15 Nollywood Actors Who Have Faded Out | P.M. News

By Funmilola Olukomaiya

’s industry has evolved over the years while progressively producing beautiful we cannot forget in a hurry.

The industry has enjoyed unprecedented over the years and has witnessed a lot of resharpening from what it used to be.

Nollywood had in years back been graced with multitalented actors who once starred on our screens, week-in-week-out; it has also experienced the sudden fading out of some of its best acts, more to the of their fans.

are 15 Nollywood actors who have faded out of our screens.

1. Susan Patrick

Susan Patrick

Beautiful gap-toothed Susan was born in Ibom state, she came into the limelight after she acted in the movie ‘Sakobi: The ’. This made her one of the most sought after Nollywood actresses in the ’90s. She was alleged to have snatched another woman’s hubby while a student at State University (LASU). She eventually faded away as a result of competition for most of the she acted.

2. Lilian Bach

Lilian Bach

Famous Nollywood and former Lilian Bach who turned 49 recently was shot to the limelight for her prominent roles in blockbuster like ‘Ogidan’ and ‘Married to a Witch’. Lilian was born in Lagos to a mother and a Polish father.
Lilian came into the limelight as a model in the 1990s when she competed in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant. She also featured in several commercials and she was at some point the Face of Soap. She took a break from doing movies to pursue a in production and has faded out since then.

3. Hanks Anuku

Hanks Anuku

Hanks Anuku was a known for his numerous roles as a villain in many . He used to be the -to when producers needed a perfect movie ‘ boy.’ Trailed by personal controversies and alleged nonchalant attitude while on location, Hanks has gradually faded out of the movie scene. As of 2017, Anuku was said to have naturalized and become a Ghanaian.

4. Shan

Shan George

Nollywood diva and movie Shan George was well-known the ’90s. The beautiful , prior to debuting in the movie ‘Thorns of Rose’, had previously featured in a 1997 soap titled ‘Winds of Destiny’. She is best known for her role in the movies ‘Outkast’ and ‘Welcome to Nollywood’.

5. Saint

Saint Obi

Obinna Nwafor popularly known as Saint Obi, is a Nigerian actor, producer and . As a actor and Nollywood’s ‘bad’ boy, in the 1990s, hje was often called Nollywood’s Mr Quality because of his attention to details when producing or directing movies. He joined Nollywood in 1995 when he started attending movie auditions and featured in a number of soap operas which aired on NTA after which he was called by Opa Williams to in a movie. Saint Obi is best known for his roles in Candle , Sakobi, Goodbye Tomorrow, Heart of Gold, Festival of , and Last Party.

6. Pat Attah

Pat Attah

Patrick Uchenna Attah popularly known as Pat Attah is a famous Nollywood actor, director, television , model and . He the Nigerian Movie Industry in 1993 upon graduation and rose to popularity in 1994 after a brilliant in the movie “”. In 2015, Pat became a born-again Christian and relocated with his to where he is a of the Gospel.

7. Sandra Achums

Sandra Achums

Nollywood actress, Sandra Achums in the ’90s was probably one of the most actresses in the Nollywood industry. She joined the Nigerian movie industry in 1995 and acted in her movie Deadly Affair. Her acting were excellent as she could interpret any role she was given hence, she was known as the bad girl of the Nollywood industry because she majorly acted as a bad girl, one role she always interpreted well. In the early 2000s, Sandra Achums took a break from acting and decided to face her family as she got married and started having . She has since relocated to Germany with her family.

8. Okafor

Charles Okafor

Popular Nollywood actor, Charles Okafor is recognized as one of the veteran actors in the Nollywood . He was known in 1996 when he appeared in his first movie ‘Domitilla’ and in 1999, he rose to after starring in the blockbuster movie ‘End of the Wicked’. He is currently an ordained .

9. Ejike Asiegbu

Ejike Asiegbu

Ejike Asiegbu is a Nigerian actor and director who once served as of the Actors Guild of Nigeria. He was also previously appointed as to former Biafran Odumegwu Ojukwu during the 1994 National Constitutional Conference in . He joined the Nigerian movie industry in 1996 and was shot into the limelight when he acted in his first movie, ‘Silent Night’.


Rita Nzelu

Rita Nzelu is a renowned Nigerian actress, model, television personality who joined Nollywood in 1990. She made her debut in the movie “Living in Bondage”, a movie that brought her to fame and recognition in Nollywood. She is also known for Ortega and His Enemies (2014), Stigma of Womanhood (2016) and Terrible Sin (2001).

11. Ernest Asuzu

Ernest Asuzu

Ernest Asuzu is an actor, known for Last Wedding (2004), Ògìdán (2004) and Broad Day Light (2001). He was known for being dynamic in with his movie characters. Ernest also helped in contributing to the movie industry during his active years. He suffered a in 2015.

12. Inyama

Victoria Inyama

Nollywood sweetheart, Victoria Inyama, began her acting career with a soap opera titled ‘Ripples’ between 1998/1999. She was featured after she was discovered by Alex Usifo who saw, the talent in her and invited her over for an audition. Victoria is married to the legendary , Okri. She relocated to the after she got married and this was responsible for her acting hiatus. She recently returned from her acting hiatus to feature in ‘Talking ,’ a 2017 movie which was rated as one of the best dramas of contemporary .

13. Obi

Nollywood actress, Ndidi Obi became popular when she took the role in the movie, ‘ The Pretty Serpent’, she has since then been referred to as ‘ The Pretty Serpent’ because of her epic role in the movie. She was recently featured in Ramsey ’s ‘Living In Bondage: Breaking Free’.

14. Nkiru Sylvanus

Nkiru Sylvanus

Nkiru Sylvanus is a famous Nigerian Nollywood actress who was known for her teary eyes and roles. Nkiru is one of the Nollywood actresses who created a niche for others to follow and one of the pillars that hold Nollywood firmly. She has acted in more than 150 movies playing minor and leads roles before delving into as the on Affairs to Rochas Okorocha, former of Imo State.

15. Grace Amah

Grace Amah

Nollywood actress and mother of one, Grace Amah joined the Nigerian movie industry in 1999 when she started her acting career at the of 13. She made her first debut as a 13-year- character in the movie ‘Chains’. She became a public figure when she was featured in Teco Benson’s Nollywood blockbuster movie, ‘Elastic Limit’.


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