It is no doubt that the new Nollywood has done a lot when it comes to placing Nigeria's movie industry on the global map. With impressive cinematography and less predictable story lines, the industry continues to win over hearts.
However, it is pertinent to acknowledge that the new Nollywood is as a result of emerging talents in the industry who having being inspired by the great veterans who have paved the way, have stepped into their giant footsteps to move the industry forward.
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The new set of actors in the industry are indeed, very interesting to take note of. With younger actors replacing the older ones, it is hard not to notice the new set of Nollywood eye candies that grace our screens these days.
Back in the days, if you wanted a lover boy/Romeo who was skilled in breaking hearts, Ramsey Noah, Richard Mofe Damijo, Emeka Ike and the likes were your go-to.
If you wanted a lover boy who was also a bad boy/gangster and could shut it down anytime anywhere, Jim Iyke, Hanks Anuku and the likes always delivered.
Well, just as they left fans swooning, these new crops of actors named in the article are definitely some of the industry's finest talents giving Nollywood movie lovers value for their money.
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From the gangster and lover boys like Bolanle Ninolowo, Jimmy Odukoya to the Romoes and heart breakers like Enyinna Nwigwe, Timini Egbuson, Benjamin Nnayelugo Touitou, the list seems endless.
Below are 7 Nollywood stars to look out for on TV:
1. Bolanle Ninalowo
This is one talented Nollywood actor whose versatility is indeed worthy of applause.
Nino B as he is fondly called, is more or less the go-to when a gangster lover boy character is in need of stellar interpretation. He'll win your heart and at the same time, leave you scared for your life!
2. Jimmy Odukoya
Although a pastor in real life, Jimmy's on-screen characters are most often the opposite. With the killer looks, Odukoya's effortless interpretation of roles has won over the hearts of many Nollywood movie lovers.
3. Benjamin Nnayelugo Touitou
Dubbed the new 'Ramsey Noah' by movie lovers, Benjamin's gentle face, curly hair and soft-spoken nature in movies has clearly earned him a spot in the hearts of many female movie lovers.
Whether playing the good guy or the bad guy, Benjamin will most like win your heart in both scenarios.
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4. Enyinna Nwigwe
His lady killer looks and baritone voice has got many ladies crushing heavily on him. This does not invalidate the fact that he is pretty good at his job as an actor.
More often than not, Nwigwe plays the perfect boyfriend/husband who either gets his heart broken or sacrifices a lot for the one he loves.
5. Stan Nze
The rogue look and deep voice makes his villain roles seem almost real.
The talented Stan Nze is not just another regular actor on screen, his passion and impressive role interpretation is what has earned him a spot in Nollywood.
6. Kunle Remi
This is another talented Nollywood actor who has won the ladies over with his acting skills. Know for playing the lover boy/player characters in movies, Remi's rise to fame as one of Nollywood's bad boys comes as no surprise to many.
He's the guy you cast in a movie when you want to really to mess with a lady's heart.
7. Timini Egbuson
This MTV Shuga star is another bad boy to look out for in Nollywood. His charm and wittiness displayed on screen has got the ladies swooning over him.
The award-winning actor who is the younger brother to screen goddess, Dakore Egbuson, is certainly one man you'll love to watch on screen.
The list does not take away the fact that there are several other talented actors making Nollywood movies pleasurable to watch.
However, these are just a few that have caught many people's attention.
The Nollywood industry has been around for a very long time now and has witnessed a lot of people shoot into stardom.
While it is often believed that fame is just as fleeting as life is, there are those who have managed to stay consistent in the Nigerian movie industry. Check them out.
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