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The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by ijebabe: 4:37pm On Dec 12, 2012
Last year had Kate Henshaw at the number 1 position with a net worth of N67 million and Genevieve coming in at number 2 worth N64 million. Omotola came in at number 6 with a net worth of N53 million. This year we have a new leading actress.

*From 360nobs
Star actress Genevieve Nnaji has topped the Daily Sun Newspaper’s list of the 5 richest actresses in Nollywood, with the Range Rover ambassador leading a pack of heavy hitters in the industry.

Below is the full list:

Genevieve Nnaji

Topping the list of five is Genevieve Nnaji. Love or hate her, Genny as she is fondly called, has a way with cinema audiences that make them come back again and again for her movies.

So far, Genevieve’s starring in the movies has grossed over N83 million at the box office. Mirror Boy (described by the actress as her first major film and the first to put her at the box-office) made N18 million, while Ije netted N60 million turning out to be Nigeria’s highest grossing movie ever. But Genevieve had to share the money with Omotola, who also acted alongside her. If the sharing formula is 50-50, then Genevieve gets N30 million of the total gross.

Genevieve’s next movie, Tango with Me went on to make N35 million. So, putting all the figures together, Genny remains at the head of the pack. What seem to be working for Genevieve are her enduring power, popularity and social media connection. The actress has been there for over a decade and is still waxing stronger. Her wine seems to taste better with age.

Another plus for Genny is her popularity. Genevieve is hugely popular across Africa and most especially among the youths. Before now, she has been very active on the social media especially Twitter. She even had to put up a Facebook advert after reports emerged that some acts were ahead of her there.


Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Next on the list is Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde with box-office gross of N60 million. She made N24 million with Last Flight to Abuja, N6 million from Private Storm and her N30 million share in Ije bring her total earning to N60 million.

This year alone, no actress has made as much as N24 million from a single movie; Funke Akindele would have done so with The Return of Jenifa but the movie hit the box office in 2011.

Omotola, who was reported to have been paid N5 million by Tarila Thompson all in the bid to make his movie a blockbuster, has been described as the biggest box office actress of 2012. She recorded successes back to back but it remains to be seen if she can pull off the box office magic again with Amina and other movies coming in 2013.

Omotola has been an A-list actress even before Genevieve got her first big break and so what has been working for her is the wise investment in her brand. Her enduring presence and unceasing contact with her fans via the social media has made her popular even in an environment where a mother of four like her is not fashionable.


Funke Akindele

Surprisingly, the third person on the list is Funke Akindele, a young lady who rose to fame in I Need To Know, a TV series, and went on to earn a monstrous fame with Jenifa.

Funke is an unlikely candidate on this list. Now, how can one explain that she is third on a list parading heavy weights like Omoni Oboli, Nse Ikpe-Etim and Stephanie Okereke among others?

So far, Funke has made over N56 million, netting over N20 million in 2012 alone. In The Return of Jenifa, Funke netted N35 million. The movie ran till February 2012. Her movie, Married but Living Single made N9.9 million while Maami made N11 million. The actress is on her way to another cinema glory with a movie, A Wish. Let’s hope she will be able to wave the magical wand again and create a box-office success.

For Funke who recently got married, the plus factor for her is her huge popularity among the masses and elites.

Her movie, Jenifa cuts across all social groups with the street parlance in it becoming the mode of communication in social gathering. And as an icing on the cake, Funke has moved upscale, she is now the toast of events organized by the rich and not so rich. Her box office credibility transcends the cinema as all DVDs parading her face turn into gold.


Omoni Oboli

Omoni Oboli, who is still largely unknown to those who don’t patronise the cinema and social media, is fourth on the list. She is a silent achiever. Before the trio of Genevieve, Omotola and Funke even dreamt of hitting the box office, Omoni Oboli already took the lead. Figurine, her first box office appearance made N13 million while her second effort, Anchor Baby made N18 million bringing her total earning to N31million.

Omoni’s strength is her exclusivity and knack for quality. It is a known fact that if the project is not big and ambitious, Omoni might not do it. The disadvantage of that is, despite her box office credibility, Omoni is still unknown in areas where there is no access to cinemas. Perhaps, that is the reason she tries to make up with the red carpet presence.

For now, the exclusivity is working for Omoni; perhaps her new movie, Broken and other works will introduce a new twist. One other thing that should not be forgotten is the unprecedented publicity of Anchor Baby in 2010. The film also had Omoni at the forefront of meeting and greeting of fans at the cinemas.


