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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: What is Genevieve Nnaji net worth?
  • Chapter 2: Sola Sobowale’s Net Worth
  • Chapter 3: Doris Simeon Net Worth, Personal Life And Movie Career
  • Chapter 4: Dayo Amusa’s Net Worth And Sources of Income
  • Chapter 5: Is Liz Anjorin The Richest Yoruba Nollywood Actress?
  • What is Lizzy Anjorin’s net worth?
  • Chapter 6: Oga Bello : How Rich Is This Veteran Yoruba Movie Actor?
  • Chapter 7: Yinka Quadri’s Net Worth, Career And Selected Filmography
  • Chapter 8: This Yoruba Nollywood Actress worth over $500,000. See Who She Is
  • Chapter 9: See Who Is The Richest Yoruba Nollywood Actress And Her Worth
  • Chapter 10: Sanyeri filmography and net worth
  • Chapter 11: Funke Akindele: Net Worth of The Talented Nollywood Actress
  • Is Funke Akindele The Richest Yoruba Nollywood Actress?
  • Funke Akindele Other Sources of Income Apart From Acting
  • Chapter 12: What Is Wale Akorede Okunnu Net Worth?
  • Chapter 13: Fathia Balogun’s Sources of Income And Net Worth
  • Chapter 14: Nollywood Actor Muyiwa Ademola Profile, Education And Wealth
  • Chapter 15: Iyabo Ojo : How Rich Is This Nollywood Queen?
  • Chapter 16: What Is Femi Adebayo’s Worth In Dollar?
  • Chapter 17: Ademola Adekola Sources of Income And Net Worth
  • Chapter 18: Abass Obesere Net Worth And Discography
  • Chapter 19: Why Don Jazzy Is Often Ranked As Richest Musicians In Nigeria
  • Chapter 20: Alabi Pasuma : How Rich Is The Famous Fuji Star and Entertainer
  • Chapter 21: Net Worth of Tope Alabi, A Popular Nigerian Gospel Singer
  • Chapter 22: How Much Is Rita Dominic Net Worth?
  • Chapter 23: Toyin Abraham’s Net Worth And Career
  • Chapter 24: Teni’s Net Worth, Education And Career
  • Chapter 25: Emeka Ike’s Net Worth And Movie Career?
  • Chapter 26: What Is Burna Boy Net Worth Despite Claiming He Is The Best?
  • Chapter 27: How Rich Is YBNL Boss, Olamide Badoo?
  • Chapter 28: Saidi Balogun’s Net Worth And Education
  • Chapter 29: How Rich Is Fathia Balogun?
  • Chapter 30: Bukky Wright’s Net Worth And Sources of Income
  • Chapter 31: Kate Henshaw’s Net Worth, Education & Career
  • Chapter 32: Net Worth of Ali Baba, The Richest Comedian In Nigeria
  • Chapter 33: Comedian Francis ‘I Go Die’ Net Worth, Education And Sources of Income
  • Chapter 34: A.Y the Comedian Net Worth And Sources of Income
  • Chapter 35: Phyno’s Net Worth, Education and Music Career
  • Chapter 36: Timaya’s Sources of Income And Net Worth
  • Chapter 37: Ruth kadiri’s Net Worth, Education And Career
  • Chapter 38: Afeez ‘Saka’ Oyetoro’s Net Worth, Profile, Movies & Source of Income
  • Chapter 39: Jim Iyke’s Career, Source of Income & Net Worth
  • Chapter 40: What is Olu Jacobs net worth?
  • Olu Jacobs Movies Include:
  • Awards
  • Olu Jacobs Net Worth
  • Chapter 41: What is ‘Mr Ibru’ net worth?
  • Chapter 42: What is Tuface Idibia net worth?

Introduction

Celebrities are known to be rich people, that is no news. The high ranking one earns a lot of money per film, show and through royalties from their works. Most of them live a luxurious lifestyle and drive in exotic cars.

This book is about the lifestyle, career, education, awards and recognition of 42 Nigerian famous celebrities such as musicians, movie stars and comedians.

In this book, you will be able to know about:

–          The backgrounds of these celebrities which could be a source of inspiration to you

–          How educated these celebrities are which could show may be education is really a determinant factor of success for celebrities and people generally

–          Their career, awards and recognition

–          Their endorsement deals and sources of income apart from entertainment and how rich they are, their net worth.

–          You should read/buy this book as it will take you closer to these celebrities and be able to know much about the life, career and wealth of your favorite stars and this could be a source of inspiration to you or your love ones

Chapter 1: What is Genevieve Nnaji net worth?

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Talented Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji was born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria, but grew up in Lagos. The fourth of eight children, she was raised in a middle-class family by an engineer father and a nursery school teacher mother. The beautiful actress attended Methodist Girls College (Yaiba, Lagos). She later attended the University of Lagos, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in creative arts. She began auditioning for acting jobs in Nollywood when she was still an undergraduate.

Genevieve Nnaji who is known to be a producer and director was confirmed to be Nollywood’s first billionaire after she sold her recently released movie “Lionheart” to movie site, Netflix at N1,385,100,000($3.8 million).

Genevieve Nnaji is a professional actress and has won many awards both local and international to show for her professionalism. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005.

Regarded with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her commitment to Nollywood. Became the “Face of Lux” in Nigeria in a highly lucrative sponsorship deal The official “Substance of MUD” in Nigeria. The proprietor of St. Genevieve clothing line. Sponsorship deals with Amstel Malta, Etisalat, Jumia, and so on.

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Genevieve Nnaji Net Worth

Genevieve is arguably the richest Nollywood actress. She recently completed her estate in Abuja worth billions of Naira. She also sold a film to Netflix for $3.8 million. Overall, she is estimated to worth over N2 billion.

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Chapter 2: Sola Sobowale’s Net Worth

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Sola Sobowale is a beautiful, talented, famous and professional Nigerian film actress, screenwriter, director and producer.

Quick Sola’s Profile

Born 26th December 1963

Ondo State, Nigeria

Nationality Nigerian

Other names Toyin Tomato

Citizenship Nigerian

Occupation

screenwriteractress directorproducer

Parent(s) Joseph Olagookun, Esther Olagookun

Career

She joined acting through numerous roles in movies produced by Awada Kerikeri Group under the leadership of Adebayo Salami. Over the years, she had scripted, co-scripted, directed and produced several Nigerian films. She scripted, produced and directed, Ohun Oko Somida, a 2010 Nigerian film that stars Adebayo Salami. She featured in Dangerous Twins, a 2004 Nigerian drama film produced by Tade Ogidan, written and directed by Niji Akanni. She also featured in Family on Fire produced and directed by Tade Ogidan.

Filmography

Asewo to re Mecca (1992)

Dangerous Twins (2004)

Ohun Oko Somida (2010)

Family on Fire (2011)

The Wedding Party (2016)

The Wedding Party 2 (2017)

King of Boys (2018)

Sola Sobowale is one of the few Yoruba actresses who features regularly in English movies. She was introduced to acting under the tutelage of Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello).Apart from being an excellent actress, she is also a movie producer and director. She has produced tens of movies over the past decade. Her most recent feature, Wedding Party 1 & 2, is perhaps her topmost feature over the years.She was recently signed, alongside several other artistes, by Glo as a brand ambassador.

Net Worth of Sola Sobowale

She is one of the richest Yoruba Nollywood actresses estimated to worth 200 million Naira. 

Chapter 3: Doris Simeon Net Worth, Personal Life And Movie Career

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Doris Simeon is a beautiful, sexy, talented and an award-winning Nigerian Yoruba and English actress.

Early life and education

Simeon was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Raised and schooled in Ojota area of Lagos, Nigeria, Doris came to the spotlight via a 2001 Nollywood movie entitled Oloju Ede. She graduated from the PEFT Institute, where she studied production management.

Acting career

A Yoruba and English actress, Simeon started with a part in three episodes of the Papa Ajasco comedy series. She then had parts in Nollywood films Oloju Ede, Alakada, Ten Million Naira and Modupe Temi. She has also appeared in Eti Keta. In 2010 she starred as Da Grin’s girlfriend in Ghetto Dreamz. and co-produced with Omo Iya kan.

Given her first role by late movie director cum actor, Yomi Ogunmola, Simeon rose to the top starring in over 100 films including Eti Keta, Oloju Ede, Alakada, Ten Million Naira, Abani Kedun, Iseju Marun, Omo Iya Kan, Ghetto Dreams, Silence, Gucci Girls, Alakada, Omo Pupa, Asiri and Modupe Temi.

A born actress with ability to double as master of ceremony and TV show host, Doris began her career with a part in three episodes of the Papa Ajasco comedy series.

Personal life

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She was married to producer and director Daniel Ademinokan, whom she met on set. They have one son David. As of May 2013, they divorced.

