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20 most handsome Nollywood actors

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If you have an interest in the Nigerian movie industry, you probably would want to know who are considered to be the most handsome Nollywood actors in Nigeria.

Obviously, everyone has their own tastes when it comes to physical appearance. Remember, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Still, I have compiled the top 20 of the most handsome Nollywood actors for you!

Definitely, it is hard to say for sure who is the most handsome male actor in Nigeria because every male actor in Nollywood is handsome.

List of most handsome Nollywood actors

Below is our pick of 20 Nolly most handsome Nollywood actors. Note that the list is presented in no particular order.

1) Ramsey Nouah

It is only natural that Ramsey Nouah Tokunbo Jr. should be the first on my list of most handsome Nollywood actors as he was known as Nollywood’s lover boy during the early stages of his film acting career. He is a very famous Nollywood actor. He is also a director and a model. He was born on 19th December 1970 in Lagos, Nigeria.

His father is from Israel while his mother is from Yoruba land of Owo, Ondo State in the South-Western part of Nigeria.

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He grew up in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria where he attended Atara Primary School and Community Grammar School, Lagos.

He obtained a diploma at the University of Lagos, after which he pursued a career in acting.

He kicked off his acting career when he starred in the Nigerian TV soap opera “Fortunes” at the age of 23. He is often called “Lover-Boi” for his roles in a romantic film. In 2002.

He got married to Emelia Philips-Nouah and they are blessed with two sons and a daughter.

Ramsey Nouah is the one who produced the movie “Living in Bondage. Breaking free” that got everyone talking in 2020.

Ramsey Noauh featured in movies such as Living in Bondage. Breaking Free, The Figurine, The Millions, etc.

He won the popular Online Choice Award in 2012. He also won Nigerian Entertainment award for best actor in 2017.

You may also like: Ramsey Nouah Biography: Early life, movies, awards, family, net worth & more

2) Richard Mofe Damijo

Richard Mofe Damijo, who is popularly known as RMD, is a famous Nollywood actor, director, producer, investor, politician and philanthropist.

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He was born on 6th July 1961 in the Aladja community of the Udu Kingdom in Warri, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria.

RMD has a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Benin and a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Lagos.

He was married to late May Ellen-Ezekiel (MEE) who died in 1996. He is currently married to Jumobi Adegbesan with lovely kids. RMD is in his fifties and still looks freaking hot.

Some of the movies RMD has featured in are Indecent Act, I Believe in You, Engagement Night, Deadly Desire, Danger Signal, Critical Decision, Burning Desire, etc.

He won the 2012 Best of Nollywood Awards for Special Recognition Award and in 2016, he also won the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards for Life Time Achievement Award.

See also: Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) Biography: Journalist, actor, politician, entrepreneur & more

3) Chigozie Atuanya

Chigozie Zeal Atuanya is a famous Nollywood actor, producer, model, television personality, investor and entrepreneur.

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He was born on 13th September 1980 in Aba, Abia State in the southeastern part of Nigeria. However, he hails from Agu-Ukwu Nri, a village in Anambra State in the southeastern part of Nigeria.

Chigozie Atuanya completed both his primary and secondary school education in Aba, Abia state.

After completing his primary and secondary school education in Aba, Chigozie Atuanya proceeded to Enugu State University of Science and Technology and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration.

He won the City People Entertainment Awards for Best actor in 2011. Chigozie has also featured in movies such as Evil Forest, Ladies Gang, Ladies Men, etc.

4) Ken Erics

Ken Erics Ugochukwu is a Nollywood actor, musician, and model.

He was born on 28th February 1980 in Kano, Nigeria. He is from Enugu-Ukwu in Njoka Local Government Area of Anambra, Nigeria.

He had a passion for acting at a very tender age and started acting from his local church.

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Ken Erics is a graduate of Theatre Arts from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in Anambra State.

While growing up Ken Erics did many stage performances, dramas and acted in several movies.

He is a member of many theatre and drama clubs and was attending auditions right from his undergraduate days.

Ken Erics has featured in movies such as Burning Bridges, My Blood, My Sweat, Curse of the Seven, etc.

Some of the awards he has won are City People Award for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.

5) Uti Nwachukwu

Uti Nwachukwu is a famous Nollywood actor, musician, television personality, presenter, model and philanthropist.

