Charming Magazine reveals Top Creative and talented Actresses who will make a great hit in the Nollywood industry this year, 2021.
2020 came with a big storm which really disturbed the Entertainment industry as Nigeria Movie Industry (Nollywood), took a major hit in its revenue and plans to such a crippling effect due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nollywood actresses struggled through the heat of 2020, but thankful to God, as they somehow survived the extremely tough challenges of the past year, and also delivered some spectacular performances that gives them a special place on this list.
Also in 2020, due to the COVID-19, induced lockdown and the closure of cinemas across the country for months, the initial release date of a lot of films was shifted and most shootings suspended. But that somehow didn’t stop some of our star actresses to shine brightly and give us some evergreen classics.
So without much wastage of time, below are top 10 fast-rising Nollywood talented and creative actresses of 2020 in Nollywood, and are also set for big things come 2021;
This list was put together in no specific order, it was just a blend of Nollywood’s fastest-rising and biggest actresses of 2020 that are ready to Take-Over 2021.
1. BIMBO ADEMOYE
This beautiful curvy Nollywood female comic actress, is a great and super talented star of 2020. She has owned her roles and her place in the industry and it’s very rare to see a female actress come into the industry as comic actress and also kept her act. It all comes to her born naturally to be stupidly funny and always displays such a hilarious joy to watch. Bimbo has now grown into more serious roles but still somehow finds a way to retain her hilarious acts as seen in her movies of 2020, like ‘Slayqueen‘, ‘The Confessor‘, in ‘Introducing the Kujus’ and finally ‘Dear Affy’. She is a top actress who knows what she is doing and so much loved by fans.
2. ANTHONIETA KALUNTA
The leading lady in Nigeria’s Oscar 2021 submission, ‘The Milkmaid’ is Anthonieta Kalunta. Interestingly, the Desmond Ovbiagele film is Kalunta’s debut outing as an actor.
3. BISOLA AIYEOLA
2020 has no doubt been an all-win year for our pretty talented actress Bisola Aiyeola. From her lead role in Kayode Kasum’s romantic drama, ‘This Lady Called Life’ to debut as a producer as she co-produced the movie ‘Sugarush‘ and went to single-handedly producing the movie ‘Introducing The Kujus’. Bisola Aiyeola was definitely one of the biggest actresses of Nollywood in 2020.
4. IDIA AISIEN
Media personality and Nollywood newcomer Idia, took the stage by storm as she stars in a leading role on her debut movie “Nneka the Pretty Serpent”, as she plays the titular Nneka, embracing her legend as a femme fatale who as a child witnessed the murder of her parents by unknown intruders, haunted by nightmares until her world collides with an underwater being who shape-shifts between a snake and human. Idia Aisien did well to deliver such a surreal remake of one of Nollywood’s evergreen classics. The movie also hasn’t done badly too in the cinemas.
5. SHARON OOJA
Beautiful light skinned Kenneth Gyang’s ‘Oloture’ tops the list of the major productions released this year. With the backing it received from Netflix, the film hit impressive numbers. Its leading lady, Sharon Ooja pushed for a performance which keen followers of her progress over the years will agree is quite out of the norm. It is still arguably one of her biggest features to date.
6. INI-DIMA OKOJIE
The last couple of years, leading into 2020 have both being huge in Ini-Dima’s growth as one of the biggest stars of 2020. From her roles in “SGIT”, to Kpali and finally, to her role on Chinaza Onuzo’s movie ‘Who’s the Boss’, in a support lead role along with the veteran like Funke Akindele-Bello, Ini held her own heads high.
7. NANCY ISIME
Our light skinned beauty, Nancy has definitely made that huge transition from one of the countries best TV host and personality to a proper Nollywood star and just can’t help but fall in love with her acts, characters and roles. Her biggest movie yet, which has proven to be such a masterpiece comes in the Kayode Kasum directed movie Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards.
8. JEMIMA OSUNDE
Jemima Osunde since her break role in Shuga, she has grown steadily in the industry and in 2020 she finally announced herself holding it down that she’s here to stay for a long time. Her biggest film of 2020 has got to be ‘This Lady Called Life’.
You just can’t help but fall in love with Jemima with her ease of mastery delivery of her roles. 2020 just maybe she didn’t do much but her popularity and her stock grew immensely and that can’t be taken away that’s why she made this list as one of the biggest actresses of Nollywood in 2020.
9. JUMOKE ODETOLA
This is yet another of the Yoruba Nollywood genre, and she’s definitely owning her place. The beautiful actress who is popularly known as Mrs Gargantua showed in 2020 that she’s definitely not slowing down anytime soon you’ve just got accept that she’s here to stay with fantastic roles in movies like ‘Ija Ebi’, ‘Oganjo’ and many more.
10. BUKUNMI OLUWASHINA
Well, I don’t think anybody at all that watches Yoruba Nollywood in the country and outside of it at the moment would say they don’t know one it biggest act, Bukunmi Oluwashina from her roles on ‘Coming from Insanity’ to featuring on Toyin Abrahams’ ‘Fate of Alakada’ to her role on Kunle Afolayan’s Citation and finally to ‘Dear Affy’. She is really good.