These 12 Nollywood actors are known for playing one role

Nollywood is now the second largest movie industry in the world with a worth of about $5 billion. In fact, it has overtaken Hollywood based on number of movies churned out yearly and has only Bollywood to conquer.

Jim Iyke - shoki 1e

One thing the industry has refused to get rid of is the boring predictability that marks its movies. This usually begins with the type of roles the actors play in them. Some of these actors have played only one type of role in their entire career, condemned to the unfortunate rut of typecasting.

Maybe its his eyeballs, maybe its his voice, but there’s no Nollywood evil like Segun Arinze

Segun Arinze

Who goes to rob a bank or plays area thug with American Accent? Hank Anuku of course, the Patron Saint of ‘I Just Got Back’ pipu

Hanks Anuku
Don’t you wish your gangster was dope like this?

Forget #BadGirlRiri. There’s only one type of Nollywood bad girl, the Tonto Dikeh kind

 Tonto Dike

Nobody wants to marry again because of Mother-in-laws. There’s only one person to blame and she comes in the form of Patience Ozokwor. They say she’s kind in real-life. Sorry, we dun believe it

Patience meme

John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu, interprets one type of role perfectly; The Idiot imbecile

Mr Ibu1

Riddle us this: He’s Nollywood’s Yoruba demon in Igbo skin. Who is he? Jim Iyke

When TB Joshua tried to remove the demon
When TB Joshua tried to remove the demon

Olu Jacobs only plays king now, sometimes poet, but mostly the Igbo king. Long may he reign

Olu Jacobs2

Aki and PawPaw. These ones we can never take seriously, no matter how much they try to play grownups. Rascals

Aki and Paw Paw

If you need someone to bring his wife’s womb or his mother’s destiny in a movie, Kanayo O. Kanayo is your guy

Kanayo Meme

Chiwetalu Agu will wipe out his brother’s family just because of one plot of land

Chiwetalu meme

We don’t know where our guy Charles Okocha aka ‘Igwe Tupac’ got his Americanah accent from, but we are sure it is not America 

He still spoke americanah with madness
He still spoke americanah with madness

When you see Pete Edochie, whether he’s playing king or king’s enemy or father or High Chief higher than the king, you know you’ve seen The Godfather

Pete meme

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