Acting has had great recognition in Africa since 1830 till date. It has been a lucrative business and a profession where many troupes in to hit the jackpot and make it big or become famous.
Without a doubt, many actors and actresses have made it big in acting, but the truth remains that some earn more than others, and it all depends on how professional they are in the field.
Below is the list of the highest-paid actors and actresses in Africa.
1. Moshidi Motshangwa [South Africa]
Moshidi Motshengwa is one of the highest actors in Africa, and she is from South Africa. Moshidi Motshegwa as an actress, has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Her monthly earning ranges from R100, 000 to R120, 000 and that is what made her the highest-paid female actress in Mzasi, which is in South Africa. She has also bagged a lot of endorsement deals.
2. Richard Mofe Damijo [Nigeria]
Richard Mofe Damijo, popularly known as M.R.D. is a Nigerian actor who earns high in movies in both Nigeria and Africa in general. His Net Worth currently is approximated to be $7 million.
3. Jackie Appiah [Ghana]
Currently, Jackie Appiah is one of the most paid actresses in Africa, and that made her influential.
Jackie Appiah is a Ghanaian actress, and she earns so high as a film actress, her Net worth is estimated to be 800,000 dollars. The famous actress was born in1983.
4. Wema Sepetu[Tanzania]
Wema Sepetu is a Tanzania actress who earns high in acting. She was born in 1980, and she is also known as Sepenga. As one of the highest-paid actresses, her net worth is $2 million.
5. Pascal Tokodi [Kenya]
Pascal Tokodi is a famous TV actor in Kenya who earns a higher income than others in his Country and Africa.
He is officially known as Pascalino Lpesinoi Lenguro Tokodi. He has a net worth of $1.5 million.
6. Yusra [Egypt]
Yusra is a famous Egyptian actress who earns a higher income in acting. She was born in 1955 in Egypt, and she has participated in about 81 Cinema Movie, in which it happens that she was the lead actress.
Yusra has also done drama serials and live theater performances. This public figure ranks as the number one most paid wage in Egypt, and her wages were estimated to be 1 million, 250 Egyptian pounds for her role in TV drama.
7. Theodros Teshome [Ethiopian]
Theeodros Teshome is among the highest-paid actors in Africa, and he is from Ethiopia and is a well-known actor in Africa. He was born in 1970, and his net worth is assumed to be approximately $1.5 Million.
8. Shona Ferguson[Botswana]
He became a celebrity by acting in movies in Botswana and Africa as a whole. The actor earns a very high amount of income in acting.
Shona Ferguson is an artist from Gaborone, Botswana, born on 30 April 1974, and he has the highest pay in acting. His Net worth is as of 2021 before his death on 20 July 2021 is $1.5 Million.
9. King Cassie Kabwita[Zambia]
King Cassie Kabwita, also known as Sharon Kasweka Kabwita is a reputable actor who earns a tremendous amount of money, as her salary in movies.
She is from Ndola, Zambia, and he was born on 13 October 1988. Her presumable net worth as of 2020 is between $1Million – $5Million.
10. Florence Kasumba [Uganda]
This actress is from Uganda, and she has the highest salary pay in Uganda. She is famous for the role of Ayo, which she played in Captain America, and so many other favorite movies she participated in.
This renowned actor was born on 26 October 1976 in Kampala, Uganda. They evaluated Florence Kasumba Net Worth to be over $ 4 Million.
11. Ger Duany [South Sudan]
Ger Duany is a famous African actress born in Akobo, South Sudan, in 1978. The actress earns a massive salary with a net worth of $ USD 9 Mil. Ger Duany is from South Africa.
12. Isata Mahoi [Sierra Leone]
She is a Sierra Leonean Actress who is among the actress that earns high in Africa. Isata Mohoi was born in 1979. Her net worth as of 2021 is assumed to be 1.7 Million dollars.
Mahoi earns not only big, but she is also famous because of her acting skills, which are second to none in Sierra Leone and Africa.
13. Sofia Boutella [Algeria]
Sofia Boutella is an Algeria actress who has the highest pay as an actress in Algeria. She was born on 3 April 1982. Meanwhile, she began her career as a film actress when she was just 17 years old.
Her net worth as the highest-paid actress in Algeria and within Africa is estimated to be $4 Million.
14. Genevieve Nnaji [Nigeria]
Genevieve Nnaji is a famous Nigerian actress who has won so many awards in Nigerian and Africa as a whole.
The famous actress was born on 3 May 1979, and she receives about 3 million to 4.5 million per movie Script, and her net worth is estimated to be $10 Million.
15. Sellor Maake ka Ncube [South Africa]
This great actor is among the highest income earners in a movie here in Africa. He is from Orlando East, Soweto, South Africa, born on 12 March 1960.
The famous actor has acted in many films and TV series, and he has also won so many awards. As it stands now, Sellor Maake Ka Ncube has the highest net worth of $13 million.
Who are Africa’s richest actors and actresses?
The richest actor and actress in Africa are Genevieve Nnaji who her net worth is about $10 million, Ibinabo Fiberestima that was also estimated to have up to $8 million.
Again we also have somebody like Funke Akindele, who worths $7.6 million, and lastly, we have Omatola Jalade Ekeinde obtains a net worth of $7.2 million.
Who is the highest-paid actor in Nigeria?
The highest-paid actor in Nigeria is James Ikechukwu Esomugha, generally known as Jim Iyke. According to the speculations, he has about 30 million U.S. dollars as his net worth, making this estimation in 2020.
Who are the richest paid actresses in Africa in 2021?
They are many richest paid actress in Africa as of 2021 they are Mercy Johnson, as one of the richest paid actresses, she has a net worth of $5 million from the recent estimation in 2021. Also, we have Chioma Chukwuka, which has approximately 5.7 Million dollars.
From the recent findings, African artists roughly calculated the rough estimate of Rita Dominic’s net worth to be 6 million dollars.
Others include Omatola Jalade Ekeinde 7.6 Million dollars, Funke Akindele 7.6 Million dollars, and the last but not the list is Ibinabo Fiberesima.
Who are the richest actors in Africa?
The richest actors in Africa are Jim Iyke in the Nigerian Nollywood films, whose net worth is $30 million, also Richard Mofie Damijo, whose fans guessed his net worth to be$7 Million.
Chidi Mokeme, also calculated net worth to be $7 Million. Then Kenneth Okonkwo was also evaluated to have $5 million as his net worth too.
With others like Desmond Elliot, that has $5million; Ramsey Nouah – $4.5 million. Clem Ohameze – $4.5 million, and finally John Okafor, who has a net worth of $4.2 million.
Looking at the above-listed actors and actresses who have the highest pay in Africa will remind you that hard work pays. We can testify that all the personalities in this list are serious-minded actors and actresses who have devoted their life to acting.