Truthfully it is.
Show business is all about showing artificial value and being handsome can really propel anyone to the very top of the Nollywood hierarchy.
And today we shall be listing some of the most handsome Nigerian actors whose role in the movie industry has brought in their own peculiar aura that has kept many of us in awe of their talent as well as their beauty.
The list is compiled in no particular order. The names and faces are going to be popping up in a random fashion and this is me informing you that the face you see at number one is no way considered the finest and the face you see at the end of the count down, is definitely not the least.
This is a compilation of the the most handsome Nigerian actors as a collective group and nothing else. And you can always go check out more of this kind of content in our Naija News section.
Most Handsome Nigerian Actors
- Ramsey Nouah
The first on our list is the undoubtedly handsome Ramsey Nouah. Back in the day he was always the favorite for a Nollywood love story with some of the most pretty Nigerian actresses, such as Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola.
With Ramsey Nouah it all started with the Nigerian TV soap opera Fortunes. From there he would go on to become one of the most important names in the industry.
He is currently enjoying praise from all quarters for his remake of Living in Bondage. The sequel which is titled Living in Bondage: Breaking Free is also his directorial debut.
2. Alex Ekubo
Alex Ekubo is handsome, yes he is. He is among the younger generation of Nigerian actors whose presence in Nollywood is certainly going to bear the kind of fruits that tomorrow would celebrate.
An eligible bachelor by default. Whose single status has allowed many insinuations that he might be an homosexual, especially because of his constant togetherness with other Nigerian actors such as Ik Ogbonna and Uti.
He was first runner up at the 2010 Mr Nigeria contest.
One of the most socially active Nigerian celebrities on Instagram. Not only is he handsome, he is quite a bag full of humor. Which is evident with the many hilarious posts on his social media account and he is also one of the hottest Nigerian male celebrities in the country.
Bryan Okwara is obviously a sexy dude and for that became a model. A successful career that saw him winning the title of Mr. Nigeria in 2007 and also getting to the semi-finals in the Mister World 2007 competition.
4. Desmond Elliott
It has been a while since we saw Desmond Elliott on our TV screens. He is now a politician acting out the law drama as a law maker in Lagos State House of Assembly, representing Surulere Constituency.
And just like Richard Mofe Damijo who went into politics for some years and came back to acting block buster movies. We know it is only matter of time before Desmond Elliot comes back to acting.
5. Richard Mofe Damijo
Richard Mofe Damijo has refused to grow old which is very inspiring in itself. Every now and then we get to hear about him through different Nigerian celebrity news outlets.
Either because of one endorsement deal or the other or another movie shoot in an undisclosed location. But no matter the reasons for the headlines, the purpose is still the same.
To inspire us all.
6. Uti Nwachukwu
They say he is one of the reasons why the like of Ik Ogbonna and Alex Ekubo are often referred to as closet homosexuals, dangerous rumors i believe no one should take serious.
Just hateful gossips and nothing more. Unless they bring hard facts these rumor peddlers should be considered HATERS!
He became a household name after winning Big Brother Africa season 5.
7. Yul Edochie
He is the son of the legendary Nollywood actor Pete Edochie and building his own foundation far from his fathers own achievement has made for himself a name in the industry that now ranks him as one of the most popular faces on our TV screens.
He is also one of the few celebrities in the industry who actually studied the acting craft in the University.
8. Nonso Diobi
He is among the old faces in Nollywood and he is by every standard an A-list celebrity whose roles in the industry has seen him create an impressive movie catalog of himself in the lead roles.
He is still relevant today, acing in movies and still participating in the industry despite the large inflow of younger actors.
9. Mike Ezuruonye
Below Nonso is another major Nigerian actor who is also fair skinned and has a large count of movies under his belt.
This fellow received two nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008, 2009. and a nomination for Best Actor in Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
He studied Accounting from the University of Lagos.
10. Blossom Chukwujekwu
I think the image above says it all. Not only is he handsome, he also comes with a very manly voice and body language that a lot of ladies that i know would kill for.
Born to Dr I.E and Evangelist J.C Chukwujekwu in Benin city on November 4, 1983, he is the eldest of two sons. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from the Benson Idahosa University.
His performance as the abusive and emotionally volatile “Moses” earned him the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice 2015 Best Supporting Actor award.
He is a native of Otolo, Nnewi North in Anambra State and got married to his wife, Maureen, on 19 December 2015.
11. Gideon Okeke
Here is another Nigerian celebrity made popular by the Big Brother franchise. Like the few whose doors were made to stand ajar by the reality show, Gideon Okeke has since moved on to become a regular in the acting arena.
But before the acting doors were opened up for him, this handsome fellow was already making name in the modelling world where he was already a celebrity brand.
For someone who grew up in Ajegunle it is indeed inspiring to see him attain the height from which we now look at him, feeling nothing but admiration.
He initially studied applied bio-chemistry at Nnamdi Azikiwe University but would later enroll at the Lee Strasberg institute in New York where he would obtain professional training in acting.
He is married to Chidera Uduezue whom he married in December 2018.
12. Seun Akindele
And staying true to the general claim of him being handsome, He was nominated for “best kiss in a movie” alongside Yvonne Jegede for their role in The Ex in 2015.
