THE RICHEST SISTERS IN NOLLYWOOD

Story by James Uchenna/Nigeriafilms.com
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Last Updated:Monday, September 20, 2010

. Rita Dominic N58 million

From the 80's till half-way through the 90's, nearly every household in Africa watched Western and Asian movies, no wonder stars like Eddie Murphy, Clint Eastwood, Bruce Lee, Anorld Schwartzenegger, Amitah Bachan, Jackie Chan, Grace Jones, Cynthia Rotrock, Julia Roberts and many others became more popular among the African youths than the African presidents.

As millions of Africans read about their life styles especially how much money they make, these stars have been exalted to become demi-gods. But with the arrival of Nollywood in the early 90's and the rising profile of some of Nollywood stars in the late 90's, everything changed. Nollywood fastly became the talk of the day amongst African youths and many across other continents.

Many families stayed glued to Nollywood movies more than they did to Hollywood and Bollywood films. One of the things that added glamour to Nollywood was the beautiful faces of sisters in the baby Nigerian movie industry that was soon to take the world by storm.

Nollywood sisters are talented, elegant, smart, and beautiful. They have indeed made africa proud. They have come a long way and have shown that there is still something magical and good about Africa. Most of them came from humble backgrounds and have today become role models to millions of youths and fans around the globe. They rose in style like the sound of the rain. Although this may appear hard to believe, most of our nollywood sisters today ride around with bodyguards and tinted glass cars. Why? Because they can no longer walk freely at the airports, in the market places, banks or churches without causing commotion, eyes staring at them, or people chasing after them to take pictures with them or get their autographs.

Such was the case when fans chased and surrounded Mercy Johnson while she was on vacation in South Africa 2008. Another instance was when fans who came out in numbers to welcome Stella Damasus at the airport in Trinidad and Tobago started shedding tears while calling her name when she was coming out from the airport. It came to a point that she started crying herself. It was at that point that she understood the effect and impact Nollywood has created around the world. Not many Nollywood sisters and stakeholders would have anticipated that this would have come this far. All of a sudden they have woken to the reality of being celebrities on a continent where no one ever imagined it could have happened so soon. A continent where it has never been so and seems as though it would never be so.

In the past ten years the faces of our Nollywood sisters have dominated many newspapers and magazine covers. They have held many viewers spellbound through their magical performances in the movies. They have also helped to re-brand the image of Africa and many in the Western hemisphere cannot help but wonder whether this could actually be true. The notion held by many in the West that African ladies who live in Africa are dirty, ugly, oppressed, stricken with poverty, lack education and enlightenment, has now all been changed by the growing popularity of Nollywood all over the world and this sisters who have made it happen.

In every environment hard work pays and this women and ladies have proven this old reality. This list is about the richest actresses in Nollywood. The sisters in this list have been rewarded for their sacrifices. Contrary to the belief that these sisters spend their money only on expensive cars, the ones who made this list have all been wise in their spending. What has also made the names in this list thick is that some of them have branched out to become producers, entrepreneurs and big time investors in different areas like real estate and fashion.
They have traveled around the world, they are comfortable and rich, they are independent and they are in control of millions.

They represent the true definition of successful sisters. Unknown to many people, many of these sisters are even richer than some Nollywood producers. Many of them are making it bigger day by day.

We are happy for them and their achievements so far. This list is entirely based on their assets and earnings over several years. There are some surprises in this list and I am sure this may interest a lot of people. But that is exactly what this list is all about. I hope many sisters and brothers out there would be motivated and know that there is no shorter road to success apart from hard work and doing the right thing.

1. Kate Henshaw-Nuttall N67 million

Humble and hardworking she is what you may call the silent millionaire. She became one of the actresses to try out into other ventures. Spared by the tabloid bashing, the African Movie Academy 2008 best actress winner has graced Nigerian television like an amazon. The screen star who also has an 8yr old daughter Gabrielle is a complete biz woman to the core. Although she appears classy often times, this sister spends wisely on what she wears and only travels abroad for business rather than pleasure. She does not drive very expensive cars and she lives a purely average and normal life. The cross river born star who has her own company which specializes in different businesses has great interest in real estate. She currently has three buildings and several landed properties scattered all over the country. By 2006 she had earned N10 million and the following year, she reached N12 million. She has never looked back since then. The warm
and beautiful star is also a model, she is presently a Glo Ambassador and face of Conga (brand from Promasidar) and has since earned a whopping amount of N20 million between 2008 and 2010. Plans are also underway for the production of her own movies.

2. Genevieve Nnaji N64 million

An icon in her own world, a screen goddess and the queen of Nollywood. Many describe her as an industry. Best AMAA actress in a leading role in 2005, Genevieve Nnaji is arguably the most popular actress in the Nigerian make-believe movie industry called Nollywood. She has over 10,000 registered fans on her website genevievennaji.ning.com and receives about 3,000 letters from fans all over the world
every week. In September 2009 the American mega tv talk show host Oprah Winfrey named her as one of the 100 most famous people in the world. She is also by far the highest paid actress per movie and the first to earn a million nairas in a single movie. By 2009 she raised the bar and she was paid $25,000 in the block buster international hit movie IJE produced by Chineze Anyaene. A model and also a singer, in 2004 she became the face of Lux and subsequently was involved with pronto beverage and omo detergent.

The following year she released her debut album in Ghana Longolongo which saw her prove her versatile talents to her adoring fans all over the world. Between 2004 and 2006 she earned a whopping amount of N31.3 million. Major part of the money N14.7 million came from her two-year Lux deal ($100,000). With no great interest in real estate she decided to dive into the fashion industry. She launched her clothing line St. Genevieve in 2008 which is presently being managed by fashion icon Zizi Cardow. St.Genevieve is reportedly worth N20 million. There is no doubt that she would have been topping this list with a great margin if she eventually got the Glo deal. She became the first to be contacted by Globacom, but she demanded N50 million while globacom wanted to sign her for N30 million. She's reported to have tried later to salvage the deal, but she has already lost it.