Awards

2008 AMAA awards Best Indigenous Actress Onitemi.

2010 Zafaa Award Best Actress Indigenous Asiri

Award for excellence by Okpella Movement in the United States[citation needed] Afemiah Development Group award for best indigenous artist[citation needed] 2015 All Youths Tush Awards AYTA Role Model (Movie) Award

Doris Simon remains one of the richest ladies in the Yoruba Nollywood sector estimated to worth about 100 million naira.

Chapter 4: Dayo Amusa’s Net Worth And Sources of Income

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Dayo Amusa is a beautiful Nigerian female Nollywood star and is another successful Nigerian actress of Yoruba origin who was born July 20, 1984. This Nollywood queen hails from Lagos but her mother is from Ogun state. 

Dayo Amusa Education

Dayo attended Moshood Abiola Polytechnic where she studied Food Science and Technology before she started her career in acting in 2002.

Other Sources of Income

She also has other means of making money apart from acting Nollywood films. Dayo Amusa is into business and she is also a musician and producer, a director and proprietress. She is ranked one of the richest Yoruba actresses in Nigeria because her net worth is estimated at $700 thousand dollars.

Awards 

She has won many awards and recognitions in her long and successful movie career among which are: Nollywood Female Face Of The Year 2017 Pink Awards, Best Actress Indigenous Nollywood Movies Awards 2014, Best Kiss In A Movie BON Awards 2013, Best Crossover Act YMAA 2014, Outstanding Performance 2010 The Ambassador Club and Award Of Excelence 2016 AFamily.

Dayo Amusa Net Worth

Dayo is one of the richest Yoruba actresses in Nigeria because her net worth is estimated at about $700 thousand dollars.

Chapter 5: Is Liz Anjorin The Richest Yoruba Nollywood Actress?

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Before I answer the question, let me take you through some important facts about Liz Anjorin such as her personal life, education, career, filmography and how much the beautiful actress has acquired throughout his illustrious career.

Liz Aishat Anjorin (born Elizabeth Aishat Anjorin, first name alternatively spelled Lizzy) is a Nigerian actress who features predominantly in the Nigerian Yoruba movie industry. She has won the Best Actress Award at the Young Achievers Awards in 2012, the City People Movie Award for Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2014, the City People Movie Special Recognition Award at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2017 and the City People Movie Award for Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year (Female) at the City People Entertainment Awards for the second time in 2017.

Early life and education

Anjorin lived in Lagos State, a southwestern geographical area of Nigeria predominantly occupied by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Anjorin described in an interview with the The Punch that at a tender age she had begun hawking edibles with her mother in the streets of Nigeria to earn a living. Anjorin completed primary and secondary school education and earned her First Leaving School Certificate and the West African Senior School Certificate respectively. Anjorin was admitted to Adekunle Ajasin University in Ondo state to study Law. Anjorin did not complete her tertiary education hence it hindered her from obtaining a university degree.

Career

In an interview, Anjorin described her passion for acting before officially debuting in the Nigerian Yoruba movie industry; the main drive which propelled her into that industry was the fear of poverty. Anjorin is a movie producer who has produced several movies; it was the movie titled Owo Naira Bet that solidified her notability as a movie producer as the movie received multiple positive reviews. Anjorin produced other movies such as olani Gbarada,Gold, Iyawo Abuke, Kofo Tinubu, Kofo De First Lady and Owo Naira Bet.

Rivalry

On September 21, 2019, a Punch print media publication described the feud between Anjorin and Toyin Abraham as “the biggest feud in the Nigerian Yoruba movie industry” in 2019. The misunderstanding between Anjorin & Toyin Abraham required the intervention of accomplished actors and the Yoruba movie industry veterans such as Antar Laniyan, and Iya Rainbow to mediate in their dispute.

Personal life

Anjorin is a single parent. In 2013 she converted from Christianity to Islam and adopted the name Aishat which she described to The Punch press media of Nigeria as a “Muslim Name”.

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Filmography

The Dance Movie Project (2016) as Mrs.Balogun

Owownmi (2010)

Tolani Gbarada

Gold

Iyawo Abuke

Kofo Tinubu

Kofo De First Lady

Owo Naira Bet

Arewa Ejo (2009)

Ise Onise (2009)

 Over the years, she has featured in multitude of movies.The striking gist about her was her conversion to Islam few years ago. She is rumoured to be the proud owner of several businesses within and outside Lagos. She cruises around in a Range Rover Sport. 

Anjorin is rumoured to be worth well above 80 million Naira.

Is Liz Anjorin The Richest Yoruba Nollywood Actress?

The answer is no. With an estimated net worth of just N80 million, there are few Yoruba movie actresses that are richer than her even actress like Funke Akindele is far richer than Liz Anjorin.

What is Lizzy Anjorin’s net worth?

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Lizzy Anjorin is a famous actress who made her fame in the Yoruba genre of the movie industry. The beautiful actress claimed that her fashion store is worth N80m.

There was a rumour a while ago that the actress has gone broke. However, in a chat with Punch Newspapers, the Kofo Tinubustar rubbished such information saying she was surprised to hear rumours that she has gone broke and wondered why anyone would peddle such rumour about her.

In order to let people know that she is rich, the actress revealed that she currently drive three exotic cars that include a Range Evoque, Chrysler and Xterra Jeep and is also on her way to buy her fourth automobile.

In her words, “I have three solid cars. I drive an Envogue, a Chrysler and an Xterra. I am even about buying the fourth car. How would anybody think I am broke? I am almost tempted to curse all those peddling this rumour about me. They are just crazy people.

‘I don’t have a paraga shop. I don’t know where they got the story from. Of all the actresses that have clothing business, just three dresses from my shop would just be equal to the amount they spent on their shops. My shop is worth well over N80m.

‘Can any paraga seller afford the things I wear? I don’t want to brag but people should respect themselves,’ she asked rhetorically.

The Badagry, Lagos State born thespian has a multi-million naira super store called, Peak Me, in Ogba-Aguda, Lagos, making two of such in less than one year.

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Lizzy Anjorin net worth

Lizzy Anjorin is one of the richest Nollywood actresses in the Nigerian movie industry. She is estimated to worth about 80 million Naira.

Chapter 6: Oga Bello : How Rich Is This Veteran Yoruba Movie Actor?

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Adebayo Salami popularly known by his stage name Oga Bello, is a veteran Nigerian actor, filmmaker, movie producer and director.

Career

Albeit of Kwara descent, Salami was born on 9th Of May, 1953 in Lagos State where he had both primary and secondary education.

He began his acting career in 1964, with a group called Young Concert Party, under the leadership of Ojo Ladipo, popularly known as Baba Mero. After a few years, the group changed its name to Ojo Ladipo Theatre Group, and later metamorphosed into Awada Kerikeri Theatre Group. Following the demise of Ojo Ladipo in 1978, Salami took the mantle of leadership of the group, which brought him into the limelight.

Oga Bello featured in the first Yoruba film, Ajani Ogun, in which the late Adeyemi Afolayan, the father of Kunle Afolayan and Gabriel Afolayan, plays the lead role.

He also featured in a movie titled Kadara by Adeyemi Afolayan (Ade love). He later featured in the popular Nigerian comedy series Comedy half hour with the stage name Oga Bello.

He produced his first movie, Ogun Ajaye, in 1985, from the stable of Awada Kerikeri. Since 1985, he has produced, directed and featured in several Yoruba movies.

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Oga Bello was a pioneer member of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners, and also served as president of the association.

How Rich Is Oga Bello?

Adebayo Salami is one of the richest nollywood yoruba actors estimated to worth about 60 million naira.

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Chapter 7: Yinka Quadri’s Net Worth, Career And Selected Filmography

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Alhaji Akanni Olayinka Quadri (born 6 September 1959) is a Nigerian Actor, Film-Maker, Producer and Director, born and raised in Lagos Island, Lagos State, but a native of Oro, Kwara State. He recently starred in a new movie titled Apaadi. He is installed as the Agba Akin of Oro Kingdom. He is the President & Co-Founder of a Theatre Art Group called (Odunfa Caucus) which office is Situated in Ebute-Meta, Lagos State.

Early life and education

Yinka, a descent of Igbomina-Owomeje, Kwara State, was born into a middle-class family in September 1959 in Lagos Island, Lagos State. He completed his primary school education and secondary school education at St. Catholic School, Idumagbo, Lagos and Christ High School, Ebute Elefun, Lagos respectively.

 Career

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Yinka’s acting career started in 1976 when he and Taiwo Olayinka along with a group of friends formed a drama group called Afopina Theatre Group after dropping out of school. He has starred in over 90 Yoruba films since his debut television series titled Agbodorogun. On April 27, 2014, Yinka launched his biography Yinka Quadri: Scent of a Legend and simultaneously celebrated his 36 years in the Nigerian film industry.

