Things happen you know,sometimes they are known to everyone, sometimes to a few,and sometimes when told,people may tend to doubt if not seen or feeled.In this case,we are going to take you down memory lane,as we bring to you the top 6 Nollywood actors and actress that once did music in their careers before going into the Nigerian Movie scene.
We are talking of legends and veterans in the game,some names maybe known to you,as they all are very popular personalities in Nigeria and the world over,given to their prolific roles in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Many movie legends you know today, started from somewhere before making their way into the movie scene, not far from the entertainment space, but in the musical aspects. Some of their songs some of you may have listened to,unknowingly to you that he or she is the writer and singer.
All occupants of this top 6 list,are now well established individuals, who have over time amassed lots of wealth and fame for themselves with their level of hard work,consistency, talent, and patience. All this achievements, didn’t come in a single day,but years upon years of putting in that extra amount of work,time and dedication.
So now let’s take you to the main topic of focus, which is the top 6 nollywood actors and actresses that once made a trade in the music space.
TOP 6 NOLLYWOOD STARS THAT ONCE MADE MUSIC.
1) Jim Iyke :
Jim Iyke is today one of Nigeria’s finest actor,but his career first took off from the musical dynasty, before he later made a switch to the movie space,were he stared in numerous movies,hence making a name for himself as one of the best,with a good number of awards both locally and international to his name.He dropped a number of songs before his switch, with the most famous one being his collaboration with 2Face Idibia who is now known as 2Baba for the song tagged “Who am I”. He was a rapper and songwriter, and wasn’t doing so bad with music either.
2) Mr Ibu:
John Okafor who is better known as Mr Ibu as he is famously called, made music for a good number of years before moving to the movie aspect, were he stared in many movies and became known for his comic and hilarious parts.He dropped a song which he titled” This girl”,and at that time it was a major hit.Even while in the movie industry, the actor was still making music.Mr Ibu is one of Nollywood’s most funniest and awarded actor,and a very popular figure around the entertainment group.
3) Nkem Owoh:
Nkem Owoh popularly called Osuofia or Ukwa,is a popular Nollywood actor,singer and songwriter, who is known basically for his comic roles in movies,but one will be shocked and surprised to know that his first trial was in the musical genre, were he released a good number of hits before diverting to the movie space, were he enjoyed a steady ride of fame and popularity.Till today, he still does music but not as commercial as before. Nkem Owoh is well known and recognized all over the world, and also he is one of the most decorated Nollywood actor in history.His most famous song release, is the song which was titled “I go chop your dollars”.
4) Mama G:
Patience Ozokwor Better known as Mama G,made a name for herself in music,before making that switch to acting. She is one of Nigeria’s best female movie Star ever,as she has stared in more than 500 Nollywood movies, winning numerous awards and establishing herself as a major force to reckon with when it comes to the aspect of movie making and acting in Nigeria. Mama G as she is popularly called, dished out some great songs, which will surely stand the test of time.In one of her song title ” National moi moi,she featured fellow movie stars such as Tonto Dike and Charles Awurum.
5) Genevieve Nnaji :
Genevieve Nnaji is unarguably Nigeria’s most famous and influential movie actress, director and producer,as one of her films “Lionheart”, became the first Nollywood original film to feature on Netflix and to get an OSCAR nomination. Before all this success story was written, Genevieve was a singer and songwriter,you’re surprised right?.
Genevieve Nnaji who is also known for her natural beauty, has an album(One Logologo line) to her name while still making music with great number of songs (No more) and videos released.Genevieve has won a large number of awards for her roles and contributions to the Nollywood and Nigerian movie industry.
6) Omotola Jalade Ekeinde:
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Aka Omo Sexy is a popular Nollywood movie actress and social commentator.Omo Sexy as she is called,is very talented and gifted when it come to the area of acting, as she has over the years contributed immensely to the growth of the Nigerian movie industry otherwise known as Nollywood,it Will shock you to know that,the Omotola we know once made a name for her self in music, releasing a number of songs before making a switch to the movie industry. One of her famous song release is a song which she collaborated with Harrysong,which she titled “Get busy”.
Omotola is an award winning movie actress and movie producer.
All actors and actresses above mentioned, are all legendary, who have done so much to skyrocket Nollywood to the height it is today.Their choices of leaving music for the movie industry, has proven productive and successful, as in one way or the other,one of the above mentioned, held it a responsibility to put smiles on our faces with their talent.
Going through this list, am sure many will come as a surprise to you,so let us know, which of this really shocked you? Hit us up by dropping a comment under the post.
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