handsome nigerian actors

In this list, we are sharing some of the most handsome Nigerian actors we have in the Nigerian film industry popularly known as Nollywood.

Here are 10 most handsome Nigerian Actors

1. Odunlade Adekola

handsome nigerian actors

Odunlade Adekola is the most popular Nollywood Yoruba actor. The actor is famous for his good looks as well as his fantastic acting.

Adekola has featured in over 100 movies since he debuted as an actor in the mid 90s.

He is known for movies like Asiri Gomina, Oyenusi, Taxi Driver, Wives on Strike, Baba Super and Ila owo</p

Adekola is married to Ruth Adekola and they have 3 children together. The actor’s popularity has landed him lucrative endorsement deals with the likes of Glo, Goldberg and Conoil.

He is also the CEO of Odunlade Adekola Film Productions where he trains upcoming actors and actresses. Tunde Owokoniran is one product of the acting school that has been able to break in to the Yoruba film industry.

2. Okechukwu Ukeje

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Popularly called OC Ukeje, Okechukwu Ukeje is one of the finest actors Nollywood has produced. He was initially a reality TV personality before he ventured into acting.

Although he has been acting for less than a decade, he is currently one of the most popular Nollywood faces. He has received several awards, some of which include Africa Movie Academy Awards, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Nollywood Movies Awards, Best of Nollywood Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards and Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards.

Some of the awarding winning movies which he has featured in include Two Brides and a Baby, Hoodrush, Alan Poza, Confusion Na Wa and Half of a Yellow Sun.

3. Blossom Chukwujekwu

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Blossom Chukwujekwu is another handsome Nollywood actor. He is quite popular with the ladies due to his facial features and buff physique.

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Chukwujekwu is a native of Nnewi in Anambra State although he was born in Benin City in Edo State. He studied Mass Communications at the Anambra State University of Science and Technology.

He began acting while in the University. He was a prominent member of the popular House of Theatre (H.O.T) where he played the lead in the stage drama, Godless: The path to dawn.

According to him, it was his role in this stage play that made him realise he could carve out a career in acting.

Some of the movies he has starred in include Flower Girl (2013), Finding Mercy (2013), Knocking on Heaven’s Door (2014), The Visit (2015), A Place Called Happy (2015) and Ghana Must Go (2015).

4. Ramsey Nouah

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Also known as Nollywood’s Lover boy, Ramsey Nouah is another handsome actor. He began his acting career in 1993 when he starred in the popular Nigerian TV soap opera, Fortunes. He has since gone to star in several award winning movies.

Nouah is actually mixed race as his father is an Israel while his mother is a Nigerian (Yoruba)

He is also one of the richest actors in Nollywoood. The actor is happily married to Emelia Philips and they have 3 children together.

5. Uti Nwachukwu

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Uti Nwachukwu became popular when he featured in Big Brother Africa 3. He was the third evictee but he would later feature in the Big Brother All Stars in 2010 where he emerged winner. Prior to these, Uti had featured in the Next Movie Star where he finished as first runners up

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Nwachukwu bagged a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Education from Benson Idahosa University, Benin City.

The handsome actor and model began his acting career in 2011. His career got on to a bang as he won the 2012 GIAMA Best New Actor Award which was held in the US.

Nwachukwu is also a co-host on the popular show, Jara.

6. Desmond Elliot

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Desmond Elliot is an actor cum politician. Elliot is one of the handsome faces of Nollywood.

In his early days as an actor, he was the face of Tantalizers food chain for many years. The actor has featured in over 200 Nollywood movies. Some of which include Men Who Cheat, Reloaded, Yahoo Millionaire, 30 Days in Atlanta and Atlanta.

He is married to Victoria Elliot and they have four children together.

7. Yul Edochie

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Yul Edochie is the son of the legendary Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie. His father named him after the popular Russian actor Yul Brynner.

Despite his fine looks, he got married quite early. Yul got married at the age of 22. He got married to May Aligwe and the couple have 2 sons and a daughter.

He attended the University of Port Harcourt, where he bagged a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts.

Since his debut as an actor in 2005, Yul has starred in over 200 movies to date. He has also won several prestigious acting awards.

8. Gideon Okeke

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Known for featuring in Big Brother Naija in 2008, Gideon Okeke is a hunk and a popular face in Nollywood.

He studied Biochemistry at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University. He would later go on to finetune his acting skill by enrolling in the Lee Strasberg institute in New York where he obtained professional training in acting

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The actor is also a model and a TV Presenter. He was the host of the DSTV game show, ‘Money drop.’

Okeke joined the cast of the popular MNET TV series, Tinsel and featured consistently till date. He has featured in the South African TV series Jacobs cross.

9. Alex Ekubo

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Alex Ekubo is another handsome Nollywood face. He was the first runner up at the 2010 Mr Nigeria contest.

He has enjoyed a smooth transition from modelling into acting. In 2013, he received the Best Actor in a Supporting Role Award at the Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in the movie, ‘Weekend Getaway’.

Ekubo received a Diploma in Mass Communications from Calabar Polytechnic before proceeding to the University of Calabar to study Law.

Ekubo debuted as an actor in the movie, Sinners in the House in 2005. It was a minor role, he would later feature in major role many years letter. Some of the movies he has starred in include A Man For The Weekend, Aina, Diary of a Lagos Girl, Dream Walker, Gbomo Gbomo Express, Lagos Cougars, Single, Married and Complicated, Undercover Lover and Weekend Getaway.

10. Gabriel Afolayan

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p>Gabriel Afolayan is the son of the legendary actor; Ade Afolayan popularly called Ade Love. The actor is popular for his good looks and brilliant acting. He is also a musician and has released singles like Awelewa and Kokoro ife.

Afolayan studied Theater Arts at University of Ibadan. Some of the movies he has featured in include Ojuju, Madam Dearest, Ija Okan, Hoodrush, Heroes and Zeros, 7 Inch Curve and Okafor’s Law

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