Yoruba genre actors have woken up to a global audience finally, they are no more tagged ‘home video actors’ anymore. Their latest productions reveal they are ready for the international audience, beyond Nigeria – their movies breaking records in cinemas and online platforms says it all. Here are 2 Nollywood actors that are currently rated as top producers of indigenous blockbusters in 2023 so far:
Yoruba-genre Actors with blockbuster movies 2023
1. Femi Adebayo
Femi Adebayo began acting in 1985, the same year he featured in his father’s first movie titled Ogun Ajaye.
Adebayo has starred in over 500 Nigerian films, winning four awards as Best Yoruba actor at the 17th African Film Awards popularly known as Afro Hollywood awards at the Stratford Town Hall in London. He also won an award in the same category for the Best of Nollywood Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria Awards in 2012. Adebayo has a long list of movies to his credits, which includes the Sonto Alapata, Wura Ati Fadaka, Ma Wobadan and Buga, among others. He is the MD/CEO of J-15 media network Nigeria.
In 2022 Femi Adebayo was nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy (AMVCA)
In April and August 2023 respectively, he produced two blockbuster movies in the yoruba genre – King of thieves and Jagun-Jagun. The latest production which is currently the most talked about movie in Africa, in august so far.
2. Odunlade Adekola
Odunlade Adekola began his acting career in 1996, the same year he joined the Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts practitioners. He has starred in, scripted, produced and directed several Nigerian films also known as Nollywood over the years. In April 2014, Adekola won the Africa Movie Academy Award for the best actor of the year.
In July 23, 2023, Adekola released his latest movie – Orisa – a movie that got hundreds of people trooping to the cinemas to watch his creative masterpiece.
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