7 Famous Nigerian Actresses Who Laid Down The Foundation Of Nollywood (Photos)

The Nigerian movie industry has come a long way since it’s inception. It has impacted the lives of many people around the world. This feat has been possible due to the efforts of some stars who laid down their sweat for the industry. Some of these stars have become idols and a source of motivation to upcoming artists.

1. Rita Dominic

46 years old Rita Dominic is one of the most iconic actresses in Nollywood. She began her acting career in 1998 and has since featured in hundreds of movies.


2. Kate Henshaw

Born on 19th July, 1971, Kate Henshaw is one of the young looking actresses in Nigeria despite her staggering age of 50. Her amazing feats in the Nigerian movie industry has earned her several awards.


3. Ini Edo

Without a doubt, Ini Edo has given many upcoming artists motivation to thrive in Nollywood. She is among the few stars who laid the foundation of the movie industry in Nigeria.


4. Mercy Johnson

In terms of achievements, Mercy Johnson is one of the most successful actresses in Nigeria. Her movies have been very impactful in the lives of many Nollywood fans around the world.


5. Omotola Jalade

She is sometimes considered the queen of Nigeria entertainment. The 43 years old actress is one of the most influential people in Nollywood.

6. Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji has served as an inspiration to many people around the world. Her movie performance laid the very foundation of Nollywood empire.

7. Chiomah Chukwuka

With the launch of her master class in 2019, Chiomah Chukwuka has assisted lots of aspiring artists in achieving their dreams. Her efforts in the Nigerian movie industry will not go unrecognized.

Which of these Nollywood actresses is your favorite?