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List of film actors and actresses from Nigeria, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Nigeria has produced some very talented actors and actresses in the last century, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. We also have famous South African actors and famous actors from Zimbabwe. These Nigerian actors specialize in film, television or even theater, so they're not all necessarily movie stars. These are some of the best Nigerian actors the country has ever seen, so if you're a native of Nigeria and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

Genevieve Nnaji and Ramsey Nouah are included on this list. Featuring the top male and female Nigerian actors, this list has it all. 

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Nigerian actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Nigeria?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Nigeria in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Nigerian film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

Bimbo Odukoya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Actors from Nigeria
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Abimbola Rosemary "Bimbo" Odukoya was a Nigerian pastor and televangelist who was married to the founder of the Fountain of Life Church, Taiwo Odukoya. Odukoya, often called "Pastor Bims," was a receiver of over 60 national and international awards for her contributions to nation building, the ...more

Age: Died at 45 (1960-2005)

Nationality: Nigeria

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Chris Oyakhilome is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Actors from Nigeria
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Chris Oyakhilome is a Nigerian minister who is the founding president of Believers' LoveWorld Incorporated also known as "Christ Embassy", a Bible-based Christian ministry headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. His ministry runs several arms including the Healing School, Rhapsody of Realities, and an ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Edo State, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria

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David Oyelowo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Actors from Nigeria
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David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo is an English actor. He has played supporting roles in the films Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Middle of Nowhere, Lincoln, and garnered praise for portraying Louis Gaines in The Butler. On television, he played MI5 officer Danny Hunter in the British series Spooks, and as ...more

Age: 41

Birthplace: England, Oxford

Nationality: England

Characters: Eddie Barton

Also Ranked

#51 on The Best Living English Actors

#70 on The Greatest Black Actors in Film History

#33 on The Greatest Non-White Actors in Hollywood

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Dora Akunyili is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Actors from Nigeria
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Dora Nkem Akunyili was the Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control of Nigeria and Nigerian Minister of Information and Communications from 2008 to 2010. She was a pharmacist and governmental administrator who gained international recognition and won several ...more

Age: Died at 60 (1954-2014)

Birthplace: Makurdi, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria

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