Saint Obi, Regina Askia, and Other 6 Old Time Nollywood Actors Fans Miss Seeing on the Screen

Saint Obi, Regina Askia, and Other 6 Old Time Nollywood Actors Fans Miss Seeing on the Screen

The Nollywood sector boasts of a number of excellent actors, mostly seasoned faces who have moved on to pursue professions in other fields. takes a look at some of your favourite movie stars that rocked the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Some of these old-time faces have left the movie industry to continue their careers in different fields, while others find time to fix themselves back into the scene like they never left. 

Saint Obi, Regina Askia, Emeka Ike, Stephanie Okereke
Pictures of Saint Obi, Regina Askia, Emeka Ike and Stephanie Okereke
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In this article, will share with you eight Nollywood celebrities who were the most sought-after faces back when youths were children and old men and women youths.

1. Emeka Ike

Emeka Ike was that famous lover boy, whose roles many always guessed right before watching the movie.

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He made a name for himself during the peak of his career in the early 2000s. And is considered one of the respectable OGs in the Nollywood industry.

Aside from delivering the role of a lover boy, Ike was known for killing it in any scene he played.

In an interview with The Punch, the veteran disclosed his displeasure over the government neglecting Nollywood to the point it is now being managed by individual bodies.

2. Saint Obi

For those who do not know, the legendary actor built an identity for himself in the entertainment industry, using the popular moniker he is known for, Saint Obi. His real name is Obinna Nwafor.

Saint Obi came onto the acting scene in 1996 after doing a commercial for Peugeot on NTA.

He is best known for his roles in Candle Light, Final Whistle, Sakobi, Goodbye Tomorrow, Heart of Gold, Festival of Fire, Executive Crime, and Last Party.

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3. Sandra Achums

Sandra is a veteran Nollywood actress and a certified baby girl who killed every one of her roles effortlessly.

The actress debuted in Nollywood in 1995 and acted in various movies before relocating to Germany, where she currently lives with her husband and children.

The movie star returned to the scene recently with her appearance in the 2022 Glamour Girls remake.

4. Stella Damasus

Stella was one of the beauty stars who ruled Nollywood in the late 90s and early 2000s.

The theatre arts graduate won a couple of awards through her career in acting before she moved on to host two podcast shows, Undiluted with Stella Damasus and When Women Praise.

5. Stephanie Okereke-Linus

Stephanie was much-loved by fans for her style and simplicity filled with gorgeousness.

The movie star bagged herself a couple of awards during her career.

Stephanie stopped appearing in films and moved on with life to focus on brand marketing and humanitarian projects for the United Nations. She runs an NGO named Extended Hands that fights for women’s and girls rights.

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6. Nkiru Sylvanus

Nkiru Sylvanus was a passionate actress who knew how to channel her emotions professionally into any given role; with movies like A Cry for Help, and The Egg of Life, she will hardly be forgotten for her screen performances.

Nkiru stirred in over two hundred films and won the awards for Best Actress of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards before delving into politics as the special assistant on public affairs to the former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha.

7. Shan George

Shan George was good with the roles of a Big girl who just returned from the States with her accent and carriage. The screen beauty will always be remembered for her flawless acting.

She is best known for her role in the movies Outkast and Welcome to Nollywood.

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8. Regina Askia-Williams

Regina Askia is a household name in the Nollywood industry, although it has been a long time since she quit acting.

The name rings a bell because of the popular movie Full Moon, in which she was the lead character.

The one-time beauty queen starred in several Nollywood films during the 1990s and early 2000s but has since moved on permanently to practise nursing in the US.

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