Igbo actors and actresses make up a good number of actors in the Nigerian music industry, Nollywood. Many of them are notable for their professionalism, skill, and craft. The Nollywood movie industry as you know it has been in existence even before the name was coined in an article published in New York times in the 2000s. Actors and actresses from Igbo played a vital role in establishing Nollywood into what it is today and they have continued in the same vein in keeping the industry active till today.

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For this publication, we collated the names of actors and actresses whose origin can be traced to Igbo or actors or actresses from the Igbo ethnic group, in other words. We traced them by name by birth or relationship and arranged their names alphabetically according to their real names and their stage name in brackets if any.

Igbo Actors

  • Amaechi Muonagor
  • Azubuike Michael Egwu (Zubby Micheal)
  • Bruno Iwuoha
  • Bryan Okwara
  • Charles Awurum
  • Charles Inojie
  • Chigozie Atuanya
  • Chika Okpala
  • Chike Nwoffiah
  • Chike Okonkwo
  • Chinedu Ikedieze
  • Chiwetalu Agu
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Christopher Uchefuna Okeke
  • Chudi Nwafor
  • Chuma Mmeka
  • Clem Ohameze
  • Cyril Ikechukwu Nri
  • Daniel K. Daniel
  • Desmond Elliot
  • Ejike Asiegbu
  • Ekenedilichukwu Ugochukwu Eric Nwenweh (Ken Erics)
  • Emeka Rollas
  • Emma Ehumadu
  • Emmanuel Ikubese
  • Eric Nwadinobi
  • Ernest Obi
  • Francis Duru
  • Frederick Leonard
  • Gospel Onyeasi
  • Ifeanyi Chijindu
  • Ifeanyi Kalu
  • James Ikechukwu Esomugha (Jim Iyke)
  • Jerry Amilo
  • John Ikechukwu Okafor (Mr. Ibu)
  • Josh Alfred (Josh2funny)
  • Kalu Ikeagwu
  • Kanayo O. Kanayo
  • Kelvin Ikeduba
  • Kenneth Okolie
  • Longinus Anyaehiechukwu Anokwute (Chief Imo)
  • Michael Obiora
  • Mike Ezuronoye
  • Ndave David Njoku
  • Nkem Owoh (Osuofia)
  • Nonso Diobi
  • Nosa Rex
  • Obinna Nwafor
  • Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule (Okey Bakassi)
  • Osita Iheme
  • Pascal Atuma
  • Pete Edochie
  • Peter Onwuzurike Onyehidelam (Dede One Day)
  • Ray Emodi
  • Uti Nwachukwu
  • Uzodinma Umeh
  • Uzor Arukwe
  • Victor Osuagwu
  • Williams Uchemba
  • Yul Edochie
  • Zack Orji

Igbo Actresses

  • Ada Ameh
  • Afro Candy
  • Alexandra Lopez
  • Angela Okorie
  • Anita Joseph
  • Antonia Okonma
  • Bayray McNwizu
  • Beverly Osu
  • Caroline Chikezie
  • Chika Nancy Ike
  • Chioma Chukwuka
  • Chioma Omeruah (Chigul)
  • Chioma Toplis
  • Chizzy Alichi
  • Christiana Nkemdilim Adelana (Tana Adelana)
  • Cossy Orjiakor
  • Daniella Okeke
  • Destiny Etiko
  • Dolly Unachukwu
  • Ebele Okaro
  • Emma Nyra
  • Enuka Okuma
  • Eucharia Anunobi
  • Franca Brown
  • Frances Nsokwu
  • Frances Nsownu Ikoroha
  • Genevieve Nnaji
  • Genny Uzoma
  • Gloria Young
  • Kiki Omeili
  • Linda Ejiofor
  • Liz Benson
  • Lota Chukwu
  • Mary Lazarus
  • Maureen Solomon
  • Megalyn Echikunwoke
  • Mercy Johnson
  • Monalisa Chinda
  • Ngozi Ezeonu
  • Nkiru Sylvanus
  • Nkiru Sylvanus
  • Oby Kechere
  • Oge Okoye
  • Onyeka Onwenu
  • Paschaline Alex Okoli
  • Patience Ozokwor
  • Patti Boulaye
  • Phina Oruche
  • Queen Nwokoye
  • Rachael Okonkwo
  • Rita Dominic
  • Rosaline Meurer
  • Ruby Ojiakor
  • Sandra Achums
  • Sharon Ifedi
  • Stella Damasus
  • Stephanie Okereke Linus
  • Steph-Nora Okere
  • Tana Adelana
  • Tonto Dikeh
  • Tracy Ifeachor
  • Uche Jombo Rodriguez
  • Uche Mac-Auley
  • Uche Nwakuche Eduzor (Maggi)
  • Uche Ogbodo
  • Uzo Aduba
  • Uzor Osimkpa
  • Yvonne Orji

Note: we welcome contributions as we are updating this list regularly.


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