Two to three decades ago, names of talented actors such as Emeka Ike, Ramsey Nouah, Nonso Diobi, Jim Iyke and lots of others, were the ones rocking the movie industry, but these actors have paved ways for younger ones to equally come on board and showcase their talents. They are young, talented, skillful, hardworking, handsome and interpret roles so perfectly. Besides being a household name now, they are equally brand ambassadors, also with lots of endorsement with different reputable companies. They are equally blessed with good looks, which makes them, every lady’s dream men. Most of them often feature in blockbuster movies back to back, and this explains why producers can’t do without them and their hard work has earned them lots of awards home and abroad.
City People’s Senior Showbiz Reporter, BIODUN ALAO, brings you 50 names of such talented and handsome actors.
Kenneth Okolie is one of the most and highly talented actors in the English movie industry. He came into limelight after emerging winner of Mr. Nigeria in 2010. He delved into acting and became one of the most sought in the industry. He is equally very popularly for taking up romantic roles in movies. He has featured in movies such as “Skinny Girl In Transit, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel and others.
Alex Ekubo is an actor cum model, he was the first runner up at the 2010, Mr. Nigeria contest. His role in the movie titled “Ladies Men” gave him prominence in the industry. He has featured in over 300 movies and still counting.
Enyinna Nwigwe is from Imo State an actor cum model. He started his career in the entertainment industry as a model before joining the movie industry. He made his debut in acting in 2004 with the movie titled “Wheel Of Change”. But his role in the movie “Black November” shot him to limelight. He is equally popular for his role in Wedding Party 1&2. He is also rated one of the most handsome actors in the English movie industry.
Daniel K Daniel, he is an award winning actor, model and voice over artiste, and he is known for his role in the movie titled “A Soldier’s Story”. He started acting officially in 2011 and starred in lots of movies, and has remained at the top of his career. Currently married, and their union is blessed with a child.
Bryan Okwara, handsome actor cum model is popular for his good looks, talent and movies such as “I’ll Take My Chances”, “Weekend Gataway”, “Awakening” among others. He won the first ever Mr. Nigeria Pageant in 2007 and featured in his first movie “Heart To Heart” in 2008.
Ken Erics is one of the most prolific actors in the movie industry. He is actor cum movie producer. He is a graduate of Theatre Arts from University of Awka in Anambra State. He joined the movie industry in the year 2000. Besides being an actor, he is equally a musician.
Blossom Chukwujekwu made his professional acting debut in 2009. He is highly talented and his interpretations of roles is close to perfect. Blossom is popular for his roles in movies such as “Knocking In Heaven’s Door”, “Finding Mercy”, “The Visit”, “Forgeting June” and a host of others. He has equally won several awards for his remarkable roles in movies home and abroad.
Anthony Monjaro is a graduate of multi-media and film production from Thames Valley University, England. He started acting in 2003 featuring in the movie titled “Tears In Heaven”. He is popular for his roles in series such as “Tinsel”, “Lekki Housewives Season 1 & 2.
Femi Jacobs, he is an actor cum singer, he joined the entertainment industry after he starred in the 2012 Nigerian romantic comedy film titled “The Meeting” produced by star actress “Rita Dominic. Femi was also trained as a pilot in South Africa. He was worked with prominent names such as Jide Kosoko, Rita Dominic, Kehinde Bankole amongst others.
Tope Tedela, he started acting during his University days where her made his debut as “Julian” in television series “Edge Of Paradise”. He came to limelight for his role in the movie “A Mile From Home” and ever since he has remained at the top of his career. He is currently rated one of the most creative and influential young actors in the movie industry.
Jide Awobona is an actor, compere and entrepreneur, a graduate of Mass Communication from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State. He made his debut in acting in 2003 and has featured in lots of series such as Superstory, This Life, Binta & Friends, Face To Face and his role in Funke Akindele’s Jenifa’s Diary shot him to limelight.
Gbenro Ajibade, he started acting in 2007, with his role as Soji in popular television series Tinsel. Gbenro is very talented adn also popular for movie such as “Shattered Romance”, “Gbomo Gbomo” express amongst others. He started his career as a model in 2005, before delving into acting.
Rotimi Salami, he is highly talented an actor, producer, director, writer and the CEO of Monski Media Concept. He is very gifted and handsome and interprete roles perfectly. He is one of the very few actors in the entertainment industry making waves in both English and in the Yoruba movie industry. Rotimi in the cause of his acting career has won several awards home and abroad.
Zubby Micheals, he is known for playing criminal, villain and hit man roles in movies. He joined the movie industry in 2006, and acted in the movie titled “The Three Widows” alongside star actress Oge Okoye. Zubby became a super star after starring in Nollywood blockbuster movie titled “Princess Rihanna”. and “Implication”, which also won several awards. He is one of the best and most talented young actors from the Eastern part of the country.
