Celebrity | 5 July 2008 12:49 CET

Best paid Nollywood actresses revealed

The Nigerian movie industry boasts of tested actors and actresses which have risen to the pinacle of their career due to dint of hard work and focus. Among those considered to be the best paid actresses in the industry include.

Genevieve Nnaji: - It is no gain saying the fact that no actress has taken Nollywood with as much storm as Genevieve Nnaji who evolved over time like a colossus to bestride the industry.

Her career in the show biz started with modelling under Alex Usifo's outfit before she got her first movie role in Ralph Nwadike's film as a newscaster. Today, the former face of lux has countless movies to her credit.

The beautiful actress who needs no introduction as far as acting and modeling are concerned is at the height of her career. She has also veered into music and fashion. As face of Lux, she got over N20 million as endorsement fee and she is also one of the best paid actresses in Nollywood as her artiste fee as above one million naira.

Ini Edo:- This sex siren joined Nollywood when she was a student of University of Calabar and today she is one of the big stars in the industry. She has also featured in numerous films and makes over one million naira as artiste fee.

Patience Ozorkuo:- Popularly known as Mama Gee,' Patience started off as a radio presenter before she was introduced to the movies. She also featured in a bread advert with Chief Chike Okpala (Chief Zebrudaya) and Pete Eneh. Since then she has become a house- hold name in the movie industry.

Today, Patience Ozorkuo does not only act but sings as well. Her artiste fee is in the neighourhood of millions.

Omotola Jalade:- Before she clocked 20 years, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde was already a face to behold in the screen. Her break started in 'mortal inheritance' a film about sickle cell anemia, however, she was involved in modeling before she veered into the movies.

The entry of Omotola into show biz will not be complete without mentioning that her pilot husband has been very supportive and contributory to her rise to stardom. She earns more than a million in each movie.

Nkiru Sylvanus:- she comes from a conservative Christian home in Abia State but has always had passion for acting . After her first role, a cameo appearance in 'Eagle Bride' Things have changed for the actress. Getting the top actress to appear on a movie takes as much as one million now.

Ngozi Ezeonu:- Orignally, this mother of four was trained as a journalist but the quest to express herself made her to delve into show biz. She started as a model before Zeb Ejiro, an all movie producer and director discovered her. He offered her a role in a Soap opera and later to Nollywood. Today, she earns fantastic fees in the make believe industry.

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