The Nigerian entertainment industry has shown clearly that fame and relevance are very fleeting. Seeing as it is a very competitive and thriving industry blessed with numerous talented people, it doesn’t take long for one to be kicked out of the spotlight by fresher talent.
Despite the obvious problem this poses for superstars, some Nigerian celebrities have still been able to defy the odds and maintain their importance in the industry over the years.
The Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, is one that has been described as many things by different people but it is no doubt filled with great talents.
Some Nigerian celebs rose to fame in the Nollywood film industry and it is very impressive to see that many of them are still at the top of their game.
These days, movie lovers are used to seeing newbies like Timini Egbuson, Sharon Ooja, Beverly Naya and more on their screens. However, before these stars, there were many celebs who made people happy with their talents and it is good to note that they still do. This post would be dedicated to some Nigerian veteran movie stars who are still relevant in the industry even after so many years.
1. Sola Sobowale: This veteran movie star is known for her no-nonsense roles in movies and that character has kept her highly sought after in the film industry. She recently starred in Kemi Adetiba’s blockbuster movie, King of Boys and her role was nothing short of spectacular.
2. Idowu Phillips aka Iya Rainbow: This movie star might have shot into the limelight for her role in Yoruba movies but she is still very much relevant to this day as even brands want to be associated with her.
3. Ngozi Nwosu: This Nollywood actress was away from the movie scene for a while due to an illness but she later shot into the limelight stronger and better than ever. Despite being in the industry for many years, her star quality did not diminish.
4. Joke Silva: Joke Silva has been known to be very versatile in the movie industry and perhaps that has contributed to her longevity. Over the years, she has been able to keep impressing movie lovers.
5. Jide Kosoko: This actor is no doubt one of the best at what he does and this has endeared him to many. His talent is undeniable and his versatility is unmatched as he can be seen acting the role of a king or an errand boy effortlessly.
6. Olu Jacobs: Olu Jacobs is another actor who has been able to maintain his relevance over the years. He is now looked up to in the industry by upcoming talents.
7. Patience Ozokwo: Even after many years of being known as the wicked mother-in-law due to her role in movies, the love Ozokwo enjoys from fans is undeniable just like her talent. To this day, she is still a popular face on TV screens.
8. Pete Edochie: This Nollywood actor is also not ready to stop being active in the entertainment industry. He recently featured in Genevieve’s Nnaji’s movie, Lionheart, to the joy of fans.
9. Nkem Owoh: Popularly known as Osofia, this comic actor is one that has proven to still be a fantastic actor after many years in the industry. He also recently starred in Genevieve’s Lionheart.