Top Nollywood actors and actresses have established their names across the world. They are famous for their brilliant acting and good looks. Some Nollywood actors and actresses have also been part of international films. Do you know that various Nollywood actors and actresses are also PhD holders? Yes, you read it right. Let’s talk about the top Nollywood actors and actresses who are PhD holders.
1. Eniola Olaniyan
Eniola Olaniyan – a Nollywood actor who is famous for The Score (2012), You or I (2013) and The Narrow Path (2006) – holds a PhD degree in Meteorology and Climate Science from the Federal University of Technology Akure. He has 22.3K followers on Instagram. Eniola Olaniyan has acted in various films such as Body Bag, Finding Ireti, and Adelebo.
2. Helen Paul
Helen Paul – a famous Nigerian comedian, singer, and actress – also holds a PhD degree in Theater Arts from the University of Lagos, a public research university located in Lagos, Nigeria. She is the first Nigerian standup comedian to earn a PhD degree. Last year, she became the HOD (Head of Department) of the Arts, Music, and Entertainment department at Heart International University in the US.
3. Joke Muyiwa
Joke Muyiwa, a famous Nollywood actress, was awarded a PhD degree from Redeemers University, a private university in Akoda, Nigeria, in 2020. She is also a lecturer in the department of Performing Arts at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, the oldest university in Ogun State, Nigeria. She has acted in various films like King of Thieves (2022), The Narrow Path (2006), and Niniola (2022).
4. Olayiwola Razaq
Olayiwola Razaq, a famous Nollywood actor who primarily works in Yoruba movies, holds a PhD in Language and Communication Studies. He has acted in various Nollywood films such as Jagun Jagun, Anikulapo, Secrets of the Gods, Adarugudu, and Secrets of the Gods.
5. Doyin Hassan
Doyin Hassan, a popular Nollywood actor, who has been a part of several gospel movies, also holds a PhD degree in Business administration. He is also a Professor of International Business Management at Conestoga College, Ontario, Canada.
6. Omotola Jalade
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, one of the most famous Nollywood actresses, also holds a PhD degree from the Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO), Edo state. In her acting career, she has appeared in more than 300 films. She is an award-winning Nollywood actress and singer.
7. Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage, a famous Nollywood actress and singer, holds a PhD degree from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. She is commonly known as the Queen of Afrobeats. In her career, she has been a part of various music videos.
8. Eucharia Anunobi
Eucharia Anunobi is one of the most famous Nollywood actresses. She holds a PhD degree in Christian Leadership and Missions from Kingdom Life Bible College and Seminary International. In 2020, she was nominated at Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actress.
This is the list of some of the top Nollywood actors and actresses who are PhD holders. Who is your favorite?