Folarin Falana, Nigerian Afro-pop act better known as Falz, has topped the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria’s list of the highest grossing Nollywood stars for 2018.

The rapper, whose formidable presence in the film industry earned him an award at the 2018 African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, emerged the highest grossing Nollywood actor in the official list released on April 17, 2019.

According to the list, which revealed the details of the highest grossing Nollywood actors, Falz was 2018’s most bankable figure in the industry.

He appeared in three films — ‘Chief Daddy’, ‘Merry Men’ and ‘New Money’ — grossing N513 million.

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Yoruba angel 😇 👼

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But, of course, Falz isn’t the only Nollywood actor on the list as nine other Indigenous film stars have equally pulled tremendous feats and their movies grossing are detailed accordingly below.

Richard Mofe Damijo (N496 million)

  • Chief Daddy – N236 million
  • Merry Men- N235 million
  • God Calling – N18 million

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Can I preach this beautiful Monday afternoon? Have you ever looked back and all you want to do is thank God? I’m not talking about the thanksgiving that comes because you have everything you need or want or because you just got a positive answer to what you’ve been praying for but the no strings attached gratitude that comes from just knowing that God is God! Even in the midst of darkness, He is God! When the answer is No, He is God! When you need healing for your body, mind or finances, He.Is.Still.God!!! I call Him, OGHENETEGA, OLUWATOBILOBA, AGBARARA GBRURURU, OLORIHELORENYI… If God has been good to you, gather here and praise Him with me by calling Him the best name you can in your local dialect. Let's go… #PraiseGodMonday #GodIsGreat #rmdsaysso suit @taryorgabriels

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Osas Ighodaro (N461 million)

  • Merry Men – N235 million
  • King of Boys – N226 million

Toni Tones (N333 million)

  • King Of Boys – N226 million
  • Lara and the Beat – N31 million
  • The Royal Hibiscus Hotel – N58 million
  • June – N 13 million

Chioma Omeruah (N329 million)

  • Chief Daddy – N236 million
  • Ghost and Tout – N77 million
  • Crazy People – N16 million

Zainab Balogun (N313 million)

  • Chief Daddy – N236 million
  • The Royal Hibiscus Hotel – N59 million
  • God Calling – N18 million

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Here I am saying goodbye to abroad food and hello to Lagos life! First on the agenda was speaking at @swortetalks to a room of students. I said I wanted to connect with young minds this year and this was a great way to do so. The theme was “Are You Nigerian Enough?” It seems like a simple question but it requires a lot of truths. Truths about cultural stereotypes and our nation of colourful communities. I thought I was giving away a lot but I got so much more!! I personally have struggled with my road to being Nigerian and it felt great to share my story with the other storytellers. I left on the note that although we may be separated by tribe, location and ethnicity, the colour of our hearts is still red! This is what we must lead on. SWIPE left for snippets of my talk which I hope to share in full soon. I felt dressed for the theme in this @iconolabranded skirt and top ❤️#Swortetalks13

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Funke Akindele (N301 million)

  • Chief Daddy – N236 million
  • Moms at War – N65 million

Ademola Adedoyin (N287 million)

  • King of Boys – N226 million
  • Lara and the Beat – N31 million
  • God Calling – N18 million
  • Knockout Blessing- N7 million

Jim Iyke (N272 million)

  • Merry Men – N235 million
  • 7 and A half dates – N33 million
  • Lovebirds – N4 million

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HAPPY EARTH STRONG IKECHUKWU. THIS IS THE YEAR OF BEING A CONDUIT OF EMPOWERMENT AND CREATION OF OPPORTUNITIES. A YEAR FOR QUIET MOVES AND LOUD STATEMENTS. A YEAR OF SIMPLE PRAYERS AND IMPOSSIBLE TESTIMONIALS. A YEAR OF THE MAN I ASPIRED TO BE AND THE MAN I BECAME THAT INSPIRED OTHERS. I GRADUATED THE SCHOOL OF LIFE CUM LAUDE WITH A MAJOR IN HARD KNOCKS. THAT "BADASS" UNAPOLOGETICALLY. BESTED THE ODDS UNDER THEIR RADAR. KING BY GRACE. 4 PLATFORMS DONE, 2 MORE TO GO BEFORE THE YEAR RUNS ITS COURSE. I AM GRATEFUL BEYOND WORDS LORD. BLESSED BEYOND WORTH. LIFE IS MEANT TO BE LIVED. I LIVE 100%. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE LOVE AND GOODWILL. Y'ALL LIGHT MY FIRE! ITS A QUIET ONE THIS YEAR FOR INTROSPECTION. THANK YOU. GOD BLESS. SEE YOU AT WORK! #HARVPAPA #GLADYSBOI #STYLEPIPER #BIRTHDAYBOY #CEO2JSPECTRUM #CEOLUSTRUOUSDYNAMICSLTD #CEOOGAWORKSLTD #CEOMRTAXI #CEOBLESSEDLIFEINC #JICHRONICLES

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Ramsay Nouah (N251 million)

  • Merry Men – N235 million
  • Crazy People – N16 million

The 2018 list of highest grossing Nollywood stars was included in the 2018/2019 Nigerian Box Office Yearbook and released in partnership with Comsco, the official data reporting partner.



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