christian.

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Patience Ozokwor

3. Olu Jacobs: Born Oludotun Jacobs on July 11 1942, the veteran actor has starred in several British television series and international films. In 2007 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Jacobs is married to Nollywood actress Joke Silva since 1989. Olu Jacobs was honoured with the Industry Merit Award for outstanding achievements in acting at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

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Olu jacobs

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4. Chiwetalu Agu: Chiwetalu Agu who was born in Enugu, Nigeria in 1956 is a veteran Nollywood actor, comedian and movie producer who won the 2012 Nollywood award for ‘best actor in the indigenous movie (non-English speaking language)’. His usage of specific language slang, phrases or clichés in each film has made him uniquely a household name in Nigeria and among Nollywood admirers abroad.

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Chiwetalu Agu

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