7 Richest Yoruba Actresses in Lagos
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Entertainment Business - April 24, 2023

7 Richest Yoruba Actresses in Lagos 

The Yoruba film industry has become one of the fastest-growing film industries in Africa. The industry has produced a plethora of talented actresses who have made a name for themselves in the Nigerian movie industry and beyond. 

These actresses have not only gained fame and recognition for their acting skills but have also amassed significant wealth through various business ventures and endorsements.

In this article, we will take a look at the richest Yoruba actresses highlighting their career accomplishments and their estimated net worth.

Funke Akindele

Known for her big break in the movie ‘jenifa’ and her role in the popular TV series “Jenifa’s Diary,” which is a spin-off from the movie ‘jenifa’, Funke Akindele is one of the wealthiest Yoruba actresses in Lagos. 

The CEO of Scene One Film Production came into the limelight in 1999 with a sponsored sitcom titled ‘i need to know’ before her fame in the movie which earned her the nickname ‘jenifa’. With an estimated net worth of $11 million, Funke has won several awards which include Brand Ambassador of the year, Best actress in a comedy, Best actress of the year, amongst others.

She is also an ambassador to several companies like Molfix diaper, Kelloggs Nigeria, amongst others. Her recent movie Battle on Buka Street  became the second highest grossing Nigerian film of the year 2022 breaking the two-year record of her movie Omo Ghetto the Saga.

Toyin Abraham

With a career spanning over a decade, Toyin Abraham has become one of the most sought-after actresses in Nigeria.Toyin Abraham came into the limelight officially in 2004 with several movies to her name. However, her self-produced movie Alakada Reloaded which made it to Netflix was her big break.

Toyin has gotten several awards over the years which include, The Best Female Act by the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best Actress in a Drama, and so on. She is the ambassador of Fair Money Microfinance Bank, Checkers Custard, amongst others.

Aside from the movie scenes and with an estimated net worth of over $3 million, she has several businesses which include a dress boutique, a slimming tea company, amongst others.

Her recent movie ‘ijakumo’ has grossed about ₦278 496,384 in box office.

Sola Sobowale

Sola Sobowale is one of the wealthiest and modern day actresses in the industry. She had her big break in one of Nigeria’s popular television drama series Super Story ‘Oh Father, Oh Daughter’. 

After her break from nollywood for over a decade, she came back with features in several blockbusters movies. In 2019. She received an award for ‘Best Actress in a leading role’. Sola is currently an ambassador for Globacom and  has an estimated net worth of $450,000.

Fathia Wiliiams

Fathia Balogun is a popular actress, producer, and director and one of the richest in the Yoruba movie industry. She started her career in the early 90s and has risen to be one of the forces to reckon with in the industry.

Some of the prestigious awards include the 2008 Most Outstanding Actress, Best Indigenous Language Yoruba Awards for a movie. 

She is the owner of House of Faiteer, a health and beauty outfit as well as a performing arts training school. She has an estimated net worth of $400,000 to $500,000.

Mercy Aigbe

Mercy Aigbe is a popular Yoruba actress and one of the richest Yoruba actresses who has diversified her source of income. 

Aside from her several roles in the entertainment industry which has earned several awards including City People Entertainment Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year, the Most Popular Actress Nominee at the NET Honours, she is a fashion entrepreneur.

She is the CEO of Mercy Aigbe Gentry, a school of performing arts, Aso-ebi Mercy through which she sells high-end aso-ebi materials for high-class customers, amongst others. She has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Her estimated net worth in 2023 is over $2 million, making her one of the wealthiest actresses in Lagos.

Iyabo Ojo

Iyabo Ojo is another Yoruba actress known to be one of the richest in the industry. She started out in 2002 and has featured in several movies including her movie ‘Silence’ released in 2015 and premiered at Silverbird Cinemas in Lagos which made her a good fortune.

Iyabo also makes money from real estate investments, brand endorsements, and her personal luxury business brand. She is estimated to have a net worth between $300,000 to $500,000.

Bukky Wright

Bukky Wright is among the richest Yoruba actresses, with an alleged net worth of $800, 000. She ran for the senatorial position in the Ogun State House of Representatives through the Social Democratic Party in 2014.

The award winning producer also has several businesses such as B Collections, Beauty Spa and a record label company named Wright Media International.

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