The Nollywood scene is one of the most successful fonts in Africa in matters entertainment and the talent as well as the behind the screen crew all work tirelessly to make this possible.
However we have to give credit to Nollywood beauties who draw attention to these Nigerian films which have fast gained recognition not only from Africa but also globally. Some of these women have been in the entertainment business for long while others are relatively new faces.
Here is a list of the top 10 Most Popular & Beautiful Nollywood Actresses in 2017-2018
10. Mercy Johnson Ozioma
Mercy Johnson has featured in more than 100 Nigerian films. Apart from her great acting skills the mother of two is among the most beautiful Nigerian actresses. Her curvaceous body is unbelievably amazing and her dark flawless skin is the icing on the cake. She is also a very confident woman hence the full definition of beautiful and bold. Some of the movies she has starred in include The Maid, Kill the Bride, Last Kiss and Twist of fate.
9. Tonto Dike
Tonto Dike rose to fame in 2005 after featuring in a reality T.V Show. Afterwards she got roles in movies such as Dirty Secret among many others. Her caramel skin tone is definitely a highlight when it comes to her beauty features. She looks beautiful even without trying too much. Tonto Dike has since 2005 won numerous awards including the African Movie Awards. She has also managed to bag the award for most inspiring female celebrity in philanthropy which is quite a huge fit for a creative artist like her.
Dakore is a beautiful actress with two children. She has beautiful chocolate skin and beautiful eyes. She keeps her body in great shape as well. She has featured in Nigerian films such as Crazy in love, Playboy, Emotional Cry, and Ultimate Risk. The hot mother is also an ambassador for Amnesty International and Oxfam among others, which shows that she is not only beautiful, she has brains to go with it too. She is also among the wealthiest actresses in Nollywood.
7. Rita Dominic
The beautiful actress comes from the well up Royal Waturuocha family of Aboh. She has a degree in Theatre Arts which has been instrumental in her acting career having featured in more than 100 films. Some of the films include Street Life, Love You Forever, True Romance, Sweet Love, Love Temple, and True lies among many more. She has won numerous awards for her outstanding performances including the African Movie Viewer’s Choice awards.
6. Ini Edo
The lovable actress has been in the Nollywood scene for long. Ini Edo has an unforgettable face that strikes you at first glance. Her flawless skin and her beautiful smile are enough to captivate an audience. She has become one of the most sought after names in the industry because of her beautiful looks and her captivating performances in roles she has played. She has featured in over 100 movies. She has her hand in business currently owning a fashion line. She was once named as the United Nations Youth Envoy.
5. Kate Henshaw Nuttal
The chocolate skinned beauty is a gentle character whose acting prowess has propelled her to great heights in the entertainment scene in Nigeria. She carries herself with the grace and confidence of a queen, The stunning actress is also wealthy, she is among the top richest actresses in Nigeria currently. She has many awards under her belt but most noteworthy is her awards for best actress in a leading role awarded to her by the African Movie Academy. She has starred in movies such as Aremuthe Principal and In God We Trust.
4. Stella Damasus
The pretty faced actress started her acting career in the year 1992 after starring in the movie Abused. Stella has a charming persona and a beautiful kind face to compliment her personality. The beautiful bronze skinned actress is also a musician. She has won awards such as best actress for the Nigerian Entertainment Awards. She has featured in movies such as Two Brides and a Baby, Bad Boys, Above Love, Red Hot, Engagement Night, Queen, and Missing Angel among many others.
3. Stephanie Okereke
Stephanie come it at number three. She is a skilled actress and she doubles up as a model thanks to her tall slender looks. The screen siren easily stands out in the midst of any crowd you put her in. She managed to come second in the Most Beautiful Nigerian Girl contest. Stephanie Okereke is an alumni for the New York Film Academy. The Nigerian government also honored her with a national award for her exemplary work in the film industry. She has featured in movies such as Private Sin, to love Again, and Hidden Treasure.
Omotola is one of Nigeria’s wealthiest actresses. She is also one of the most breathtakingly charming actresses in Nigeria as well. Her curvaceous body is crowd pleaser and so is her infectious smile. Omotola is a mother of four despite her young and vivacious looks. Not only does she have the look, she is a very successful business woman. She has won awards such as the Order of the Federal Republic given to her by the Nigerian Government. Omotola has featured in over a hundred films in Nollywood and has in the past years crossed over to acting in some of the Hollywood shows. Times magazine has also named her as one of the top a hundred most influential women in the world.
1. Genevieve Nnaji
Also coined as the Julia Roberts of Africa, the stunning chocolate skinned girl has got a lot going for her in the movie industry. She has been able to become Africa’s movie sweetheart because of her talent and gorgeous looks. Genevieve has starred in over 100 movies and won numerous awards for her outstanding roles. Some of the movies she has featured in include Sharon Stone, Love Boat, Valentino, Power of love, Blood sister, Private Sin, My First love, My Idol, Doctor Bello among many others. She has also received the Order of the Federal Republic and award for best actress in a leading role for the Africa Movie Awards. The beautiful mother of one is both successful and stunning.
African beauty is indigenous as it is exotic. The above ten women stand out in a group of other beautiful women because they embody the true meaning of African beauty. Make sure to watch out for their pretty faces in some of the best African films to ever be made.