5 Best Nollywood Actors
Talented performers who give their all to the profession abound in Nigeria’s Nollywood. Actors in Nollywood have come and gone since its birth, but legends have remained.
Given that these actors are skilled in their fields, these are the best Nigerian actors, both at home and abroad, who have long dominated or are now at the top of their game in Nollywood. In this article, RNN will share with you the 5 Best Nollywood Actors.
Here are the 5 Best Nollywood Actors
- Zubby Micheal
- Ken Erics
- Frederick Leonard
- Yul Edochie
- Jim Iyke
5. Zubby Micheal
Zubby Micheal is a Nigerian Actor, politician, and producer. When he was a youngster, he began his acting career.
But in the 2007 film Missing Rib, he had his debut appearance in a motion picture. With the release of Three Widows, Zubby gained attention.
Zubby has continued to appear in a lot of films since he became famous.
Zubby is undoubtedly the best actor in Nigeria because of his versatility and ability to seamlessly adapt to any part. Michael has acted in a variety of films, including action films, epic films, love stories, occult films, and more.
His other roles include those of a powerful guy, a politician, an occultist, a cult child, a monarch, a prince, a beggar, a ritualist, etc.
Any of these roles are wonderfully suited for Zubby, who gives the character a special vitality.
Due to his acting prowess, Zubby has been nominated for and won a number of prizes. He received two accolades in 2018: Nollywood Personality of the Year at the Nigerian MSMEs and Achievers Awards and Movie Icon of the Year at the South East Entertainment Award.
At the 2020 South-East Beauty Pageant Organization, he also took home the prize for Best Celebrity Politician of the Year.
4. Ken Erics
One of the Nigerian actors who has gone above and beyond to increase his expertise and credentials is Ken Erics Ugo.
He holds a degree in theatre arts for his undergraduate work and a master’s degree in theater and film studies.
He has used these to demonstrate his brilliance and prowess in the roles he plays, and he flawlessly portrays those parts. While still in his first year of college, Ken Erics started his acting career in 2001.
He first had few roles, but his performance in the film The Illiterate catapulted him to fame and the spotlight.
Since making his film debut, he has proceeded to act in several films and has amassed name recognition, notoriety, and financial success.
Erics has acted in a variety of films, including action flicks, occult, love and marriage, and epics. He has played a lover, monarch, prince, impoverished guy, powerful and wealthy man, etc. in films. He now ranks among Nigeria’s top actors because of the way he brings these characters to life.
Ken Erics has won honors for his contributions to the film and entertainment industries during the course of his career.
He has received honors such as Best Lead Actor at the 2014 Afrifimo Awards (USA), Best Supporting Actor at the 2014 City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actor at the 2015 City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actor at the 2017 City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actor of the Year at the 2017 Nollywood Ambassadors Awards, and Male Actor of the Year at the 2019 South South Achievers Awards, to name a few.
3. Frederick Leonard
A Nigerian actor and producer, Frederick Leonard debuted on the performing scene in 2001.
Later, he took a pause to complete his coursework. Leonard made a comeback to the big screen in 2008, starring in the film Indian Doctors.
He also gave soap operas a go with the program Disclosure. The film Grey was his first foray into the world of cinema.
The dashing heartthrob is the star of several films nowadays, and he has also directed and produced a number of others.
Leonard has acted in films as a rich guy, a poor man, a king, a prince, a husband, an uncle, and more.
Additionally, he has been in a few epic films, comedies about love and marriage, and action films. He never appears in films that are not worthwhile, and he has a distinctive flair.
Despite not having studied theater in school, the actor performs flawlessly, earning him a spot on our list of Nigeria’s top actors. Frederick Leonard has received several honors for his services to the film business.
Among the honors are Best Actor at the 2016 Zulu African Film Academy Awards, Best Supporting Actor of the Year (English) at the 2014 Golden Icons Academy Awards, and Best Actor at the 2014 Golden Icons Academy Awards.
2. Yul Edochie
Nigerian actor Yul Edochie started his acting career in 2005 with the release of the film The Exquires.
He first gained notoriety in 2007 when he appeared in the Desmond Elliot and Genevieve Nnaji-starring film Wind of Glory.
His rise to fame placed him in contact with several producers and movie opportunities. Yul is not only a skilled actor by chance; he studied dramatic art at the university and is the last son of Pete Edochie, a legend in his own right.
He was able to take on several parts and do them well because of his exposure in the film business. Yul has acted as a wealthy guy, a poor man, a student, a parent, a son, a politician, a ritualist, a royal prince, and other characters.
He may appear in films that are action, epic, romantic, or about marriage, among other genres.
His talent enables him to effortlessly inhabit all these identities and fit into all these positions.
Edochie has received several nominations and has received a few accolades for his services to the business.
He has received recognition for his work in several categories, including Best New Actor of the Year (English) at the 2009 City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actor of the Year (English) at the 2013 City People Entertainment Awards, and Best Actor at the 2013 Pasmaa Awards.
1. Jim Iyke
James Ikechukwu, commonly known as Jim Iyke, is the bad boy of Nigerian Movies. He was born in Gabon Libreville and hails from Anambra state, Enugu Agidi Village.
Jim Iyke started his acting career in the year 2001 and has featured in over 200 Nollywood Movies. In the year 2008, he was crowned the Sexiest Man in Nigeria and won the Best Actor at the Nigerian Entertainment Award.
He has a reality TV Show called “Jewel for Jim” and also runs a Welfare Organization involved in advancing the protection and rights of children with physical disabilities and deformities.