The event also saw her sack her manager of 3 years. Unknown to her, Glo had already decided to involve other Nollywood actresses before contacting her. Rather than stopping after the loss of the Glo deal, the star decided to step it up and prove to her fans the daring side of hers. 2010 has seen her feature in some of the best movies ever seen in Nollywood and that includes Ije, Busting Out, Mirror Boy, Tango with Me. 2010 has also seen her become the face of the MUD. She also appeared in the video of D Bbanj hit song Fall In Love

3. Ini Edo N60 million

She has remained very consistent and has proved times and times that she was born to be a star. Ini believes in landed and housing properties and has invested in this area more than any other Nollywood sister. She has five buildings to her credit and another one yet to be completed by the end of the year. Most of the buildings are being rented to tenants. The actress, model and producer presently has nine landed properties which she either plans to build upon, fence for keeps or do business with. Five of the landed properties are in the Ikotun
and Ikorodu area of Lagos State and the rest in her home state. By 2007 she earned N15.7 million from movies and her businesses.

She has just produced her latest flick Memories Of The Heart which will be premiered in the United States. She is part of the Glo pride
and also part of the project to move Nollywood to another level. She is fully involved with Nollywood USA led by J. J. Bunny. She also featured in the latest film by Nollywood USA titled (THIS IS HOUSTON).

4. Rita Dominic N58 million

She is the best-dressed actress according to Nollywood insiders and fans. In 2004 she won the City Peoples Award as the most outstanding actress. The face of Nokia and the Glo ambassador star is also a business woman. Rita has done well both as an actress and model. Her assets include landed properties and two homes estimated to be worth N40 million. Between 2008 and 2009, she earned N16
million most part of the money coming from Nokia and Glo. She is about to launch a book and produce her own films.

5. Mercy Johnson N55 million

When many argued whether there would be another star like Genevieve, then came the fierce and hot Mercy Johnson. At the moment she remains the most controversial actress in Nollywood. The movie The Maid was not enough to woe Nollywood fans to her, but 19 Mackaulay Street revealed her to be the latest Nollywood revelation. Since then she has never looked back. Many argue that the tens of movie scripts that comes her way are due to the fact that she's is not a glo ambassador, but the actresses does not see it that way.

In the past three years she appeared in more movies than any other Nollywood actress. By 2008 mercy Johnson had appeared in fifteen movies and earned N11.4 million from movies alone. The following year, she earned N13 million and she featured in the Emen Isong hit movie Guilty Pleasure. She is also a real investor in properties. She is about to complete two houses at the moment. She also own about six landed properties in lagos.


6. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde N53 million

She is the darling and princess of Nollywood, bold and a beauty to behold. Many believe she shares the same status with Genevieve Nnaji and together they are the two biggest actresses in Nollywood. Omotola is not an everyday business woman like you may think, but what you may call a seasonal investor in whatever she develops a passion for. Although she didn't feature in many movies recently, she has always proved that she is always at her best in any movie she acts in. In 2007 she earned N9 million. Omotola takes it easy with her life and also has great love for cars. She drives more expensive cars than any actress in Nollywood and her garage is estimated to be worth N20 million. The mother, model and musician has recently stepped up her game in the music industry.

Her first album ''Gba'' was her first introduction to the music industry but her sophomore album ''˜Me, Myself & Eyes" has defined her as truly talented. The production and promotion of her album cost her a whopping sum of N13 million.


6. Patience Ozokwor N51 million

The Enugu star is nicknamed ''Mama G'' in Nollywood. She is the oldest among the people listed here. She is known for her tough roles in movies. Mama G who is also a musician has been consistent in the industry and has demonstrated rough energy to take on many roles when there is the need to. She is very diverse in her investments but also has several landed properties. She also started business very
early.

7. Uche Jombo N50 million

Nollywood insiders, stake holders and fans all agree that this has been Uche Jombo's year. She has razzled and dazzled many with her acting in several movies this year. The year 2010 has seen her dominate the headlines more than any other actor or actress in Nollywood. The media pictures her everywhere. Although in a positive light, she has enjoyed media hype like Genevieve Nnaji in 2005 and Mercy Johnson between 2008 and 2009. In 2008, she pocketed N10 million for her slick performances in several movies. Uche started to prove her talent in the industry when she co-wrote in 2995 the block buster movie ''Games Men Play'' with veteran female producer Emen Isong. In 2009/2010 which appears to be her biggest year in the industry, she featured in the nollywood USA movie by J. J. Bunny ''Rebound'' followed by her own very work and master piece that has set Nollywood on fire, which is currently being premiered in the United States.

The Glo ambassador and model, who earned more than N11 million in 2009, seems unstoppable at the moment. The year 2011/2012 could see her top this list since some of her movies are not yet released and the ones being shown in cinemas are still enjoying sold out tickets across the entire continent. Uche is also among the stars involved in the ongoing Nollywood ''Rebirth'' that raises the quality of Nollywood movies via the Emen Isong Royal Art Academy and J. J. Bunny's Nollywood USA. Uche could also be the first mega actress turned producer in Nollywood. More is expected from uche Jombo in the future.

8. Monalisa Chinda N50 million

Also involved in the Royal Art Academy mission, the beautiful actress from River State has done well for herself after ten years plus in the industry. Between 2004 and 2008 Monalisa Chinda earned about N25 million. The actress and producer is about to release her movie which is already in the finishing stages. She also owns landed properties in choice locations in both River State and Lagos.