Selected filmography

Olaniyonu

Kutupu

Kura

Ekun

Agbodorogun

Ojiji

Egbinrin Ote

Araba

Ilari

Odun Baku

Bolode O’ku

Èebúdolá Tèmi

Abeni

Apaadi

Ojo Idajo

Abulesowo

Niwoyi Ola

Ilekun Olorun

Okinni

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Yinka Quadri is one of the few veteran actors still active in the Yoruba movie scene today. He has featured, produced and directed hundreds of movies over the course of his long career. Yinka Quadri is estimated to worth around 50 million Naira.

Chapter 8: This Yoruba Nollywood Actress worth over $500,000. See Who She Is

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It is right to assume that many top Nollywood actresses are rich, i mean very rich. Many of them worth thousands of dollar, meaning they are millionaires in naira. Let us look at one of the top Yoruba Nollywood actresses that worth about $500,000 , her education, career and family.

Mercy Aigbe is one of the most beautiful and talented actresses in Nollywood. The beautiful and rich Yoruba actress Mercy Aigbe was born March 1, 1979. She hails from Edo state. She started her acting career back in 2001 after she studied theatre arts. Due to her professionalism in carrying out her roles in movies, she has featured in series of movies. Some of the Yoruba movies she stared in include: Afefe ife, Okanjua, Igberaga, Ihamo, Ìpèsè, etc.

Mercy Aigbe Education

Mercy is one of the educated elites in Nollywood. She had her secondary education at Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School Ikeja. The Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo State was where she received her OND in Financial Studies. She gained a degree in Theatre Arts at UNILAG IN 2001. She concentrated more on her movie career after finishing secondary school and her journey in Nollywood has been a success.

Family

The beautiful actress is currently married and the union produced two children, but she adopted three more. 

She is one of the richest Nollywood actresses estimated to worth about $500,000 .

Chapter 9: See Who Is The Richest Yoruba Nollywood Actress And Her Worth

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You might know few names of Yoruba Nollywood actresses that are very rich but might be wondering who is the richest among them. Let us look at the profile and net worth of this legendary Nollywood actress and see maybe she is the richest Yoruba Nollywood actress.

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Funke Akindele became one of the best known Yoruba actress after the Jenifa’s diary show. Her talent in acting has helped in shaping her career. Born in Lagos on August 24, 1976, she hails from Ikorodu Lagos State. She has been in the film industry from 1998 till date.

Some of the movies acted by Funke Akindele include: A Trip to Jamaica, Miami, Isoken, Emi Apata, etc. Funke Akindele aka Jenifa is currently the richest Yoruba female actress in the country worth $900, 000 USD. Her endorsements from brands like Globacom, Nairabet etc rates her among the richest actresses in Nigeria.

Funke Akindele Net Worth

Funke Akindele is widely believe to be the richest Yoruba Nollywood actress and one of the richest actresses in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $900,000. No other Yoruba actress is estimated to worth that amount. However, the argument is open, if you think or know of any Yoruba Nollywood actress richer than Funke Akindele, let us know through the comment section below.

See the picture of her mansion below:

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Chapter 10: Sanyeri filmography and net worth

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Olaniyi Afonja is one of the funniest Yoruba actors. Born March 14, 1974, he had an illustrious career in Nollywood. One of his comedy movies he has starred in is “Sanyeri”. It might surprise you to know that he  has been acting since 1992, but didn’t become so popular until he relocated to Lagos state, and joined a theater group.

Olaniyi Mikail Afonja, popularly known as Sanyeri, is a Nigerian comedian, actor and producer.

Olaniyi Afonja a.k.a SANYERI

Born 14 October 1974 (age 45)

Oyo State, Nigeria

Nationality Nigerian

Citizenship Nigerian

Occupation Actor,Comedian

Spouse(s) Hawawu Omolara Afonja (m. 2013)

Children 2

Early life and education

Born in Oyo State as the first child of his parents, Olaniyi had his formal education at St. Michael Primary School, Oke-Ibo, Oyo State and Durbar Grammar School, Oyo Town, Oyo State where he completed his secondary school education.

Career

Olaniyi’s acting career started in 1992, after joining a theatre group introduced to him by a friend. In 1996, Olaniyi relocated to Lagos State to further his career and has since starred in several Yoruba films.

Filmography

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

Obakeye

Awero

Edun Ara

Jenifa

Opa Kan

Omo Carwash

Sekere

Mawe Ku

Sanyeri in London

Ibale

Apaadi

Olu Omo

Koboko

Salako Alagbe

Omo Iya Meji

Mama Do Good

Osole

Sanyeri Oloka

Area Boys

Ise Awako

Waheed Kolero

Afoju Meta

Were Merin

Kosi Tabi sugbon

Saworo

Personal life

Olaniyi is married to Omolara Afonja with whom he has two children.

Afonja net worth

He is one of the richest Yoruba movie star. His net worth is estimated at $450, 000. 

Chapter 11: Funke Akindele: Net Worth of The Talented Nollywood Actress

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Funke Akindele became one of the best known Yoruba actress after the Jenifa’s diary show. Her talent in acting has helped in shaping her career. Born in Lagos on August 24, 1976, she hails from Ikorodu Lagos State. She has been in the film industry from 1998 till date.

Some of the movies acted by Funke Akindele include: A Trip to Jamaica, Miami, Isoken, Emi Apata, etc. Funke Akindele aka Jenifa is currently the richest Yoruba female actress in the country worth $900, 000 USD. Her endorsements from brands like Globacom, Nairabet etc rates her among the richest actresses in Nigeria.

Funke Akindele Net Worth

Funke Akindele is widely believe to be the richest Yoruba Nollywood actress and one of the richest actresses in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $900,000. No other Yoruba actress is estimated to worth that amount. However, the argument is open, if you think or know of any Yoruba Nollywood actress richer than Funke Akindele.

Is Funke Akindele The Richest Yoruba Nollywood Actress?

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Funke Akindele became one of the best known Yoruba actress after the Jenifa’s diary show. Her talent in acting has helped in shaping her career. Born in Lagos on August 24, 1976, she hails from Ikorodu Lagos State. She has been in the film industry from 1998 till date.

Some of the movies acted by Funke Akindele include: A Trip to Jamaica, Miami, Isoken, Emi Apata, etc. Funke Akindele aka Jenifa is currently the richest Yoruba female actress in the country worth $900, 000 USD. Her endorsements from brands like Globacom, Nairabet etc rates her among the richest actresses in Nigeria.

Is Funke Akindele The Richest Yoruba Nollywood Actress?

Yes Funke Akindele is widely believe to be the richest Yoruba Nollywood actress and one of the richest actresses in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $900,000. No other Yoruba actress is estimated to worth that amount. However, the argument is open, if you think or know of any Yoruba Nollywood actress richer than Funke Akindele.

Funke Akindele Other Sources of Income Apart From Acting

Funke Akindele fame in Nollywood skyrocketed and became one of the best known Yoruba actress after the Jenifa’s diary show. This talented Yoruba actress was born in Lagos on August 24, 1976, she hails from Ikorodu Lagos State.  She has been in the film industry from 1998 till date.

Education

This Yoruba Nollywood queen studied Mass Communication and Law in Ogun State Polythenic and Lagos State University respectively. 

Family

After many trial, Funke is happily married to Abdulrasheed Bello and the union is blessed with twins. 

Movie Career

Funke Akindele is so professional and thus has featured in many movies including: A Trip to Jamaica, Miami, Isoken, Emi Apata, etc.

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Funke Akindele Other Sources of Income Apart From Acting

Her endorsements from brands like Globacom, Nairabet etc rates her among the richest actresses in Nigeria. She also invested heavily on properties.

Funke Akindele aka Jenifa is currently the richest Yoruba female actress in the country worth $900, 000 USD.She also invested heavily on properties.

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Funke Akindele became one of the best known Yoruba actress after the Jenifa’s diary show. Her talent in acting has helped in shaping her career. Born in Lagos on August 24, 1976, she hails from Ikorodu Lagos State.  She has been in the film industry from 1998 till date.

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Some of the movies acted by Funke Akindele include: A Trip to Jamaica, Miami, Isoken, Emi Apata, etc. Funke Akindele aka Jenifa is currently the richest Yoruba female actress in the country worth $900, 000 USD. Her endorsements from brands like Globacom, Nairabet etc rates her among the richest actresses in Nigeria.

Net Worth of Funke Akindele

She is one of the richest actresses in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $900,000.

Chapter 12: What Is Wale Akorede Okunnu Net Worth?

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Wale Akorede Okunnu is a very talented, dedicated, industrious and professional Nollywood Yoruba actors. He is more most loved by the funny way he delivers his message in films. He is a comic actor. Due to his professionalism, he has been featured in more than 90 movies. He is now a veteran in the business. Many young upcoming actors look up to him. Wale Akorede is popularly known as Okunnu is most recognised for his comic roles in yoruba movies.

