SPECIAL REPORT: Nollywood’s most bankable stars


    They have become so big that producers now treat them like proverbial golden eggs. Photo: Various
    Just like their names, their faces speak for them. They are actors who have managed to not only build names for themselves but also carve niches for themselves as some of the biggest brands. They have become so big that producers now treat them like proverbial golden eggs. They hardly make screen appearances except in the most expensive, big-budget projects and when they do, there is a huge buzz around it.
    In no particular order, here are some of the most bankable actors in Nigeria.
    Funke Akindele

    Many will never forget her role in the self-produced 2008 movie, ‘Jenifa’ which saw her status grow remarkably in the industry and catapulting her into the ranks of A-list actresses. Born Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde, but better known as Funke Akindele, she’s one of the most recognisable actresses in Nigeria. The University of Lagos (UNILAG) law-graduate and Glo ambassador ranks as one of the most prolific artiste-cum-producers in Nollywood. She has produced (and featured) in movies like Jenifa, Omo Ghetto and OJO Ketala. Funke is the only Yoruba actress who has won an AMAA award for Best Actress.
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    O.C Ukeje

    Okechukwu Ukeje, known as OC Ukeje is a Nigerian actor, model and musician. He came into prominence after winning the Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) reality show in 2008. He has been a part of several stage and movie productions including Two Brides and a Baby, Hoodrush, Alan Poza, Confusion Na Wa and Half of a Yellow Sun. He’s a winner of several awards including Africa Movie Academy Awards, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Nollywood Movies Awards, Best of Nollywood Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards and Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards. O.C was recently …Read More

    Source:: The NET