Beautiful actresses and actors are the reason why some people stay glued to their TV screen. The Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood which now ranks as one of the largest in the world is indeed blessed with so many beautiful actresses and cute actors. I am also sure that we might have thought to know who of all these actors and actresses are the most beautiful. But for the purpose of this article, I will be mentioning some of the most beautiful Nigerian actresses in Nigeria based on a general point of view.
Below are 10 of the most beautiful actresses in Nigeria
1. Adesuwa Etomi
Now addressed as Adesuwa Etomi-Wellington after her marriage to the love of her life Bankole Wellington (popularly known as Banky W). Adesuwa is one of the most beautiful, stylish, classy and elegant women in Nollywood. Talk about her beautiful face and sense of fashion, she is such an epitome of beauty.
The Imo state-born queen was said to have relocated to the UK at the age of 14 where she obtained a diploma in music theatre and performing arts from the City College in Coventry, UK. She started her acting career there in the UK where she featured in a few performances like The Grimm Tales, The Crucible, etc.
Here in Nigeria, she has acted in movies like Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Wedding Party, The Arbitration, Sugar Rush and so on. Asides from acting, she’s also a very talented singer. She has received a number of awards in the movie industry like the AMVCA award for best actress in a drama (2016), Eloy Award for Actress of the Year (2015), etc.
2. Ini Dima-Okojie
Ini Dima-Okojie is a black and beautiful woman with a nice body shape and talent too. She graduated from Covenant University and worked as an investment banker for about 2-3 years after which she attended the New York Film Academy to set her up for her acting career.
Ini was first featured in a popular TV series, Taste of Love and has since acted in various award-winning movies like North East, Namaste Wahala, Blood Sisters and so on. She has also been nominated for a number of awards like the ELOY Awards for TV actress of the year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Best Actress in a supporting role, etc. She is indeed a beauty with talent.
3. Beverly Naya
Beverly Ifunaya Bassey is a British-born Nigerian actress, model, scriptwriter and even entrepreneur. Yes! She founded the #FiftyShadesOfBlack campaign and has her own company, Be Naya Company. She has acted in so many movies like Tinsel, Weekend Getaway, Forgetting June, The Arbitration, Wedding Party, Chief Daddy, etc. These movies have earned her a number of awards like the Most Promising Talent at the Best of Nollywood Awards (2010), AMVC award for Best Supporting Actress (2016), Forbes 30 Under 30 Awards, Africa (2018), etc. She is indeed not only beautiful but also very ambitious.
4. Sharon Ooja
Sharon is not only beautiful but also very talented, a graduate of mass communication who started her acting career after she moved to Lagos in 2013. She has starred in a number of movies including Kambili, Bad comment, Still falling, Who’s the boss?, Coming from insanity, Bling Lagosian is a Nigerian slang that is popularly used to refer to someone who lives in Lagos State, Nigeria or someone who was born in Lagos. The plural form of Lagosian is Lagosians. Go to page, Oloture and many more.
Sharon Ooja’s skill and talent have earned her a number of enviable feats like the nomination as one of the top female celebrities in 2020, host for GT Bank’s Fashion Week Red Carpet and her recent selection by Netflix to represent Nigeria in a programme titled “Bridgerton Affair”. Sharon is a fast-rising actress and also, an inspiration to many others.
5. Nancy Isime
Nancy, the Edo state-born actress and media personality is indeed very beautiful and curvy. She started her acting career in 2011 with a TV series titled Echoes and has moved on to taking roles in other movies like Hex, Tales of Eve, Hire A Man, Kambili: The whole 30 Yards, Blood Sisters and so on.
Apart from acting, Nancy Isime has hosted a number of TV shows like The Squeeze, MTN Project Game (season 7), Trending, The Voice Nigeria and even her own show, The Nancy Isime Show (since 2019). She has also won numerous awards like The Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards for Sexiest on Air Personality (2016), The Future Awards for Best on Air Personality (2017), etc.
