Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade and Five Beautiful Nollywood Queens Who Refuse to Age – Photos


Nollywood is blessed with an elite group of iconic actresses who will forever be remembered for their immense contribution to the development of the creative arts industry in Nigeria.

These iconic women are not only veterans in the industry. They are influential and continue to impress whenever they grace our screens with their fine acting skills.

They are inspirational and powerful in a manner that continues to encourage more Nigerian women to join the movie industry.

Today, we celebrate these iconic figures not just for their status as celebrities, but also for their beauty and resistance to ageing.

In no special order, first on our list is;

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Genevieve Nnaji
Nollywood’s finest, she began acting early in life and broke several records. She has more awards than any other Nollywood actresses to date. In 2011 she received an honour as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
A pioneer of both the new cinema and the video film eras of Nollywood. The award-winning actress became the youngest to win the THEMA award in 2007. Her name made it to the list of 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2013. The actress is also a recognized Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Rita Dominic
She has the zeal to inspire people who want to grow in the field and has featured in numerous events and functions representing women.

Kate Henshaw
She has continued to put her talent at the disposal of directors of the first rank. Kate, daughter of Etubong Etim and Theresa Henshaw of the Henshaw Royal family of Cross Rivers State, had her break in the groundbreaking urban telling, ‘When the Sun Set’. It was from that point that the Efik Princess developed an unquenchable passion for acting.

Ireti Doyle
She has been in the industry for about 2 decades and is credited for her appearance in both TV, stage, and films. She is an accomplished Nollywood writer, actor, and producer. Ireti Doyle has been active in social functions representing women throughout her entire career.

Iyabo Ojo
Iyabo has scripted and featured in several Nigerian films. Her first role was in 1998’s Satanic, an English-language film. In 2002, she made her Yoruba-language debut with Baba Darijinwon.

Annie Idibia
She is a unicorn and conquered the turbulence both in the widely acclaimed marriage to Tuface and in her career. To many young women, she has become a love icon and inspiration.


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