They are fresh, talented, sexy, and relatively new in the movie scene and gradually taking the centre stage in movie with their acting prowess. They are the new faces rocking some of the most talked about movies and TV series in Nollywood. They are not just about the name and the fame, but are actually slaying in movies. City people head of movie desk VIVIAN ONUORAH profiles this crop of rising stars.
This light skinned beauty is the hottest bride in Nollywood, as she is one talented act a lot of top Nollywood film makers always want to have on their sets. Petite Adesua came on board few years ago has ascended the ladder of fame with her acting prowess. She has featured in several movies from Knocking on Heavens Door, Brave, London Life Lagos Living, Shattered and several others. She spent some of her formative years abroad where she also schooled and that explains the unique aura that surrounds her personality. , she studied Physical theatre, Musical theatre and Performing Arts at the City College, Coventry, United Kingdom and Drama and Performance at the University of Wolverhampton before she returned back to Nigeria in 2012.The Imo State born actress had a brief stint with acting and Theatre in Uk before she stormed Nollywood.
Beauty with talents best describes this Medical Doctor turned actress, one of a kind in Nollywood. Kiki bagged a degree in Medicine from the college of medicine, University of Lagos and thereafter decided to follow her passion for acting and TV presenting. She hosted the dance reality show dance 234 which aired on Africa magic world. She also played a lead role in the much publicized movie “Married but Living Single”. Other jobs to her credit include Behind the Smile, The Valley Between, Gidi Culture, A Mother’s Fight, Nesrea’s Watch, Footprints, Lekki wives and several others.However, her role in the much talked about series shot her into limelight.
Not until she embraced her passion for acting, amiable actress cum TV presenter Michelle Dede has always been a very prominent figure in the entertainment industry, though as a presenter ever she returned to Nigeria few years back. Born in Germany, Michelle holds a Post Graduate degree in Communications, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing, Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Marketing. She made her first major appearance on TV when she co hosted the first Nigerian Big Brother Reality show alongside Ik Osakioduwa.The well travelled daughter of a diplomatic made her debut in acting with her spectacular role in the highly acclaimed Ebony life TV drama Desperate Housewives, with several nominations to her credit.
Light skinned and tall beauty, Ovire Peggy is a very popular face in the movie industry, as her looks and amiable nature has earned her a good place in Nollywood, irrespective of her short debut. The Delta State born ex beauty queen, who won the Miss Galaxy International Nigeria crown 8 years ago, delved into in 2012 and has featured in several movies till date. She won the City People Awards for Most Promising Actress and has several other awards in her kitty.
Talented screen star Mary Lazarus is no new name in the Nigerian Movie Industry, as her pretty face has graced a lot of movie projects and TV series. The tall and delectable young actress is among the most sought after young stars rocking the entertainment scene with her admirable acting skills. Her long list of movies keeps growing by the day. She has been won and been nominated for several awards.
Vivacious Omawunmi is a very intelligent actress who is also passion driven. The ebony beauty hails from Ogun State, Nigeria. She is an Actor/Presenter and Voice Over Artist. She is a graduate of Creative Arts from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She has starred in Tales of Love, Moremi, The Antique, Casino, Tales of Eve, Married to the Game, Tinsel, Ebony Life TV series Best Friends and several others.
She came into limelight as a model, after she won the Face of Sleek pageant and has spread her wings into acting. A half Nigerian half Carribean, the model turned actress has featured in quite a good number of movies and TV series till date. Among them are Casino, Code Of Silence, e.t.c
She is the pretty Tinsel star that played the lead role in the multiple award winning movie The Meeting produced by Audrey Silva production outfit owned by star actress Rita Dominic and her management. She has also featured in several other movies till dates and won a couple of awards.
Talented actress Isaac Nsikan stormed the movie industry as a producer cum actress. Nsikan, who studied Petroleum Engineering at River State University of Science and Technology, Port-Harcourt, was shot to limelight with her movie The Banker and since her entrance, she been very active on the movie scene.