The handsome actor is popular for the tv show “Jara”, which he co-hosts with Helen Paul.

He is also the winner of Big Brother Africa All-Stars Edition season 5.

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Uti Nwachukwu was born on 3rd August 1982 in Ughelli but was raised in Sapele, a small town in Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria.

He is, however, a native of Ndokwa of the Aboh Kingdom in Ndokwa-East Local Government Area also in Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria.

He is the last born in a family of six children. Uti Nwachukwu rose to fame after winning the Big Brother Africa All-Stars Edition season 5 in 2010.

Uti Nwachukwu is a graduate of Computer Science from the University of Benin in Edo State, Nigeria.

He won the Nollywood Award for Best Rising star award in 2013 and 2014.

Uti has also featured in movies such as Clueless, Tinsel, Fear Not, etc.

Read Also: 28 Nollywood actors who have lost their real names to their screen characters

6) Ik Ogbonna

Ikechukwu Mitchel Ogbonna who is popularly known as IK Ogbonna is a famous Nollywood actor, model, producer, and television personality.

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He is popularly known for his romantic roles in movies. He was born on 11th January 1984 in Abia State in the southeastern part of Nigeria.

He is the second child born into a family of four children consisting of two boys and two girls.

IK Ogbonna completed both his primary and secondary school education in Lagos State, Nigeria.

On the completion of his primary and secondary school education in Lagos, he proceeded to the University of Jos in Plateau State in the northern part of Nigeria and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

IK Ogbonna was married to  Columbian Sonia Morales but the marriage ended in 2019. The couple shares a son named Ace.

He has won the City People Movie Award for Most Featured Actor In Cinema Movies. Some of his featured movies are, Ghana Must Go, A Better Family, My Rich Boyfriend, etc.

7) Blossom Chukwujekwu

Chukwudi Echezona Blossom Chukwujekwu, who is popularly known as Blossom Chukwujekwu, is a popular Nollywood actor, television personality and model.

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He was born on 4th November 1983 in Benin City, Edo State in the south southern part of Nigeria.

He is the first son out of the two sons of the family. He is a native of Otolo, Nnewi North in Anambra State, Nigeria.

He attended Greater Tomorrow Primary School in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.

After which he proceeded to Greater Tomorrow Comprehensive College in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate.

After completing his primary and secondary school education, Blossom Chukwujekwu proceeded to Benson Idahosa University in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication in July 2008.

Some of the awards won by Blossom are Golden Icons Awards, Best of Nollywood Awards, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

Blossom Chukwujekwu married his wife Maureen in December 2015 but the couple got divorced in 2019.

Some of the movies he has featured in are New Money, Finding Mercy, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, etc.

8) Nonso Diobi

Nonso Diobi is a Nollywood actor, director, investor, and a model. He was born on 17th July 1976 in Enugu, Nigeria.

He is a native of Nawfia, in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria.

He is currently a GLO Ambassador and a philanthropist.

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Nonso Diobi has starred in over 150 films. He is currently single.

Nonso Diobi is a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Nigeria Nsukka in Enugu State.

He grew up in Enugu, Nigeria in a family of five children consisting of two girls and three boys. He is the last born in the family.

He started acting at the age of 15, performing in drama in his local church in Enugu. He was the best actor in his church drama.

In 2014, he won the Best Actor of the Year at the Golden Icons Movie Academy Awards.

Some of the movies Nonso Diobi has featured in are Palace Slave, Kingdom of Queens, Lagos Real Fake Life, etc.

9) Odunlade Adekola

Among the Yoruba actors, Odunlade Adekola is one whom I find really hilarious and cute. He pops up amongst the first results of “who is the most handsome Yoruba actor”.

This is true – he is famous for both his acting talent and good looks. This actor debuted in Nollywood in the middle of the 90s, and now, he has starred in more than 100 movies.

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Odunlade Adekola is a real lady charmer because of the comic feel he gives to his characters, but unfortunately for those who dream to win his heart, he is happily married.

The actor and his wife Ruth Adekola have four beautiful boys.

Asides being a family man, he is also a businessman – he has a few lucrative endorsement deals with the big companies like Goldberg, Conoil, and Glo.

He is the CEO of Odunlade Adekola Film Productions Company. This company was created with the purpose to train young actors and actresses.

