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The richest actresses in nollywood at the moment

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When the industry started years back many folks did not take it serious. But what was seen as a joke has now turned out to be the jewel that is driving Nigeria and the entire Africa to find their footage in the world. Within the past twenty years the make believe industry called nollywood has helped to define and sell Nigeria afresh to the world. Nollywood has provided thousands of jobs for citizens and non-citizens alike and have made many rich. Nollywood is indeed a testimony that Nigeria and Africa should not be written off.

The industry has given the entire nation a face, a real identity and now the rest of the world has no choice but to take Nigeria a little bit serious. As the industry continues to gain momentum and worldwide recognition, there are some actresses who have paid the price and at the same time have become famous, powerful and forces to reckon with in the society. We can conclude that they are shining, rising, reigning and recognized. Even in the mist of the African dilemma ''failure'' their lifestyle have revealed glamour and glitz. Although they are far from being perfect, they have indeed persevered. From the beginning the actresses had shown passion for what they had set out their hearts to do and become. Today they have become inspiration to the new generation in Nigeria and Africa.

They are elegant, sizzling, bold and beautiful. They are the sum total of the African woman. What has separated the best from the rest and the leaders from the less is nothing but business inventory and diversity, creativity and learning about surrounding opportunities. I am hereby delighted to present to you the richest and most powerful actresses in nollywood at the moment. Compared to their counterparts in Bollywood and Hollywood, the actresses may be nowhere, but the truth of the matter is that they are heading somewhere greater.


2. UCHE JOMBO N127 million

Everyone knows her friends, desmond elliot, ini edo, monalisa chinda, emen isong. Uche jombo is an actress, a producer and a business woman. Her determination and desire to bring quality picture to nollywood movies cannot be over emphasized. By the end of 2010 uche jombo pocketed about N50 million from endorsement and earnings from movies alone. Her investments revolve around real estate, movie production and marketing, import and export. Uche took the bold step few years ago when she became the first full time actress cum producer in nollywood. That move has paid off and has completely put her at the top. Many of her colleagues have since followed her steps.




From the face of Nokia to Globacom and now Arik Air, rita dominique has re-invented herself to become one of the most powerful actresses of all times in nollywood. She is at the moment producing her own movie that would be released in the cinema by 2012.


4. GENEVIEVE NNAJI N96 million

More than a decade long, genevieve is even better and bigger. Her ability to maintain communication with her die-hard fans keeps the brand ''Genevieve'' stronger, competitive, and almost unbeatable even in this new era of revolving nollywood. Over the years, genny has remained the most powerful and respected actress in nollywood. Less than a month ago she received a national honor from the president.
Having started her fashion company ''St Genevieve'' some few years back, she is now testing the business world for different opportunities. Genevieve is also the highest earning nollywood actress in a single movie.


4. MONALISA CHINDA N92 million

from Globacom to Carnirive and now Vita500 the south Korean energy drink. Like ini, genevieve, rita Dominique, monalisa chinda's endorsement profile has continued to soar higher each and every passing year. She has never had it better in the industry than now. Her debut movie as a producer ''Kiss and Tell'' has been raking in millions for her. Monalisa has become investor wise and is investing her millions properly.


5. FUNKE AKINDELE N90 million

She is probably in her best at the moment. The multi talented actress has become really successful in recent times. Her cross over from Yoruba movies to English movies has also given her an edge. A business woman and real estate investor, funke akindele has proved many critics wrong. Her latest movie ''The Return of Jenifa'' is expected to hit almost N40 million by 2012.


6. KATE HENSHAW N80 million

Her failed marriage has not changed her status as one of the biggest chicks in the industry. By 2008 kate was the richest actress in nollywood and has since remained strong in the industry. Her ability to invest variously in different projects has been working for her.


7. OMOTOLA JALADE EKEINDE N75 million

It has almost been between her and Genevieve and the argument goes on. Omotola has become more innovative and has put several initiatives to keep her annual earnings high. The singer and actress have continued to pull into her account millions every year.