Delta State born Blondie Sarah Ofili has also made her debut in Nollywood and currently stars in Africa Magic’s comedy series Do Good. The pretty half caste born of a Nigerian Father and a Hungarian Mother became popular after her controversial romance with music star Ikechukwu.According to her; she is a model, designer, beauty blogger and radio/TV host.
Newly married TV star Dolapo Oni also makes this list. Although she is more popular as a Media Personality as she began her TV Career in 2010, as the Lead Anchor on the Mnet show ’53 Extra’. And currently From there she was nominated amongst hundreds of contestants as one of the two chosen Co Hosts an Ebony Life TV show. She started her acting career in Uk before she returned to Nigeria but has also featured in some stage and drama series in Nigeria like For Colored Girls ,Jacob’s Cross,’ and most recently the much talked about series Desperate House wives Africa.
She is another fast rising actress rocking the movie industry.
Talented actress Tamara Eteimo was shot into limelight after she won the Next Movie Star Reality show. She has featured in a couple of movies and also produced her first movie.
Fast rising actress Jennifer Akudo Oguzie, came on the scene few years ago and she is doing well already. In she has featured in movies like The Twist, Last Flight to Abuja among others.
Precious Chikwendu shot to limelight as a model cum beauty queen and the Abuja based big babe has delved into movies. She starred in multiple award winning director cum producer Obi Emelonye‘s Love Struck airing on Africa Magic.
Edo state born Linda Osifo is another rising star in Nollywood. She returned to Nigeria few years ago and has become a popular act in Nollywood.
This ex beauty queen plays a major role in the popular TV series Desperate Housewives. An actress, model, she is one of the new talented acts rocking TV series.
Born in Queens, New York to a Nigerian father and American/German mother, Adunni Ade is one bold and daring actress rocking Nollywood. Asides her mind-blowing fashion sense, she is also a good actress. She relocated to Nigeria 2 years ago and is fast becoming a popular face in Nollywood, featuring in Date Gone Bad, You & I among others.
Ebony skinned and very shapy, Nazo Ekezie is one of the pretty fast rising stars in Nollywood, especially in many top grossing movies produced in the East. The tall and sexy babe is also a producer and has featured in several movies.
This light skinned and slim beauty played a role in the comedy series Do Good, acting alongside star actress Kate Henshaw.She is also one of the new rising acts to watch out for in Nollywood.
She was shot to limelight after she participated in the Big Brother Africa reality show where she represented Nigeria. Since then, she has embraced acting and featured in Gidi, Jenifa’s Diary and few others.
Ghana born actress Okawa Shanzay is one of the new kids on the bloc. Her striking resemblance with Ghana star actress Jackie Appiah can’t be ignored as well. She is pretty, talented and flaunts a very curvaceous physique. She made her entry in Nollywood with her role in Frank Raja’s movie Iyore, where she acted alongside star actress Rita Dominic.
Talented actress Lala Akindoju has been on the scene for quite a while and has featured in a couple of movies as well. She is always a popular face at every major movie gathering. She played a role in Tunde Kelani’s movie Dazzling Mirage.
This light skinned beauty is an actress, model and a dancer. She has featured in movies like The Antique where she played the lead character among other movies.
Armed with a BA in English language from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Masters in Human Resource Management from TIME University, Tunisia and Business School at University Jean Moulin, Lyon, France, this banker turned actress is one of the fast rising faces in Nollywood. The Benue State born ebony beauty has featured in movies like I‘ll Take My Chances, Coffe Shop and several others.
Somkele Idhalama came into prominence as a supporting actress on NdaniTV’s hit web series Gidi Up, where she acted the role of Yvonne, the Fashion Designer and hasn’t looked back since her arrival. She is happily married and a mother of one.
Kogi State born Oreka Godis made her name as a radio presenter but is gradually laying her foundation in movies. She has featured in a couple of movies as well. She spent most of her formative years abroad where she also schooled before returning to Nigeria.
Happily married mother of one,Ijeoma Agu is a talented actress who came into the movie scene few years ago with her role in HoodRush.She has also featured in several other movies and ranks as one of the through bred actresses in Nollywood.