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Top 10 Richest Nollywood Movie Producers, Filmmakers in Nigeria 2019

Nollywood stars take much of the credit for movie excellence in the industry, with little recognition given to those who actually produce the movies. Hence, the question here is: how much do you know about Nollywood movie producers?

Do you know how much they earn? Follow this article, as we bring you a list of the top 10 richest movie producers in Nigeria.

Today, Nigerian home videos are filled with glamour, intriguing scenes and exciting characters. Much of this is down to the ingenuity of Nigerian movie producers. In fact, an actor’s role in any movie is wholly dependent on the script written for him by the producer, and as directed by the director. In simpler terms, the producers/directors are actually the brains behind the growth of Nollywood; however, the actors/actresses appear to take all the credit.

Although, these producers are not getting as much recognition as their acting counterparts, their earnings aptly cover for the inadequacy.

Top 10 Richest Movie Producers, Filmmakers in Nigeria And Net Worth

Note: Virtually all top Nollywood actors (and actresses) are now producers, and a good number of producers also act. However, this list focuses on only bonafide (full time) film producers in Nollywood.

  1. AY Makun

AY Makun is obviously not the biggest movie producer in the industry. In fact, he has only being active for about half-a-decade or thereabout. However, since he bursted onto the scene, he has produced a number of top-grossing movies. Notable mentions in this regard include 30 Days in Atlanta (2014), A Trip to Jamaica (2016), 10 Days in Sun City (2017) and more.

His most recent production, Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demon (2018), is currently the 5th highest grossing movie in Nollywood, with a gross earning of 250 million Naira (and still counting).

Although, AY Makun acquired much of his wealth via comedy, he has made his mark as one of the richest movie producers in Nigeria today.

AY Makun’s net worth has been estimated in the region of $3 million (1.1 billion Naira).

  1. Tunde Kelani

The 70-year old producer is probably the most respected Nollywood producer today. He has to his credit a good number of classic Nollywood movies, which stretched from the 1990s to date. His most prominent production, however, remain Saworoide, which was produced and released in 1999.

The septuagenarian is a mentor to most leading contemporary producers, notably Kunle Afolayan, who featured in the 1999 classic – Saworoide – as a rookie actor. Other notable productions of the legendary producer include Dazzling Mirage (2014), Arugba (2010), Maami (2011), Thunderbolt (Magun) and many more.

Few years back, the veteran producer launched a web TV named “Opomulero TV”. And this has further boosted his wealth profile.

Tunde Kelani’s net worth has been estimated in the region of 30 million Naira.

  1. Kunle Afolayan

Kunle Afolayan is one of the most sought-after movie producers in this modern era of Nollywood. He is a renowned producer, director and actor, who is best known and applauded for his remarkable work in the movie titled October 1 (2014)

The star producer/director has produced/directed a good number of top selling Nollywood movies. Some of these include The Figurine (2009), October 1 (2014), The CEO (2016), The Tribunal (2017) and more.

Kunle Afolayan has a net worth in the region of 270 million Naira.

  1. Kemi Adetiba

Kemi Adetiba is one of the most prominent contemporary producers/directors in Nollywood. She has carved a niche for herself in the industry, with a number of top-grossing movies under her belt. Aside being a movie producer and director, Kemi Adetiba is also a music video director. She has worked with the likes of Olamide, Tiwa Savage, Lynxx and others in the music industry

Some of the top-grossing movies she has produced/directed include King of Boys (2018) and The Wedding Party (2016). It’s Her Day, King Women, and Brotherhood (yet to be released). The Wedding Party (1 and 2) remains the highest grossing movie in Nollywood, with a combined of earning of about 1 billion Naira.

Kemi Adetiba’s net worth is not made public. However, estimates have put her net worth in the region of 55 million Naira.

  1. Tchidi Chikere

Tchidi Chikere is an award-winning movie producer and director. He has produced about fifty movies so far, with some of them making the list of top-grossing movies in Nollywood. The movie producer has also debuted in the music scene, with a number collaborations under his belt.

Some of his top productions include Dumebi, Blood Sister (2003), Mad Couple, Beautiful Soul (2008) and many more.

The 42-year old producer/director has inked his name in the history book of Nollywood, with an illustrious career that has, so far, stretched over 2 decades.

Tchidi Chikere has an estimated net worth of 30 million Naira.

  1. Emem Isong

Emem Isong is one of the top movie producers/directors in the Nigerian movie industry. She is one of the leading screenwriters of “new generation Nollywood”, having written the scripts of many top Nollywood movies for the past 10 years.