Some popular stars have graduated from his school, like Yoruba actor Tunde Owokoniran.

Some of the movies he has featured in are, Ile Afoju , The Vendor, Alani pamolekun, Asiri Gomina Wa, Mufu Olosa Oko, Kabi O Osi, Oyenusi, Sunday Dagboru, etc.

Adekola has won City People Movie Award for Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year (Male)

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10) Okechukwu Ukeje

This Nollywood star is popularly called OC Ukeje. He is one of the most talented and charismatic actors in the Nollywood movie industry.

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In case you would like to check out some of his most popular movies, these are “Alan Poza”, “Hoodrush”, “Two Brides and a Baby”, “Half of a Yellow Sun” and “Confusion Na Wa”.

Okechukwu Ukeje resides in Lagos. He got married in November 2014 to his sweetheart Senami Ibukunoluwa Togonu-Bickersteth.

Some of the awards won by OC Ukeje are City People Movie Award for Best Actor of the Year (English) in 2016, Nollywood Movie Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2013, etc.

11) Bryan Okwara

Bryan Okwara definitely didn’t miss his way to our list of Nollywood most handsome actors because he is one actor who is really handsome.

This celebrity is a former beauty pageant contestant before he got interested in acting.

He is a former Mr Nigeria and he also reached semi-finals on the prestigious pageant “Mr World.”

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There are reports that Bryan Okwara has been dating the winner of Miss Earth Nigeria contest for a while now, Marie Miller and the beauty queen has been sharing a lot of photos with Bryan on her social media pages.

Recently, the duo welcomed a baby and Bryan couldn’t keep calm as he took to his Instagram page to proclaim love and gratitude to Marie Miller.

Bryan has featured in movies such as Shattered Romance, I’ll take my chances, Weekend Getaway, etc.

12) Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot is a veteran actor who studied Economics at Lagos State University. He was the face of Tantalizers and represented this company for many years.

Desmond Elliot’s filmography includes more than 200 Nollywood productions.

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Some of his most famous featured movies are “Reloaded”, “Men Who Cheat”, “30 Days in Atlanta” and “Yahoo Millionaire.”

At some point in his career, he was an ambassador for the Glo company.

Desmond Elliot is in a happy marriage to his beloved, Victoria Elliot, and together they have four children.

Also Read: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Tiffany Haddish among list of actors offered Oscar’s Academy membership

13) Yul Edochie

Yul Edochie is a son of the Nollywood veteran Pete Edochie and he is a badass actor himself.

Yul Edochie has acted in more than 200 movies, earning for himself some prestigious awards for his work and even opened his own Yul Edochie Academy, where he helps young actors and actresses to succeed in this business.

Check out his photo below and you can see why he made it to our list of most handsome Nollywood actors.

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Yul’s heart belongs to May Aligwe-Edochie, his wife.

He married her when he was 22 years old, and the two are extremely happy together with three children – a daughter, Dani, and two sons, Karl and Kambi.

Some of Yul’s awards are City People Entertainment Awards in 2009 and 2013, etc. While some of his featured movies are The Billionaires, Royal Choice, The affectionate wife, etc.

14) Gideon Okeke

Gideon Okeke is another actor who became famous thanks to his appearance as a contestant in Big Brother Naija.

His career took off after he appeared in the show in 2018, as he became one of the most popular and handsome faces of Nollywood. Definitely why you find him on our list of Nollywood most handsome actors.

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Gideon is not only a great actor but also a Biochemistry graduate from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University.

For those who are wondering if Gideon Okeke is in a relationship, he actually is and he tied the knot with his beloved woman, Chidera.

Some of Gideon’s featured movies are When Love happens, 93 days, A Place in the Stars, etc.

He also won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

15) Alex Ekubo

Before becoming an actor, Alex Ekubo was a mega-successful model and pageant contestant, so it is easy to see why he made it to our list of most handsome Nollywood actors.

He has a degree in Mass Communications from Calabar Polytechnic University and he also studied Law at the University of Calabar.

He became the first runner-up at the prestigious contest “Mr Nigeria” in 2010. However, he decided to branch into acting and that seemed like the right decision.

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His professional debut happened when he got a minor role in the movie “Sinners in the House”. Later, he started getting more major roles.

