The Nigeria movie industry popularly known as Nollywood is filled with lots of veteran actors, who have been around since its inception, but below are the top 6 actors.
1 Pete Edochie
Pete Edochie, was born 7 March 1947, he is popularly known as Okonkwo, for the role he played in the adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. The Enugu State born actor is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, by both Movie Awards and Movie Magic’s Africa Magic Cable network. He has been in the picture from the inception of Nollywood. Edochie has featured in over 100 movies and he is renowned for playing Royalty roles and the wicked father, he is also popular for saying African Proverbs in movies.
Oludotun Jacobs- popularly known as Olu Jacobs, born 1942. He has starred in several British television series and international films. He is popular for playing the role of a king, and has won several awards for his outstanding performances. He was born to parents from Egba Alake, and attended Holy Trinity School in Kano.
3.Late Justice Esiri
Late Justice Esiriborn November 20, 1942 Oria-Abraka, Deltta State is a well renowned face which has been long spotted far back 1970?s both on stage and National television shows such as Village Headmaster. He is also a successful actor in the Nigerian Film Industry Nollywood.
He is a native of Urohobo in Delta State, Nigeria. He attended Urohobo College for his secondary school education where he picked up interest in acting as a member of the Debating and Dramatic society. He studied Engineering in Germany. Back in Nigeria, he translated and read news in German in Voice of Nigeria.
His first screen appearances where in Village Headmaster, Things Fall Apart.
4. Alex Usifo
Alex Usifo - born on 16 April 1953. He is popular for playing the role of a strict father. He has featured in over 50 movies. Alex is popular for his role in the TV series “Beyond The Dreams” which used to air on NTA.
5. Zack Orji
-Zack Orji born in Libreville, Gabon, in the 1960s, is a Nigerian actor, director, producer and filmmaker. He has featured in several movies and is a household name in Nollywood. Orji is a graduate of University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Having grown up in Cameroon, Benin and Togo he speaks both English and French fluently. He is popular for movies like Unforgiven Sin, Games Women Play, Submission and many others.
6. Richard Mofe Damijo
RMD born July 6, 1961. He is loved by his fans and lots of women, RMD is good looking and extremely talented. He is one of the respected figures in Nollywood. He has also featured in several movies and series. RMD was born in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. He attended Midwest College, Warri and Anglican Grammar School and was a member of the Drama Club. He is popular for movies like Diamond Ring, Tinsel, When God Says Yes and lots of others.