He was born on November 5 in Ibadan where he was raised but originally hails from Ogbomosho in Oyo state.

Education

He is one of the educated elites in Nollywood. After his secondary education, he studied Fine Arts at Ibadan Polytechnic. Wale Akorede was a business man before he was introduced into the movie industry by fellow actor, Muyiwa Ademola. Ever since then, he has starred in many movies including Ise Imole, Last days, Iyawo baba E, Olowo Laye mo and so on.

Family

The comic actor has a lovely family; he got married to a beautiful wife and their union is blessed with 3 children.

Due to his unique style of play, Wale Akorede is one of the most sought after and influential actor in the yoruba movie industry.

Sources of Income

The experienced actor before opting to begin his career on set was a businessman. Now he is not only featured in home movies but he produces and markets movies. 

Net Worth of Okunnu

He is one of the richest Yoruba Nollywood actors with an estimated net worth of over $450,000.

Chapter 13: Fathia Balogun’s Sources of Income And Net Worth

Fathia Balogun is a famous and beautiful Yoruba actress. Although she was born in Ikeja in 1969, she originaly hails from Okpara, Delta State.

Education

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She had her primary and secondary education at Maryland Primary School and Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School in Lagos state respectively. She has a degree from Kwara poly.

Sources of income

She also has endorsement deals worth millions and thousands of Naira with top brands in the country. Apart from acting, she is also a film-maker, director and producer. Fathia Balogun also owns an NGO and other businesses. 

Family

An online report allegedly suggest that she is divorced with veteran nollywood actor, Saheed Balogun, who many still recognises as her husband. 

Filmography

She has acted a lot of movies too many to count but some of the films she featured in include: Farayola, Aje metta, Aje metta, Awawu, Teni Teka, Omo Ale, Agbelebu Mi, Basira Badia, Adakeja, etc. 

Awards and recogntions

Fathia Balogu successful career as a popular actress has seen her earn numerous awards, including the ones she produced. Some of the awards she won include: Most Outstanding Actress Indigenous which she won in 2008 and AMVCA Best Local Language Yoruba which she won in 2015.

Net Worth

She is one of the richest Yoruba nollywood actresses who worth an estimated sum of over $400, 000.

Chapter 14: Nollywood Actor Muyiwa Ademola Profile, Education And Wealth

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Muyiwa Ademola has been an influential and popular Nollywood Yoruba actor who has ammased wealth in the film industry. He is a talented script writer known for producing and directing an award winning movie, ‘Ori’.

Muyiwa Ademola’s Profile

Born 26 January 1971

Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

Nationality Nigerian

Other names Mr. Authentic

Citizenship Nigerian

Occupation Actor, Film-maker and film director

Years active 1991–present

Notable work Ori

Ile, J.J, Alapadupe, Owo Okuta

Parent(s) Rebecca Ademola (mother)

Relatives Isiah Ademola (Father)

Early life

Education

He was born on 26 January 1971 at Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State southwestern Nigeria. He attended St. David’s High School at Molete in Ibadan where he obtained the West Africa Secondary School Certificate. He later proceeded to the University of Ibadan where he obtained a Bachelor of Education degree in Adult education.

Just in 2005, the movie he priduced,,”Ori” won the award of the best indigenous film at the maiden edition of Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). To show how this celebrity is wealthy, he built a 5 room mansion worth N20 million. He is the current brand ambassador for Schemelink Properties Limited. He is one of the richest nollywood actors often ranked among the top 10 richest Yoruba nollywood actors.

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Chapter 15: Iyabo Ojo : How Rich Is This Nollywood Queen?

Iyabo Ojo is a beautiful, talented, famous and rich Yoruba actress who is extremely comfortable.

Movie Career

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Due to her professionalism in displaying her given roles in movies, she has featured in different home videos numbering over 150 movies till date. 

Film Production

She is also into movie productoon having produced a lot of films to her credit. Her production career took a leap when the debut of her movie in the cinema got a positive response from her fans. Some of the films she featured include: Bolutife, Ololufe, Esan and Okunkun Biribiri.

Education

She is one of the educated elites in nollywood having read Estate Management in a polytechnic. 

Sources of income apart from acting

Iyabo Ojo has lots of side businesses bring her money apart from acting. She has invested a lot in order businesses such as catering, spa, event planning, etc. She has many streams of making money that is why she is among the richest Yoruba Nollywood stars often ranked among the top 10 richest.

Iyabo Ojo net worth

Iyabo Ojo is one of the richest Yoruba Nollywood actresses estimated to worth about $350, 000.

Chapter 16: What Is Femi Adebayo’s Worth In Dollar?

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Femi Adebayo is a handsome Yoruba Nollywood actor and another popular Nollywood actor with fans all over especially for Yoruba movie lovers. He is loved by fans for his professionalism in carrying out his given roles in movies. He is oftenly referred to as a comic actor because of his great sense of humor. He was born 31 March 1972. Apart from acting, he doubles as a lawyer, producer, director and business man.

Femi has featured in many successful Yoruba movies due to his deligent, hardworking and professional approach to play. He has thus featured in numerous Yoruba Nollywood movies such as March 1, Ayitale, Emi Abata, Apaadi, Kodi Ologbon Aye, Shola Arikusa, Aseyiowu, The Ghost and the Tout, Ayomide, Oruka, Idunnu Obi. He started his acting in the year 1996 and till date, he is still famous raking as many awards during his career. 

Education

Femi Adebayo is one of the educated elites in Bollywood as he is a lawyer.

Other sources of income and net worth

Femi is the MD/CEO of J-15 media network Nigeria. His assets and net worth is estimated at $500, 000 dollars . He is the MD/CEO of J-15 media network Nigeria. His assets and net worth is estimated at about $500, 000 dollars.

Chapter 17: Ademola Adekola Sources of Income And Net Worth

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Odunlade Adekola is undisputedly the richest yoruba actor in the country. In fact, his role in movies has seen him soar higher than others in the entertainment industry today. He is loved by many film watchers even those that are not Yoruba like him because of the manner and professionalism he uses in delivering his roles in movies. 

This action-packed Yoruba Nollywood actor was given birth to on 13th March, 1978 and hails from Abeokuta, Ogun state. His passion for acting showed since his childhood days. From acting simple dramas in his church, his talent developed before he became a professional. He is also a comic actor and has wrote many comedy scripts.

Education

Ademola Adekola is one of the educated elites in Nollywood having graduated with a degree from University of Lagos. Athough, Adekola mostly features in Yoruba movies, this popular star actor is among the Yoruba actors that have starred in English movies. Some of these films include: Taxi Driver (Oko Ashawo), Wives on Strike and New Money. Tunde Owokoniran also known as Tilapia is a friend to this actor.

Awards

Odunlade has won many awards for best male act in Nolllywood because of his hardworking and professionalism in acting. 

Sources of Income

Apart from acting movies, Adekola also have other sources of income. He is the CEO of Odunlade Adekola Film Productions. Most upcoming actors and actresses look up to him as their role model.

Adekola has several endorsements with brands like Globacom and Goldberg and he is known to have several properties in Abeokuta where he lives.

Ogunlade Adekola is now ranked as the no. 1 richest Yoruba actor in Nollywood that is worth over $1 million USD.

Chapter 18: Abass Obesere Net Worth And Discography

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Abass Akande Obesere, also known as Omo Rapala, is a native of Ibadan and a popular Fuji musician who forced his way into the limelight through his “vulgar” songs, which openly touch on issues that are considered taboo in the conservative Yoruba community. 

Following the paths of other successful musicians such as Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, Obesere also has taken his own brand of Fuji music all over the world. He was initially signed with Sony Music but moved onto other labels after payment disputes. 

Quick profile of Obesere

Birth name Abass Akande

Also known as Omo Rapala, Papa Tosibe, Sidophobia

Born January 28 1965 (age 54–55)

Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Genres

Fuji Pop Hip hop

Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter

Instruments Vocals

Years active 1981–present

Labels

Freeworld Music

Mayors Veil Entertainment

Sony Music

Bayowa Records

Discography

Albums

“Introduction”

“Oodua”

“Diplomacy”

Elegance

“Live in Europe”

“Asakasa” (Sony)

“O.B.T.K” (Sony)

“Mr. Teacher” (Sony)

“Omorapala Overthrow” (Dudu Heritage)

“American Faaji Series 1&2” (Dudu Heritage)

Mr Teacher

“His Excellency” (Bayowa)

“Egungun Be Careful (Bayowa)

“Apple Juice” (Bayowa)

“Okokoriko” (Bayowa)

“Obaadan” (Bayowa)

“Effissy” (Corporate Pictures)

“Confirmation” (Corporate Pictures)

New Face

Jaforie

Alaimore (Ingrate)

Mr Magic

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

Singles

Baby Mi sexy

Murderer

EKO

Paraga (ft Fayrous)

Ebelesua (ft Olamide)

Mobinu tan

Emi ni

Basira

Slow Slow (Remix)

Ja Fo rie (ft Reminisce)

Ibi ni ma kusi (ft Mz Kizz)

Ki nan so (ft 9ice)

Obesere tilo

Alhaji (ft Seriki)

Ki nan so (ft 9ice) (Remix)

Baby mi (Ft 2star)

Wind E

E ma le won

GBO se yen so

Asakasa

O.B.T.K

Mr Teacher

Ileke Idi

Omo iku

Mr Teacher part II

Baba Baba Tide

Amin ase

Ibaje

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He is currently signed with Mayors Ville Entertainment an artiste management firm,a subsidiary of Maxgolan Entertainment Group, a record company located in lagos, Nigeria. He’s indeed a super star.