So far, as an actor, he has received a few Best Actor awards. One of which is Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Celebrity Award – Outstanding TV Personality.

Some of his featured movies are, “A Man for the Weekend”, “Diary of a Lagos Girl”, “Aina”, “Dream Walker”, “Lagos Cougars”, “Gbomo Gbomo Express”, “Single, Married and Complicated”, “Weekend Getaway” and “Undercover Lover”.

16) Mike Godson

Michael Godson Ifeanyichukwu is a Nollywood actor and a model. He was born on 10th October 1985 in Kano, Nigeria. He is from Imo State in the southeastern part of Nigeria.

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After his primary and secondary school education, Michael Godson got admitted into the University of Jos in Plateau State, Nigeria, and graduated four years later with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Communication Arts.

In 2010, Michael Godson joined the Nigerian movie industry and rose to fame after appearing in the blockbuster movie “7 Books of Moses” that was produced by Richrock Productions and directed by Nonso Emeka Ekwe.

Michael Godson has acted in movies like Secret Of Riches, Sincerely Mine, Kingdom of Darkness, 7 Book Of Moses, Wave of Madness, The Prince and the Slave, amongst others.

17) Bankole Wellington

Oluwabankole Wellington is known by his stage name Banky W.

Banky W is both a talented musician, songwriter and actor. He is known not just for his catchy songs and good acting, but also for his handsome looks. He definitely deserves a place in our list of most handsome actors in Nollywood.

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Banky W was born in the United States. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York.

He also studied at the prestigious New York Film Academy. Banky W started his own record label “Empire Music Entertainment” (E.M.E).

His debut album was released in 2005. His acting career began much later in 2016 when he acted in the movie “Wedding Party” with Adesua Etomi.

Banky W and his co-star Adesua Etomi got married in South Africa in November 2017.

18)Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba is a famous Nollywood child actor, movie producer, model, comedian, philanthropist, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and a television personality.

He is currently the United Nations Ambassador and African Youth Representative to the United Nations.

He was born and bred in Abia State in the southeastern part of Nigeria.

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The multi-talented actor hails from Abia State, where he completed both his primary and secondary school education and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.

After completing his primary and secondary school education, Williams Uchemba proceeded to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State in the southeastern part of Nigeria and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations.

Williams Uchemba joined the Nigerian movie industry in 2000 as a child actor and rose to fame in 2001 after featuring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “The Journey of the Dead”.

He is popular for his philanthropic works.

19) Gabriel Afolayan

Gabriel Afolayan is a multi-award-winning Nigerian actor and singer.

His stage name as a singer is G-fresh, and he is the younger brother of the widely acclaimed movie producer and director – Kunle Afolayan.

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Gabriel Afolayan is the son of one of the pioneers of the Nigerian Nollywood industry – Adeyemi Afolayan, popularly known as Adelove.

He hails from Kwara State, Agbamu, Irepodun Local Government Area. Gabriel was born in the early 1980s, at Island Maternity, Lagos Island. However, he grew up in Ibadan, Oyo State.

He had his basic and university education in Ibadan. He studied Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan (UI) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts.

He went on to study performing arts at the identity drama school Brixton, London. Identity Drama School produced potentials like John Boyega, Cynthia Erivo, Letitia Wright, Idris Damson, Malaki Kirby, Gloria Chikezie, etc.

He is married to Adebanke Afolayan.

Also Read: Actors Guild of Nigeria  honours Bassey Ekpenyong

20) Ibrahim Suleiman

Ibrahim Suleiman is a Nigerian actor who has a kind of beauty to his handsome face. Ibrahim Suleiman (Ibrahim Onimisi-Suleiman) who was born on the 25th of September 1983, hails from Edo state.

He is a graduate of  Architecture of Ahmadu Bello University.

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After dancing professionally for 11 years, he decided to venture into acting where he met his wife, Linda Ejiofor.

His debut into the Nigerian movie industry was his role in Tinsel.

Ibrahim and his wife Linda have just welcomed their baby.

Conclusion

These are my most handsome actors in the Nigerian movie industry.

We all know that the Nigerian movie industry is filled with talented, handsome male actors, which makes it quite hard to determine who is the most handsome.

Feel free to comment on the names of your most handsome actors in the comments section below.

Finally, the post is for information purposes only and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation. Use your discretion at all times.

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