Celebrity, Rich List

Top 10 Highest Paid Nigerian Actresses

2) Genevieve Nnaji – ₦64 Million

The Queen of Nollywood, Genevieve Nnaji is the most successful Nollywood actress internationally, and best paid in Nigeria. She earned a reported $25,000 in the transnational film “Ijé” produced by Paula Moreno and Chineze Anyaene. The Imo State-born actress, singer, fashion designer and businessman has appeared in over 80 Nollywood movies. In 2005, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

In 2004, she reportedly earned N14.7 million ($100,000) in a two-year deal with British cosmetic company Lux. Some of her most lucra­tive endorsement deals include Pronto Beverage, Omo Detergent, Range Rover Evogue and MUD Nigeria. The business savvy actress launched her line of fashion “St. Genevieve” in 2008; reportedly worth N20 million.


1) Kate Henshaw – ₦67 Million

Africa Movie Academy Awards winner, Kate Henshaw-Nuttall topped the list thanks to her movies earnings and endorsement deals. In 2006, the actress and model earned a reported N10 million and N12 million in 2007, from 2008 to 2010 she earned an estimated N20 million.

With over 40 Nollywood movies to her name, Kate Henshaw has endorsed companies like Glo, and The Face of Onga. She is also a judge on Nigeria’s Got Talent.


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