He got married to his wife TOUN in 2016.
13. Joseph Benjamin
Most of us became aware of this particular Nigerian actor during his time as one of the presenters co-hosting MTN’s Project Fame.
At age 12, the actor was among those who appeared in the television program Tales by Moonlight on NTA. His big screen debut however was with the movie Crossroads, alongside Ramsey Nouah and Sandra Achums in 1995.
He won the African Actor of the Year award at the 2012 African Film Awards and is currently divorced with two kids.
14. Kenneth Okolie
A good look at Kenneth Okolie and you would realize that his full structure is a comprehensive definition of what handsome really is. A fact that is reinforced when we look back to 2010 when he emerged Mr. Nigeria.
Handsome guys like him in the industry can not run from romantic roles because it is an already ingrained notion in the heads of many that romance and aesthetic beauty go hand in hand.
Little wonder the hunk has played one too many romantic lead roles.
He got married to his wife Jessica Nwakah, on April 15 2017.
15. OC Ukeje
Another pretty face Nigerian actor with that slim fit physique that says “i can make serious sexual moves”. This brother can act, especially emotional movies like the Potato Potahto flick he made with Jocelyn Dumas.
His first screen appearance was in White Waters (2008) with Joke Silva and Rita Dominic.
A product of the AMBO reality show. In fact he became a house hold after winning the Amstel Malta Box Office show and since then has gone ahead to lay claims to more heavy weight awards.
He got married to his wife Senami Ibukunoluwa Togonu-Bickersteth on 8 November 2014.
16. Banky W
Banky W was and still is one of the most talented RnB singer ever to have come out out Nigeria. For a man, this brother can surely express deep emotions as if it is nothing.
These days he has since converted into a very good actor and consequently has earned himself a place on our list of the most handsome Nigerian actors there is.
He wrote the first theme song of Etisalat Nigeria titled “0809ja for life” and is responsible for breaking Wizkid into the lime lights.
He is married to Adesua Etomi.
17. Bolanle Ninalowo
Like Kenneth Okolie this dude is one of the big names in the industry today. It is as if he is in every blockbuster movies coming out from Nollywood.
Bolanle Ninalowo was born on May 7, 1980 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from DeVry University in the US.
He is married with two kids.
18. Gabriel Afolayan
Also known as G-Fresh, he is one among the few Nigerian celebrities that studied theatre arts. And showing that he is a real thespian, the guy can sing and there are songs out there to prove that fact.
He rose to fame, playing the role “Akin” in a Super Story Series titled NNENNA. And As an actor, he won the Best Supporting Actor award for playing “Tavier Jambari” in Hoodrush (2012).
19. Gbenro Ajibade
This dude is sexy and he knows it but lately the news coming out from his quarters has been one of his marriage breaking up and his little girl having to live with the chaos.
This fine brother is a model and presenter as well. Ajibade won Most Outstanding Actor/Model of the Year at the 2011 Nigerian Model Achievers Awards.
His recent images was an attempt to get tongues wagging when he showed his naked chest, with nipple rings suddenly attached to his nipples.
20. Mofe Duncan
The latest news with this hunk is that he is no longer with his wife. Making him another most handsome Nigerian actor that is actively ready to mingle.
He graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in Biological Sciences.
21. Yemi Blaq
He belongs to the those set of old Nollywood actors that once ruled supreme in the industry. He started his acting career in 2005.
He is a married to Remi Ibinola Olatunji. The couple met on the set of ‘Growing Up.’ and they got married in 2008.
22. Chidi Mokeme
He was the host of Gulder Ultimate Search Reality-show, the only reality show in Nigeria that actually was devoid of unnecessary show of immorality like the ones we have today.
Chidi Mokeme got married to Jean Olumba Mokeme on the 28th of April 2012. Their marriage has produced two beautiful children namely; Daniel and Noah Mokeme.
23. Michael Godson
He began his acting in 2001. He studied Theatre and Communication Arts from the University of Jos.
His debut movie was “7 Books of Moses”, produced by Richrock Productions and directed by Nonso Emeka Ekwe.
24. Ken Erics
He is the second celebrity on our list of the most handsome Nigerian actors that actually studied the craft in the university. He got his degree in theatre arts from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State.
He was still in the university as a level one student when he got his first acting break through the movie “Holy Prostitute“.
25. Zubby Micheal
He is mostly that troublesome individual always fighting a moral fight that he never wins, thus the thuggery and occultism that is often the the general portrayal of his characters on TV.
He has a degree in Mass Communication from Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
26. Jim Iyke
27. Frederick Leonard
28. Kunle Remi
29. William Uchemba
30. Ik Ogbonna
Ik Ogbonna lives for the gram. And there is hardly a day that passes bye without this fine brother posting a picture or two to reassure us that he still got swagger.
He is also one of the finest on our list of bald Nigerian celebrities and also carries a sexy physique that only hours of gym sessions could be responsible for.
He was born in Abia State on 11 January 1984 and is a graduate of sociology from the University of Jos. He is another product of the Amstel Malta Box Office reality show.
He is a rightful candidate for this list of the most handsome Nigerian actors and i bet, you can wholeheartedly agree.