Net worth of Obesere

He is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria worth over N1 billion.

Chapter 19: Why Don Jazzy Is Often Ranked As Richest Musicians In Nigeria

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Michael Collins Ajereh, better known as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian record producer, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He co-founded the now defunct record label Mo’ Hits Records in 2004. Following the closure of the aforementioned record label, Don Jazzy set up Mavin Records on May 8, 2012.

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Don Baba J, as he is fondly called is from Isoko in Delta State. His mother is an Igbo princess from Abia state and his father is an origin of the Isoko people. He was born in Umuahia, Abia State. His family moved to Ajegunle, Lagos where Ajereh was raised. He started playing music as a child in church before moving to the UK to pursue his career.

Don Jazzy Net Worth

Don Jazzy is ranked fourth richest musician in Africa and also first in Nigeria. The reason Don Jazzy is oftenly ranked the richest musicians in Nigeria is that he is estimated to worth $30 million which surpass the net worth of any musicians in Nigeria. One should not be surprise by this because somehow he has managed to pilot one of the most successful record label in Africa.

Chapter 20: Alabi Pasuma : How Rich Is The Famous Fuji Star and Entertainer

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Wasiu Alabi Pasuma is a prominently Nigerian Fuji musician who is also oftenly refer to as ‘oga nla’ (big boss). Pasuma was born on the 27th of November 1967 in Mushin, Lagos. He is one of the most experienced and richest Fuji star in the nation who started his music profession as far back as 20 years ago. He is indeed a professional when it comes to not only Fuji music but music in general having collaborated with all kinds of musicians from genres of music different from fuji.

Music Career

Pasuma even have some hip hop songs of his own and has colloraborated with many hip hop musicians in Nigeria. He is additionally the most renowned Fuji artiste known for his great voice. Pasuma has likewise sangs with artists from the hip hop type of music. Among his hip hop tunes is the hit single which he titled ‘ife’ (love).

Movie Career

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Pasuma is also a movie star having featured in some yoruba nollywoood movies like Iyanje(cheating), Alenibare among others. 

Net Worth of Pasuma

Some people believe he is not rich but Pasuma Alabi is one of the richest Fuji musicians in Nigeria with an estimated asset of over 700 million naira and he deserves all the richest because he works so hard to be where he is today.

Chapter 21: Net Worth of Tope Alabi, A Popular Nigerian Gospel Singer

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Tope Alabi was born on 27 October 1970 in Lagos State, Nigeria to Pa Joseph Akinyele Obayomi and Madam Agnes Kehinde Obayomi. She is the only daughter out of the three children in the family. She is married and has two daughters, Ayomiku and Deborah. She hails from Yewa, Imeko of Ogun State, Nigeria.

Tope Alabi, aka Ore ti o common, or Agbo Jesu (born 27 October 1970 is one of the most popular Gospel musicians, Yoruba actresses and film composer in Nigeria. She is a favourite among the Yoruba loving gospel music fans. Alongside Nathaniel Bassey, Tope Alabi is a regular performer at The Experience, the biggest gospel music show in Nigeria.

Discography

Ore ti o Common (2001)

Iwe Eri (2003)

Agbara Re NI (2005)

Agbara Olorun (2006)

Angeli MI (2007)

Kokoro Igbala (2008)

Kabiosi (2010)

Moriyanu

Agbelebu (2011)

Alagbara (2012)

Agbelebu (2013)

Oruko Tuntun (2015)

Omo Jesu (2017)

Yes & Amen (2018)

‘ ‘Spirit of Light (TY Bello) 2019

Olorun Nbe Funmi (Iseoluwa)

Eruretoba(TY Bello)

Adonai(TY Bello)

Awa Gbe Oga(TY Bello)

Angeli(TY Bello)

No One Else(TY Bello)

Oba Mi De(TY Bello)

Olowo Ina(TY Bello)

War(TY Bello)

 Tope Alabi is estimated to worth about 400K USD.

Chapter 22: How Much Is Rita Dominic Net Worth?

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Rita Dominic is a beautiful, famous and rich Nollywood actress. She was born on July 12, 1975 in Mbaise, Imo State in a family of six. She is a part of the Royal Nwaturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise LGA. Her late dad and mum worked in healthcare during their lifetime.

Her Movie Career

Rita got the acting talent naturally. Since her childhood days, Rita appeared in various plays and children shows. After graduating from the fancy Federal Government College Ikot Ekpene, she went on to study Theatre Arts at the University of Port Harcourt, which she graduated from with honours in 1999. Rita starred in her debut movie ‘A Time to Kill’ in 1998 while still a university undergraduate and that kickstarted her career. Since then, she has appeared in well over a hundred movies and earned multiple awards for her achievements. While most of them are for acting, one of the awards is for her great job as a producer of the 2012 movie ‘The Meeting’.

How she earns

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As expected, Rita Dominic makes lot of her money from her acting career being one of the most successful Nollywood actresses in history. Apart from the money she makes from her acting, Dominic has also been the face of various brands. Some of her deals include BK Unique Hair (Canadian luxury hair), Flat Tummy Tea (herbal weight loss beverage), Zaron Cosmetics, Keystone Bank, Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) Goodwill and more.

Net Worth of Rita Dominic

Rita Dominic is considered the richest actress in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of about N950 million. Her close second is Genevieve Nnaji with about ₦850 million.

Chapter 23: Toyin Abraham’s Net Worth And Career

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Toyin Aimakhu is a beautiful and famous Nollywood Yoruba actress, filmmaker, director and producer. The actress has now changed her name to Toyin Abraham. 

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The vibrant Yoruba actress was born Olutoyin Aimakhu on the 5th of September 1984 in Auchi, a town in Edo State in southern Nigeria. She however spent her early life in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State in southwestern Nigeria.    Toyin is also educated. She obtained a Higher National Diploma certificate in Marketing from Ibadan Polytechnic. 

She got her first chance to act in 2003, when Bukky Wright, a popular actress, visited Ibadan to shoot a movie. Since then she never look back as she has produced, directed and featured in several movies, such as Alani Baba Labake and Ebimini. Her professionalism and action in movies has earned her several awards and recognition.Toyin was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Yoruba film titled Ebimini during the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards alongside Joke Muyiwa, who was nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Yoruba film titled Ayitale. 

Toyin has over 3 million followers on Instagram. The actress was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Yoruba film at the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards.

Toyin once campaigned for the re-election of Nigeria’s former president President Goodluck Jonathan’s under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP.

Toyin Abraham’s Net Worth

 She is a rich actress, estimated to worth about N80 million.

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Chapter 24: Teni’s Net Worth, Education And Career

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Teniola Apata also refer to as ‘Teni the entertainer’ or ‘Teni Makanaki’ is a Nigerian female singer, songwriter and entertainer of the highest order. Teni was born 12 December 1992 in Lagos, Nigeria. Teni is the younger sister of Nigerian singer Niniola and brought to limelight by Dr. Dolor Entertainment.

Education

Teni is proudly among the educated elites in the Nigeria music industry. The talented singer attended Apata Memorial High School and has a degree in business administration from American InterContinental University.

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Music Career

Teni Makanaki released her debut single while signed to Shizzi’s Magic Fingers Records. She later got signed with Dr. Dolor Entertainment in 2017. Her first release under her new label was the single “Fargin” in September 2017 but gain prominence in the music industry when she released the hit singles “Askamaya”, “Case” and “Uyo Meyo”. For instance, “Askamaya” was ranked 15th on MTV Base’s year-end list of the Top 20 Hottest Naija Tracks of 2018.

Teni’s Awards & Recognitions

Teni has won several awards and recognitions in return for her unique way of singing such as Rookie of the Year at the 2018 Headies Awards, Most Promising Act to Watch at the 2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best New Artist at the 2018 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival, ranked eighth on NotJustOk list of the 10 Hottest Artists In Nigeria, listed on Premium Times’ list of the Six Nigerian breakout stars, viral sensations of 2018, and featured on 2019 YouTube Music’s Trending Artist on the Rise.

Net Worth of Teni

She is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria. She is estimated by Forbes to worth about $4 million.

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Is Singer Teni A Naira Billionaire?

