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The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by lalasticlala(m): 5:21pm On Aug 22, 2014
These actors and actresses rule the Nigerian Television screens via their scintillating acting prowess.
85% of them do more TV soaps than normal Nollywood movies.
Here are some of the queens and kings of TV soaps in Nigeria. They are many but the list can't be exhaustive.

KEHINDE BANKOLE

Kehinde Bankole, the 4th of 6 children attended Tunwase Nursery & Primary School Ikeja, Lagos. A graduate of Mass Communication, from Olabisi Onabanjo University. She enjoys watching movies, writing and composing songs and sharing moments with family and friends. Kehinde's journey into the entertainment world began in 2003 with Miss Commonwealth beauty pageant and then the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2004 leading to her 1st professional runway modelling opportunity by Ace fashion designer, Mon-Ami and other designers. Kehinde has gone on to be the model and ambassador for LUX beauty 2007-2008 along with Olaide Olaogun and Sylvia Udeogwu. Kehinde got her first acting opportunity at Wale Adenuga Productions,'Super Story' and 'This Life' series. She has done more TV drama series and soaps including Doctor's Quaters, Disclosure, Papa Ajasco & Co, Echoes, Friends, Tinsel, Green Grass, Shadows, Crack in the Wall to mention a few. Kehinde was awarded the"Revelation Of The Year" in 2009 by the 'Best of Nollywood' for her role in the yoruba movie 'Elerin-Eye'. She has also acted in other fantastic films; Imala, Two Brides and a Baby, Awakening, The Meeting, Facade, Return of Jeniffer, Igbanbajo and lots more. Kenny Banks, a name from her successful hosting of "African Kitchen" and the "SoulSisters" Tv talk shows as she is fondly called is a beautiful young lady.

YINKA OLUKUNGA

Delectable actressYinkaOlukunga­,also known as Nnenna ,rose to stardom through Wale Adenuga Production. She featured in "The Perfect Church" another Wale Adenuga Production and has featured in a few other productions. Yinka is the presenter of "Nnenna and Friends". Nnenna, as she's fondly called,always wears her natural hair and doesn't believe in wearing clothes that would expose her vital parts. She's a model for the young ones.

AMANDA EBEYE

Amanda Mike-Ebeye(born April 30, 1986), is a Nigerian actress and a part-time model. She graduated from Benson Idahosa University, Benin where she studied International Studies and Diplomacy. Since she featured in her maiden movie,Weeping Tiger in 2007, she has featured in various movies and soap operas. She has 4 siblings and she is currently a Canadian resident. Determined to grow and make it in the industry Amanda is willing to play roles in movies both home and abroad. Very talented young lady with a lot of acting passion in her. She had featured in the following soaps amongst others:
*.Super Story (More than a friend, 2008)
*.Super Story (Blast from past, 2007)
*.Clinic Matter (2009)

"There was a time I stopped doing movies and concentrated on soap operas. That was between 2009 and 2011. And since 2011, I have been doing strictly movies apart from Bella’s Place that is owned by Royal Roots." She told Punch.

VINCENT OPURUM

Vincent Opurum is a rising actor and model who hails from Imo State, Nigeria. He grew up in Kaduna State before relocating to Lagos to pursue his passion. He is the first in the family of five; three boys and two girls. Some of the movies he has featured in are Sin of a Saint, My Tomorrow, Royal Armageddon, Unending Love, Fazebook Lovers and Beyond the Secret. Vincent has featured more in TV soaps. His first TV soap was "Treasure" by Chico Ejiro. He has featured in several other soaps including My Treasure – My Love My Pain.

TINA MBA

Tina is a TV soap queen haven featured prominently in several TV soaps and sitcoms. She once spoke to the Sun on why she does more soaps:

You feature more in soaps than movies, does this mean you don’t get roles from movie producers?

"It is what that comes you will take now. Perhaps, it is because Nollywood considered me unfriendly to them. They think I am unapproachable but that is not true because they do not know me. I take this work seriously. So, if you are not serious, I cannot work with you. In theatre, there is no democracy. When you begin to toy with me in that respect, I don’t take it lightly because I have paid my dues in this work. Beyond that, we all have our areas of specialization which stage is principally my area. I do poetry reading and interpretation. If television series or soaps come, I take it. In Nollywood, I did a job for Mamoud Balogun. It is called Tango With Me. I did another one called Amazing with Jimi Odumosu. I also did some others in the Yoruba industry. It is what I can work with I take."

UFUOMA EJENOBOR

She started off as a model, participated in a few beauty pageants winning the crown once,but now Ufuoma Ejenoboris one of Nollywood’s star actresses. The graduate of French and Masters Degree holder in Public &International Affairs was nominated in the Best Actress category at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in 2010 among several awards and recognitions. She has featured in several movies and TV productions including ‘Private Storm’, 'My Mum and I', ‘Super Story’, ‘Hot Island’ and more.