Junior Rope made his debut in the movie industry in 2007 in a movie titled “Secret Adventure” directed by Tchidi Chikere. He bagged a degree in Accounting from University of Nigeria. Pope is highly married and the union is blessed with kids.
Okey Uzoeshi started his journey in the entertainment industry in 2002 as a model and has modeled for top Nigerian designers such as Zizi Cardow, Steve Ray and others. He made his acting debut in the movie titled “Fatal Imagination”, and has since remain at the top of his career as an actor.
Emmanuel Ikubese is an actor, model and former Mr. Nigeria. He started as a model, later ventured into music then acting. He has performed and done collaborations with a couple of big names in the entertainment industry both in East Africa and Nigeria.
His role in the series “Shuga” shot him to the limelight. He is also popular for movies such as Greed. Run and lots of others. He has also won several awards for his acting skills.
Walter Anga is a very popular actor, model and philanthropist. A graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Port Harcourt. After his graduation, he joined the movie industry in 2002 and featured in his movie titled “Labista” which gave him, a big break in the movie industry. He is happily married and the union is blessed with children.
Ray Emordi, the lady’s man Ray Emordi is definitely another big thing to come out of Nollywood. He is highly talented and handsome. Ray is an actor, producer and a musician, which has featured in award-winning movies such as “Heaven On My Mind”, where he played the lead role alongside Mercy Aigbe, Ini Edo, Uche Jumbo and others.
Mike Godson, he is known for playing romantic role in movies. He came to limelight after he featured in the movie titled “7 Books Of Moses”. He started acting in 2001 and has been become a household name. He is equally blessed with a good look, which stands him out of the crowd.
Shaggy Badasky started acting close to a decade ago and through hard work and dedication has created a niche for himself in the industry. He is one of the actors, who are based in the Eastern Part of the country and features in movies back to back. He is young and very talented.
Seun Akindele is popularly known for his role in the movie titled “Being Mrs. Elliot”, “The Antique”, “The Department” and others. He is a graduate of History and International Relations from Lagos State University. He joined the movie industry in 2003.
Seun Ajayi, he started acting in 2007 after he emerged the second runner up of Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) Season Three. A graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos. His role in the movie “Surulere” shot him to limelight in 2006. He got married in 2017, and the union is blessed with a child. His acting xxx has earned him lots of awards and nominations.
Bobby Obodo made his acting debut in 2011. He is a Political Scientist, Activist, Writer and Businessman, who is based in Canada. He is the CEO of Mibo Logistics Limited and also CEO of Youths for Change Initiatives. He has starred in movies alongside Genevieve Nnaji, Tonto Dikeh, Jackie Appiah, Monalisa Chinda and lots of others.
Gideon Okeke is a talented actor cum television presenter. He rose to fame after participating in the first edition of Big Brother Nigeria, and also popular as Philip Ade Williams in the TV series “Tinsel”. He has featured in over 150 movies and still counting.
Bobby Micheal is another handsome and talented actor making waves in the movie industry, he is popular for movies such as “Lagoon, The American King, The Breathless amongst others.
Vincent Opurum actor cum movie producer. He often takes up romantic roles in movies. He started acting in 2000 and acted in his first movie titled “Pain Of A Teenage Mother”. He has been featuring in blockbuster movies back to back. He is happily married to an actress Mercy Salma, and their union is blessed with a boy.
Chuks Omalicha is one of the finest young actors currently rocking the movie scene. He had his first degree and MSC from Delta State University. He has featured in lots of award-winning movies such as Iluminate Cult, Heart Of A Wife, Wife On Wife, Kosiso amongst others. His role in the movie titled “Rain Drop” in 2011 shot him to the limelight.
Daniel Lloyd, he is a popular actor cum model from Bayelsa State. He is a graduate of Civil Engineering and a talent to reckon with, in the industry. He started acting in 2006 with his first role in the movie titled “Tempted To Touch”.
Mofe Duncan is from Delta State, he started his career as a model at the age of 5. He is a highly talented actor, who has featured alongside big names in the industry. He is popular for his role in the movie titled “Dark Past”, which he acted alongside star actress, Chika Ike.
Somadina Adinma started up his career in the industry as a kid actor. He interprets roles perfectly and fits into any role so well. He joined the industry in 2006 alongside Regina Daniels. Besides being an actor, he is also a model and television presenter.
Ninolowo Bolanle is a multi-talented actor rocking both the English and the Yoruba movie scene. He interprets roles so perfectly and loved by all. He started acting in 2014, after a failed attempt and ever since, this highly talented handsome actors has been shuttling between the English and Yoruba movie location back to back without break. He is currently one of the best in the entertainment industry.
