Top 12 most Beautiful Actresses in Nigeria (2022)

When you’re talking about the most beautiful Nollywood Actresses, different names will pop up in your mind. Nigeria is a country filled with so many beautiful souls; the Nollywood sector is no exception. Although Nigeria has a diverse and attractive movie industry, it is also true that there are some who have made their mark as the most beautiful actresses in Nigeria. Everybody has their list of the most beautiful Nollywood actresses because beauty for sure is in the eye of the beholder, No matter the list of these actresses you have in mind, we are sure they will be amongst the 12 lists of actresses we have below. So scroll down and check to prove us wrong.

1.  Nancy Isime

Nancy Isime (born 17 December 1991) is a Nigerian actress, model, and media personality. Nancy Isime was born in Edo State, Nigeria to Nigerian parents of Esan descent. After her senior secondary education in Benin, she went on to obtain a diploma at the University of Lagos. Nancy Isime began a career as an actress in the TV series Echoes in 2011. She is also a television presenter, known for presenting the gossip show The Squeeze, the technology show What’s Hot, and backstage segments of MTN Project Fame season 7.

2.  Osas Ighodaro

Osas Ighodaro (born Osariemen Martha Elizabeth Ighodaro; 26, October 1990) is a Nigerian American actress, producer, host, and humanitarian. She won Miss Black USA in 2010 and founded The Joyful Joy Foundation, raising funds and awareness for the fight against malaria. Additionally, she co-hosted the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. She played the role of Adanna (Danni) on the soap opera Tinsel and won Best TV Actress of the Year at the 2014 ELOY Awards. Osas emerged as the highest-grossing Nollywood actress of 2018. She was awarded “Best Actress in a Drama” at the 2022 AMVCA for her role in “Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story”.

3.  Mercy Aigbe

Mercy Aigbe (born 1 January 1978) is a Nigerian actress, director, fashionista, and businesswoman. She is best known for her Yoruba indigenous movies. She hails from Benin city which is the capital of Edo State. She is the second child in a family of five. Mercy Aigbe kicked off her acting career by starring in some soap operas including the popular TV drama series “Papa Ajasco”. Professionally, Mercy joined the Nollywood industry fully in 2006 and acted in the movie that brought her into the limelight ‘Ara’, a movie produced by Remi Olupo in Ibadan, Oyo State. She founded “The Mercy Aigbe Gentry School of Drama” in 2016.

4.  Ini Edo

Iniobong Edo Ekim (born 23 April 1982) is a Nigerian actress. Ini Edo is an Ibibio from Akwa Ibom state located in the south-south part of Nigeria, not far from Calabar.  Ini Edo began her film career in 2000 and has featured in more than 100 movies since her debutIn 2013, Ini Edo was a judge for the Miss Black Africa UK PageantIn 2014, Miss Ini Edo was appointed by the United Nations as a United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy.

5.  Adunni Ade

Adunni Ade is a Nigerian-American actress and model. She was born on the 7th of June in Queens, New York to a German American mother and a Nigerian father from Lagos. After moving back to Nigeria, she landed her first Nollywood role when she acted in the Yoruba language film “You or I” in 2013. Her short video comedy skit “Date Gone Bad”, which was released on YouTube in 2014, recorded more than 170,000 hits. She has also featured in several other Nollywood movies in both English and Yoruba languages, including some music videos for Sound Sultan and Ice Prince. In 2021 Adunni Ade ventured into Film production with her Film production company Lou-Ellen Clara Company Limited and debuted her first film as an executive producer SOÓLÈ.

6.  Destiny Etiko

Destiny Etiko (born 12 August 1989) is a Nigerian actress. Etiko was born in údi, a village located precisely in Enugu state, a southeastern geographical area of Nigeria occupied predominantly by the Igbo people of Nigeria. Etiko’s career received prominence after she featured in a movie titled Idemili which was produced in 2012 by Ernest Obi but was not released until 2014. Her role in the movie earned her a City People Entertainment Awards nomination. Before her role in the movie titled Idemili, Etiko had appeared in other movies although did not receive prominent roles in them.

7. Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji (born on 3 May 1979) is a Nigerian actress, producer, and director. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first actor to win the award. In 2011, she was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contributions to Nollywood. Her directorial debut movie, Lionheart, is the first Netflix film from Nigeria and the first Nigerian submission for the Oscars. The movie was disqualified for having most of its dialogue in English. After having spent decades in the movie industry, she was profiled alongside some celebrities and business executives in 2020 in two new books by the publisher and Editor in Chief of Yes International! magazine, Azuh Arinze.

8.  Bimbo Ademoye

Bimbo Ademoye was born on 4 February 1991, in Lagos, Southwestern Nigeria. She obtained her secondary education from Mayflower School and is an alumna of Covenant University where she studied Business Administration. Her acting career began in 2014 when she was cast in the short film Where Talent Lies. Bimbo Ademoye has been described as a celebrity style icon by several media outlets.

9.  Mercy Johnson

Mercy Johnson Okojie (born 28 August 1984) is a Nigerian actress, film director, and film producer. She went to a Rivers State Secondary School for her secondary education in addition to the Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Right after her secondary education, she auditioned for a role in the movie titled The Maid and subsequently acted in other movies such as HustlersBaby Oku in America, and War in the Palace.

10.  Chacha Eke

Charity Chinonso Eke was born on (17 July 1987). Charity Eke, popularly known as Chacha Eke Faani, is a Nigerian actress from Ebonyi State. Her rise to fame came when she starred in the 2012 drama film, The End is Near.

11. Adesua Etomi

Tolulope Adesua Etomi-Wellington (born 22 February 1988). Tolulope Adesua Etomi was born in Owerri, Imo State professionally known as Adesua Etomi, and is a Nigerian actress. In 2014, she starred in her first feature film Knocking On Heaven’s Door. She won the Best Actress in a Drama award at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role in the 2015 romantic drama film Falling.

12.  Ini Dinma Okojie

Ini Dima-Okojie (born 24 June 1990) is a Nigerian actress from Edo State, Nigeria. She resigned from her job in investment banking to enroll at the New York Film Academy. She started her career with her first television appearance on Taste of Love and she has been featured in many films including the multicultural rom-com, Namaste Wahala in 2021 and the Netflix Nigerian original thriller, Blood Sisters (2022 series) in 2022.

So here you have it! The list of the most beautiful Nollywood actresses we have for you. We’d like to know what you think about this list, and If by any chance your preferred beautiful actress is not on this list, we’d like you to mention them in the comment section.