10 Best Nollywood Actresses We Have Seen Over The Years (Photos)

Over the years, Nollywood has proven to be one of the most progressive Entertainment industry in the continent, and have built so many stars. Let's look at 10 of the best actresses in the Nigerian film inustry.

10. Rita Domini

Rita Dominic has been in the acting business for so many years. She started as a child actor, and slowly rose to the top.

The 46-year-old has starred in so numerous Nollywood movies, performing different roles. It is no surprise she is rated as one of the best in the industry.

9. Oge Okoye

Oge Okoye is also one of the most talented. She was born abroad, she spent the early years of her life in London before moving to Nigeria.

Her career is dated back to 2002, her first movie was; Spanner. Making an appearance in over 40 Nollywood movies, she is regarded as one of the biggest stars in Nollywood.

8. Tonto Dikeh

Number 8 on this list is the prominent Tonto Dikeh. It is amazing to know that she is also a songwriter as well as a singer and a humanitarian.

She has been in the movie industry for more than a decade and has made a name for herself. Tonto is also very active on social media and is the favourite of many.

7. Uche Jumbo

Jumbo has also established herself as one of the prominent stars in the industry. She joined Nollywood back in 1999, and today, she is no ordinary actress.

Jumbo is a skilled film producer and scriptwriter. She has made appearances in over 200 Nollywood movies playing diverse roles. She is one of the best we have seen in years.

6. Funke Akindele

Akindele has been in the movie industry since 1998. She is one of the most loved and respected Nigerian actresses.

Akindele is also a prominent producer. She has made appearances in so many recent movies, including Omo Ghetto and the popular series; Jenifa's Diary.

5. Mercy Johnson

Mercy Johnson is a household name in the Nigerian film industry. The 37 years old has been in the industry since 2004.

She has starred in so many Nigerian movies and is a master on screen. Mercy is also the favourite of many, and one of the best.

4. Patience Ozokwor

This list cannot be completed without the prominent Patience Ozokwor. She could be said to be one of the pillars of Nollywood. She has made appearances in so many movies acting in different roles.

Ozokwor has also excelled in other areas, like fashion designing and singing. Known as "Mama G", she is one of the best we have seen over the years.

3. Ini Edo

Ini Edo is next on this list, she made her first professional debut back in 2000 and has worked her way to the top.

She is a master on-screen, her acting and performing talents are top-notch. Making appearances in over 100 Nollywood films, she is one of the best female actresses in the industry.

2. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is ranked number 2 on this list. She is a skilled actor, a philanthropist, and also a singer.

It is amazing to know that she made her first debut back in 1995, (more than 25 years ago). She has appeared in over 300 films, acting in different roles. She is regarded as one of the best Nigerian actresses of all time.

1. Genevieve Nnaji

To top this list is the popular Genevieve Nnaji. She started acting at the age of 8, and then joined Nollywood in 1998 when she was 19.

Nnaji is a legend in Nollywood, she has starred in so many movies, and has so many fans. She has also won numerous awards to her name. Nnaji is one of the greatest Nollywood actresses in history.

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