Nollywood is really blessed with talented artistes but the truth of the matter is that most of these artistes' fans hardly know little or nothing about them. Here, we present for your delight the notable movie idols Nigerians worship home and abroad… Genevieve Nnaji: How else can one describe one of the idols that revolutionised the make-believe industry in Nigeria and other parts of Africa countries where Nigerian home video has successfully found her way.
Geny has is fondly called has become a recognised face on tube ever since her maiden effort. Having spent about six years in the industry, acting has become a habit and something she loves doing. From humble beginning in an infinite Merchant's movie, 'Last Party', she shot herself into the limelight. Suddenly, she became a hot cake and has since remained the centre of attraction to every Nollywood watcher and the mother of one screen goddess has not lost focus on her career. Even with her unexpected eviction, some months back along with other people from the industry as she quickly dipped her hands into music where she is now making a statement.
Tony One-Week: A houseboy was the first role he played in a drama titled “Ikoro” in Enugu after he finished his secondary education from Abakalilki High School and that happened to be his first T.V. appearance in the year 1982.
This Mass Communication graduate of Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State fully ventured into the make-believe industry when he came down to Lagos.
Having acted in such movies like, Betrayer [part 2] his major home video where he played a role of a minister. Without Love, Thorns of Rose, a movie he acted along side Omotola Jolade. After these appearances and he started enjoying the stardom attributed to the industry and became a script writer.
He has written quite a number of movies amongst are Narrow Escape 1&2, Deadly Proposal, Hooligans, Crazy Twins etc.
Joke Jacobs: The 51-year-old epitome of beauty actress formerly known as Joke Silva before she married her globetrotter actor's hubby Oludotun Jacobs who was born in 1942. Joke hails from Lagos State. After her return from Ghana, she solemnized her liaison with her husband in September 29, 1985. The holy union, which she claimed, transformed her life positively. The marriage produced two lovely children Dayo and Sola but it's unfortunate that the cold hands of death snatched one [Dayo] away from them. Despite these trying periods, the veteran but internationally trained movie idols have remained enigmas in the industry.
Ramsy Tokunbo Nouah: Aside that he's versatile he's also one of the good-looking movie people we have in the industry today. The 35 year-old father of two children once had a fling with Amese Imariagbe, another renowned actotress who bore him his first child. He stormed Nollywood environment about fifteen years ago in a movie, SHAME, a movie he gave a good account of himself as a future act to look out for.
Ramsy, who's of a mixed blood [Israel & Nigeria] is one of the household names in the Nollywood today despite the ban, he his still relevant in the entertainment world.
Clarion Chukwura- Oduneye: The Anambra State born actress is one of the renowned movie impresarios in the country today. From University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University where she graduated from, she has really proved to the entire world that acting flows in her veins. Mere mention of her name even a toddler will call out her name perfectly because she is a reckoned face on tube. Her affair with the Juju Maestro, Sir Shina Peters produced a son, Clemence.
She later got married to one of the late Chief M.K.O.
Abiola's brothers, Tunde on April 8, 1995. After a while, Clarion delivered her second child, Sadinat Alimat, a baby girl on January 18, 1996, but 53 days after her arrival, the baby gave up the ghost and she conceived again and had another baby boy. At present, the screen goddess is married to an upwardly mobile computer Engineer and businessman, Femi Oduneye popularly known as 'Egyptian'.
Sunday Omobolanle-Aluwe: No doubt, this Ibadan born actor is one of the notable actors in Nollywood today who have made impressive performance in the film industry. Pappy Luwe as fans fondly call him started his acting business a over three decades ago. During that time, a few of them were doing it because of their interest and not the monetary aspect. But today, the movie industry has quite transformed the lives of our artistes to better as Pappy Luwe is a proud owner of two exotic cars and his children too are doing very well educationally Sunkanmi, his first son is another up and coming actor who has already entered his father's shoes.
Stephanie Okereke: She got married to one of the ex.
Super Eagles players, Chikelu Iloanyansi last year in a star-studded wedding. The respected and respectful movie idol is not only pulling effect but is doing a wonderful job in Nollywood today. The emotional crack star who was involved in a ghastly auto crash some months back on her way to Bayelsa State where she was nominated as a best English actress of the year in the Africa Movie Academy Awards has fully recuperated. She is better and back to the industry to start doing what she knows how to do best.
Chidi Mokeme: If there is any actor who is regarded as the Ultimate Actor in the industry today, it's no other person than Chidi Mokeme, who just finished his assignment as an anchor man for the Nigeria Beweries sponsored of the reality T.V. show, Guilder Ultimate Search.
The young and urbane man of the people who hails from Oba in Anambra State has become the toast of everybody in town for his artistic ability he applied during the Ultimate show perfectly.
Shan George: She is hot and sexy. This blonde actress is one of the players in the movie industry. At age 15, she was given out in a marriage then in her bucolic village in Cross Rivers State. That singular act, if it were to be a not too strong lady, she would have been disturbed with that but she moved on in life and believed so much in herself.. But as fate would have it, the marriage which had produced two issues crash like poorly arranged pack of cards some years later. The ever-radiant woman of essence never gave up her struggle in life despite all these misfortune as she gathered the remains of her life where she stopped and came down to Lagos, where fortune later smiled on her through her dint of hard work and faith in God.
She has, ever since, doing good with herself in the industry with a few awards to show for it for her contribution in the movie industry. She is now remarried, after two other marriages failed, she is referred to as Shan George-Nwosisi.
Antar Tunde Laniyan: The 1985 Theater Arts graduate of the University of Ibadan, Antar Laniyan is another icon who has quite contributed immensely in the movie industry today. The Oshogbo, Osun State born star actor attended Lagos Baptist Secondary School and Jubril Martins Secondary School both in Lagos. After several laurels that qualify him a star actor, she got married to his lover of long standing, Ife, a staff of Central Bank of Nigeria.
Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde: Omo Sexy as she is fondly called has really done well for herself in the industry. The Ondo State born actress attended Chrisland Schools, Opebi, Lagos. Thank God that Omo T.
got married that early stage of her career, she would have been wandering the streets of Lagos today looking for a better-half. The reason is that, her beauty might have carried her away and men might have used and dumped her. However, Matthew, her pilot husband married her before she became a face to reckon with in the movie world.
The mother of four children is happy because she has a promising career and a lovable and understanding husband. Despite all the hearsays, the man believed and trusted her. What else would a woman want?
Omotola, though is one of the G5 that have been asked to 'step aside', she has since dabbled into music, which is still on the pipeline.
Zack Orji: This Mogbawo, Agwu, Enugu State born actor is wonderful. He ventured into movie and dazzled all and sundry with his easy-does-it performance .Zack today, is a man of honour. One of the reasons producer run after him to have him cast is because, he is the only actor in the industry today who has who applies his solemn disposition into his acting. His marriage to Ngozi another beautiful actress produced a son, Chukwuemeka Lionel. One thing you cannot separate from bearded actor is his family, which he loves and adores. Zack Orji was born in 1958.