The Nigerian film industry is also known as Nollywood and its actors are often termed as Yoruba actors. Though, the Nigerian film industry was regarded as an amateur industry in the past but with the passage of time, talented actors joined the league and took the industry to greater heights.
The industry is the prominent entertainment sector of Nigeria, bestowed to the considerable efforts of practitioners who kept up the pace despite numerous challenges. The Yoruba actors are paid well and recognized for their contribution to the world of art and cinema. Let’s have a look at 10 highest paid as well as successful Yoruba actors right now.
Below are the top 10 Highest Paid & richest Yoruba Actors/Actresses 2018
10. Iyabo Ojo
Iyabo Ojo is a popular name in Yoruba industry. She has essayed plethora of interesting characters on screen. She graduated from Lagos State Polytechnic where she graduated from State Management. She stepped into Nigerian Cinema along with Bimbo Akintola as her co-star in 1997. Later on in 1998, she featured in Keppy Ekpeyoung’s movie named ‘Satanic’. Then she took a break from cinema as she was married and was engrossed in motherhood. She returned back strongly in the scene in 2001. She joined the trio of Yinka Quandri, Taiwo Hassan and Abbey Lanre as their group-Odunfa Caucus’ co-ordinator. In 2002 she bagged a vital role in the flick ‘Baba Darini’ for which she received immense acclamation. She then started producing movies and now earns exorbitantly through her films. Some of her movies include Bolutife, Arinzo and Esan