In this update, I will be sharing with you some popular actors you never knew are from Imo State of Nigeria.
Kanayo O. Kanayo
He is a lawyer, actor, and one of the legends of Nollywood. Kanayo starred in the much-celebrated movie “Living in Bondage,” a movie that brought him to fame. He has featured in many Nollywood movies.
• Genevieve Nnaji
She is one of the most celebrated actresses in Nollywood and beyond. She played “Oma” in the foremost Nigerian epic movie ‘Ijele’. Ever since, Genevieve has starred in numerous movies both in Nigeria and beyond. She has won many accolades for herself.
• Victor Osuagwu
A legend in the industry. Victor is well known for the unique comic roles that made him one of the most comic actors in Nollywood. He starred in many movies one of which is ‘Our Daily Bread,’ the movie that brought him to the limelight.
• Rita Dominic
This gorgeous and petite actress is a celebrated Nollywood screen diva. She was one of the best during her active days in the industry. She hails from Mbaise Local Government of Imo State.
• Osita Iheme
Paw-Paw, as he is fondly called, is a celebrated Nollywood actor. He became famous after featuring in the movie ‘Aki an Ukwa,” alongside Chinedu Ikedieze. He was honored as a Member of the order of the Federal Republic (MFR) and has won several other awards.
• Michael Godson
He is one of Nollywood’s finest. He came to the limelight after starring in the movie ‘Seven Book of Moses’ and has done several other movies ever since. He’s the youth ambassador of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
• Francis Duru
He is an actor, entrepreneur, TV personality, model, and master of ceremony. Francis is a legend in the industry and has starred in several movies. He played the leading role ‘Ahanna’ in the award winning movie ‘Rattle snake’, a movie that brought him into limelight.
• Charles Awurum
He is a popular comic actor, content creator, politician, producer, television personality, and director. He has starred in numerous comic movies alongside with Mr. Ibu, Osuofia and the rest of them.
• Vincent Opurum
He is an actor, movie producer, model, director, and television personality. He has featured in many Nollywood movies and has always played romantic roles.
• Dike Osinachi
He is a comic actor, content creator, master of ceremony, and television personality. Apama Egbeigwe, as he is fondly called by his fans, has done many movies, mostly comedies.
• Saint Obi
He is an ace actor, director, and producer. He is one of the pioneers of Nollywood. Obi starred in several Nollywood blockbusters one of which is the celebrated ‘ State of Emergency ‘ which trended beyond the shores of the country. He was the producer of the movie ‘Take Me to Mama’, another sensational blockbuster that made waves.
• Clem Ohameze
He is a respected legend of Nollywood. Clem has been in the industry for over two decades and has featured in many Nollywood movies.
• Emeka Ike
He is a movie director, actor, and producer. Emeka studied Mechanical Engineering in Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. He has featured in many Nollywood movies and he is well known for his prowess in romantic movies. Emeka has starred alongside with Genevieve Nnaji, Chioma Chukwuka, and a host of others.
• Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule
He is popularly known as Okey Bakassi. Okey is a talented actor, stand-up comedian, and television personality. He has featured in many celebrated Nollywood movies such as ‘Stupid’, ‘Radical’, etc.
• Bryan Okwara
Bryan is a famous Nigerian actor and model. He is the winner of Mr. Nigeria pageant in 2007 and won the best African male model in 2010.
• Judith Chichi Opara
Afro Candy, as she is popularly known, is an actress, director, producer, model, and adult movie actress. She has featured in many adult movies in the United States of America where she is based.
• Eucharia Anunobi
She is a prolific Nollywood actress and a pastor. She has been featured in many movies and is considered one of the pioneers of the industry. ‘Abuja Connection’ is considered her most popular movie.