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Teniola Apata also refer to as ‘Teni the entertainer’ or ‘Teni Makanaki’ is a Nigerian female singer, songwriter and entertainer of the highest order. Teni was born 12 December 1992 in Lagos, Nigeria. Teni is the younger sister of Nigerian singer Niniola and brought to limelight by Dr. Dolor Entertainment.

Is Singer Teni A Naira Billionaire?

She is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria. She is estimated by Forbes to worth about $4 million.

Now to know maybe Teni is a naira billionaire, let us multiply the $4m by N365 which is the current exchange rate of naira with dollar. Let us do the maths: 4000000 × 365 = N1,460,000,000

Therefore, Teni the entertainer is a naira billionaire. If she sings that she want to be a billionaire, she is talking about dollar billionaire.

Chapter 25: Emeka Ike’s Net Worth And Movie Career?

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Professional Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike was born to the family of Mr. Nickolas Ike and his wife. Emeka’s father was a pastor while alive. He was born and raised in Lagos. Emeka often says that he learned a lot from his parents. He said he learnt to be taking care of those in need from his father. He is known to be very attentive and sensitive to the breaking of his privacy. 

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Emeka’s career in movies began when Ernest Obi, also an actor, introduced Emeka to Charles Owoyemi, a producer of then popular TV series titled “Fortunes”. At that time, soap operas were at the peak of their popularity, outshining big movies. Though he had acted in “Deadly Affair” in 1987, he got famous only after his appearance in Nollywood TV series. 

Emeka Ike has acted in more than 200 movies since he started acting. He usually plays the role of a strict man as well as a lover boy or man. 

Emeka Ike net worth 

As expected, Emeka Ike is one of the richest Nollywood actors. He is estimated to worth more than $3 million and still counting.

Chapter 26: What Is Burna Boy Net Worth Despite Claiming He Is The Best?

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Nigerian Afro-fusion singer and songwriter, Damini Ogulu popularly known professionally as Burna Boy or African giant, rose to stardom in 2012 after releasing the lead single “Like to Party” from his debut studio album, L.I.F.E (2013).

The self acclaimed African giant was signed by Aristokrat Record Label in the year 2013. Aristokrat Records released Burna Boy’s debut studio album Leaving an Impact For Eternity, L.I.F.E, on August 12, 2013 and sold 40,000 on the first day of it’s release.

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Burna Boy net worth

Burna Boy is a Performer and Entertainer. His albums and songs have also won him many prestigious awards and endorsement deals. He always Wow his fans with his incredible dancing Skills, especially when it comes to Zanku Vibes.

According to Forbes, as of September 2019, Burna Boy’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $3.5 million.

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6 Facts About Burna Boy

 1. His first studio record was at Leriq Treehouse Studio Port Harcourt and his first gig on stage was in December 2010 at the Calabar Carnival. 2. At the age of 15, Burna Boy got his first tattoo. He says the tattoos are a representative of him artistically. He has more than 12 tattoos and has a tattoo of his role model , Kuti Fela on his arm. 3. His role models are Fela Anikulapo Kuti , 2Face and Sizzla Kalonji. 4. In May 2012, Burna Boy released a single titled “Like to Party” which saw his rise to prominence. 5. During a performance he once broke his leg and rib after falling off a stage. 6. He is a brand ambassador for Head Honcho Clothing.

Chapter 27: How Rich Is YBNL Boss, Olamide Badoo?

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Olamide Adedeji was born 15 March, 1989, and oftenly referred to as Olamide, Olamide Baddo or BaddoSneh. He is a Nigerian rapper, artist and songwriter. He sings generally in Yoruba, his local tongue.

 In 2000, Olamide chose to become a professional musician after he discovered he was skilled in it. In 2010, Olamide released ‘Eni Duro’ under the Coded Tunes record label which he was signed to. The song was loved by Nigerian music lovers and right away shot Olamide to limelight. In 2010, Olamide performed at The Hip Hop World Awards. Olamide is a learned person since he studied at Tai Solarin University of Education. In 2011, the very talented rapper released his studio album titled Rapsodi. 

In 2012, he left Coded Tunes and began his own record label named YBNL Nation.

Olamide’s Net Worth

Olamide is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria, estimated to worth about N5 billion.

Chapter 28: Saidi Balogun’s Net Worth And Education

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Saidi Kolawole Alabi Balogun popularly refer to as Said Balogun is a household name when it comes to Nollywood Yoruba in Nigeria. The name Saidi can also be spelled as Saheed. He is a Nigerian actor, producer, director and film maker. He was born on the 5th of February, 1967 in Kwara State in the North Central Nigeria to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Balogun. He hails from Oyo State Nigeria. 

Education

Saheed Balogun is one of the educated elites in the Nollywood industry. He had his primary and secondary education in Kwara state and later went to Kwara state Polytechnics, now Kwara state University to bag a degree. 

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Movie Career

Saheed Balogun is an experienced Nollywood actor having joined the Nigerian Movie Industry many years ago. He has featured in many Nollywood movies and has produced and directed many of his own.

Net Worth

Having featured in hundreds of Nollywood films, one will expect Saudi Balogun to be a rich man. And yes, he is one of the richest Nollywood actors. He is estimated to worth about $700,000.

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Chapter 29: How Rich Is Fathia Balogun?

Fathia Akorede Adunni Balogun is a beutiful Nigeria actress born on 5th of February, 1969 in Ikeja, Lagos State. She is one of the most professional female entertainers in Nollywood. She has been in media outlets for more than 29years. 

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Acting Career

Fathia Balogun is a movie producer and a scriptwriter. Her acting profession started in the mid ’90s through Alhaji Fatai Teniola who contributed enormously to her acting career and helped her get into the business by giving her the first job in movie. It will be difficult to name the greatest and best Nollywood stars throughout the entire existence of Nigeria film industry without naming Fathia Balogun and her massive commitments. 

How Rich Is Fathia Balogun?

Fathia Balogun has acquired lot of money from her long and successful movie career. Apart from acting she also has side businesses making money for her. She is one of the richest Nollywood actresses in Nigeria. She is estimated to worth about $500,000. 

Chapter 30: Bukky Wright’s Net Worth And Sources of Income

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Bukky Wright was born 31 March 1967 to a Christian father and Muslim mother, in Abeokuta, Ogun State. She is a beautiful and talented Nigerian actress, businesswoman and a politician.

Bukky Wright Education

Bukky is among the educated elites in the Nollywood industry. The very pretty actress attended the University of Lagos, earning a bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Movie Career

Bukky started appearing in Nollywood movies in 1996. Since then, she has appeared in numerous Nollywood movies of Yoruba and English languages, including Wale Adenuga’s Television series Super story. Some of the films she has starred include; Saworo ide (1999), Above Love (2004), Abeni (2006), Outkast (2011), Kodun Kopo Kope (KKK), Omotara Johnson, Unforgivable, Afefe Alaafia, Dugbe Dugbe, Habitat, Oko Nnene, Habitat, Red Hot (2013), Iyore (2014), When Love Happens (2014).

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Sources of Income

Surely, she has made lot of money from her long and successful movie career. However, apart from acting, the adorable actress runs a Fashion house and Clothing line, B Collections and a beauty spa, B Wright. She also signed an endorsement deals with brands like Chivita with earned her millions of naira.

Awards

Bukky Wright professionalism in carrying out her roles in movies has earned her numerous awards and recognitions among which was the ‘Best Nollywood Actress of the Year Award’ in 2011.

Bukky Wright’s Net Worth

She is one of the richest Nollywood actresses with an estimated net worth of about $800,000.

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Chapter 31: Kate Henshaw’s Net Worth, Education & Career

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The name Kate Henshaw is not strange when it comes to Nollywood industry in Nigeria. Kate was born 19 July 1971 and is a Nigerian actress and model. She hails from Calabar, Cross River and the oldest of four children.

Kate Henshaw Education

She had her primary and secondary school in Lagos and Calabar. She spent one year at the University of Calabar reading remedial studies, and later majored in Medical Microbiology at the School of Medical Lab Science, LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital) in Lagos. She later worked at the Bauchi State General hospital.

Nollywood Career

Her first appearanceIn in a top Nollywood films was in 1993 when she auditioned for the lead role in the movie ‘When the Sun Sets’ and was handed the role. Since then Kate Henshaw has appeared in over 45 Nollywood movies, some of which include : Above Death: In God We Trust (2003), A Million Tears (2006), My Little Secret (2006), Stronger Than Pain (2007), Show Me Heaven (2007), Aremu The Principal (2015), Chief Daddy (2018) , New Money (2018), The Ghost and the House of Truth (2019).

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Awards & Recognitions

Kate Henshaw won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her outstanding performance in the film ‘Stronger than Pain’ in 2008. She is now “The Face of Onga”. Henshaw is a judge on Nigeria’s Got Talent.