Ufuoma spoke to Bellanaija sometime ago about her awards from a TV soap, "My Mum and I".:Awards & recognition in 2010, you got a nomination at the Monte Carlo TV Festival Golden Nymph Awards. How did that feel?God bless Royal Roots. When I started filming ‘My Mum & I’, I did not in my wildest dreams think that it was a TV program that was goingto get me to the international world. When I saw other names like Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin nominated, I honestly felt honoured. Walking the red carpet with Roger Moore, Taye Diggs, Ice T, LL Cool J wow, it was awesome!

FEEMI BRAINARD

Femi Brainard, a regular face on a number of TV series and a cross-over actor. Femi has featured in many TV soaps including "Behind The Smile" a very popular soap on NTA.

KIKI OMEILI

Nkiruka 'Kiki' Omeiliis aNigerianTelevision and filmactress, best known for playing the role of the antagonistic Titi Haastrup alongside otherNigerianfilm actors Funke Akindele, Joseph Benjamin andJoke Silvain the 2012 feature filmMarried but Living Single, she is also known for her role as Lovette in the TV SeriesLekki Wives.

CAROLINE KING

Caroline is the real queen of soap operas, and ranks as one actress with the most credit in soap operas. She is on Edge of Paradise, I Need to Know, Blaze of Glory and Everyday People amongst others. A mother and wife, Caroline King once said why she is more comfortable with soap operas:
“There are two major reasons I appear more on soaps, the first being that that is where I am able to express myself as an artiste better. You have to develop the character you are playing and also sustain it for a longer period than if it is just a movie."

IRETI DOYLE

Ireti, married to actor and television personality, Patrick Doyle is the pretty dark lady that has sizzled in productions like Fuji House of Commotion and Tinsel amongst others. She has also appeared in a lot of home videos and radio productions and still finds time to write for magazines. Once she was an anchor person on the Silverbird Television Breakfast show. For Ireti, entertainment seems an inherent part of her, considering the passion and attention that have followed her career.

NOBERT YOUNG

Nobert features in most high profile TV soaps aired on NTA and he very professional. He has greatly minimized his appearances in Nollywood films and does more TV soaps.

GLORIA YOUNG

She hasn't been active in Nollywood lately. What Gloria seems to have lost in the home video industry has turned to her gains in the soap opera business, indeed. There is hardly any successful soap opera running on television that does not have the imprint of this actress. Currently one can spot her on soaps like Face to Face and Binding Duty amongst others.

OSAS IGHODARO

Osas Ighodarois aNigerian American actress, model and presenter. In 2010 she was crowned Miss Black USA. She co-hosted the2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards with Ikponmwosa­ Osakioduwa and Vimbai Mutinhiri. She has featured in lots of TV soaps;
*.Tinsel
*.­Meet the Browns
*.Parallels - The Webseries
*.12 Steps to Recovery
*.Conviction

FUNLOLA AOFEYEBI-RAIMI

She is one of the few actresses on the scene that commands a lot of respect because of the way she comports herself. The evidently scandal-free Funlola made waves on radio with Touch of Spice after which she took up a paid-employment at an advert agency located at Alausa. Now she is one of the faces dazzling in Tinsel. She once emerged tops at a reality TV show, Celebrity Takes Two.

DAMILOLA ADEGBITE

She featured as Telema Dukein Tinsel. With a degree in Business Administration from Bowen University, Iwo, Osun, Nigeria, Dami made it her goalto pursue her first love from there asan actor, which may have engendered her leading role in Tinsel. She has also graced the television screens with her charm for some commercials like ‘Brilliance Motors’in March 2009 and a calendar job for Nestle, in December 2008) to mention a few. Dami also playedlead and supporting roles in a series of stage performances around Lagos State, known as The Vagina Monologues, which shed light on gender inequality. She once hosted the Chatroom and Global Countdown Show on Sound City TV.

LILIAN ESORO

Lilian Esoro is a Nigerian actress and event
presenter. She was nominated for Best Actress
in a Comedy at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers
Choice ... Esoro grew up in Lagos. She studied
Political Science at University of Abuja .
Television Soaps:
Extended Family (as Freida)
Tinsel
Clinic Matters (as Nurse Abigael

FEMI BRANCH

Femi is a popular face on TV soaps. He featured on "Domino" amongst other soaps


By: lalasticlala

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Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by lalasticlala(m): 5:24pm On Aug 22, 2014
kehinde

yinka

Vincent

amanda

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Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by lalasticlala(m): 5:26pm On Aug 22, 2014
Tina

ufuoma

femi.

kiki

Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by lalasticlala(m): 5:27pm On Aug 22, 2014
Caroline

ireti

nobert

gloria

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Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by lalasticlala(m): 5:27pm On Aug 22, 2014
osas ighodaro

funlola

damilola

Lilian Esoro

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Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by Nobody: 5:28pm On Aug 22, 2014
Most times I actually enjoy watching them than our so called, home video actors, the level of professionalism is amazing, You hardly hear them using fake accents.

