The Nigerian Movie Industry otherwise known as Nollywood has evolved over the years, with many young, talented and charming actors taking over from their senior counter parts and living their dreams in very applaudable manner. This set of wave making and fast rising stars are fast taking a centre stage in the make belief industry, garnering awards globally. City people Vivian Onuorah unveils 30 young actors rocking the movie scene.
Talented actor Ken Erics started his acting career as an under graduate, while studying Theatre Arts at the university. He made his breakthrough in acting few years after his graduation and hasn’t looked back since then. He is arguably the hottest actor in Asaba and its environs and has also featured in several cinema movies, working with the likes of Emem Isong, Uche Jombo, Elvis Chuks, among others. He won City people Best Actor award last year and has received several nominations from different awards. The tall and handsome actor is well loved by many and has a unique acting prowess that is equal to none.
Ever since multiple award winning actor Oc Ukeje hit the movie scene, following his victory at the rested Amstel Malta Box Office reality show, it has been a roller coaster ride for the slim built actor. Oc Ukeje, whose career has taken him far and wide, has worn so many awards lately that he may be losing counts soon. Among his wins are brand new cars, several millions and of course numerous plaques. He has featured in many blockbuster movies and is one of the hottest guys on the bloc.
For this talented and young actor, his acting skills came afore with his role in the movie Flower Girl, earning him nominations and recently Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award. The 32 year old actor hails from Anambra State and is a Mass Communication graduate of Benson Idahosa University; Benin.He has featured in Private Storm, Finding Mercy, and Tinsel among others.
Anthony stamped his presence in Nollywood with his role as a pilot in the award winning movie Last Flight to Abuja. He holds a BSC in Multimedia&Film Production from the Thames Valley University UK and a Diploma in Performing Act for Screen from Goldsmith College Uk.Among his other appearances include popular TV series Tinsel and Lekki Wives.
Tope was shot into limelight with his role in popular soap Edge of Paradise. He is an actor, voice over artist and broadcaster. He has won several awards like AMVCA, Nigerian Entertainment Awards, Golden Icon awards, among others.
Tall and dark skinned actor Gbenro is what people may describe as a photo copy of Uti Nwachukwu.They share the same style and looks. He is one of the popular faces on Tinsel and the soon to be husband of TV star Osas Ighodalo.
Handsome and talented actor ,Kenneth Okolie came into prominence in 2010 when he won the Mr. Nigeria competition and went ahead to emerge 3rd place at the Mr World contest. Kenneth hasn’t looked back since then as his face has become a major asset in Nollywood. He has featured in major cinema movies and lots more.
Best described as a dynamic actor, Zubby Michaels has a unique personality that can suit into any role with ease. Featuring mostly in movies produced in Asaba and its environs, he is one of the budding talents in Nollywood.
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Asides his talents, his looks also stands him out from his counterparts. Wave making actor Daniel K Daniel is one of the hottest sensations in Nollywood at the moment. In his 20s, he has won awards like Best of Nollywood revelation, City People Best New actor and some others.
Mike Godson is among the league of fast rising acts rocking Nollywood. An INEC youth ambassador, he shares same resemblance with star actor Mike Ezuruonye.
Shaggy started acting few years ago and is fast becoming a force to reckon with in Nollywood. Featuring mostly in movies produced in the Eastern part of the Globe, the young actor is in his 20s and has acted alongside the likes of Mercy Johnson,Yul Edochie,Ken Erics among others.
Award winning actor Femi Jacobs was jolted to fame with his first ever role in the multiple award winning movie The Meeting, where he played a lead role. The movie produced by star actress Rita Dominic and Mildred Okwo owned Audrey Silver Productions was a major mile stone for the talented new actor. He is also a gospel singer.
Star actor Seun Akindele has been in the industry for a while now but he is making waves with his acting skills and good looks. He has featured in numerous movies to count and soaps like Spider, and others.
For Bryan Okwara,his looks precedes his acting skills. He was the first winner of Mr Nigeria Contest and has featured in several movies since his debut in entertainment.
Light skinned and chiselled face Alex Ekubor was swept into prominence after the 2010 Mr. World competition where he emerged the First Runner Up. He delved into acting shortly after and has done so well for himself in the short spate of time. He is also a model.
Light skinned and lanky actor Ik Ogbonna makes the list. He has featured in a good number of hit movies.
Fast rising actor Okey Uzoechi is another young act rocking the movie industry. He has featured in movies like A Long Night, Murder at Prime suites among others.
Handsome actor Bobby Obodo made the news with his Ghanaian actress lover Jackie Appiah.He is a Nigerian actor who shuttles Nigeria and Ghana, but he is one of the hot faces rocking the movie industry.
Talented actor Enyinna Nwigwe took his career a notch higher ,with his spectacular performance in the blockbuster movie Black November shot in Hollywood. He is among the glamour boys of Nollywood.
Tinsel star Gideon Okeke makes this list. Asides acting, he is always stepping out at Alist events.
He is an actor cum model has been in the industry for a while now. He featured in late Amaka Igwe’s soap Now We Are married among others. He owns an entertainment outfit called Shaka Zulu entertainment. He is also a producer.
Talented actor Vincent Opurum who hails from Imo State started acting in 2008, featuring in many soaps and movies till date.
He is one of the young and good-looking acts rocking the industry. He features mostly in the Nollywood movies produced in the Eastern region.
Award winning actor Rex Okonkwo is one of the faces rocking the movie industry, with over 40 movies to his credit despite his short debut in Nollywood.
This heavily built actor came on the scene few years ago but he is fast becoming a popular face in movies. Some of his movies include Husband of Lagos among others.