Top 5 2016 Nollywood box office actresses

Posted on January 20 2017 , at 01:34 pm
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Adesua Etomi, Frank Donga, Sola Sobowale and Ali Baba in The Wedding Party.
Adesua Etomi, Frank Donga, Sola Sobowale and Ali Baba in The Wedding Party.

In 2016, Nollywood did better than it did in 2015.

The box office facts and figures exclusively released to TNS by Film One Distribution is a proof of this.

And for every film industry doing exceedingly well, its talents most definitely get the credit.

In 2016, films like Wives on StrikeThe Wedding Party and 76 to name a few, did well at the box office.

And here are the leading ladies who appeared in more than one of the highest grossing Nollywood movies of 2016.

1. Iretiola Doyle (The Wedding Party, Dinner, The Arbitration)


Iretiola Doyle tops the list of the top 5 Nollywood box office actresses. The star appeared in three out of the highest box office earnings in Nollywood in 2016.

The total earnings of all the movies Doyle appeared in is N242m.

*Iretiola Doyle also appears in The Grudge.

2. Adesua Etomi (Couple of Days, The Wedding Party, The Arbitration)

Adesua Etomi
Adesua Etomi

With leading roles in The Wedding Party and The Arbitration, Adesua Etomi comes in at number two on this list. With a total of N240m made in the movies she appeared in, Adesua is undoubtedly becoming a big box office star.

3. Somkele Iyamah (The Arbitration, The Wedding Party, 93 Days)

Somkele Idhalama
Somkele Idhalama

Coming in closely at number three is Somkele Iyamah. Starring in three movies that grossed in N239.9m at the box office, Somkele Iyamah may just be the most bankable actress in Nollywood this year.

4. Funke Akindele (A Trip to Jamaica)

Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele

In 2016, Funke Akindele appeared in A Trip To Jamaica. A film which held the position of the highest grossing Nollywood movie in a box office for weeks.

A Trip To Jamaica grossed in N178.5m at the box office, making Funke Akindele one of the top box office actresses of 2016.

5. Omoni Oboli (Wives On Strike, It’s Her Day)

Omoni Oboli
Omoni Oboli

Omoni Oboli comes in 5th place on the list of top 5 Nollywood box office actresses in 2016. With appearances in Wives On Strike, which grossed in N67M and It’s Her Day, which grossed in N37M, the movies she featured in grossed in a total of N104m at the box office.

This post originally appeared on TNS

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