Rising Stars: Women In Film

Ini Dima-Okojie

She is a graduate of the New York Film Academy, she resigned from her job in the finance industry to pursue a career in entertainment.

Her film career began in 2014 when she played “Feyisayo Pepple” in the television series, Taste of Love. Although she is known for playing major roles in television series, the petite actress played a prominent role in the movie, ‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel’.

Sharon Ooja

Sharon Ooja is an actress. She came into limelight after she played the role of “Shalewa” in the web series Skinny Girl in Transit.

Starring in Ebonylife’s ‘Oloture’ appears to have further thrust her into the limelight in 2019. In the movie, Sharon plays a young journalist who goes undercover to expose the shady underworld of human trafficking.

Jemima Osunde

Jemima Osunde is a Nigerian actress, model and presenter. She came into limelight after playing Leila in the television series Shuga. In 2018, she starred alongside Linda Ejiofor in the second series of NdaniTV’s Rumour Has It.

Known for her believable role interpretations in other movies like Omoni Oboli’s ‘Moms at War’, her career has been smooth sailing. Jemimah Osunde got her big break after starring in Genevieve’s big-budget movie, ‘Lion Heart’ in 2019.

She also ventured into other sectors of the entertainment industry, making her an influencer in every sense of the word. She models for LUX.


She is an actress, a model and a talk show host.

Her most memorable role was on the set of Desmond Elliot’s film, ‘Disguise’, where she was transformed into a man. Since then, her career has been on the rise, making her one of Nollywood’s most sought-after actresses in the later part of 2019.

Bimbo Ademoye

Bimbo Ademoye is a Nigerian actress. In 2018, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy/TV series at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role in the film Backup Wife (2017).

She has been silently plying her trade for a few years now. It however, seems starring in Jade Osiberu’s ‘Sugar Rush’, which premiered in December 2019 is her best career decision yet. This is because the reviews have tilted more to her brilliant performance in the movie.

Toni Tones

She is a Nigerian photographer, singer and actor.

She attended the University of Lancaster in the UK where she studied Marketing and Economics.

She caught the attention of many after she played a younger Sola Sobowale in Kemi Adetiba’s political thriller, ‘King of Boys’ in 2018. Other movies to her credit include, ‘It’s Her Day’, ‘Rumour has It’ and ‘Royal Hibiscus Hotel’.

Bukunmi Oluwasina

Bukunmi Oluwasina is a fast rising Nigerian actress, movie producer, singer and model.

Known for her emotional stories and sonorous voice, Bukunmi has been in the radar since 2015 when she produced her first movie, ‘Ayomi’.

In 2019, she starred alongside the likes of Aisha Lawal, Gabriel Afolayan, Damola Olatunji and Muyiwa Ademola in several films. Little wonder she is tipped to ‘blow’ in 2020.