Some of her top – high grossing – movies include Code of Silence (2015) Ayamma (2014), Knocking on Heavon’s Door (2014), Apaye (2014) and many more.

The multi-talented producer has an estimated net worth of 41 million Naira.

  1. Teco Benson

Teco Benson is a top-rated movie producer, with a myriad of productions under his belt. He has won numerous awards to validate his achievements, and some of these awards include AMAA and Best of Nollywood Awards. Also, he was honoured with the MFR (Member of the Order of the Federal Republic) national title in 2012, by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Some of the top productions of Teco Benson include Blood Diamond (2003), High Blood Pressure (2010), Two Brides And A Baby (2011), Accident (2013) and Mr & Mrs Chapter 2 (2017) among others.

Teco Benson has an estimated net worth of 29 million Naira.

  1. Muyiwa Ademola

Popular Yoruba actor/producer, Muyiwa Ademola, whose productions are known for their intriguing story lines, has made his mark as one of the best and richest movie producers in the industry. He has been nominated for (and won) several awards for his exceptional productions.

Some of his most popular movies include Bipolar (2018), Eyinju Eledumare (2014), Ori (2004) and many more.

Muyiwa Ademola has an estimated net worth of 35 million Naira.

  1. Chico Ejiro

Chico Ejiro, fondly called Mr. Prolific, is a popular movie producer/director. He made his mark in Nollywood since way back in the early 2000s. At this time, he was reported to have produced/directed about eighty movies within the space of five years.

His top movie productions include Treasures (series), Deadly Kiss, OutKast and more. He has won several awards for his exceptional productions, And in the process, he has built himself a commendable wealth profile.

Chico Ejiro’s net worth has been roughly estimated in the region of 23 million Naira.

  1. Okey Ezugwu

Okey Ezugwu is a prominent name in the movie production sector. Aside being a producer, he is also a top-rated distributor. As such, he handles the distribution of most of his movies. He is the Secretary of FVPMAN – Film, Video Producers & Marketers Association of Nigeria

Notable productions of Okey Ezugwu include I Believe (2018), Brother’s Keeper (2014), The Friend Zone (2017) and many more.

The star producer’s net worth has been estimated in the region of 18 million Naira.

Notable mention is Genevieve Nnaji who just made history as the first Nollywood star to ever become a billionaire. Her latest movie, Lion Heart was bought by Netflix at $3.8million.

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  1. Reasonable net worth but I think Kunle Afolayan worths more than that.
    Kunle Kelani may not be up to dt.


  2. Fifelomo

    February 16, 2019 at 1:29 AM

    That’s nice.


  3. Rosy

    February 16, 2019 at 12:56 PM

    Perfect, soon, Genny will be on the list



Who is the best producer in Nollywood? ›

Some of these producers are Kemi Adetiba, Kunle Afolayan, Funke Akindele Bello, and Mo Abudu to name a few. Kemi Adetiba is a producer, director, and writer. Best known for The Wedding Party, King of Boys, and King of Boys: The Return of the King, Adetiba is one producer that has scored goal after goal.

Who is the richest female celebrity in Nigeria? ›

1. Genevieve Nnaji Net worth $12M. Award-winning actressGenevieve Nnajiis the number one richest actress and one of the highest paid in 2022 among the top 5 richest actresses in Nigeria. Based on a winning streak of awards and international recognition since her 2005Africa Movie Academy Awardfor Best Actress.

Who is the richest film maker in Nigeria? ›

1. Dolapo Lola Adeleke (LowlaDee) Dolapo Lola Adeleke, alias LowlaDee, is in her late 20s, about 28 year old or thereabout, she is filmmaker and is currently making her mark in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

How much does it cost to produce a movie in Nollywood? ›

“ Some movies cost as much as 80 million to make. On average, people spend about 35-40 million naira to produce films,” he said.

Who is the biggest producer in Nigeria? ›

Don Jazzy is arguably the greatest Nigerian producer, with a very good eye for young talents, collaborating with virtually every A-list artist in the industry since he and D'Banj burst onto the scene in 2004.

Who is the most successful producer? ›

RankNameTotal worldwide box office
1Kevin Feige$27.389 billion
2Kathleen Kennedy$12.900 billion
3Jerry Bruckheimer$12.282 billion
4David Heyman$11.898 billion
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Who is the most beautiful actress in Nigeria 2022? ›

The most beautiful actress in Nigeria in 2022 is Genevieve Nnaji, who tops the list. She is a seasoned actress, producer, businesswoman, and television personality in Nollywood. She was raised in a middle-class family.