9. Chioma Chukwuka N46 million

The absolute scandal-free actress in Nollywood. She has featured in about 70 movies and has raked in millions for herself and family. The Oraifite Anambra State born star was voted the African Movie Academy Awards Best Actress 2007. She earned N8 million from movies in 2007 and since then she has been climbing higher and higher. In 2008, she also earned a whopping N9 million. She owns two houses and various properties in Lagos and her home state.

10. Funke Akindele N44 million

The 'I need to know'' former star is what many tagged the ''unexpected'' She has been there and it seems as though she would always be there. By 2009 her efforts paid off when she won the African Movie Academy Awards Best Actress of the year. Between 2008/2009, she earned a whopping N16 million from her performances in several movies which also includes the English movies. Her ability to perform in both yoruba movies and english movies has given her a lot of edge in the industry. She recently concluded a N17 million mansion and another two are underway. Her charity organization is underway even as she keeps the Glo brand flying high.

11. Oge okoye N42 million

The british born nollywood star has always been among the ..A list'' stars in Nollywood and nothing has been able to hold her back. Aside from being a mother of two, she is also a business woman. She works with several international business outfits that help her to remain at the top. Between 2006 and 2008, she earned N12 million from movies alone. She also has landed properties to her name.

12. Stella Damasus N40 million

Not even the death of her first husband has stopped her from rising to the top. The singer and tv star is also a beauty to behold. Between 2004 and 2008, she earned over N20 million just from movies. The music and MC star has so much to offer to the growth of Nollywood. Stella is a diverse talented and business woman, who will always move from one level to another.

Mercy Johnson N55 million

. Genevieve Nnaji N64 million

Kate Henshaw-Nuttall N67 million

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde N53 million

Uche Jombo N50 million

Monalisa Chinda N50 million

Chioma Chukwuka N46 million

Funke Akindele N44 million

Oge okoye N42 million

Stella Damasus N40 million

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JAMES UCHENNA
9/18/2010 1:03:20 AM
u be mumu sha...shey u reach their bank account ni..una no tell me say una don turn forbes...mumu too dey worry this peeps..s**t
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f**l
amara
9/18/2010 2:03:22 AM
U atre s****d uche for thinkin dey don't make money..f**l.
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damn
amara
9/18/2010 2:05:05 AM
U are not serious uche for ur s****d post..why u think nollywood stars don't make money.damn nigerians
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@james
The ONE
9/18/2010 7:36:08 PM
na wetin be the problem if they want make our own forbes for 9ja or africa????
people stay stunned to E-online to know about hollywood stars why not to our Nollywood
Go ahead girls, u rock, u r all talented and u make money

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Mercy
Lady T
9/21/2010 12:07:29 PM
Madam know-all, when u talk authoritatively and end with confirm this! It makes it look like you have a persoanl relationship with them.

Monalisa was not squatting with Emem isong bcos of financial problem, but bcos she needed time to get a place of her own.

Dont forget, she signed a contract with Glo within the said and cannot be broke. Probably she had undeveloped assets,or rented outthe developped ones bcos she was living with a man. She cannot throw tenants out at short notice. Doesnt it occur to you that she is from Rivers state and may prefer to invest there than in Lagos?

In as much as i dont completely agree with this publication, one thing you must know is that some of them dont get their money just by acting.

Stella Aboderin has a company of her own and generates alot of money from there.
How do u know Omotola has a joint account with her husabnd? Do you live with her, or are you her manager? That one is married doesnt make it compulsory to own a joint account. Many successful women today, do not have joint accounts with their husband. And some men dnt bother either. I dont have a joint account with my husband. In fact none of us have thought about it.

I can confrim to you that over 50% of nollywood stars incomes dont come from acting.
Acting merely openned many good doors for them. As you know people want to associate with screen gods and goddesses. So they can work into the govt house, embassy etc with ease. Making business connections much easier for them.

Kate Henshaw does not need to act many movies to be rich. She has already made a name and her name works for her.

Personally, i think that no one can determine how much each of them is worth exactly. It is difficult to know who is richer than the other, except in some outstanding cases. I also agree that some names are missing like Steph okereke etc
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abeg
na m
12/22/2011 2:38:15 AM
abeg i think sa they fit their position
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oge is gorgeous
matt
9/18/2010 2:52:46 AM
Oge Okoye looking gorgeous and classy alwayz, love u princess. We r missing ur pretty face on the screen. Genny, Uche, Mama ....... u guys keep te fire burning while i wait for Oge and Rita to return with a bang.
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welldone
ngozi
9/18/2010 3:59:48 AM
welldone sisters, enjoy the fruit of your labour,I'm happy you all are investing wisely, remember the poor.
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heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
serious
9/18/2010 4:01:24 AM
if this amount is real then nigerians have lots of money l guess, but l don't see the money showing in most of them.
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s****d
child
9/21/2010 7:42:55 PM
Very s****d comment. Educate yourself before you speak. You sound very s****d
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Really
Chenko
10/23/2010 4:09:36 AM
it is very very s****d of you to say the money does not show on them , should they plaster this money on their faces , grow up before visiting sites like this.always ask your parents for authorisation
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hmmm
wise-man
9/18/2010 9:30:19 AM
They may not be that rich. Part of the money go to their managers, beauticians, wardrobe, expensive trips, family and friends etc
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@wise man
bleble
9/18/2010 1:25:15 PM
He told you how they're investing, the houses,their businesses etc. If they could have such landed properties what else are you talking about. But the contrast is this same site will tell you who amongst them that buys stuff on credit.
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Dave
Genny is awy richer dan d rest
9/18/2010 2:18:06 PM
Ehm point of correction, genny is da richest 4lowd by rita & oMO T.. Dont agree wif dis list 1 bit.. even wen dis 3 aint workin, dey still make money & 4 d record, Genny was paid $60000 4 Ije, Omo T 43.. research properly 7 her lux deal waz 20 milion naira, Rita got close 2 $50000 4 her last yr nokia deal & is a glo ambassador, how com shes down.. dont agree 1 bit..
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spare them abeg
ukpaka
9/18/2010 3:39:19 PM
please nfc please you people should have kept this piece of informatiom secret, you know what is happening in the country now, kidnappers have established a union called association of kidnapping in nigeria ( akin) . and you mind that this girls are rich but not to the expectation of there fans, some are below while some are above. please you people should never publish such thing again . ok