Nse Ikpe-Etim

The fifth slot belongs to Nse Ikpe-Etim. She seems to be the latest sensation in big budget movies. In Mr and Mrs, Nse was a delight, her performance was a reference point and it was a hook that kept drawing people to the cinema while the movie was there.

Mr and Mrs made N6 million while another of her film, Phone Swap made N20 million, making a total of N26 million.

Too early for Nse to cement her place, as she hasn’t done N15 million back-to-back but one thing the actress has made clear is that she has intention of doing that. The leading four acts should be afraid of Nse because her strength lies in her pure acting talent.

Nse is born to act, deemed to be unnecessarily assertive a times, but you can’t accuse her of not knowing her lines. And she pushes her movies with virgour, moving from one cinema to the other.

SOURCE: Daily Sun Newspaper

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Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by ijebabe: 4:46pm On Dec 12, 2012
Beautiful women

Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by nedu2000(m): 5:04pm On Dec 12, 2012
This is nigeria,where taxes are not paid & even her president did declare his assets,wonder how the figures came about

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Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by Mynd_44: 5:19pm On Dec 12, 2012
Good. I am chosing my wife from this list. Can you also say which one is single? And how about Tonto Dikeh?

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Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by Nobody: 6:05pm On Dec 12, 2012
Nice list! Dammit! Genny and OmoT are just beautiful. kiss
Mynd_44: Good. I am chosing my wife from this list. Can you also say which one is single? And how about Tonto Dikeh?

Lol....maybe she will be mentioned among those who get chicken changes for acting like chickens in chicken-like movies.grin grin grin

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Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by Mynd_44: 6:36pm On Dec 12, 2012
speedyboi: Nice list! Dammit! Genny and OmoT are just beautiful. kiss


Lol....maybe she will be mentioned among those who get chicken changes for acting like chickens in chicken-like movies.grin grin grin
Why you wicked like this? Tonto is a star ooo atleast on NL

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Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by ijebabe: 7:28pm On Dec 12, 2012
Mynd you day you choose a wife will be epic indeed.

Tonto cannot be compared to this level of women who not only act but whose influence are on a higher level, not to mention ambassadors for brands and involved in other programs that boost their brand value.
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by Mynd_44: 7:41pm On Dec 12, 2012
ijebabe: Mynd you day you choose a wife will be epic indeed.

Tonto cannot be compared to this level of women who not only act but whose influence are on a higher level, not to mention ambassadors for brands and involved in other programs that boost their brand value.
Tonto is a star and she deserves to be there
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by ijebabe: 7:58pm On Dec 12, 2012
nedu2000: This is nigeria,where taxes are not paid & even her president did declare his assets,wonder how the figures came about
There is a certain level of transparency that comes with being involved in big projects. I am sure they account for other factors before releasing the number.

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Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by ijebabe: 7:59pm On Dec 12, 2012
Mynd_44:
Tonto is a star and she deserves to be there
Lol, those ladies up there are supernovas!
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by dont8(m): 9:16am On Dec 13, 2012
You're right with your assertions, what is working for the artistes listed is credibility, stability and sustainability which Madam Poko is lacking and of her becoming brand ambassador, its possible, Alomo Bitter & co. is there for her grab.
ijebabe: Mynd you day you choose a wife will be epic indeed.

Tonto cannot be compared to this level of women who not only act but whose influence are on a higher level, not to mention ambassadors for brands and involved in other programs that boost their brand value.

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Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by Mynd_44: 10:06am On Dec 13, 2012
dont8: You're right with your assertions, what is working for the artistes listed is credibility, stability and sustainability which Madam Poko is lacking and of her becoming brand ambassador, its possible, Alomo Bitter & co. is there for her grab.
How dare you insult my poko
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by ijebabe: 10:54am On Dec 13, 2012
dont8: You're right with your assertions, what is working for the artistes listed is credibility, stability and sustainability which Madam Poko is lacking and of her becoming brand ambassador, its possible, Alomo Bitter & co. is there for her grab.
Lol!
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by Brand_new(m): 1:55pm On Dec 13, 2012
So how come Kate Henshaw disappeared from the list? shocked
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by Mynd_44: 2:42pm On Dec 13, 2012
Brand_new: So how come Kate Henshaw disappeared from the list? shocked
She is old and losing relevance
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by dont8(m): 3:10pm On Dec 13, 2012
Oh! I'm sorry, didn't know you're Mr. Poko, I'll Mynd mind my business next time.
Mynd_44:
How dare you insult my poko
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by Mynd_44: 3:15pm On Dec 13, 2012
dont8: Oh! I'm sorry, didn't know you're Mr. Poko, I'll Mynd mind my business next time.
Better mind it ooooo
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by Detonator-rex(m): 12:13pm On Dec 15, 2012
the rich are getting richer..the poor are getting poorer.smh
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by gen2briz(m): 12:17pm On Dec 15, 2012
This one na ojoro why tonto dike no dey there
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by HAH: 12:18pm On Dec 15, 2012
They are not even as rich as i thought, so no Nigerian actress has up to $1Million
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by Goldenheart(m): 12:26pm On Dec 15, 2012
They are rich but not wealthy....if its wealth. you remain at da top forever....... dats where we @ grin