Who is the most loved celebrity in Nigeria? ›

1 Davido (23.3M)
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  • Nigerian music star Davido and his three children [Instagram/Davido]
  • Nigerian Singer Yemi Alade.
  • Nollywood actress Funke Akindele Bello [Instagram/FunkeJenifaAkindele]
  • Tiwa is always pretty and gorgeous [Instagram/TiwaSavage]
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How much is Zubby Michael paid per movie? ›

He charges at least N500,000 per movie script. Read more about Zubby Michael and his career.

What is the net worth of Zubby Michael 2022? ›

Zubby Michael's net worth is estimated at around $9.6 million, making him one of the richest actors in Nigeria.

How much do actors get paid per movie in Nigeria? ›

Performers in their early stages of careers can earn anything between N100,000 to N500,000 per role/movie, while veteran actors can earn up to N5 million. Acting does not provide the sole source of income. Even endorsements and sponsorships pay better for actors.

How much does Netflix pay for Nigerian Series? ›

Nigerian Filmmakers React As Netflix Offers $90,000 For Nollywood, $500million For Asian, European Films.

How can I sell my movie to Netflix in Nigeria? ›

Netflix does not accept unsolicited submissions. You have to go through agents, producers or industry executives with which they are familiar.

How much is a movie script sold in Nigeria? ›

I would say nothing less than N500,000 for a feature script. Higher if you're an accomplished award-winning veteran etc. But on average, N350,000 for a modest budget production." "The lowest a writer should be paid for a feature for TV films is N150,000 standard.

Who is the king of music in Nigeria? ›

Wizkid tops the top 10 best musicians in Nigeria in 2021 with a total of 65 awards. Wizkid has recorded four studio albums with one EP: Superstar. Ayo.

Who has the most Billboard entries in Nigeria? ›

Burna Boy is the Nigerian with the most entry on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Who wrote the most number one songs? ›

Paul McCartney (32) and John Lennon (26), of The Beatles, rank first and second, respectively, for having written the most Hot 100 No. 1s, thanks to their respective group and solo outputs.

What producer has the most hits? ›

'Fifth Beatle' George Martin Has The Most Number Ones Of Any Producer.

Who is the beautiful girl in Nigeria? ›

Nigerian model and event planner, Miss Ada Eme, has won the 2022 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, MBGN. The 24-year-old model beat 37 other contestants from around Nigeria to the coveted title and was crowned on Friday night in Lagos. The 34th annual pageant was hosted by Deyemi Okanlawon and Munachi Abii.

Who has the most beautiful girls in Nigeria? ›

Oluchi Madubuike won the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) for 2021. She beat 37 contestants to clinch the converted title.

Who is No 1 beautiful girl in world in 2022? ›

Jodie Comer

Famous for her Emmy-winning performance in Killing Eve (2018–2022), Comer's Golden Ration of 94.52 percent makes her the most beautiful woman in the world, according to measurements. Comer also scored the highest for her nose — 98.7 percent.

Who is the richest African artist in 2022? ›

Youssou N'Dour

In 2022, he is the richest musician in Africa. His astounding net worth of $145 million was accumulated through the use of his distinctive voice and the popularization of the well-known Senegalese music genre known as mbalax.

Who is the richest baby in 2022? ›

The title of world's richest kid is held by none other than Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. She is a member of the British royal family and the second child and only daughter of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Who is the richest kid celebrity in Nigeria? ›

DJ Young Money is currently one of the richest kids in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $450,000.

Who is the hottest guy in Nigeria? ›

Ebuka. Nigerian media personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu is the hottest male celebrity in Nigeria for the second year in a row.

Who is the most followed person on TikTok in Nigeria? ›

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Who is the most trending person in Nigeria? ›

The top three trending people in Nigeria in the first half of the year are Peter Obi, Putin and Bianca Ojukwu.
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How much is Davido 2022 worth? ›

Davido has estimated net worth of up to $10 Million.

How much is Mercy Johnson paid per movie? ›

Mercy Johnson: Paid between an estimated N1. 5–N5 million per movie script.

Who is the richest actor in 2022? ›

As of 2022, Jerry Seinfeld is the richest actor in the world with a net worth of $1 Billion.

How much is Aki and Pawpaw net worth? ›

He also built another mansion in his home town Abia state. Aki owns a Toyota Camry worth ₦13.8 million, a Hummer stretch limousine, a Honda Accord, an Infiniti Jeep FX, and a Mercedes-Benz. Chinedu's net worth is estimated at $3.5 Million. Osita Iheme is a popular Nigerian actor well known as “Pawpaw”.

How much did Destiny Etiko worth? ›

Destiny Etiko is among the wealthiest and most influential actresses in the Nigerian movie industry, with an estimated net worth of $500,000 – $700,000.