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go to top
emily
9/18/2010 4:00:50 PM
go to top my sisters i love u all
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felicities
bright obinna ike
10/5/2011 4:18:34 PM
I love acting.it is natural in me i want to be linked up.im also looking for nollywood sister to marry.find me on:08138765578 or obinnafirstnamebright@yahoo.com / obinna200092@ovi.com
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question ?
question ?
9/18/2010 4:51:18 PM
question ? is it true that some of this top actress pull off their pant for 500,000 for men
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@question
answer
9/18/2010 5:53:37 PM
Anything is possible, the quest for money, affluence and fame can make it happen.
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Okongwu
Nzoogwu 2million
9/22/2011 3:07:03 PM
I expect a nollywood star to answer this question about sex among actress, not from fans. N500000 is a very huge some of money, people do have sex free of charge in the outside world but in the body of nollywood i don't know much about.
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wondefrful
keee
9/19/2010 3:13:32 AM
it is good we know that they are doing so well. this ould definitely encourage a lot of people and for the fact they are investing their money. come to think of it a lot of people may think they are waisting their money on useless things. we are actually tired of forbes list and now we have our own. just look at what nollywood has done to deliver many from poverty. this is why the government should never neglect this industry and start helping the industry. this industry has done so much for this country.

another lesson here is that the most famous person may not be the richest which is very true in reality. I have always known kate henshaw appears wise judging from her interviews.

truly they are worthy of emulation
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wonderful
keee
9/19/2010 3:34:09 AM
i have always waited for own forbes list. now our own has come and this is wonderful. i am happy nfc published this. this is what we are saying. this europeans and americans has dominated our headlines for long.

nollywood has blessed this country but our government has really done little to add to this industry that has given jobs and saved many people from poverty. this industry has helped to re-brand the image of this country and this is nothing that our government would have been able to do.

this is one of the best publication ever on this site, positive story, clear and detailed that would go a long way to encourage many. now we know that hs girls are not just waisting their time.

many other stars should learn from this girls.
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dave
keee
9/19/2010 3:45:20 AM
u are wrong because genny only got $100,000 from the lux deal. u probablt did not follow the events or read the papers. U were also wrong on the movie ije, the movie cost $520,000 in all. genny was paid $25,000 and Omot $20,000