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Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by geez*: 12:42pm On Dec 15, 2012
Why post only their gross revenues?

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Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by webdezzi(m): 12:44pm On Dec 15, 2012
67 million? the music industry seems to be making more, no wonder tonto keeps pinging the music network
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by Nobody: 12:46pm On Dec 15, 2012
HAH: They are not even as rich as i thought, so no Nigerian actress has up to $1Million


Open your eyes.....that's their income for this year. That's not their total worth.
That's why the ranking is done every year
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by Sisi_Kill: 12:49pm On Dec 15, 2012
What kind of wuruwuru calculation is that? Why are the gross profits automatically ascribed to the actresses alone?

Take Ije for instance. ...the movie made 60 million and they share it 50-50 between the two leading stars? I have not seen the movie, so someone please help me out here. .. was it only MJ and GN who acted in the movie? They must have also produced, directed, edited, marketed and all the other good stuff that goes into movie production. ....that would explain why they are the only ones pocketing the profit.

I think the writer of the article has no clue about movies production (won't hold it again him though. ..considering the movie industry is analyzing has even less)

A better title for the article would have been Actresses with the highest grossing movies. I doubt we can really ever know what these women are worth because we don't know how much they get paid per movie and you can't trust them to tell you the truth. It's either they inflate their prices to match their inflated egos or the deflate it to appear humble.

Until Nollywood becomes structured like its foreign counterparts. ..I say avoid making lists like this (don't they get tired of looking silly ) and stick to the whose yansh is Bigger type lists.

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Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by Eze Promoe: 12:50pm On Dec 15, 2012
Brand_new: So how come Kate Henshaw disappeared from the list? shocked
She used her money to buy a private jet undecided
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by cramjones: 12:51pm On Dec 15, 2012
You don't calculate a person's net worth based on what this article is depicting. Do they know how much the have in shares, assets etc....How can you just calculate someone's networth based on how much they netted in a recent movie? This is what I call Story Story.....STORY! SMH Rubbish networth...they should go and learn how forbes calculate the net worth of their richest!

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Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by LesbianBoy: 1:14pm On Dec 15, 2012
Genevieve nnaji is the first on the list SMH.......If only her fans know what she does behind closed doors!
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by Godogwu: 1:25pm On Dec 15, 2012
HAH: They are not even as rich as i thought, so no Nigerian actress has up to $1Million


kinda what i thought but i guess this is supposedly from acting alone., quite a number of them are worth a few millions of dollars with endorsement deals, contracts and other perks that come with being stars.
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by Abbey2sam(m): 1:47pm On Dec 15, 2012
This nigeria movie stars poor ooo!
After all this years of acting is that all they could gather,the highest is not even up to 70 million and in naira for that matter.70mil can't pay a top actor or actress like them in hollywood for a single role in a movie and here we are with our top actresses after more than a decade of acting can only boast of 66mil....weldone sha

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Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by valencia25(m): 1:54pm On Dec 15, 2012
Iyanya are you seeing what i'm seeing
Re: The Richest Nollywood Actresses 2012 by PapaBrowne(m): 1:59pm On Dec 15, 2012
Mercies oh Mercies!What nonsense. Who on earth put together this piece of crap!

So Ije grossed 60 Million in the box office that means the two major actresses would share that equally.
Mercies oh Mercies. What nonsense.
How about the Executive producer, the Director and the rest of the cast? How about the technical crew and all the cameos that appear.
What about the equipments hired. And the venues rented. And the Editing. And the costumes.
And the marketing company. And the distribution company. And the cinema that showed the movie. And the list goes on.


What nonsense. Who put this piece of crap together and how come whoever put it on the frontpage couldn't see the anomalies.

This got to be the most well written piece of crap I've seen in ages! Mercies!

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