The entertainment industry is wide enough to display talents; this has made some persons to cross carpet between the movie industry and the music industry.
Nollywood is among the top 3 movie industries in the world and has talents in abound that has got its viewers entertained. Some of these Nollywood actors and actresses have also contributed to the Nigerian music that has gone global.
Actors such as Hubert Ogunde and co have done music and have also acted in the past. This has been taken up by some new generation actors and actresses who haven’t stopped to show their talents and skills. These talented Nigerians have made up the bulk of the Nigerian entertainment industry that spanned across film, music, media and so on.
7 Nollywood Actors in the Music Industry
Here is a list of Nollywood actors who have been involved in the music industry. Combining music and movie is a joy to watch for their fans and followers. The actors involved are listed below;
- Gabriel Afolayan: Nollywood’s lover boy, Gabriel Afolayan is one of the actors who have done music. Gabriel, born into a movie family that consists of father, Ade Love Afolayan, brothers Kunle and Aremu as well as sister, Toyin Afolayan is a talented being. With a stage name ‘G-Fresh’, the handsome young man has released few songs in the music industry among which is a hit titled ‘Kokoro Ife’.
- Omotola Jalade Ekeinde: Nollywood veteran actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has done well for herself in the entertainment industry even though she’s well known in the movie scene. The actress who celebrated her 25th year in the entertainment industry hasn’t done well in the music industry but hasn’t stopped to drop songs. ‘Omosexy’ as she’s fondly called is about to drop a new single.
- Odunlade Adekola: Asides singing to his movies, Odunlade Adekola has really shown he’s really talented as he has released some songs. Odunlade Adekola Films Production (OAFP) has released songs such as ‘Agogo Ayo’ and so on for the listening pleasure of his fans.
- Ronke Ojo: Ronke Oshodi-Oke is another Nollywood star that has had a shot in the music industry. The Yoruba Nollywood actress has once featured music star, 9ice in a hit song titled ‘Ori’. Although she hasn’t dropped another song since then her only work was well received by music fans.
- Dayo Amusa: Yoruba Nollywood actress, Dayo Amusa is another Nollywood actress in the music industry. The Ogun state-born actress has a number of singles to her name among which is ‘Ayemi’ which has Oritsefemi on the remix.
- Patience Ozokwor: Nollywood veteran, Patience Ozokwor popularly known as ‘Mama G’ is also a top actor that has been involved in the Nigerian music industry. The 61 years old woman asides being a top Nollywood act is also a gospel musician and fashion designer.
- Tonto Dikeh: Nollywood diva, Tonto Dikeh has had a successful career not only as an actress but also has a musician. With the stage name ‘Tontolet’ or ‘Poko’, the Port Harcourt-born star actress has released some singles in the music industry. Her first single released in 2012 is titled ‘Hi’ and also have a collaboration with Terry G that same year titled ‘Crazically fit’. In 2014, she was signed to Dbanj’s DB Records and left in March 2015 after dropping few hit songs among which is ‘Sugar Rush’ featuring Dbanj.
These are the top 7 Nollywood actors in the music industry. You can as well add your favorite actor left out in this list in the comment section.
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