We know gennevive is rich but we should not conclude she is the richest. Do not forget that the other stars are being paid for 4yr contract with glo. they finished the first two years and now signed another for the next two yrs. it would be wrong to assume anyone in the industry would be richer than them at this point except their mle collegues.
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sister power
Chinedu
9/19/2010 10:47:48 AM
Mmmmh dude give me a break a naija movie costing $500k?? thats almost N50M?? i guess they shot it on the moon..for naija movie thats wasting a lot of funds and i doubt those figures they are non-existent..80% of our movie budget goes on salaries expenditure rather than technical and content technology e.t.c we will get there with time but for now the script locations are still available at very low rates..the stars milk the over 80% of the budget while in other industries they consume 5-10% of the movie budget..so it means we need a lot of development..
The sisters are making their living well.
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i dont believe
ab
9/19/2010 4:43:43 PM
dis girls dont worth all those millions
dis writers self,,,,, writting millions as if hes writting thousands
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good
keee
9/19/2010 7:07:34 PM
apart from mercy johsnon who has spent less than 10yrs, others have spent more than that in the industry. if i am a movie actress who have spent these years they have spent i would even make more money.
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what this jj name here
mike
9/19/2010 8:23:07 PM
is this writer working for jj by giving her credit for another person's movie? i know rebound was produced and directed by desmond elliot and the executive producers are blessing and Jessica of eyeconmedia houston.get your facts right before posting any thing on the net.
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Truths and not facts.
Stoic Lagos
9/19/2010 9:08:31 PM
Na big fat lie, who dash them millions.
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Why you want them dead?
Concern citizen
9/20/2010 6:28:11 PM
Hey give me a break here,man. Even if they make these amounts of money or more, why should you write this for Nigerian audience to read? You won kill these people? Nigeria is not America where all informaton is treated as it is. If you continue with this' you willsoon be resding about series of attacks on these amuludun guys, including assasination attack anyway.
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VERY POSSIBLE
Onome-Dublin Ireland
9/21/2010 1:30:53 AM
The figures mentioned here are very possible.To me, they haven't make a enough monies compare to their foriegn counter part.I wouldn't dispute the amount of monies they are paid.
Some are into various kind of businesses not just only movies they realize their money from.
What beats my imagination is that, they are investing their hard earn monies wisely.
Keep it up girls, you all rock!!!!!!!!!
Lastly. please do not forget the ones in dire needs, always stretch out a welcoming hands.
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small money
jude
9/21/2010 3:06:17 AM
they are stll 1 million far away foreign stars. but they would get their in the future. as long as they are investing. they should also remember those that helped them to be there.
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cars..... r*****h
maria
9/21/2010 3:10:24 AM
why should omotola be spending much money on cars is it because her husband is rich today, no one knows tommorrow so she should invest properly. life is not always they way people imagine
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small money
jude
9/21/2010 3:14:03 AM
they are stll 1 million far away foreign stars. but they would get their in the future. as long as they are investing. they should also remember those that helped them to be there.
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cars..... r*****h
maria
9/21/2010 3:14:32 AM
why should omotola be spending much money on cars is it because her husband is rich today, no one knows tommorrow so she should invest properly. life is not always they way people imagine
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@Maria u so daft
rhoda
10/6/2010 3:04:15 PM
your s****dity shines through. you have transended hater into her royal daftness.
Omotola is Rich. she has the best cars in Nollywood bcause she can afford it ! Before any actor started living well, she was already living in her own mansion! She is big in ral estate.Ask people who know dummy.
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gbam
okija
9/21/2010 3:17:04 AM
i am happy for this girls. this is all years of hard work. the young girls who are coming now should not be living in the blue thinking that they can just wake up one day and begin to harvest millions. let them carry on God don butter their bread
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cars..... r*****h
maria
9/21/2010 3:17:18 AM
why should omotola be spending much money on cars is it because her husband is rich today, no one knows tommorrow so she should invest properly. life is not always they way people imagine
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small money
jude
9/21/2010 3:17:25 AM
they are stll 1 million far away foreign stars. but they would get their in the future. as long as they are investing. they should also remember those that helped them to be there.
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10 reasons why this article is false
Mercy
9/21/2010 5:03:50 AM
1. If this is a declaration of asset,that must be Genevieve Nnaji's manager asset.Genevieve's glass house alone rivals that amount.Confirm this!!!
2. How can you derive Omotola's asset when she has a joint account with her husband, Matthew Ekeinde?
3. Monalisa had squatted with Emem Isong when she left her husband due to financial unavailability at that moment now she's worth N50million almost close to Omotola Jalade's N53million.How can this be?
4. The take home fee for actors in Nollywood are mostly mere speculations.
5. Genevieve did not shot Ije in 2009 as reported,Ije was shot in the last quarter of 2008.Confirm this!!!
6. Top ten richest actresses won't be complete without Stephanie Okereke in it.Confirm this!!!
7. The many speculated figures of how much Lux,Globacom,Onga,MUD or whatever endorsement deal pay these actress are mostly rumours.
8. Patience Ozorkwo has no huge endorsement yet her asset is N51million while Rita Dominic with Nokia and Glo is worth N58million.Isn't something wrong?
9. Despite Kate Henshaw is still involved and available for home videos she barely get roles in Nollywood.How can she be the richest?Endorsements?Does she have more than any other?Top actresses like Genevieve, Omotola and Rita Dominic function with people who manage not only them but their money so lets not mention business idea.Confirm this!!!
10. Stella Damasus who isn't active is worth N40million while the very active Genevieve Nnaji who is everywhere costing an arm and leg crawls at her back with N24million difference?Yes N24million is mealsy for Genevieve's hardwork and availability!Everything is in actuality.....
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very right
coco
9/21/2010 9:12:13 AM
my dear mercy u r very right, i was wondering how come kate tops the list? and stephie missing in the list? this is a lieoooh!
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Mercy
Lady T
9/21/2010 12:06:58 PM
Madam know-all, when u talk authoritatively and end with confirm this! It makes it look like you have a persoanl relationship with them.

Monalisa was not squatting with Emem isong bcos of financial problem, but bcos she needed time to get a place of her own.

Dont forget, she signed a contract with Glo within the said and cannot be broke. Probably she had undeveloped assets,or rented outthe developped ones bcos she was living with a man. She cannot throw tenants out at short notice. Doesnt it occur to you that she is from Rivers state and may prefer to invest there than in Lagos?

In as much as i dont completely agree with this publication, one thing you must know is that some of them dont get their money just by acting.

Stella Aboderin has a company of her own and generates alot of money from there.
How do u know Omotola has a joint account with her husabnd? Do you live with her, or are you her manager? That one is married doesnt make it compulsory to own a joint account. Many successful women today, do not have joint accounts with their husband. And some men dnt bother either. I dont have a joint account with my husband. In fact none of us have thought about it.

I can confrim to you that over 50% of nollywood stars incomes dont come from acting.
Acting merely openned many good doors for them. As you know people want to associate with screen gods and goddesses. So they can work into the govt house, embassy etc with ease. Making business connections much easier for them.

Kate Henshaw does not need to act many movies to be rich. She has already made a name and her name works for her.

Personally, i think that no one can determine how much each of them is worth exactly. It is difficult to know who is richer than the other, except in some outstanding cases. I also agree that some names are missing like Steph okereke etc
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Irrelevant! ! !
Emeka - London
9/21/2010 8:20:58 AM
Earnings of Actresses DO NOT matter to me.

Their characters, personalities, and lifestyles, do.
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This Is Not True
chris
9/21/2010 12:27:40 PM
They are all worth barely 1/4 of what you have quoted here. The ones that have these monies didnt make it from acting.
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lady T
keee
9/21/2010 5:53:46 PM
i quite agree with u, it is not just acting that has made this money for this girls, but i will only agree with the writer because with such investments over the years it is possible and i can even say that the money is small because some of our musicians make this money in 3 years but this girls have been here for 10years.

You also spoke well about omotola, most women now consider having their own accounts than having one with their husbands. And for stephenie she has only been featuring in one or two movies every year now for the past 3yrs.
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Knee and lady t
Sis
9/21/2010 6:49:05 PM
You are both correct. Almost all the actors/actresses, dont depend just on acting. They do other things. Their new found fame has given them the opportunity to mingle with men and women of class.
Only a handful of nolloywood depend solely on acting.
No one can authoritatively say how much each of them are worth, bcos non of them have declared their assets.
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mercy
keee
9/21/2010 6:02:53 PM
i also disagree with you when u say N24million for genevieve is small. I love genevieve though but i have always thought if truly she was the richest in the industry. Bussiness acumen is what could make the difference.

