The movie industry boomed like never before in the outgoing year. For many actors and actresses, it has been an eventful year. Life and Beat takes a look at some of the individuals that ran the show.

Mercy Johnson

Without a doubt, Mercy Johnson’s acting career assumed a new height during the outgoing year.

She featured in virtually all the top movies and even won some awards. Her calendar was one of the busiest in terms of jobs.

Stephanie Okereke

This actress did not only retain her position as one of the top actresses in Nollywood, she took a step further by joining Hollywood and even premiering her movie, Through the Glass, in the US.

Uche Jombo

Jombo has been simply larger than life during the year. The fact that she played the lead role in many movies and capped that with an Afro Hollywood award in the UK may have lent credence to the belief in many quarters that the actress who abandoned Statistics for acting may have made the best decision.

Rita Dominic

Alhough she has been in the movie industry for a long time, Rita may not have had it as good as she did in 2008. She was nominated for several awards and won the best dressed actress contest organised by Gistmaster

Kate Henshaw- Nuttal

She is one of the longest serving actresses in Nollywood, yet her beauty, finesse and prowess do not seem to fade.

Her contributions to the movie world was rewarded during the year when she was adjudged the best actress in the 2008 edition of African Movie Academy Awards.

Mike Ezuruonye

Mike Ezuruonye is not only blessed with the kind of looks that many a lady would fantasise about, he is also endowed with acting talent.

In 2008, he was the butt of ‘rushing’ by many movie producers who wanted him to appear in their movies.

Nonso Diobi

This is another Nollywood hunk that rose to a great height in 2008. He was great in the movies this year, and the number of movies he featured in was simply unprecedented.

Nkem Owoh

Popularly known as Osuofiah, Nkem Owoh is still doing what he knows best–making people laugh. He featured in very many movies in 2008 but his role in Stronger Than Pain fetched him the Best Actor award in AMAA 2008.

Ini Edo

Like her or hate her, Iniobong Edo is another actress who was a complete hit in the Nollywood industry in 2008. Her calendar was filled so much that the screen diva rejected some scripts.

In terms of acting, Ini is still on top of her game. That much she proved with the movies she featured in this year.

Ebube Nwagbo

Pretty actress, Ebube Nwagbo suddenly became a hot cake in 2008. She stepped up in the industry, gained more popularity and wowed a lot of directors and producers with her talent.

In 2008, the budding actress blossomed and became the rave of the moment.