6 Genevieve Nnaji
Genevieve Nnaji is the richest Nigerian actress and is also a producer and director. A graduate of the University of Lagos where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Arts, Genevieve chased after her passion earlier than we might assume as she starred in the soap opera, Ripples at the age of 8. She also began auditioning for movie roles even as an undergraduate.
Genevieve has acted in over 200 Nollywood movies including Mark of the beast, Ijé: The Journey, Camouflage, Battle Line, Blood Sister, Church Business, Private sin, Tango with me, Silent Scandals, Weekend Getaway, Road To Yesterday, Lion Heart and even many more
Her contributions to the Nigerian entertainment industry earned her a number of record-breaking awards such as The AMA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (2005), Best Actress at the City People’s Awards (2001), Best Actress by the Censors Board of Nigeria (2003), Outstanding Foreign Film / World Cinema Motion Picture (2019), etc.
7. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
A list of the most beautiful actresses in Nollywood would not be complete without mentioning Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde. Omotola might no longer be fully in the acting career but still remains one of the most beautiful actresses of all time. Also a singer, philanthropist, and former model, she started her acting with the role in the 1995 movie Venoms of Justice and has since gone on to act in other movies like Mortal Inheritance, Scores to settle, Lost Kingdom, Blood Sister, The Outsider, Rescue, Last Flight to Abuja, Aminat and many more.
Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde won the AMVCA Best Actress in a movie/ TV series (2018), NUSEC awards for Best Actress (2004), etc. Even as she ages, her impact in the industry lives on and her beauty is still as youthful as ever.
8. Adunni Ade
Adunni Ade is a Nigerian-American actress and model, an alumnus of the University of Kentucky. She was inspired by her father to study Accounting but later chased after her passion for acting. She featured in America’s Next Top Model and when she moved back to Nigeria and acted in a Nollywood Yoruba movie titled “You or I” in 2013.
Adunni owns a Film Production company called Lou Ellen Clara’s Limited and won the 5th edition of the Cool wealth Awards. She also received a Stella Award from the National Institute of Journalism and became the ambassador for OUD Majestic (2017). She has featured in over 100 Nigerian movies: Ole ole, The Vendor, Diary of a Lagos Girl, Soole, You or I, Ewa, Jenifa’s Diary, The New Normal, Mama Drama, etc
9. Chika Ike
Chika Ike is a Nigerian-born actress, philanthropist, model and TV personality. She began her modelling career in 2001 at the age of 16 and began her acting career in 2005 playing a minor role in the movie “Sweet Love” and has since starred in various movies such as Bless the child, Paradise, The prince and the princess, Anointed queen, Yes We Will and many more.
She founded her own productions company in 2014, has won many awards and has been nominated for a number of awards. In 2008, she was nominated for the award of Best upcoming actress and Best supporting Actress from the African Movie Academy Awards and has won the awards of Best Actress, Best sound design, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director and Best productions from the International Film Festival Awards. Chika is not just beautiful, she is also an embodiment of talent and brains.
10. Chacha Eke
Last but not least on the list of top 10 most beautiful actresses in Nollywood is Charity Eke. She was born on 17th July 1987. The actress hails from Ebonyi state and had her early education there. Her secondary education was in Enugu state, she is an alumnus of the Ebonyi state University with a degree in Accounting.
Charity Eke started her acting career in 2009 and has starred in over fifty movies since then: Dance for the prince, The end is near, Cleopatra, Beach 24, Mirror of life, Innocent pain, and lots more. Chacha Eke is now a mother but still pursues her acting career. She is enjoying her new role of motherhood with her husband Austin Faani with four kids. Chacha’s beauty has been passed down to all of her children and the actress remains ever young.
While the above list highlights some of the most beautiful actresses in Nollywood, it is not an exhaustive list of all the beautiful actresses. Feel free to mention an actress whom you think deserves to be on the list in the comment section.