U remember our actors for example, while others were busy acting and still trying to figure out their next move, jim iyke started iyke the don investments which was mainly for the distribution of movies and he has been raking in millions even befor others understood what was happenning.
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kate fan
nwa eze
9/21/2010 11:26:19 PM
Kate henshaw is too much abeg.
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may be
jony
9/22/2010 12:36:32 AM
i do not doubt that kate may be the richest because it is not the person sometimes that makes the loudest move that wins the race. this write up is really sweet and wonderful though. So we now have our own forbes list? na waooo.....africa is gradually building up to somethingh. this is the begginning of many things to come.
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What forbes list?
mmm
9/23/2010 6:34:18 PM
Forbes list only for nollywood? this is yeye forbes list. Do they pay taxes? how much taxes are these their assets worth?they don't know.
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NFC una don come againoooooooo
FALSE INFO
9/22/2010 1:40:56 AM
U REPORTER HAS COME AGAIN LIKE ALONGE HAS REPORT ABT INI EDO,JIM IYKE AND MANY MORE OTHER IN THE NAME OF FILLING THE POST AS A REPORTER:ARE U PEOPLE THEIR ACOUNT MANAGER THAT U WRITE EVERY KOBO IN THEIR VERIOUS ACOUNT;COMMON U REPORTERS SHOULD STOP TO FOUL URSELVES;WE ARE IN NIGERIA AND KNOW WHT IS GOING IN THIS COUNTRY;U PEOPLE SHOULD SHOT UP AND GO TO ASO ROCK AND REPORTER WHT IS HAPPENING THERE:WE MIGHT BELIEVE ANYTHING U FOULS REPORT FROM ABUJA:STOP FOLLOWING THIS WOMEN IN THEIR BACK AND BEEN WRITTEN FALSE STORIES ABOUT THEM:MIND U PEOPLEOOOOO NA WETIN BE DIS...........AMIIBOOSS
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Good one Lady T and Kee
Mercy
9/22/2010 3:53:43 PM
Good one Lady T and Kee but I totally disagree with this list and i'm absolutely sure Omotola has a joint account with her husband.This can never be Genevieve, Omotola or Rita's assert.Well believe what you want to,you have a choice
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advice
patience
9/27/2010 7:41:37 PM
OMOTOLA IS BEST OF ALL, DESPITE SHE IS LOW IN THE MONEY SHE STILL REMAINS THE BEST.ONLY HER BEAUTY CAN TESTIFY OF THAT, OK.
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OMOTOLA
KAN
9/22/2010 4:49:29 PM
AH! OMOTOLA, A DE CRAZE FOR YOU .YOUR BEAUTY IS CLEAR AND DISTINCT BUT PLS STAY OFF THE MUSIC COS IT UNDERMINDS YOU BEAUTY.BABY BEAUTY.
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Exaggeration
bitichie
9/23/2010 9:51:31 PM
they making all these money but look look cheap as hell. with all their earnings they must be living in mansions , wearing 'real designer' clothes and driving luxury cars.abeg.
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How can this be
Chi-BANKY
9/27/2010 12:29:23 AM
Are u telling me that this people make all this money from acting alone or the have other businesses. And if it is through acting, are u counting both their access or the raw money the have in their accounts. But what about people like stefinie okereke
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read more
ruth
9/27/2010 7:47:45 PM
pls just leave omotola out of this because she might not reveal all her secret like those of them actress) because omotola is the richest among all.
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how much is that
Friday
9/30/2010 1:13:19 AM
Well, i'm not formiliar with nigeria currency........if genevieve worths N24 million, how much is that in US dollar? I guess this is only way we will know if nollywood female stars are really rich. And can someone find out how much ramsey worth including the rest the male stars? I'm just curious.
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NIGERIA @ 50
SHEBABES
10/6/2010 1:50:32 PM
you have alot of money sisters, so remember the poor people,the orphans etc so nigeria will be a better country. NIGERIA @50
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NIGERIA @ 50
SHEBABES
10/6/2010 1:51:29 PM
you have alot of money sisters, so remember the poor people,the orphans etc so nigeria will be a better country. NIGERIA @50
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Many people are so ignorant
doreen
10/6/2010 3:25:13 PM
like many of you have said, some of these have been mega exaggerated! i really laugh when i read these stories .
Omotola is by far the Richest of these brood. Has any of you been to palm jumeira in dubai?one of the 7 wonders of th earth? when you are being showed around by international guides and they are telling you about the stars that have homes on the island? They call David becham,will smith and somewhere in that you hear OMOTOLA! and you go....sorry and they ay OMOTOLA an african actress? I did some research on this a while ago, and i should know im an investor.
I respect this woman,i think she and Emeka ike Probably are the RICHEST in Nollywood for sure1
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Fake publication
Funmi
10/7/2010 10:50:47 PM
This publication is very false because they all worth more than this and you didn't go to their bank to confirm all the r*****h you wrote and i agree with mercy and dave on genevieve's case who just move from her former to a millenium house in lekki at shoprite area and is getting ready to launch her jeansclothing&acessories line.Don't forget she launched her fabrics clothing line in march 2008.This is the little she disclosed in an onscreen interview in 2009 when she was asked what are plans for the nearest future were but said she doesn't plan inorder for her not to get dissappointed or dissappoint people so it is as the reveals to her she unveils to people and the concept behind the clothing line is not only to generate fund for herself but also to make people know that as they buy the clothes they get to clothe someone.
