I can’t be the only one who’s finding it hard to keep up with the new talents in movies these days. Nollywood producers have been releasing movies like water and it’s getting a bit harder to remember those unfamiliar faces you keep seeing popping up in new movies. Lucky for you, I’ve compiled a list of nine Nollywood actors to keep an eye on. So if you see any that look a bit familiar take a good look at their names.


After her breakout role in Day of Destiny DOD, Gbemi is one face I’m quite hopefully to see more of on my screen. Prior to DOD, she hasn’t been on

2. Jemima Osunde

If you don’t know Jemima Osunde by now, I don’t know for you to be honest. She’s been everywhere; the big screen, the small screen, ads, name it. She first gained popularity for her role in MTV’s Shuga Naija , which she absolutely bodied by the way. After that she’s made her way to other youtube series including Ndani Tv’s Rumor Has It.

4. Erica Nlewedim 

If you’re also not familiar with Erica then I truly don’t know what to say to you. Asides from being one of the most famous reality Tv stars from Nigeria, Erica is – and has been for a while – an actor. She’s appeared in a couple of movies including Hire A Woman, Devil in Agbada, and Love, Food and Everything in Between.

5. Tomiwa Tegbe

Also a break-out star from MTV’s Shuga Naija, Tomiwa Tegbe has become a familiar face on the big screens. He’s gone on to star in Kasala, Kasanova and Africa Magic’s hit family sitcom, My Siblings and I.

6. Chimezie Imo

I’m starting to think MTV’s Shuga Naija was a breeding ground for amazing young talents. I can’t get over how brilliant and ahead of its time that show was, but today isn’t the day to push my Shuga agenda. After Shuga, Chimezie starred in other web series including Red Tv’s Inspector K alongside Tomiwa Tegbe. He also starred in Kasala! and Kasanova.

7. Angel Unigwe

One of the handful of child actors Nollywood has, Angel is a phenomenal actor. You might have seen her face around, I sure have. She and her brother have basically monopolized the child acting industry in Nollywood. She’s worked on several projects including Light in the Dark, Strain, Three Thieves and other brand ads.

8. Denola Grey

Although famously known for his fashion style, Denola grey is another actor on the rise. He’s starred in EbonyLife’s Netflix drama series Castle & Castle and other movies including Bling Lagosians and Day of Destiny (DOD)

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