How much is Wizkid net worth 2022? ›

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the net worth of Wizkid is estimated at $4 Million in 2022.

Do actors get paid for movie tickets? ›

Originally Answered: Do movie actors get paid a percentage of their movies box office ticket sales? It depends on their contract. Some actors agree to work for cash up front only. Some actors receive cash up front, plus a portion of the film's box office on the back end.

Do actors get paid per movie? ›

Actors start out at a day rate, and if they are needed for longer, the payment scheme is bumped up to a weekly rate, and then to a run-of-the-picture rate. For example, on a film with a budget of at least $2 million, under the SAG-AFTRA theatrical contract, the minimum day rate is currently $1,056 per day.

How much does Odunlade charge per movie? ›

However, there is a range in which A-list actors charge per movie and it is on this basis that Odunlade Adekola has been rated as the highest-earning Yoruba actor. Multiple sources confirm he charges upwards of N 400,000 per movie, and this is a huge figure as long as the Yoruba language movies are concerned.

How much does Netflix pay monthly? ›

As of September 2022, there are three plans available for Netflix subscribers: Basic: $10/month, standard-definition quality. Standard: $15.49/month, HD quality. Premium: $20/month, 4K quality.

How do I sell my movie to Netflix? ›

If you have an idea, game, script, screenplay, or production already in development that you'd like to pitch to Netflix, you must work through a licensed agent, producer, attorney, manager, or industry executive, as appropriate, who already has a relationship with Netflix.

How much money does it cost to put a show on Netflix? ›

"Stranger Things" was by far the most expensive Netflix original series as of May 2022, with estimated production costs of around 30 million U.S. dollars per episode. "The Crown" and "The Get Down" rounded out the top three at 13 million and 11 million U.S. dollars, respectively.

How do I sell my story to a movie? ›

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  1. Sell/Option to a Producer or Production Company. ...
  2. Get Management Representation. ...
  3. Attend a Film Market. ...
  4. Get into a Development Program. ...
  5. Connect with an Up-and-Coming Director or Producer to Get the Film Made. ...
  6. Create Your Own IP. ...
  7. Use a Pitch Platform.

Can I sell my story to Netflix? ›

Almost every single writer, and filmmaker dreams of turning their story into a screen adaptation. Netflix may generate an idea internally and hire creatives to develop those ideas further. Netflix employs a team of creative executives and buyers, who receive pitches for content.

How much does Netflix pay for Nigerian movies? ›

Most times, it's between 20 to 30 percent of the license fee of the film or what both parties agree.

How much does a first script sell for? ›

The average? Around $110,000. There are different WGA minimums for everything, from a 15-minute episode of television, to selling a movie script, to a big budget feature film. Even then, those are divided into different prices.

Can I sell my script? ›

Anyone can sell a script to anyone they like. There's no legal requirement for writers to have an agent before selling a script. But one of the most common misconceptions among newbie writers is the notion that you need an agent before you can start selling scripts.

How much can you sell a script to Netflix for? ›

Breaking these deals down based on a writer's screen credits shows a $200,000 premium for writers with two or more screen credits as compared to those writers with no screen credits.
Screen Compensation Guide for Streaming Services.
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6 Oct 2021

Who is the biggest black producer? ›

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  1. Shonda Rhimes. Love her or hate her, Shonda Rhimes has been a staying power in Hollywood for decades.
  2. James Lassiter and Will Smith.
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  4. Ava DuVernay. ...
  5. Jordan Peele.
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Who is the best sound producer? ›

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  • Steve Albini. ...
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  • Kanye West. ...
  • Aphex Twin.
29 Jul 2022

Who is the richest Nollywood in 2022? ›

Jim Iyke is widely regarded as Nollywood's bad boy. He is the richest actor in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $10 million. Jim Iyke has been in the Nigerian movie industry for over two decades. He has grown and excelled in the entertainment industry.

Who is the best Nollywood actor 2022? ›

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  • Zubby Michael.
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What Black artist has sold the most albums? ›

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Who are the top 2022 producers? ›

Taking the top spot is David Guetta, followed by Vintage Culture, Kryder, John Summit and Tiësto. 1001Tracklists Top 101 Producers 2022.

Which producer has the most 1 hits? ›

Max Martin, meanwhile, is tied with George Martin for the most Hot 100 No. 1s among producers, each with 23.

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Who is the most educated Nollywood actor? ›

Femi Adebayo

He attended the C&S College for his secondary school education then to University of Ilorin where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Law and earned a Master's degree in Law at the University of Ibadan.

Who is the most beautiful Nigerian actress? ›

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Who is the best English speaker in Nollywood? ›

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