Kunle Remi, he is a model, dancer, actor and a TV host. He started acting from church and by 2009, he has taken part in several soap operas and television shows across the country. He also worked with Isis models, the biggest and largest international modelling agency in Nigeria.
Chris Okagbue, though he has said it repeatedly that he got into acting by accident. Chris has remained one of the most sought after young actors in the industry. He is a model and winner of Gulder Ultimate Search Season 8, and that was what shot him to limelight, featuring in award winning movies and series.
Deyemi Okanlawon made his feature film debut in the 2010 movie ZR-7, before which he featured in a short film titled “A Grain Of Wheat”. Before acting, he had a career in sales and marketing. He is also popular for the movie “Beyond Blood”. He got married in 2013, and has lots of awards and nominations.
Bryan Emmanuel, he is one of few talented actors rocking the English and Igbo movie industry, featuring in blockbuster movies back to back. Bryan is very skillful and interprete roles perfectly, within a short period in the industry, he has gaining popularity as they day goes bye.
Olakunle Fawonle, he is the son of the late movie icon, late Bukky Ajayi.
He is popularly known as Abounce in the movie industry. Abounce is also a talented actor and has featured in lots of movies and soap operas.
Kelechi Udegbe is an actor, master of ceremonies and voice over artist. He started acting professionally in 2009 where he auditioned and got a role in Wale Adenuga’s series “Behind The Smile”. His role in the movie “Office Titus” shot him to limelight.
Paul Sambo, he is an actor popularly known for movies such as 12 Noon, King Of Boys, and Foreigner’s God. He is a popular Kannywood and Nollywood actor, he has been featuring in lots of Hausa and English movies.
Sam Sunny is an actor cum producer and known for his role in the movie titled “Crazy Temper”. Sam Sunny is not only handsome, he is a talent to reckon with in the industry with a perfect interpretation of his roles.
Stephan Odimgbe popularly known as Flashboy is another young actor currently rocking the movie industry. His role playing in various Nollywood movies has helped him gain high popularity in the movie industry and he is loved by lots of fans and his colleagues.
Diamond Okechi is a model and television personality, he has been currently rated as one of the most rugged actors in the movie industry. He is popularly known for playing action and hit man roles in movies. He joined the industry in 2007 and has remained at the top of his career.
Charles Okocha is a hip-hip rapper, song, writer and a recording artiste. He is popularly known as Igwe 2pac because he dress, talk and act like the late American legend rapper, 2pac. His style of acting has made mots of fans fall in love with him, and he is among the young actors rocking the English and Igbo movie scene.
Uto Nwachukwu is a model and on Air-Personality. He is popular for presenting Jara on TV with Helen Paul, he also feature in movies and among the top actors in the industry.
Ibrahim Suleiman is a writer, TV presenter and a dancer, he has done a lots of commercials for lots of reputable companies in Nigeria. He has proven to be one of the names to watch out for in the movie industry, he is a versatile actor, withing a short period in the industry, he is gradually becoming an household name most especially with his role in the award winning movie “Up North”.
Banky W is not just a successful musician, but an actor too. His role interpretations in award winning movies Wedding Party 1 & 2 has earn him more fans.
Shawn Faqua, actor, model and presenter with multiple award nominations. He is best known for playing the role of Vincent in the “Lagos Cougars”, “As Rambo in “Ojukokoro” and as Chuks in “Code of Silence”.
Gabriel Afolayan is a successful actor and musician. He is the son of the late Nigerian entertainment icon, Adeyemi Afolayan. He was born into the famous entertainment family and he has done so much for himself, producing and featuring in blockbusters movies.
OC Ukeje, immediately after graduating from the University, he went to pursue a career in both music and acting and came into prominance after winning the Amstel Malta Box Office Reality TV Show in 2008. He also made his first professional screen appearance in a movie titled “While Waters” alongside A-list stars in the industry.
Timinini Egbuson is the younger brother of star actress, Dakore Egbuson Akande. He is a model, actor and a presenter. He became notable in 2013, after he played Tobi in the television series “Shuga” and has since remain relevant in the industry.
Jerry Williams hails from Anambra State, he started acting from childhood. This young tall, and highly talented actor is among the wave-making actors in the movie industry.
Onny Micheal is an actor, model, scriptwriter and television personality. He is popularly known for playing action and romantic roles in movies. He is rated among the very few good role interpreters that producers can’t do without. He is dark, handsome and every lady’s dream.
Browny Igboegwu is an actor cum producer and has made a name for himself in the industry. He has spent close to two decades in the industry and has remained at the top of his game. He is highly loved and respected most especially in the Eastern Part of the country.
Babaseun Faseru is among the hardworking young actors currently rocking the movie industry. He is highly talented, despite just being in the industry for few years, he has been featuring in blockbuster movies back to back and also in different series.