Net Worth of Kate Henshaw

Kate Henshaw is one of the richest Bollywood actress with an estimated net worth of close to $1 million.

Chapter 32: Net Worth of Ali Baba, The Richest Comedian In Nigeria

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Famous Comedian Ali Baba was born in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria on June 24, 1965, to the royal family of Agbarha Otor. He is the first son of several children, and spent his first 8 years in Warri. His father is a retired soldier who served in Lagos.

Education

Ali Baba is one of the educated elites in the Nigerian comedy industry. He attended Ojo Primary School and Command Secondary School in Lagos. Due to his love for education, he studied Religious Studies & Philosophy at Ibru College in Agbarha-Otor and Bendel State University (now Ambrose Alli University), Ekpoma.

Sources of Income

Ali Baba makes lot of money from his performances as a standup comedian. He charges averagely 4 million naira to perform in events. In addition to comedy, Ali baba is also a motivational speaker. He owns streams of other businesses in Lagos.

Net Worth of Ali Baba

Ali Baba is one of the richest comedians in the world. Forbes estimates his net worth as N3 billion as of January, 2020.

Below are pictures of some of his vehicles:

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Chapter 33: Comedian Francis ‘I Go Die’ Net Worth, Education And Sources of Income

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Francis Agoda popularly known as I Go Dye or I Go Die is from Delta State and was born April 4, 1979. He is a visionary comedian, motivational speaker, writer and social crusader. He is widely appreciated for promoting global peace and child welfare. He has organized several international comedy shows such as “Igodye Standing.

Education

He is among the educated elites in the comedy industry. He attended Ighogbadu Primary School, Warri, Nigeria. He then furthered his study at the College of Commerce, Warri, Nigeria.

Awards & Recognitions

I Go Dye has won various awards and recognitions including:

African Best Comedian, the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation of Europe-SPAIN Award for his contribution to Nigerian culture and art, the Nigeria Best Comedian Award (NEA AWARD), Delta Role model Award 2017, Nigeria best comedian Award, Niddo Spain Award; for his contribution to Nigeria Culture and Art, Ukaid and youth alive foundation ambassador Award on #MadACT make a difference Against Corruption Today; dedicated to Nigeria pensioners, Nigeria Army Civil Award with the compliment of Chief of Army staff Lt General TY Buratai, United Nations Development Goal Ambassador, United Nations World Habitat Ambassador.

Sources of Income

“I go Die” has made lot of money from his stage performances as a comedian. He also make money from other sources. He is the CEO of Revamp construction company, a real estate and construction company. He is an ambassador to the United Nations Millennium Development goal. “I go Die” charges about 1.5 – 2 million naira for shows.

Net Worth of I Go Die

He is one of the richest comedians in Nigeria. According to Forbes, Ali Baba is estimated to worth about N1.8 billion including his endorsements.

Chapter 34: A.Y the Comedian Net Worth And Sources of Income

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Ayodeji Richard Makun, popularly known as A.Y is a Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter, writer, producer and director. He was born on August 19, he hails from Ifon, Ose local government in Ondo State. He is the host of the popular show A.Y live shows and A.Y comedy skits.

His first movie

Ago first movie titled ’30 Days in Atlanta’ was produced by him and directed by Robert O. Peters.

Global Recognition

He was made a U.N Peace Ambassador in 2009 after winning six awards in 2008.

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Education

Ayo Makun attended Delta State University, Abraka. He graduated (after spending nine years) in 2003 as a theatre arts student. A.Y also won other awards such as the most fashionable student on campus (1999 and 2000); best show-biz promoter (2001); the most celebrated student on campus (2001) and the Jaycee Club socio-personality award (2003).

Sources of Income

He has made lot of money from his stage performances as a comedian and from his comedy shows. AY charges about 2m for performance in shows and events. In addition to that, A.Y is the CEO of Corporate World Entertainment Nigeria.

AY Net Worth N2.5 billion

AY is one of the richest comedians in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of N2.5 billion.

Chapter 35: Phyno’s Net Worth, Education and Music Career

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Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike simply refer to as Phyno Fino, born 9 October 1986, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Though a native of Anambra State, Phyno was born and raised in Enugu State. Phyno is loved by Nigerian music lovers because of his style of rapping and surely, he is most loved by Igbo fans since he primarily rap in Igbo language. The artiste said his stage name Phyno was given to him by his school mates and was derived from the word ‘phenomenon.’

Education

Phyno wanted to be either apilot or a doctor but turned out to be a musician. He did not regret being a musician instead of a pilot or doctor because he has made lot of money from music.Throughout secondary school, he learned to play the drums and piano. He also learned to create his own rendition of every recording he heard. The talented artiste studied public administration at the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu, and started profiting from music during his second year.

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Music Career

Rapper Phyno started his music career as a producer in 2003. He started rapping in 2010 and his debut studio album was released in 2014 titled ‘No Guts No Glory’ which includes four singles: “Ghost Mode”, “Man of the Year”, “Parcel” and “O Set”. Phyno has worked with high profile artists such as Timaya, Flavour, Ruggedman, Bracket, J. Martins, Mr Raw and most importantly Olamide Badoo.

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Net Worth of Phyno

Phyno is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria. He is estimated to worth about N5.5 billion.

Chapter 36: Timaya’s Sources of Income And Net Worth

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Inetimi Timaya Odon was born 15 August 1977 and is better known by his stage name Timaya. He is a highly talented, handsome, famous and rich Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is one of the afro hip hop legends in Nigeria having been relevant for more than ten years in the Nigeria music industry. He has many hit songs to his name and credit.

Timaya is a stubborn guy when it comes to being relevant in the music industry because some of his mates in the industry as gone into extinction but the Dem Mama soldier still remain firm and relevant till date. He continues to release hit songs to the delight of music lovers and his fans.

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Nigerian singer Timaya began his solo career as a musucian in 2005 when he released the hit song “Dem Mama”, which also appeared on his debut album, True Story released the following year. His second successful album Gift and Grace was released in 2008. He has proven to be a very talented and professional musician with his hardwork, dedication and understanding of what Nigeria music lovers want when it comes to music.

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Timaya gains international prominence when he released his commercially successful third studio album De Rebirth—released in partnership with Black Body Entertainment—and its lead single “Plantain Boy”. In November 2011, Timaya collaborated with Dem Mama Soldiers on his album LLNP (Long Life N Prosperity). In 2012, Timaya showed that he is the undisputed king of dancehall music when he released Upgrade, which featured hits “Bum Bum”, “Sexy Ladies”, and “Malonogede”.

DM Records

Timaya set up his record label, DM Records Limited. Under which he groomed artistes such as Patoranking and Runtown. In 2017, he signed young Dancehall/Afro-Fusion artiste, King Perryy to the DM Records label.

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Awards And Recognitions

Timaya has received several awards and recogntions for his professionalism and talent for making hit songs. He has won four Headies Awards, 2 AFRIMMA Awards, one Nigeria Music Award and an NEA Award.

Sources of Income

Timaya makes lot of money during his long successful years as a performing artiste either through album sales or stage performances. He also increase his earning potential in the music industry by establishing DM Records Limited. Patoranking and Runtown are among the successful artistes groomed under the label. In 2017, Timaya signed young Dancehall/Afro-Fusion artiste, King Perryy to the DM Records label.

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Net worth of Timaya

Timaya is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria. He is estimated to worth about N7 billion.

Chapter 37: Ruth kadiri’s Net Worth, Education And Career

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Ruth Kadiri is a beautiful and famous Nollywood actress who was born on the 24th of March 1998. She is also a professional scriptwriter and movie producer.  

Education

Ruth Kadiri is one of the educated elites in Nollywood. She graduated from the University of Lagos, Mass Communication and then studied Business Administration at the Yaba College Of Technology. 

Career

Ruth Kadiri is a successful Nollywood actress. She first featured in Nollywood in the movie, Boy’s Cot. Due to her professionalism, she has appeared in more than sixty movies. Ruth is a scriptwriter, and some of the movies she has either written and co-written include; Heart of a Fighter, Matters Arising, Ladies Men, First Class, Sincerity and Over the Edge. She is also a good movie producer having produced movies such as; Over the Edge, Matters Arising, Memory Lane and Somebody Lied, Internet Hustlers, Mad Couple, Black Men Rock, Stolen Lives, War For Limpopo, Limpopo Chicks, The Patient Girl, A Toast To Heartbreak, Change Of Ownership, Dear Ijeoma, Breath Of Love, Five Wives, Miss Taken, Ishaka, War In France, Hear Beat, Neighbours Wife, Bridge Of No Return, De’Adura.

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Awards And Recognitions

Ruth Kadiri hard work and professionalism is recognized by movie viewers and several award given organizations. Thus, she has received lots of awards like Actress of The Year at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards among others.