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baseless
kpweesh
10/10/2010 11:45:21 PM
i think the highest is 67m . . . that about $600,000 = = = i think we still have enough way to go, as a matter of fact those NW chicks doesnt make that much of money . .its doesnt reflect on them, tho i dont watch em movie buh . . its always boring and it sounds like the same koncepts to me . . yall still crawling . .NO HATE.
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mumu
ngozi
10/11/2010 5:14:02 PM
u forget to know that they have portrayed africa in a positive way. it's your impression and not ours but mark u that they pass on a message
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Genny is the richest
Bimpe
10/15/2010 9:30:46 AM
Genny is the richest,best,sexiest and most beautiful amongst these actresses and its obvious.
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Money
Wow
10/26/2010 5:10:44 PM
I am not one to talk about people but uche my goodness what's up with the hair girl. You done not to pretty a beg don't ever do that wickedness to yourself agin.
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God is to be praised
guest
10/26/2010 8:12:40 PM
thank Godfor their life.
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ugly story about nigeria...!
emmajesus
10/28/2010 12:40:14 AM
so nigerian actress have dis kind of money yet we still have many children with good health, no food @ all, no education and accomodation.pls u ppl should try to do something as u eairly promise in abuja @ the progrem face of hope. Am happy for you all bt remmenber God loves a cheerful giver and givers will never lack. One thing is missing in all dis story...! Reporters pls tell us about those who slept with minsters, senertos and other politicians to make money....! How many millions do richest sisters made out of f*****g.... If not your story are incomplet
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weldone
jerry nii adjei quao
11/3/2010 9:08:02 AM
bravoooooooooooooo all of u
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JUST YOUR LUCKS
LILIAN
11/12/2010 12:45:48 PM
YOU GIRLS ARE GREAT
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THEY SHOULD HAVE MORE
sanky tony sankytony@yahoo
11/14/2010 8:16:31 AM
They should have more than that , are they not stars , i think is time their money should be counted in millions of dollars not in naira after all other artist from other world counts in dollars world chosen currency , i expect my country stars to be recognize by their wealth . i know Nigerian is rich despite that it is in the pocket of politicians . another thing is that they should think of upgrading their movies , it would be preferable if their actions looks real like other world class movies .
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Wisdomblessing33@yahoo.com
Wisdom blessing
11/17/2010 11:43:38 AM
Hi am greatfull my name is wisdom blessing am 15 years old i am talented of singing am a nigerian i stays at riverstate rumukrushi i hav composed many song but no body to sponsored me i will like nollywood to sponsored me thanks
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dey deserve it
yuyu
11/26/2010 11:58:53 PM
and even more,dese gals re wondaful
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dis girls are rich
torey afolabi
1/31/2011 11:55:06 AM
who says dis lady ar not makin dis money?they do alot of biznes outside 9ja.they are connected
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They work 4 it
Aburime Harrison
7/15/2011 12:57:09 AM
i really tink they deserve it. It is not easy 4 some 1 who hs married to b showing d world. What dey are not capable of doing and most of we nigeria think, dat is d way nollywood actors and actress leave their lives. Is jst a fun it must not b of any suprise to us. Are we not d one dat petronise dem all nollywood stars eat d froot of ur labour. Greetings all my fans out there kate heshaw, jim iyke, mercy johncy, uche jumbo,omotola, geineveive tonto oge okoye, and mike ezeronye.
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They work 4 it
Aburime Harrison
7/15/2011 12:57:36 AM
i really tink they deserve it. It is not easy 4 some 1 who hs married to b showing d world. What dey are not capable of doing and most of we nigeria think, dat is d way nollywood actors and actress leave their lives. Is jst a fun it must not b of any suprise to us. Are we not d one dat petronise dem all nollywood stars eat d froot of ur labour. Greetings all my fans out there kate heshaw, jim iyke, mercy johncy, uche jumbo,omotola, geineveive tonto oge okoye, and mike ezeronye.
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hmmmmmmmm
chukwuma johmoaul
7/19/2011 12:54:04 AM
u guy re good.
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God has bless them already
Mercy
7/27/2011 9:04:34 PM
D way they make their money is nor of any body business. God has bless them
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FAKE ARTICLE---MUMU
CRITIC
8/15/2011 10:29:59 PM
