7 Pioneer Nollywood Actors Who Have Been Acting For Over 30 Years

Here are some pioneer Nollywood actors who have been acting for over 30 years.
In this article, you will see actors who have stayed the longest since the existence of Nollywood. 


 1. Pete Edochie: Edochie is highly recognized in the Nollywood movie industry because he is a role model and stands as a father figure to upcoming actors and actresses. His charisma is motivational. He was first seen on stage in 1962, at the age of 15 where he featured in Williams Shakespeare's 'Merchant Of Venice'. He officially came into prominence in 1986, where he played the lead role of Okonkwo in NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe's 'Things Fall Apart'. For which he won a BBC international award. He has been active in Nollywood, acting for nearly 35 years now.


 
2.Jide Kosoko: Jide Kosoko was born on 12 Jan 1954. He is a very popular actor, director and producer. Jide Kosoko began his professional career at 10 years in 1964. Which means Jide Kosoko has been active in Nollywood for over 5 decades.
3. Olu Jacobs: Olu Jacob is a pioneer actor whose unique acting prowess and baritone voice has made outstanding in Nollywood and beyond. He started his acting career in the 70s. In 1971, he acted in the television series, 'The Goodies'. It's been 49 years since Olu Jacobs started acting.

4. Alex Usifo Omiagbo: Alex Usifo is a pioneer actor who began acting in 1980s. In 1984, he played a major role in the movie 'Return Of The Native' which was produced by Ray Yusuf for NTA Ilorin. Alex Usifo has been acting for over 36 years.

5. Anayo Modestus Onyekwere popularly known as KANAYO O. KANAYO. He first appeared in Nollywood in 1992 where he played the role of Chief Omego in Living in Bondage.
Kenneth Okonkwo: He is best known as Andy after he first appeared in the movie 'Living In Bondage' in 1992. If i am not wrong, he has been on the TV screen for nearly 30 years now.
7. Richard Mofe Damijo popularly known as RMD. RMD acted his first movie in 1997(24 years ago), when he acted the blockbuster movie 'Out of Bounds' and later Diamond Ring in 1998


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