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Top Ten Nollywood Stars with the Highest Number of AMVCA Awards (2023)

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The African Movie Academy Awards (AMVCAs) are an annual ceremony that recognizes excellence in African filmmaking. The awards were initially presented in 2007 and have since evolved to become one of Africa’s most distinguished award ceremonies.

 

Several Nollywood stars have won multiple AMVCA awards over the years. These celebrities have all made important contributions to the Nigerian film industry and are widely regarded as some of the most brilliant and accomplished performers in the country. In this article, we will discuss the top 10 Nollywood stars with the most honors. Enjoy!

10 Nse Ikpe-Etim

Nse Ikpe-Etim is a Nigerian model and actress. Ikpe-Etim began her acting career in the early 2000s and has been in over 100 films and won various honors. She swiftly rose to prominence as one of Nollywood’s most popular actresses, appearing in films such as “Reloaded”, “Mr. and Mrs.”, and “Journey to Self.”

Ikpe-Etim is a philanthropist in addition to her professional career. She is involved with several humanitarian organizations, notably the AMVCA Foundation, which grants scholarships to African aspiring filmmakers.

Nse Ikpe-Etim has won 3 AMVCA awards:

  • Best Actress in a Leading Role (2010)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role (2014)
  • Best Actress in a Comedy (2018)

9 Funke akindele Bello

Funke Akindele is a Nollywood superstar and has affliction with iroko tv, one of the top tv platforms in Nigeria. Funke Akindeke has been nominated many times but has only won three awards since the inception of the AMVCA award program, these awards are:

  • Best Actress in a Leading Role (2018)
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role (2019)
  • Best Movie of the Year (2019)

 

8 Uche Jombo

Uche Jombo is a Nigerian film producer, screenwriter, and actor. She is one of Nollywood’s most well-known and successful actors. She has appeared in over 100 films and received various honors. She soon rose to prominence as one of Nollywood’s most popular actors, appearing in films such as “Love is War” , “Agony of Love” and “Damage”. She has written and produced several films, including “Nollywood Hustlers” , “Holding Hope” and “Damage”.

Uche Jombo has won 3 AMVCA awards, which are:

  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role (2008)
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role (2011)
  • Best Movie of the Year (2012)

7 Majid Michel

Majid Michel is a Ghanaian actor, model, television personality, philanthropist, and evangelist. In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2017, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. After three straight nominations, he eventually won the prize in 2012. Majid Michel, like fellow actor Van Vicker, attended Mfantsipim School.

His notable appearances in films include:

  • Crime to Christ (2007)
  • The Agony of Christ (2008)
  • Heart of Men (2009)
  • The Game (2010)
  • Who loves me? (2010)

Michel is a devoted Christian who has freely discussed his faith. He has also appeared in several Christian films, including “The Price” and “Agony of Christ”.

Michel declared in 2017 that he was retiring from acting to devote more time to his family and ministry. He has now returned to acting and is currently one of Africa’s most popular and successful performers.

Majid Michel has won 3 AMVCA awards, which are:

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (2009)
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (2011)
  • Best Actor in a Comedy (2013)

6 OC Ukeje

OC Ukeje is a Nigerian singer, composer, and actor. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on July 15, 1981. He attended the University of Lagos and majored in Theatre Arts.

Ukeje won the Amstel Malta Box Office reality competition in 2012, earning him the role of “Amazing Grace” in the film. He went on to appear in films such as “Half of a Yellow Sun” ,“The Wedding Party” and “Isoken.”

Ukeje has received various accolades for his performances, including the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in “Half of a Yellow Sun” in 2014. He was nominated for the same award for his part in “The Wedding Party” in 2017.

OC Ukeje has won 3 AMVCA awards, which are:

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (2012)
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (2014)
  • Best Actor in a Drama Series (2017)

5 Richard Mofe Damijo

 

(RMD) is a Nigerian politician, lawyer, and actor. He is one of Nollywood’s most well-known and successful performers. He has appeared in almost 200 films and has received various honors, including the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2005 for his performance in “Silent Scandals”.

RMD’s acting career began in the early 1990s. He swiftly rose to prominence as one of Nollywood’s most popular performers, appearing in films such as “Love is War”, “Agony of Love” and “Silent Scandals”.

Richard Mofe Damijo has won awards, which are:

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (2013)
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (2015)
  • Best Actor in a Drama Series (2022)

4 Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress, film producer, and director. She has starred in over 100 Nollywood films. Some of her popular movies include:

  • Most Wanted (1998)
  • Ije (2004)
  • 30 Days (2006)
  • The Wedding Party (2016)
  • Lionheart (2018)
  • The Bling Lagosians (2022)

Genevieve Nnaji has won 4 AMVCA awards:

  • Best Actress in a Leading Role (2007)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role (2010)
  • Best Movie of the Year (2011)
  • Best Actress in a Drama Series (2022)

 

3 Bimbo Akintola

Bimbo Akintola is a Nigerian film producer, actor, and television personality. She has appeared in over 100 Nollywood films and has received various accolades, including the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2015 for her work in “The Set Up”.

Some of her popular movies include:

  • Outcast (2006)
  • Games Men Play (2008)
  • Jenifa (2009)
  • The Set Up (2015)
  • Moms at War (2018)
  • The Bling Lagosians (2022)

Bimbo Akintola has won 4 AMVCA awards:

  • “Best Actress in a Drama Series (2014)
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role (2015)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role (2016)
  • Best Actress in a Comedy (2020)

 

2 Omoni Oboli

Omoni Oboli is a Nigerian actress, screenwriter, and film producer. She has appeared in over 50 Nollywood films and has received various accolades, including the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2013 for her role in “The Figurine”.

Her most well-known films include:

  • The Figurine (2009 film)
  • Anchor Baby (2010 film)
  • Elliott (2012)
  • Fifty (2015)
  • Moms at War (2018)
  • The Beginning (2022)

Omoni Oboli has won 5 AMVCA awards:

  • Best Actress in a Comedy (2012)
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role (2013)
  • Best Movie of the Year (2013)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role (2017)
  • Best Cinematography (2018)

 

1 Kate Henshaw

Kate Henshaw is a Nigerian film producer, actor and television personality. She has appeared in over 100 Nollywood films and has received various accolades, including the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2008 for her performance in the film “Stronger Than Pain”.

Her most well-known films include:

  • When the Sun Goes Down (1993)
  • Love’s Agony (1997)
  • “Stronger Than Pain” (2007)
  • Knocking on Heaven’s Door (2010)
  • The Wedding Reception (2016)
  • Blood Sisters (2022)

Henshaw is a role model for many aspiring actors and is regarded as one of Nollywood’s most successful actresses. She is also a philanthropist who volunteers for several humanitarian causes.

Kate Henshaw has won 6 AMVCA awards:

  • Best Actress in a Drama Series (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role (2017)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role (2019)
  • Best Movie of the Year (2020)

These are the top ten Nollywood stars that have received the highest number of AMVCA Awards and you are free to tell us your thoughts in the comment section.  Thanks.

 

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