Top 7 Nollywood actors that won AMAA awards

The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) are the most prestigious film awards in Africa, honoring and promoting excellence in the African movie industry. The awards have been held annually since 2005, and have recognized some of the biggest names in Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry.

The AMAA awards are highly competitive, and winning an award is considered a major accomplishment for any African actor. Nollywood actors have won numerous AMAA awards over the years.

Here is a list of the top 7 Nollywood actors that have won AMAA awards:

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Nse Ikpe-Etim is a talented Nollywood actress is known for her range and her ability to deliver nuanced performances. She won the AMAA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in the film “Reloaded” (2010).

Also, the movie star emerged as best lead actress award at the 2023 AMAA, which took place at Balmoral Convention Centre in Ikeja, Lagos on Sunday, October 29.

She was awarded for her explicit performance in block buster movie, 4-4-44 (four-four-fourty four).

Nse Ikpe-Etim
Nse Ikpe-Etim

Kanayo O Kanayo

Anayo Modestus Onyekwere, popularly known as Kanayo O. Kanayo , born March 1, 1962 in Mbaise , Imo State, is a Nigerian actor. In 2006, he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for a movie, “Family Battle”.

Also, he received AMAA 2008 Prize for Best Actor in a Lead Role (Across the Niger) and AMAA 2014 Prize for Best Actor in a Lead Role (Apaye).

Kanayo O kanayo

Ijeoma Grace Agu

Ijeoma Grace Agu is a Nigerian actress and she has featured in many award-winning movies like are scum, Slyvia, Swallow, Lola’s gifts and many more.

In 2022, she emerged as best actress in supporting role in the movie, “Swallow.”

Ijeoma Grace Agu

Tobi Bakre

29-year-old TV presenter and movie star, Tobi Bakre, has joined other prominent African actors in winning big at the African Movie Academy Awards.

The BBNaija reality star bagged the Best Actor in a Leading Role for the movie, Brotherhood, in the 2023 AMAA.

Tobi Bakre Brotherhood

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Richard Mofe Damijo

Richard Mofe-Damijo, also known as RMD, is a veteran Nollywood actor who has starred in numerous blockbuster films. He won the AMAA award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the film “The mayors” in 2005.

He also won the AMAA award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the film “Oloibiri” in 2017.


Ramsey Nouah

Ramsey Nouah, born Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jr. ; 19 December 1970, is a Nigerian actor and director. He made his directorial debut with the film Living in Bondage: Breaking Free in 2019.

Nouah was born in Lagos to an Israeli father and a Yoruba mother who hails from Owo ,Ondo State . He grew up in Surulere, Lagos , where he attended Atara Primary School and Community Grammar School. He obtained a diploma in mass communications at the University of Lagos , after which he pursued a career in acting.

He was awarded AMAA 2010 Prize for Best Actor in a Lead Role (Figurine ) and AMAA 2017 Prize for Best Actor in a Lead Role (76 ).

Ramsey Nouah

Maleek Sanni

Maleek Sanni is one of the group of child mimickers, Ikorodu Bois’s siblings. Maleek has also put Nigeria on the international map as he won the best young promising actor in the latest AMAA award.

Maleek Sani

Nollywood is one of the largest film industries in the world, and it has produced some of the most talented actors in Africa. The AMAA awards are a testament to the talent and creativity of Nollywood actors, and they help to promote the African film industry to the world.

The 7 Nollywood actors listed above are just a few of the many Nollywood actors who have won AMAA awards. They are all talented and accomplished actors who have made significant contributions to the African film industry.

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