As of 2019, the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood was ranked as the second-best film industry in the world with the American Film Industry – Hollywood occupying the first position.
Nollywood has a whole lot of wonderful and talented actors and actresses who have starred in many films across the top 3 film industries of the world. Nigerian movies are also some of the most viewed movies across the globe and Nollywood like other movie industries of the world, have started to gain lots of attention from movie lovers from many parts of the world.
Like other film industries of different countries of the world, Nollywood is filled with a vast number of good-looking actors and actresses and in this article, we shall be taking a look at the top 10 most beautiful Nigerian actresses right now.
Top 10 Most Beautiful Nigerian Actresses Right Now
When it comes to the topic of the most beautiful actresses in Nigeria, actresses like Genevieve, Omotola, Mona Lisa Chinda are the most common names and although these actresses are extremely talented and beautiful, there are still a whole lot of good-looking actresses that many people aren’t talking about.
Below is a list of the most beautiful actresses in Nigeria today.
Please note that this list is solely based on the view of the writer and may or may not tally with the actresses you might have in mind. We would also try our possible best to keep the list as unbiased as possible.
1) Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
For many years, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde MFR has been one of the most consistent and beautiful actresses in the Nigerian movie industry.
Popularly referred to as “omosexy”, Omotola Jalade is surely one of the most beautiful actresses in Nigeria and if you’ll agree with me, the most beautiful actress in Nollywood. She was born on the 7th of February, 1978 and started her career as a Nollywood actress in 1995.
Since her Nollywood debut 25 years ago, Omotola has starred in over 300+ Nollywood movies and counting. She is also the first Nigerian actress to star in her own reality show, having been awarded and recognized worldwide for her great contributions to Nollywood.
This leading Nigerian actress has also sold millions of video copies in Nigeria and outside the shores of the country. She has also received a lot of high-profile awards both in Nigeria and abroad for her great contributions towards the development of the Nigerian film industry.
On this list of the most beautiful Nigerian actress, Omotola rocks the first spot as she’s not only beautiful but very hard-working and successful in the Nigerian film industry.
2) Adesua Etomi Wellington
Adesua Etomi Wellington is another beautiful Nollywood actress and the 2nd actress on this list of the most beautiful Nollywood actresses right now. She was born on the 22nd of February 1986 in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria and made her Nollywood debut in 2012, playing a lead role in “Knocking on Heaven’s Door“.
This beautiful Nigerian actress is happy married to Nigerian singer, songwriter and actor, Bankole Wellington (Banky W) and the couple held their traditional marriage on 19th of November 2017.
Acting aside, Adesua Etomi is a highly educated Nigerian, and she obtained a diploma in Physical Theatre, Musical Theatre and Performing Arts from the City College Coventry. Adesua also has a degree in Drama and Performance from the University of Wolverhampton where she graduated with first-class honours.
3) Genevieve Nnaji
On the third spot on thus list of the most beautiful Nigerian actresses is Genevieve Nnaji who is a popular actress in the Nigerian film industry known as Nollywood. She was born on the 3rd of May 1979 and made her Nollywood debut in 1987.
Genevieve is also one of the pioneer actresses of Nollywood and till date, the Nigerian actress and film director has won numerous awards in Nigeria and around the world for her immense contributions towards the development of film making in Nigeria. Her directorial debut film, Lionheart, is the first Netflix Original from Nigeria.
The film, Lionheart was also the first Nigerian submission for the annual Oscars Academy Awards but was later disqualified for having most of the dialogue in English. Achievements aside, this Nigerian actress is also very good-looking and occupies the third spot on this list of the most beautiful Nollywood actresses.
4) Adunni Ade
Adunni Ade is a cute light skinned Nigerian-American actress and model who was born on the 7th of June 1976 in Queens, New York, United States to a German Irish mother and a Yoruba Nigerian father.
This beautiful Nigerian actress started in the housing and insurance sectors in the United States before she eventually switched to the entertainment industry after some years. She started out in the entertainment industry as a fashion model and featured in America’s Next Top Model before taking up her first movie role in 2013.
Since making her Nollywood debut in 2013, this Nigerian-American actress has starred in several other Nollywood films of both English and Yoruba languages, including some music videos for Sound Sultan and Ice Prince.
5) Yvonne Jegede
Yvonne Jegede is a Nigerian actress, film producer, model, and television personality who rose to prominence after she made an appearance in the music video African Queen by 2Face Idibia (2Baba) alongside Annie Macaulay-Idibia.
She was born on the 25th of August 1983 in Edo State, Nigeria and made her debut Nollywood appearance in 2004. Since her debut appearance this Nigerian actress has featured in many Nollywood movies and TV series including her own movie – “3 is Company” where she starred as the lead character.
Acting aside, Yvonne Jegede is a good-looking actress, and she occupies the 5th spot on this list of the most beautiful actresses in Nigeria.
6) Ini Edo
Ini Edo is an award-winning Nigerian actress who was born on the 23rd of April 1982 in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. She began her career as a Nollywood actress in 2000 and has featured in more than 100 Nigerian movies since her debut in the film industry.
This Nigerian actress has been nominated for numerous awards both in Nigeria and outside the shores of this country. She was discovered by a producer at the audition she attended and made her debut in acting in 2003 in the movie titled Thick Madam.
Ini Edo is a very beautiful actress and on this list, she is ranked as the 6th most beautiful Nigerian actresses.
7) Chika Ike
Chika Ike is a Nigerian actress, television personality, producer, business woman, philanthropist and former model. She was born in Onitsha, Anambra state, Nigeria and began acting in church plays at an early age of six.
This Nigerian actress is one of the most beautiful and sexy actresses in the Nigerian Movie Industry known as Nollywood. She began her acting career in 2005 when she played a minor character in the movie Sweet Love.
Since her debut in Nollywood, this Nigerian actress has starred in many movies and won a handful of awards to her name.
8) Stephanie Okereke Linus
Stephanie Okereke Linus is a well known Nigerian actress, film director and model. She was born in Imo State, Nigeria into a family of six and made her Nollywood debut in 1997 in a movie titled “Compromise 2“.
Since her Nollywood debut, Stephanie Okereke has featured in many Nollywood movies and has won numerous awards including the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCAs), ZAFAA Global Awards, Pan African Film Festival Awards and a whole lot of others.
She was also the runner-up for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) beauty pageant which was held in 2002 and in 2011, she was honoured by the Nigerian government with a National honour (Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR).
Aside acting, filmmaking, and other achievements, Stephanie Okereke is a very beautiful Nigerian actress, and she occupies the 8th spot on this list of the most beautiful Nollywood actresses.
9) Linda Ihuoma Ejiofor
Linda Ejiofor is a Nigerian actress and model who is known for her role as Bimpe Adekoya in M-Net’s TV series, “Tinsel“. She was born in Surelere area of Lagos State, Nigeria, and she studied sociology at the University of Port Harcourt.
This Nigerian actress initially wanted to work for an advertising agency but later changed her mind after developing an unending interest in acting. She started her acting career in 2013 and has featured in quite a number of movies since her Nollywood debut.
10) Rita Dominic
Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic is a Nigerian actress and film director. She was born on 12th of July 1975 and made her Nollywood debut in 1998. She has also starred in over 100 Nollywood productions since her debut in 1998.
She is one of the pioneer actresses in the Nigerian film industry and in 2012 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Rita has a BA degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Port Harcourt, and she occupies the 10th spot on this list of the most beautiful Nollywood actresses.
There you have it, a list of the most beautiful Nollywood actresses right now.
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