GENEVIEVE HAS BEEN GETTING ENDORSEMENTS FOR THE PAST 7 YEARS OR MORE,FACE OF LUX ENDORSEMENT IS TO HER CREDIT..SO ARE YOU NOW TELLING US THAT SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN MAKING SO MUCH MONEY FOR YEARS IS MAKING LESS MONEY THAN KATE HENSHAW WHO'S ENDORSEMENT STARTED LAST YEAR WITH ONGA AND 2011 WITH GLOBACOM???????? THIS ARTICLE IS POSTED BY MUMU, GENEVIEVE WITH SO MANY ENDORSEMENTS AND MANY BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES AT THE CINEMA IS NO 2 ON YOUR FAKE LIST ??? KATE HENSHAW NUTTAL WON'T EVEN BEAT OMOTOLA JALADE OR STEPHANIE OKEREKE TALK LESS OF GENEVIEVE NNAJI WHO HAS BEEN GETTING ENDORSEMENT FOR YEARS. THAT IS EVEN EVER BEFORE THOSE ON THAT YOUR FAKE LIST OF YOURS STARTED GETTING ENDORSEMENT,,GENEVIEVE DID A TV COMMERCIAL FOR LUNA MILK IN BEIRUT, LEBANON. PRINT AND BILLBOARD ADVERTISMENTS,POLITICAL ENDORSEMENT,MUD COSMETICS, ETC, TO HER CREDIT.. I STRONGLY BELIEVE THIS PERSON JUST WANT TO PROMOTE KATE HENSHAW NUTTAL.
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FAKE ARTICLE--MUMU
CRITIC
8/15/2011 10:34:01 PM
GENEVIEVE HAS BEEN GETTING ENDORSEMENTS FOR THE PAST 7 YEARS OR MORE,FACE OF LUX ENDORSEMENT IS TO HER CREDIT..SO ARE YOU NOW TELLING US THAT SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN MAKING SO MUCH MONEY FOR YEARS IS MAKING LESS MONEY THAN KATE HENSHAW WHO'S ENDORSEMENT STARTED LAST YEAR WITH ONGA AND 2011 WITH GLOBACOM???????? THIS ARTICLE IS POSTED BY MUMU, GENEVIEVE WITH SO MANY ENDORSEMENTS AND MANY BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES AT THE CINEMA IS NO 2 ON YOUR FAKE LIST ??? KATE HENSHAW NUTTAL WON'T EVEN BEAT OMOTOLA JALADE OR STEPHANIE OKEREKE TALK LESS OF GENEVIEVE NNAJI WHO HAS BEEN GETTING ENDORSEMENT FOR YEARS. THAT IS EVEN EVER BEFORE THOSE ON THAT YOUR FAKE LIST OF YOURS STARTED GETTING ENDORSEMENT,,GENEVIEVE DID A TV COMMERCIAL FOR LUNA MILK IN BEIRUT, LEBANON. PRINT AND BILLBOARD ADVERTISMENTS,POLITICAL ENDORSEMENT,MUD COSMETICS, ETC, TO HER CREDIT.. I STRONGLY BELIEVE THIS PERSON JUST WANT TO PROMOTE KATE HENSHAW NUTTAL.
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FAKE ARTICLE--MUMU
CRITIC
8/15/2011 10:34:02 PM
GENEVIEVE HAS BEEN GETTING ENDORSEMENTS FOR THE PAST 7 YEARS OR MORE,FACE OF LUX ENDORSEMENT IS TO HER CREDIT..SO ARE YOU NOW TELLING US THAT SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN MAKING SO MUCH MONEY FOR YEARS IS MAKING LESS MONEY THAN KATE HENSHAW WHO'S ENDORSEMENT STARTED LAST YEAR WITH ONGA AND 2011 WITH GLOBACOM???????? THIS ARTICLE IS POSTED BY MUMU, GENEVIEVE WITH SO MANY ENDORSEMENTS AND MANY BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES AT THE CINEMA IS NO 2 ON YOUR FAKE LIST ??? KATE HENSHAW NUTTAL WON'T EVEN BEAT OMOTOLA JALADE OR STEPHANIE OKEREKE TALK LESS OF GENEVIEVE NNAJI WHO HAS BEEN GETTING ENDORSEMENT FOR YEARS. THAT IS EVEN EVER BEFORE THOSE ON THAT YOUR FAKE LIST OF YOURS STARTED GETTING ENDORSEMENT,,GENEVIEVE DID A TV COMMERCIAL FOR LUNA MILK IN BEIRUT, LEBANON. PRINT AND BILLBOARD ADVERTISMENTS,POLITICAL ENDORSEMENT,MUD COSMETICS, ETC, TO HER CREDIT.. I STRONGLY BELIEVE THIS PERSON JUST WANT TO PROMOTE KATE HENSHAW NUTTAL.
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YOUR FAKE ARTICLE.
CRITIC
8/18/2011 1:23:50 AM
GOT NEWS FOR YOU JAMES UCHENNA,KATE HENSHAW NUTTAL HAS BEEN DROPPED BY YOUR SO CALLED GLOBACOM.GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT BEFORE YOU WRITE NEXT TIME.
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NAIJA NA WAHA 4 UNA
GINA
8/20/2011 11:48:53 PM
UNA DE DRINK PANADOL 4 ANOTHER PERSON HEADACHE, WHAT'S UR BUSINESS IF GENNY IS RICHER THAN KATE, OMO T,INIOBONG,MRECYAND DE REST OF THEM, PLS DIS INVESTMENT OR ASSET IS 4 THEM AND THEM ALONE SO WEATHER U FIGHT FROM NOW STILL TOMORROW NONE OF DIS ASSET WIL ANSWER UR NAMES, SO GUYS GROW UP AND STOP FIGHTING,BE HAPPY 4 THEM.
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Ini sexy
Mico
8/23/2011 1:27:06 AM
INI EDO is suppose to be no 1 she has been given Endorsement deals like Face of CHIVITA, GLOBACOM AMBASSADOR, UNITED NATIONS AMBASSADOR, FACE OF NOLLYWOOD UK CHAPTER, TV COMMERCIALS, BILLBOARDS, FASHION MAGAZINES. Ah na waoh she too much abeg
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mercy johnson
oti boateng
9/8/2011 3:19:04 PM
I LOV YOU MERCY I WILL ALWAYS PRAY FOR YOU OK. GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE AND AND YOUR FAMILY
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Wow
Maxwell
9/16/2011 5:22:31 PM
I am happy for u girls,u are d women dat know it all....
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O my God!!
Fannie Barzee
9/17/2011 11:41:43 PM
Bravo to you girls, job well done!!!!
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keep it up..
kiriamp3
10/3/2011 5:38:35 AM
u girls re realy good nd hard working, pls keep it up..
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The atress
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10/4/2011 9:28:50 AM
The atresss are working
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Remember d needys
John kaf
10/11/2011 3:56:12 AM
Big congratulations to our divas and don't get me wrong to u dat God touches ur hrts pls channel ur mind to people lyk motherless n' Orphanage babies around d country contributes jst a lil' 4 'em. Luk sm 1 lyk 'Jim iyke' wat's ur hrt telin u?
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nonsense
mahkay
10/18/2011 9:26:37 AM
i hate dis list, 4 heaven sake omotola is a mother of 4, so wat do u xpect saving? She dosent hv 2 xpose everitin about her self 2 d world, she will definatly hs sum tins doin under ground. So pls dnt compere married woman wit children wit single sister dat earn most of dere money 4rm fletin wit men.
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11/29/2011 11:52:56 AM
chioma chuwuka you two much and i like your way and so blessed by God Almighty.

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