Sources of Income

Aside from making money from movies, Ruth Kadiri also make money from being an entrepreneur as she is the owner of Ruth Kolours.

Net Worth of Ruth Kadiri

Ruth Kadiri is one of the richest Nollywood actresses. She is estimated to worth about $450,000.

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Chapter 38: Afeez ‘Saka’ Oyetoro’s Net Worth, Profile, Movies & Source of Income

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If you are used to Nollywood films, you will definitely know (Hafiz) Afeez Oyetoro who is popularly known as Saka. He is a popular Nigerian comic actor and television personaliity. Saka was born on August 20, 1963. The very funny actor was born and raised in Iseyin local government area of Oyo state where he had attended both his primary and secondary education. Saka is also an educated elite. He obtained a Bachelor degree in Theatre Art from Obafemi Awolowo University and a Master of Art degree at University of Ibadan. When we talked about comic actors in Nigeria, Saka is surely among the top 10 funniest actors. He is a responsible family man. He got married to his lovely wife, Olaide Oyetoro in 2003 and their union is blessed with two sons and a daughter.

Movies

The ever funny actor who uses his face, words and actions to make people laugh has featured in Nollywood movies such as Ojukokoro, The Campus, Tatus, Family Apart among others.

Source of Income

Being educated, he also makes money from his intellectual know-how. Apart from his acting, he makes money from lecturing as he is a senior lecturer in the department of Theatre Art at Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education in Lagos state, Nigeria. He also makes money from advert and endorsement deals from top companies like Etisalat, MTN among others.

Awards

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Saka is a hardworking and talented comic actor. His ability to make people laugh is appreciated. For instance, he was nominated for Best comic actor of the year at the City People Movie awards, Best actor in comedy at the Africa Magic Viewers choice Awards and many others. Apart from being nominated, he has received several awards for his roles in movies.

Afeez Oyetoro ‘Saka’ net worth

He is a rich comic actor and is estimated to worth about $800,000.

Chapter 39: Jim Iyke’s Career, Source of Income & Net Worth

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James Ikechukwu Esomugha popularly known as Jim Iyke is a very talented, hardworking, handsome, famous, rich and a professional Nollywood actor. He was born in Libreville, Gabon in September 1976. He is the only male child of the family and has seven sisters. Jim Iyke is a household name when it comes to the Nigerian film industry, also known as Nollywood. The graduate of the University of Jos, Plateau state made his first appearance on camera in the 2002 movie $1 (One Dollar).

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Jim Iyke is regarded as the richest actor in Nigeria. He has acted in over 150 movies, making the star of ‘American Driver’ (2017) a very successful actor.

Jim Iyke Source of Income

By 2005, Jim had made over a hundred million naira from his roles, starring in both Nollywood (Nigerian) movies and Ghallywood (Ghanaian) movies.

Jim Iyke income is not only from his acting. He makes money from acting, his music record label, his movie production company, as well as his other businesses.

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Jim Iyke Net worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, Jim’s net worth about 30 million U.S. dollars.

Chapter 40: What is Olu Jacobs net worth?

Olu Jacobs is a famous Nigerian Actor due to the professionalism he usually display in carrying out his given roles. He was born on the 12th of July 1942 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. He has the birth name, Oludotun Jacobs.

Education

He spent his childhood days in Kano and attended Holy Trinity School. His acting skills began from secondary school where he was a member of the debating and drama group. After he finished secondary school, he travelled to England to further his education. He trained at the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Arts, London.

Acting career

One day a young Olu had the opportunity to attend one of Hubert Ogunde’s annual concert party at the Colonial Hotel in Kano where he watched the likes of Julie Coker and Ted Mukoro perform live. He was inspired to go into acting right from that moment. He decided to study acting and become an actor. This prompted him to traveled to London, England in 1964 to study acting.

Olu Jacobs has appeared in various international movies including the war film ‘Dogs of War’ directed by John Irwin, Roman Polanski’s adventure comedy ‘Pirates’ in 1986, ‘Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend’ also in 1986.

Olu Jacobs Movies Include:

  • Ashanti
  • The Dogs at War
  • Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend
  • Pirates
  • Adesuwa
  • Dry
  • The Royal Hibiscus Hotel
  • Oloibiri
  • Baby: Secret of the Lost Legends
  • Queen of the Jungle
  • Eyes of the Gods
  • Royal Tears
  • Potomanto
  • Palace Slave
  • Oganigwe
  • The Antique
  • Comfort My Soul
  • Blind Kingdom
  • Unveil (2017)
  • End of the Princess
  • Covert Operation
  • To Love a stranger
  • Amina
  • Humble Hero
  • Honorable Minister
  • Crossroad
  • No Peace for the king
  • Saint Among Thieves

Television

  • The Goodies
  • Till Death, Us Do Part
  • Barlow at Large
  • The Venturers
  • Angels
  • 1990
  • The Tomorrow People
  • The Professionals
  • Squadron
  • The witches and the Grinnygog
  • Rumpole of the Bailey
  • Play for Today
  • The Third Eye

Selected plays

  • Murderous Angels: A Political Tragedy and Comedy in Black and White (play) (1971)
  • Richard’s cork leg (1972)
  • Black Mans County (1974)
  • Juilus Ceasar (1977)
  • A kind of Marriage (1976)
  • Night and Day (1978)

Awards

  • The African Movie Academy Awards for the Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in the movie ‘Dancing Heart’ in 2007.
  • The first ‘Industry Merit Award’ for ‘Outstanding Achievements in Acting’ at the Africa Magic Viewer Choice Awards AMVCA 2013.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award at the City People Movie Awards in 2015.
  • The African Movie Academy Awards Lifetime Achievement award in 2016 and many more.

Olu Jacobs Net Worth

Olu Jacobs is one of the richest Nollywood actors as he worth an estimated $3.5 million.

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Chapter 41: What is ‘Mr Ibru’ net worth?

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If you are familiar with Nigerian comic movies, you will definitely know John Okafor popular known as Mr Ibu. He is a Nigerian Actor and Comedian in the Nollywood movie industry. Mr Ibu is highly regarded as one of Nigeria’s most skilled comic characters in the Nollywood entertainment industry. He makes money by making people laugh most times by staying out of normal. Mr Ibu is really a professional when it comes to making people laugh in real life and in movies. Comic has been his second nature and way of making money.    

Acting Career John Okafor has a blossom acting career having appeared in more than 150 films including Police Recruit (2003), Keziah (2007), Mr.Ibu (2004), Mr.Ibu in London (2004), 9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006) etc. 

Acting achievements  He won Best Movie Actor of the Year grant by the Peace Ambassadors Of Nigeria in 2014  Honors for Best Comedy Drama, African Magic Viewer Choice Award and other International honors     He also won the ‘best humorist’ grant from the legislative leader of Enugu State and other International honors  Mr. Ibu signed endorsement with merrybet in 2014 He also signed endorsement with  Gotv in 2014

John Okafor ‘Mr Ibu’ net worth  Mr Ibu is one of the most famous and richest Nollywood stars with an estimated worth of about $4.2 million.

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Chapter 42: What is Tuface Idibia net worth?

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2baba is a living music legend and an icon and a good exemplary for both upcoming and already establisbed musicians. He is not known for using vugar languages in his songs which are always entertaining and informative. Tuface is one of the most popular artists in Africa and African Queen remains his biggest hit ever. 

Apart from music, Tuface is also a Businessman/investor and entrepreneur. For instance, he is the CEO of a record label known as the Hypertek Entertainment. Some of the signed artists include Dammy Krane and Dr. Victor Uwaifo. 

Tuface also has a very successful night club known as Rumour Night Club. This night club is majorly based in Lagos, in locations like Festac and Ikeja GRA. Also, Tuface makes money from different endorsements such as Italian liqueur brand, Campari and lots of music shows. He is the brand ambassador for Guinness and Airtel Nigeria. They both signed him in 2005 for over 20 million naira.  In terms of award, 2Face Idibia is a ‘baba.’ He has won several music awards such as World’s Best Entertainer of the Year at MTV Africa Music Award, World’s Best Artist of the Year at Headies Awards, Most Gifted Artiste at Channel O Music Video Awards, Best R&B Artiste of the Year at Nigeria Music Video Awards and Best Male Artiste of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards.2face Idibia is currently one of the richest and most influential artiste in Nigeria.  Tuface also makes money online through channels like Youtube, iTunes, spinlet and Ring Back Tunes. Like most top musicians, he makes lot of money from music shows. For instance, he usually charge between 3 million and 5 million per shows. 

Despite, all his money and achievements, he is known to be down to earth and easy accessible to young artistes especially in the area of featuring.  He is also an author. He recently launched a book titled VERY GOOD BAD GUY. As expected, he has many real estate properties mainly in Lekki and other areas of Lagos.  

Net worth of Tuface Idibia : Tuface is one of the richest musicians in Africa. He is estimated to worth over $22.5 million.

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