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Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by Nobody: 5:32pm On Aug 22, 2014
Amanda Ebeye acts more in home videos that soap operas. Abi?
Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by dammyjay93(m): 5:53pm On Aug 22, 2014
Goodluck EbolaEbele Jonathan, the all time king of the Naijarian soap opera! Long live the king! kiss kiss

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Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by englishmart(m): 5:55pm On Aug 22, 2014
[size=45pt]They advertise soaps via operamini browsers?
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Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by Nobody: 5:56pm On Aug 22, 2014
Lalasticlala, are you a blogger? undecided
Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by Dygeasy(m): 6:07pm On Aug 22, 2014
Just a few more bus-stops and we will be on frontpage cool
Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by Dygeasy(m): 6:08pm On Aug 22, 2014
englishmart: [size=45pt]They advertise soaps via operamini browsers?
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hahahahahahaha undecidedcry

You are so funny cry

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Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by daveP(m): 6:16pm On Aug 22, 2014
Kiki- like her role interpretation.

Nobert young- definitely in his own niche.

Tina and caroline- from edge of Paradise. They played rival mums.

Where is Sola Asedeko. This was where she began. I wonder where she is....

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Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by lalasticlala(m): 6:22pm On Aug 22, 2014
kolawaxxy: Lalasticlala, are you a blogger? undecided

No
Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by papindinho(m): 6:40pm On Aug 22, 2014
Dygeasy: Just a few more bus-stops and we will be on frontpage cool
hehehehe... Mae I join your train.
Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by parrotibaba(m): 6:49pm On Aug 22, 2014
I hv absolutely nothing to say but...



















...I hv to comment
Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by Dygeasy(m): 7:19pm On Aug 22, 2014
papindinho: hehehehe... Mae I join your train.
lol! feel free grin
Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by safarigirl(f): 7:24pm On Aug 22, 2014
what about Lilian Esoro?

Lilian Esoro is an actress from Imo State. She studied Political Science in University of Abuja and is rumoured to be dating Kenneth Omeruo.

She's quite popular. she plays Nurse Abigial in Clinic Matters. she's Cheta in Yaws 'n' myn. she was also on Emeralds as Ada, she played the lead there.

She's really pretty:





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Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by Bootybuttchic(f): 7:27pm On Aug 22, 2014
lalasticlala: kehinde

yinka

Vincent

amanda
this amanda is an ashana...acting 4 useless ghanian movies for God knws why ....,,porrnstar!

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Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by Bootybuttchic(f): 7:29pm On Aug 22, 2014
lalasticlala: kehinde

yinka

Vincent

amanda
this amanda is an ashana...acting 4 useless ghanian movies for God knws why ....,,porrnstar!
safarigirl: what about Lilian Esoro?
She's quite popular. she plays Nurse Abigial in Clinic Matters. she's Cheta in Yaws 'n' myn. she was also on Emeralds as Ada, she played the lead there.
She's really pretty:


i so love her....shes looking a bit thick,which makes her preetier....fine yegge! cheesy
Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by kayboy4y(m): 7:38pm On Aug 22, 2014
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Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by kayboy4y(m): 7:53pm On Aug 22, 2014
[img][/img]Some of them are advertising their slack bre.ast
Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by write2obi(m): 8:16pm On Aug 22, 2014
Lalasticlala undecided


My chance of making front page wink

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Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by lalasticlala(m): 8:44pm On Aug 22, 2014
[quote author=safarigirl]what about Lilian Esoro?

Lilian Esoro is an actress from Imo State. She studied Political Science in University of Abuja and is rumoured to be dating Kenneth Omeruo.

She's quite popular. she plays Nurse Abigial in Clinic Matters. she's Cheta in Yaws 'n' myn. she was also on Emeralds as Ada, she played the lead there.

She's really pretty:


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Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by Sarimah(f): 8:57pm On Aug 22, 2014
safarigirl: what about Lilian Esoro?

Lilian Esoro is an actress from Imo State. She studied Political Science in University of Abuja and is rumoured to be dating Kenneth Omeruo.

She's quite popular. she plays Nurse Abigial in Clinic Matters. she's Cheta in Yaws 'n' myn. she was also on Emeralds as Ada, she played the lead there.

She's really pretty:





she's very pwiti...i luv her role in yaw's comedy skit smiley
Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by hatux: 9:54pm On Aug 22, 2014
Kehinde Bankole.. Love that girl die, too pretty!
Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by diksucker(f): 10:13pm On Aug 22, 2014
GOOD 2 c fresh faces. mods, mynd44, obinoscopy, etc, i think dis shld b moved 2 tv/movies section and FP. Nice
Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by diksucker(f): 10:15pm On Aug 22, 2014
An observation. ibos dominate nollywood whereas yorubas dominate tv soaps and stage play. one nigeria
Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by HonourablePomk: 11:07pm On Aug 22, 2014
Okay
Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by Ariyke: 11:11pm On Aug 22, 2014
I prefer to watch them to our movies at times cheesy
Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by Nobody: 11:48pm On Aug 22, 2014
Dygeasy: Just a few more bus-stops and we will be on frontpage cool
for ur mynd grin
Re: The Queens And Kings Of Nigerian TV Soap Operas ( Photos ) by JEITO: 12:03am On Aug 23, 2014
#team kiki omieli all the way... grin



Lilian Esoro comes in 2nd place..

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