Nollywood Actresses Rocking Their 40’s

Omotola Jolade

Born on the 7th of February, 1978, there is no doubt she effortlessly looks ageless and serves major age goals. The proud mother of four is a former model, singer, beyond her show business accomplishments, she is also applauded for her remarkable humanitarian efforts. Omotola is one of the pioneers of the video film era of Nigerian cinema, becoming one of the most watched actresses in Africa. In the year 2013, she was honoured in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In the year 2014, she was honoured by the Nigerian government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR for her contributions to Nigerian cinema.

Genieve Nnaji

Genny as fondly called was born on 3rd May 1979. The screen goddess is an ageless diva. Genevieve is also a brand ambassador for many products. In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood. Her directorial debut movie, Lionheart, is the first Netflix Original from Nigeria, and first Nigerian submission for the Oscars. The movie was disqualified for having most of the dialogue in English. She has featured in several commercials, include for Pronto (beverage) and Omo detergent. In 2004, she became the “Face of Lux” in Nigeria in a highly lucrative sponsorship deal. In 2008, Nnaji launched the clothing line “St. Genevieve”, which donates its proceeds to charity.

Rita Dominic

Rita Dominic, born on 12th of July, 1975. The award-winning Nollywood actress, is a flawless looking A-list actress, fashion entrepreneur, who paved a successful career for herself both in the local and international sphere of the entertainment world. Her flawless skin, luscious lips, sparkling eyes and sultry voice draws you her way and keeps you glued on-screen. Rita is considered a fashion icon, she has been named best dressed femaleaward after award, leaving the media creating headlines weeks after. She is also a goodwill ambassador for the Intra African Trade Fair (IATF), and a co-founder of The Audrey Silva Company (TASC).

Dakore Egbuson-Akande

Born on 14 October 1978, Dakore is known for her elegance. The mother of two is an ambassador for Amnesty International, Amstel Malta and Oxfam of America. In September 2019, Dakore Akande was featured in the Visual Collaborative e-catalogue, themed “Vivencias”, meaning experiences in English. Visual Collaborative interviewed Dakore alongside others featured in the catalogue.

Funke Akindele-Bello

Born on 24th August, 1976, the super talented actress fondly called “Jenifa”, never seizes to put smiles on the faces of her fans world over. On top of that, her fashion taste is as good as her movies. She is the CEO of Scene One Film Production. She made her directorial debut in 2019 political drama film Your Excellency. Funke Akindele runs a non-governmental organisation known as the Jenifa Foundation, which aims at providing young people with vocational skills.

Omoni Oboli

Born on the 22nd of April, 1978, the Nollywood screen diva, Omoni Oboli is one we can say has refused to age. The mother to three handsome boys is unarguably beautiful and ever charming. She is a owner of a House of Tara Franchise. Omoni Oboli set up a charity organization, “The Omoni Oboli Foundation” to bring well-needed relief to the plight of the less privileged women and children of Nigerian society. The foundation has been able to embark on several projects. Omoni is a personality to reckon with in the Nollywood industry. She is also an author. She wrote the book, The Stars Are Ageless.

Nse Ikpe-Etim

Nse Ikpe-Etim s an award-winning and multi-talented actress, born 21st of October 1974. Speaking on her looks in an interview sometime ago, she said: “People always ask about my skin and hair. Many of them assume that I use very expensive products, but I have actually always used natural oils and butters.” She’s the owner of the beauty line, “Eden’s Theory”. In December 2019, Nse Etim was featured in the Visual Collaborative Polaris catalog, under the Supernova series for humanities.

Kate Henshaw

kate Henshaw was born on July 19, 1971, she is a fitness fanatic and one of the actresses still maintaining her figure even after raising kids. Close to attaining age 50 but looks like one in her mid-30s. She is also a social advocate who is interested in the welfare of her community.

Uche Jombo

Born on the 28th of December, 1979, she is one of Nollywood’s A-list personality. She is bold, beautiful, stylish and sexy. Having started executive producing her own film through her Uche Jombo studios production company since 2008, Uche Jombo creatively proceeds to directing in 2015. Jombo is an ambassador for Globacom. In 2014, she signed a deal with the New Nation project in Port Harcourt’s Dukwe headquarters, becoming the ambassador of this company alongside with a few other actresses.

Adunni Ade

Born on the 7th of June, 1976, Adunni a model, an actress amd an accountant. The mother of two remains spotlessly fair and beautiful. Before delving into acting, she ventured into fashion modelling and featured in America’s Next Top Model. She received a Stella Award from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism for her efforts in promoting the Nigerian culture. In 2017, she became the brand ambassador for OUD Majestic. She’s the owner of the skincare line, “Skin by Faye”.

Iyabo Ojo

Born on 21st of December, 1977, the mother of two is a stunning actress who still maintains her shape. She is the CEO of Fespris Limited, a collection of enterprises. Fesprise consist of Abula Spot, Lounge & Bar, and other subsidiaries. Iyabo Ojo launched her NGO, Pinkies Foundation, which caters to the children with special needs and the less privileged, in May 2011. She celebrated the fifth anniversary of the foundation on 1 May 2016 at the R&A City Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

Bimbo Akintola

Born on 5th of May, 1970. She is one of Nollywood’s most talented actresses. Though she’s 49, she looks beautiful and young. Black, as they say, doesn’t crack.

Mercy Aigbe

Born on January 1, 1979, she is known for her exquisite and exceptional sense of fashion. The mother of two rocks her stunning beauty. At the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Mercy Aigbe’s dress earned her great applause from fashion stakeholders, and she trended on social media even after ceremony. The dress was commended for its unique design. In November 2014, Aigbe launched her clothing store, Mag Divas Boutique in Lagos, then opened another outlet in Ibadan. She was awarded Fashion Entrepreneur of The Year at Links and Glitz World Awards. She is the founder of Mercy Aigbe Gentry School of Drama.

Monalisa Chinda-Coker

Born on 13 September 1974, the actress is undeniably beautiful, matched with her spotless light skin that glows like the morning star. In 2012, she became one of the first of four Nollywood actors to be featured on the cover of Hollywood Weekly Magazine. Monalisa is involved in a lot of charity work. She is a consultant with Royal Arts Academy, a media school known for breeding new talents, in acting, directing, and screenwriting.

Shafy Bello-Akinrimisi

Born on the October 9, 1974. The light skinned actress to behold with her bold and gorgeous looks. Shaffy is one of the celebrities who spend money on precious stones and jewels. She lights the red carpets with her appearance.