Top 10+ Highest Paid Nollywood Actors in 2020

Highest paid nollywood actors

Millions of Nigerians enjoy the country’s great movies, their educating stories and feel pure emotions, thanks to Nollywood, no wonder Nollywood actors are paid a lot. Who are the top 10 highest paid Nollywood actors in 2020? Let us find out together.

There are some actors in the Nollywood industry who are paid more than others based on the consistency and experience in the Nigerian movie industry.

In this article, we will be taking a look at five of these individuals and the amount they charge per movie.

11. Richard Mofe-Damijo

RMD speaks on his life as only child, says he did all housechores (photo)

RMD is the highest paid Nollywood actor and his reputation really speaks a lot about how much he charges. He takes N2 million per movie.

10. Desmond Elliot


To lure Desmond to star in your movie, you must be willing to cough up a whopping N1.7 million.

9. Jim Iyke


The Nollywood bad boy takes N1.5 million per movie.

8. Chidi Mokeme

Highest paid nollywood actors

Chidi Mokeme is one of the finest actors in Nigeria. He takes N1.3 million for starring in a movie.

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7. Ramsey Nouah

Highest paid nollywood actors

Nollywood actor, Ramsey Nouah takes home a cool N1.2 million per movie. This makes him the fifth highest paid actor in Nigeria.

6. Mike Ezuruonye – N1.8 million

Highest paid nollywood actors

He is good-looking and one of the richest actors in Nigeria, Mike Ezuruonye made the right decision when he quit his job in a bank and went into acting. His roles in various Nollywood films have brought him prestigious awards, fame and wealth.

5. John Okafor – N1.7million

Highest paid nollywood actors

The winner of numerous African Movies Awards, John Okafor, is loved by his fans. Everyone remembers him as Mr. Ibu after the role he played in the film with the same title. The actor regularly signs endorsement deals with top brands and earns a lot of money.

4. Nkem Owoh – N1.6 million

10 richest nollywood actors 2020

Gaining his popularity in the 1980s, Nkem Owoh is still a famous comedian. As numerous sources reported it, Nkem Owoh’s net worth is approximately 3.9 million U.S. dollars.

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3. Pete Edochie – N2 million

The legendary actor is another richest actor in Nigeria on our list. The veteran superstar’s career jumped to the heights of fame in the 1980s. He was the star of the Things Fall Apart movie which made him popular all across the country and gave him many chances to appear in other films and win many significant awards.

Pete Edochie

2. Olu Jacobs – N2.5 million

The winner of ‘Best Actor’ award and other titles, Olu Jacobs, has acted in more than 100 films. You can watch them all and enjoy his talent. Olu’s net worth is approximately 3.5 million U.S. dollars.

Highest paid nollywood actors

1. Emeka Ike – N3 million

This famous Nigerian is also an actor whose overwhelming career started in the 1990s and continues today.

Highest paid nollywood actors
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