A few weeks ago, there was an online drama about the way actresses show off new acquisitions, putting a question on whether their male counterparts do not earn as much as the females.
While different actresses have tried to answer the question, a list of some of the highest-grossing actors in Nollywood would convince doubting Thomases that they earn as much as actresses as they feature in hit movies that rake in many millions of naira.
Legit.ng shines the light on the five highest-grossing actors in 2020.
1. Deyemi Okanlawon
The actor featured as the first supporting actor in Omo Ghetto The Saga which became the highest-grossing movie in 2020. The movie made history and got people talking as it raked in many millions in a pandemic.
As of December 31, 2020, Nigerian Box Office Yearbook said the movie made over N187 million.
2. Broda Shaggi
The lead actor in Fate of Alakada, the movie raked in over N113m as of December 31, 2020.
Indeed a bad guy, Falz was the lead actor in Quam’s Money. The movie made over N59m in the year 2020.
4. Stan Nze
The actor had a lead role in Rattle Snake: The Ahana Story which made over N69m in 2020.
5. Bucci Franklin
The actor was the first supporting actor in Rattle Snake: The Ahana Story and it made over N69m in 2020.
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Earlier, Legit.ng focused the spotlight on some of the actresses who featured in highest grossing movies of the year 2020.
Among them were Funke Akindele-Bello, Toyin Abraham, Osas Ighodalo and others.
Sola Oloruni is a Legit.ng journalist with five years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, where she obtained a post-graduate diploma in 2015.
Prior to that, she studied Linguistics and Nigerian Languages at the Ekiti State University, Ekiti, where she obtained her first degree. She is passionate about social development and women’s health.