If your parents ever warned you against choosing an acting profession because this job does not bring big money, we assure you that they were wrong. These talented Nigerian actresses prove that you can be popular, successful, and fabulously rich. Who is the wealthiest Yoruba actress? In this article, the top 5 beautiful and rich ladies will be discussed.
1. Funke Akindele
Currently, Funke Akindele net worth is around 1.4 million dollars.
Funke is a notable star of Yoruba movies. She grew up in an ordinary Nigerian family and achieved all her success by her own. Akindele got a national diploma at the Ogun State Polytechnic and a law degree in Lagos.
Funke’s acting debut was in the soap opera “I Need To Know”. This series went on between the 1990’s to the mid-2000’s. In 2009, she was awarded for best performance by the Africa Film Foundation. Also, viewers got to enjoy her acting in another TV show, Jenifa’s Diary.
One of her most famous work is JENIFA. This movie was a big hit, not just in Nigeria, but Africa as well.
2. Iyabo Ojo
Iyabo is not only one of the most talented Nollywood actresses but also a successful producer and director. According to information available in the media, the estimated net worth of this beautiful woman is 280-300 million Naira. So, it is not surprising that she has a Range Rover. Of course, all these riches are less valuable than her two lovely children.
Few people will believe that this beautiful woman is 40 years old. She was born in Lagos on December 21, 1977.
Her acting career began in 1997 when she met Bimbo Akintola. Her impeccable performance in the movie “Satanic” showed that she really has great talent. Iyabo got the leading role. Her inexperience was not at all noticeable. No one could have guessed that it was her first time in front of a camera. Even though she was nervous, she enjoyed the process of filming.
Iyabo has been on over 150 movies. In addition, she has produced 14 films and has received more than 10 awards.
3. Dayo Amusa
According to media sources, Dayo’s net worth is 700, 000 dollars. She is a prominent businesswoman, actress, and singer.
This lady was born on July 20, 1984. Her birthplace is Lagos. Dayo is the first of five children in her family. She studied Food Science and Technology at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.
Her acting career started in 2002. Within a short period of time, she became one of the most popular personalities in Nollywood. Her main focus are Yoruba films but she has also starred in a few English movies. Her most notable roles were in Unforgivable, Emuke, Aroba 1, 2, Diary.
Amusa owns PayDab Schools and when it comes to her personal life, she’s not very forthcoming about this aspect.
4. Mercy Aigbe
Her estimated net worth is 500,000 dollars.
Mercy’s homeland is Edo State. She was born on the 1st of January 1979 as the second child in a family of five kids. She studied finance at the Polytechnic of Ibadan. After graduating, she was mastered in Theater Arts at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2001.
Now she is a talented actress, a successful businesswoman, and director. Best of all, she is known by the lovers of Yoruba movies. She made her acting debut in 2006.
Among the most prominent films where she acted were Afefe ife, Okanjua, Atunida leyi, Igberaga, Ihamo, Ipese, Iro funfun, Mafisere, Oju ife, Ile Oko mii and Kostobu – a hit in 2017.
Fans are also fascinated by the actress’ fashion. In November 2014, she opened own clothing store called Mag Divas Boutique. The development of this business led her to be named Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year by Links and Glitz World Awards.
Many connoisseurs of fashion were delighted by her attire at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in 2016.
5. Fathia Balogun
Allegedly her net worth is estimated from 383, 000 to 555, 000 dollars. The admirable lady has taken part in a lot of Yoruba film projects.
Balogun was worn on the 5th of February 1969. Her homeland is Delta State.
She began her acting career in the 90’s. Alhaji Fatai Teniola offered her guidance in the industry.
It is interesting that Balogun never dreamed of becoming an actress. Initially, she wanted to be a broadcaster. Her father, however, wanted her to be an accountant. But things became difficult when the young Faithia failed her JAMB exams. Math was not her strong suit. After a while, her father resigned himself to fate and encouraged his daughter to follow her heart desires.
Also, Fathia said that she considered being a lawyer but she was not capable of performing the additional work which law students were required to do.
As we can see, she is quite successful now. This lady is one of the most notable Nigerian movie stars. Many people admire and envy her popularity and wealth. Among her successful films are Farayola (2009), Aje metta ( 2008), Aje metta 2 (2008), and Awawu (2015).
Clearly, these actresses are making a lot of money. However, their success is due to their talent and the hard work they put into their work. But if you believe in yourself and make an effort, even the wildest dreams become a reality. As long as you are dedicated, you will certainly be on a list like this someday.