6 Most Stereotyped Nollywood Actors Of All Time…

The movie world is in no doubt a world of make-believe but when an actor cannot be separated from his movie roles, is there something they want us to know?

Today, Nollyzone brings to you a list of some of our favourite Nollywood actors of all time that their roles do not seem to change at all…

First our list is Nkiru Sylvanus.


Who doesn’t remember the ‘cry baby’ of Nollywood? After storming our screens in the early 2000s, the former special adviser to the Imo state governor has been a toast to movie producers to wear the character of a lady to be pitied.

Though the Mass-Communications graduate of ESUT may not have been very prominent in the acting scene lately but it’s agreeable that she has registered her face in our minds…When we come across the light-skinned actress in a movie, one thing probably comes to mind, she’s gonna cry! #lol


Next is veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie.


One area of specialization of the Enugu-state born veteran thespian has, is playing the character of a king-an ‘Igwe’ like the Igbos call it.

Asides from usually playing the character of an Igwe in movies, the 69 year-old actor is also an expert in playing the role of an evil/wicked man(Lol).


This character suits him so well that after about two or three movie encounters with the former broadcaster, one might probably have the notion that he is very wicked. #lol

What prompted these two “usual” movie characters we might not be able to tell, but it is quite agreeable that when you come across this multiple-award winning actor, the two aforementioned characters come to mind!


Next is on our list is another Nollywood veteran, Olu Jacobs.


Born in Abeokuta in 1942 as Oludotun Jacobs, the multiple award-winning actor of course has a way to melt our hearts. With his infectious smile, it’s no gainsaying that usually he plays the role of being a good father in movies. This character of course he wears believably well.

Asides from playing the role of been a good father in movies, he is another usual Igwe in Nollywood movies like his counterpart, Pa Pete Edochie.

What formed the basis of these usual roles of the British-trained thespian, we might not be able to tell, but maybe his charisma makes movie producers always gun for him.

But how about Pa Olu Jacobs pulling a surprise on us by playing the role of a drug baron or a hired assassin? Well, just thinking aloud…#lol


Next is Jim Iyke


Think about Jim Iyke in movies and what comes to mind is the bad boy or player. Ironically, the Philosophy graduate of the University of Jos never fails to deliver his roles perfectly.

What qualifies him to always play those roles could be for him to decipher but we cannot wait to probably have a saintly Jim Iyke for a change. #lol


Next, is Chioma Chukwuka-Apotha.


The Anambra-state born actress has gained prominence in Nollywood for her well-played out movie roles. The Banking and Finance graduate of Lagos state university is also very popular for her roles of playing a meek and gentle wife in movies.

Well, just like her counterparts, what formed the basis of her role we might not be able to tell but we guess her beautiful and innocent countenance might be the reason.


Finally, on our list of Nollywood’s most stereotyped actors is Nkem Owoh.


Sure your guess is as good as ours… The Electrical Engineering graduate of the University of Ilorin is very popular for his comic roles.

One funny thing about his roles also, is its petty nature. It is not unusual to have Osuofia fighting, insulting or trading words with a woman in his movies. That of course cracks us up with laughter and it apparently leaves us with the thought of remembering a comical unserious man when we see Osuofia.



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