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The mere mention of the word, ‘Nollywood’ makes some people break out in hives – they just hate it! While for others, Nollywood is much more than watching movies – it is a lifestyle. They know the names and personal details of their favourite stars and cannot let a day go by without viewing a Nollywood movie.
Welcome to the world of Nigerian movies – the industry is growing in terms of fans and quantity of movies produced but many are complaining that the quality of Nollywood movies is simply deplorable.
Whatever your side of the fence, you have to admit that Nollywood’s impact is growing. It is considered the 3rd largest movie industry in the world (only eclipsed by Hollywood and Bollywood).
Almost every African knows the Nollywood major stars – Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola and RMD but do u know the new generation of stars?
While Nollywood’s major players were ‘banned’ by movie marketers for over 2 years, this was an opportunity for some new stars to emerge.
I present – Nollywood: Generation Now!

Ini Edo is known as the ‘bad girl of Nollywood’ with her skimpy style and various rumoured romances; Ini is always in the press.
She is rumoured to be dating D’Banj and is one of Nollywood’s most sought after actresses. Check out her website – HERE

Fun Facts
From Akwa Ibom State
Is 24 Years old – Born 19 April 1982
Attends the University of Calabar and is studying Theatre Arts
You can see her in the new movie, ‘Girls Cot’

Nonso Diobi’s movie career is growing from strength to strength. Ever since he moved to Lagos from Eastern Nigeria about 5 years ago, Nonso has not looked back.
He is selective about his movie roles and always brings something special to the characters he plays.
Fun Facts
Is 26 Years Old
He’s a ladies man
Signed with a US talent agency
Watch him in ‘Black Bra’

Chioma Chukwuka is considered a ‘good girl’ in Nollywood. Ever since she started acting, Chioma has not been involved in any scandal or rumoured romance with co-stars. She got married last year and is still riding on a wave of success.

Fun Facts
Studied Banking and Finance at the Lagos State University
Attends House on the Rock church
Watch ‘Growing Up’

Monalisa Chinda’s profile has been rising steadily over the last couple of years. With various well-reviewed performance, Monalisa has solidified her place on Nollywood’s A-List

Fun Facts
Studied Theatre Arts at University of Port Harcourt
You can see her in ‘Girls in the Hood’

Michael (Mike) Ezuruonye is Nollywood’s #1 new heartthrob. He has so many female fans that he reportedly has to change his phone number very often.
‘Fair Mike’ as he is fondly called entered Nollywood a short time ago but has delivered in quite a number of movies.

Fun Facts
Studied Accounting at Federal Polytechnic Oko and Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Reportedly dated Ini Edo
Known as Nollywood’s golden boy

Oge Okoye has been acting for a couple of years but the last 2 years have been exceptionally recognized. She has played the lead role in several high profile movies and hads legions of fans. Oge recently gave birth to a baby girl in London.

Fun Facts
Her husband’s name is Stanley
She is a Theatre Arts graduate from Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Check out ‘Face of Africa’

Caroline Ekanem is one of the most stunning actresses in Nollywood. This Scottish/Nigerian lady is proudly from Cross River state which is one of the reasons she decided to use her mother’s maiden name rather than her father’s surname. Caroline is currently heavily pregnant.

Fun Facts
Attends the University of Calabar
Dated 2Face
Baby Daddy is reportedly Musa Danjuma, the younger brother to Rtd Gen. Theophilus Danjuma

Uche Jumbo is not new to Nollywood but she has really made a huge impact recently. Uche delivered her best performance ever in the movie ‘Games Men Play’ where she played a wife with a trifling husband.

Fun Facts
A graduate of Mathematics/Statistics from the University of Calabar

In a relationship
From Abia State
Also writes and produces movies
See her great performance in ‘Games Men Play’ which she co-wrote

Check out Mona’s Nollywood blog – HERE

Let us know what u think.
Nollywood – Love it or hate it?
Would you encourage your younger sister/brother to pursue a career in Nollywood?
What do u think about these actors and actresses…let us know!
Have a great week!

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