Divas of Nollywood (Pt. 1)

Posted: July 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

They are flamboyant, controversial, and stylish but whichever way you look at it, you have got to give it to Nollywood actresses. While some get knocks for their lacklustre performances, a few get nods and accolades. We present our favourites and not so favourite female Nollywood stars in no particular order.

Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha


With a penchant for micro minis and killer heels, the University of Port Harcourt, Theatre Arts graduate has grown a lot since her 1998 debut to become one of Nigeria’s most sought after actresses. Lately, the 35 year old actress has clinched juicy endorsement deals from Nokia and Globacom. Her accent, dress sense and acting skills make her a favourite all the way.

Ini Edo- Ehiagwina


This is one actress who has been enmeshed in many controversies. In spite of being labelled a lesbian and husband snatcher, the Akwa-Ibom state actress still enjoys a large fan base. Recently, the 28 year old actress was criticised for her poor dress sense and ‘yabbed’ for ‘bastardising the full lace wig’. Despite all of these, the University of Calabar graduate has not been deterred and is today a Glo and Chivita ambassador. Still very happily married despite divorce rumours, Calabar intonation or not Ini Edo remains a star.

Chioma Akpotha


Chioma has grown from the good- goody two shoes image to a lot more confident actress. Many where shocked to see the other side of the mother of two in the reality TV show, Gulder Ultimate Search – Celebrity Showdown. The 2007 AMAA award winner for Best Actress in a Lead Role is a fan favourite and has had a scandal-free run in the limelight.We love the Glo ambasodor’s simple yet stylish personality.

Offiong Kate Henshaw-Nuttall


Like fine wine, Kate seems to get better by the day.We love her flawless skin and effortlessly chic look. She hit the scene in 1993 in the movie When the Sun Sets and later won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2008. Kate who is also a Glo Ambassador is married to a Briton and has a daughter.


Jayne Usen

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