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List of famous film actors and actresses from Nigeria, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Nigeria has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Nigerian screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Nigeria and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

Film actors on this list include Nikki Amuka-Bird and Chinedu Ikedieze.

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.

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Hugo Weaving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Hugo Weaving The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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Ramsey Nouah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Ramsey Nouah Silent Night, Above Death: In God We Trust, Confusion Na Wa

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Michael Olowokandi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Michael Olowokandi National Lampoon's Van Wilder

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Adesuwa Addy Iyare is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Adesuwa Addy Iyare College Road Trip, Freakonomics, The Rebound

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Jim Iyke is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Jim Iyke Last Flight to Abuja, Stronghold, Games Men Play

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Hakeem Kae-Kazim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Hakeem Kae-Kazim Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hotel Rwanda

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Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Hakeem Olajuwon Heaven Is a Playground, NBA: Furious Finishes, 1983 NCAA Championship: NC State vs. Houston

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Maynard Eziashi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Maynard Eziashi Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Bopha!, Color Me Kubrick

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Nikki Amuka-Bird is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Nikki Amuka-Bird Coriolanus, The Omen, The Line of Beauty

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Alki David is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Alki David The Bank Job, Flight of Fury, Opa!

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Femi Kuti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Femi Kuti Femi Kuti: Live at the Shrine

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Oris Erhuero is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Oris Erhuero Sometimes in April, Black Mask 2: City of Masks, Dance Fu

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Fela Kuti is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Fela Kuti Fela Kuti: Music Is the Weapon, Fela Kuti: Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense, Fela in Concert

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Gouchy Boy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Gouchy Boy Get Rich or Die Tryin', Max Payne, Cosmopolis

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Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Sade Adu Absolute Beginners

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Akin Omotoso is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Akin Omotoso Blood Diamond, Lord of War

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Abdul Ayoola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Abdul Ayoola Immortals, Cosmopolis, The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice

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Osas Ighodaro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Osas Ighodaro Cadillac Records, Notorious, Restless City

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Ngoli Onyeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Ngoli Onyeka Okafor Phat Girlz, The Rebound, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

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Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Last Flight to Abuja, Nollywood Babylon, Ties That Bind

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Olu Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Olu Jacobs Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend, Pirates, The Dogs of War

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Babatunde Olatunji is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Babatunde Olatunji Babatunde Olatunji: Drums of Passion: Live '85, Babatunde Olatunji: African Drumming

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Kate Henshaw is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Kate Henshaw Above Death: In God We Trust, Games Men Play, The Meeting

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Ini Edo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Ini Edo Stronghold, Games Men Play, Inale

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Desmond Elliot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Desmond Elliot Missing Angel, Guilty Pleasures, Games Women Play

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King Sunny Adé is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
King Sunny Adé Roots of Rhythm

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Chioma Chukwuka is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Chioma Chukwuka Games Men Play, Accident, Finding Mercy

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Wale Ojo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Wale Ojo The Guard, Johnny English Reborn, Ezra

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Chinedu Ikedieze is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Chinedu Ikedieze Nollywood Babylon, 2 Rats, Aki na Ukwa

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Jumoke Debayo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Jumoke Debayo The National Health, Brief Encounter, Love Brewed... in the African Pot

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Jane Wall is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Jane Wall Beneath the Blue

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Rita Dominic is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Rita Dominic The Meeting, '76, Reloaded

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Nneka is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Nneka Relentless, Offside - Eine andere Liga

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Joke Silva is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Joke Silva The Amazing Grace, Tango With Me, 30 Days

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Chukwudi Iwuji is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Chukwudi Iwuji Exam, Africa

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Genevieve Nnaji is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Genevieve Nnaji Half of a Yellow Sun, Tango With Me, Mirror Boy

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Funke Akindele is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Funke Akindele Jenifa, Apaadi

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Dayo Okeniyi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Dayo Okeniyi The Hunger Games: Mockingjay^! Part 1, The Spectacular Now, Endless Love

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Mike Ezuruonye is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Mike Ezuruonye Games Men Play

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Isaac George is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Isaac George Screw Loose, Yuppies 2, Selvaggi

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Monalisa Chinda is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Monalisa Chinda Games Men Play, Torn, Weekend Getaway

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Zack Orji is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Zack Orji Half of a Yellow Sun, Above Death: In God We Trust, All My Life

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Tonto Dikeh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Tonto Dikeh Love My Way, Ropes of Fate 2, Ropes of Fate

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Joseph Layode is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Joseph Layode East of Sudan

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Dakore Egbuson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Dakore Egbuson Games Men Play, Journey to Self

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Izu Ojukwu is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Izu Ojukwu Welcome to Nollywood

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Osita Iheme is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Osita Iheme Mirror Boy, Nollywood Babylon, 2 Rats

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Stephanie Okereke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Stephanie Okereke Through the Glass, Sitanda, Eye of the Gods

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Rajeev Ravindranathan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Rajeev Ravindranathan Vettai, Phir Milenge, Bas Yun Hi

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Kanayo O. Kanayo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Nigeria
Kanayo O. Kanayo Living in Bondage, October 1, Apaye