Nollywood movie industry has created a lot of opportunities for many gifted actors and actresses and it is without doubts that a lot of Igbo sons and daughters have taken these advantages to create wealth.
Here is a list of the 10 richest Igbo Nollywood actors.
This list was compiled based on their visible achievements and careers.
Pete Edochie (born 7 March 1947) is a Nigerian actor. Edochie is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, by both Movie Awards and Movie Magic’s Africa Magic Cable network. Although a seasoned administrator and broadcaster, he came into prominence in the 1980s when he played the lead role of Okonkwo in an NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s all time best selling novel, Things Fall Apart.
Anayo Modestus Onyekwere – popularly known as Kanayo O. Kanayo,
Kanayo O. Kanayo was born March 1, 1962 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian actor.
In 2006 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. In 1992, Kanayo made his debut film appearance in the film Living in Bondage. Kanayo has starred in over 100 films.
He is currently a United Nations ambassador and bears the title of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR)