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Top 10 Nollywood Actors Of All Times

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try popularly known as Nollywood and rated as the third movie industry in the world after Hollywood of America and Bollywood of India has produced a lot of talented actors and actresses since its inception.
Nigerian Nollywood has also grown rapidly between 1990 and 2000 to become the second largest producers of movies annually in forms of volumes. While some Nollywood  actors started with the Nigerian Cinema when it was still up coming, some other talented movie stars joined along the way and together have made Nollywood what it is today and the history of Nollywood will not be complete without these actors. They have stood the test of time in proving their worth in acting.
They Include:
Pete Edochie
At the number one spot is Pete Edochie who was born on 7th March 1947 in Enugu, Eastern Nigeria. Pete started his education in Zaria in the Northern part of Nigeria after which he joined Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).
He moved into the movie industry and has featured and starred in over 200 movies. He later joined the Eastern Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation 1967 and in 1980 trained formerly in the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
His accomplishments have attracted numerous awards, national honours and hall of fame adoptions. Ever since he is still very active in the Nigerian movie scene and is no doubt the greatest Nollywood Actor ever to grace the African movie scene.
Nkem Owoh
Nkem Owoh popularly known as Osuofia following his hilarious movie is a star when it comes to acting. He was born in Enugu State, Nigeria and attended the University of Illorin and while he was a student, he started featuring in various television and film productions.
Osuofia is one of the most dynamic actors and often modifies scripts to bring out his natural acting prowess. This was demonstrated when he won the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for best actor in a leading role.
Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD)
The tales of acting in Nigeria could not be told without the mention of RMD, one of the few guys whose initials appear more popular than their full names. RMD is an actor and a politician.
He started his acting career by featuring in soap operas. He won the awards for best actor in a leading role in 2005 at the Maiden Edition of AMAA and also Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Nigeria.
Kanayo O. Kanayo
Anayo Modestus Onyekwere whom you will remember with the popular name Kanayo O. Kanayo was born on March 1,1962 in Mbaise, Imo State. He is so talented in acting that the history of Nollywood will not be complete without his name being mentioned.
He featured in his debut film appearance in Nollywood’s first major film “Living In Bondage” and since then, he has starred in over 100 films. In 2006, he won the Best Actor, in a leading role, at AMAA. Towards the end of 2012 he announced that he was leaving acting where he made his mark to become a full time pastor.
Ramsey Noah
Ramsey Noah is one of the renowned Nollywood Actors who was born to an Isreali Father in Edo State Nigeria on the 16th of July 1973. The handsome movie star who may be the love epitome of Nigeria, started his acting career when he first featured in a soap opera, ‘Fortunes’.
In 2010 Ramsey became the winner of AMAA’s Best Actor in a leading role in his performance in the best picture award winning film titled “THE FIGURINE”. He has recently stated that he planned to exit acting and work more on the background as a director and be more involved in humanitarian services.
Van Vicker
Born on August 1, 1977, Van Vicker is one of the most talented actors that grace Nollywood. His cute face and build cannot be mistaken on TV. He was born to a Dutch father by a Liberian-Ghanaian mother.
His background was in Radio and TV presenting. He has won the Afro-Hollywood Award for Best Actor (African Film Category). Van Vicker runs a foundation that helps young talents to be identified and given a shot at acting.
Desmond Elliot
Desmond Elliot often described himself as Pan-African because he was born to a Yoruba father by an Ibo mother. He attended Airforce Primary School and St. Johns College in Jos and eventually because a graduate of economics from University of Lagos.
Desmond is a very creative actor and has featured in more than 200 moves. He has received numerous nominations and awards in Entertainment.
Keneth Okonkwo
Keneth Okonkwo who is probably more popularly known as “Andy Okeke” from his very popular movie titled Living In Bondage’ cannot be left out in the list of popular Nollywood actors.
Keneth was born at Nsukka in Enugu State. He had a background in business and international law before he went into acting in 1992. His first movie “Living In Bondage” was a breakthrough in Nollywood acting and has since been featured in other popular movies.
Mike Ezuruonye
Mike Ezuruonye was born on 21 September, 1974 in Lagos. He attended Nnamdi Azikiwe University and subsequently went into acting. He has developed his acting skill over time right from his tender age when he was fond of writing scripts and working behind the camera.

Pete Edochie and Nkem Owoh (Osuofia)

Pete Edochie and Nkem Owoh (Osuofia)

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I’m Eager To Find Love Again -Tiwa Savage

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Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has declared her desire to find love and experience once again. The Koroba Crooner shared her deepest wish with her fans and followers via her instagram page. The number one African bad girl is highly optimistic that her prince charming will seek her out soonest as she is ready to be found and pampered with love.
Tiwa shared a picture of herself as she looked gorgeously dressed in a beautifully tailored pink dress for Toyin Lawani’s wedding reception. She captioned it ‘somebody’s son will find me one day.
Savage was married to Tunji Balogun popularly know as Tee Billz Balogun on November 23, 2013 the couple held their traditional marriage at the Ark in Lekki, while their white wedding was held on April 26,2014 at the Armani Hotel, Dubai.
In 2015, Tiwa gave birth to her first child with Tee Billz. However, in 2016 the singer announced the crash of her marriage as she accused her husband of financial recklessness, drug addiction and abandonment.

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Burna Boy Drinks From Grammy Award Plaque

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It is no news that Burna Boy was nominated by the organisers of the grammy awards event and won the award with his popular album Twice As Tall. The award remains a highlight for all the nominations, awards won and every other achievement so far in his musical career.
The self acclaimed African Giant was out clubbing with friends over the weekend and made sure to take along his grammy award plague. In the viral video which surfaced on the internet, the kilometer singer was seen in the club in the company of friends as they celebrated his taking receipt of his grammy win.
In the course of their celebration Odogwu held out the gold plague as champaign was poured into it after which he drank the entire content. The video has gone viral and got social media users talking and expressing diverse opinions, while a popular boy has criticised the Afro fusion singer for taking his plague to a club, noting he and his plague have begun a nation wide tour and may visit all the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
Social media users have become defence ministers for Burna Boy and they have slammed the blog while hailing the artite, noting the grammy win was well deserved and he can celebrate and do whatever makes him happy with his plague.
Dansonko said: “Celebrate your wins, you worked for it, you deserve it and no one can tell you otherwise.

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Alibaba, Banky W, Others Attend Wizkid’s Debut Album’s 10th Anniversary

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On June 12, 2021, Grammy Award winning music star, Wizkid celebrated the 10th anniversary of his debut album, ‘Super Star’. In a documentary shared on Wizkid’s insa stories, industry giants like Bankyw, Alibaba, Femi Kuti, Basket Mouth and others took turns to speak on the 30-year-old singers evolution since his successful debut.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of the album under BankyW’s Eme, Wizkid released a docu-series titled. “A super star’ made in Lagos on his you tube page and shared across his social media handles.
Speaking in the docu-series, wizkid reflects on his childhood, recalling his early days in Surelere and being the last child of his parents. Wizkid took time to share his experience in BankyW’s Enyire Maths Entertainment (EME) which signed him and released the album.
“Getting signed to Bankyw was one of the amazing things that happened to me, it was just an amazing moment for me, it changed my life,” Wizkid said.

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