7 Most Successful Kid Actors in Nigeria (Photos)
When watching Nollywood movies and TV shows, sometimes it’s easy to forget the child actors in the production because we are often not familiar with them. We pay more attention to the stars of the show like the Mercy Johnsons and Funke Akindeles and not to the young ones whose name we often don’t know. Today, we’ll be highlighting those young ones, because there are a number of them that are doing quite well and deserve to be celebrated and for their names to be known. Without further ado, here are 7 Mega Successful Kid Actors in Nigeria.
1. Adaeze Onuigbo
Adaeze Onuigbo is a Nollywood child actress who was reportedly born on the 2nd of September, 2008. She started off her acting career at the age of five and also became a child model. She once contested in the Anambra Beautiful Kids competition where she placed as the first runner up and has also contested in Little Miss Damsel Nigeria pageant in 2019. As an actress, she has starred alongside some of the biggest names in Nollywood like Mercy Johnson, Patience Ozokwor, and more. She also boasts over 900,000 followers on her Instagram page alone. It is safe to say that Adaeze Onuigbo is doing very well in the industry and is on the path to becoming a mega big star in the years to come.
2. Angel Unigwe
Imo-born Nollywood child actress, Angel Onyi Unigwe was reportedly born on the 27th of June, 2009. Her elder sister Princess Chizzi is also an actress and TV personality while her brother Buchi is also an actor. Angel kickstarted her career in 2015 when she was cast in the TV series, Alison’s Stand. Since then she has gone on to act in a number of movies including A Mother’s Love, Tender Lies, Three Thieves, and has acted alongside Nollywood legends like Ken Erics, Oge Okoye, Jim Iyke, and more.
3. Jasmine Rajinder
The next child actress on our list is the young and talented Jasmine Rajinder. Jasmine is a fast rising actress who has starred in a number of movies including Spirit of a Dumb Wife and The Illiterate Girl Rebecca. She is also a child model and brand ambassador for a number of businesses. Jasmine is so young and already making bank and a name for herself in this movie industry.
4. Mercy Kenneth
Next actress on our list is the ultra-talented Mercy Kenneth who is a fast rising child actress, model, dancer, and content creator. She sometimes refers to herself as Kenneth Okonkwo’s daughter or Smart Kid. During the span of her career, Mercy Kenneth has acted alongside Nollywood greats like Ngozi Ezeonu, Ebele Okaro, Zubby Michael, and more. She is very well known for her crying and for playing roles where she often gets maltreated. She has amassed over 300,000 followers on Instagram alone and it looks like Mercy’s career is just getting started.
5. Sharon Ifedi
Another well-known Nollywood child actress is Sharon Ifedi who was born in Delta State. Sharon is a fast-rising actress, model, dancer, and television personality. She has starred in a number of productions like Tears of a Slave Child, Tears of the Weeping Prince, Celebrity Queen, Sarafina The Rejected Orphan, and more. On Instagram alone, the child star boasts almost 600,000 followers. Sharon is moving on the right course to becoming one of Nollywood’s top actresses very soon.
6. Ada Kirikiri
Uchechi Okonkwo popularly known in the industry as Ada Kirikiri is a child actress who features mostly alongside Chief Imo and Sister Maggi. She has starred in a number of Nollywood productions including Chief and Lolo Imo, No Leave No Transfer, The Couple, and more. She also is a gospel singer and dancer who has released songs including Okeosisi, and others. Ada is a successful actress who just may be one of the biggest stars of tomorrow.
7. Isaac Fred
Nollywood actor Isaac Fred is the last child actor on our list today. The actor who was reportedly born on the 13th of December, 2012 is one of the more popular child actors today. He has starred in a number of productions including Crying Angel and Best of Enemies and has also starred alongside Nollywood greats like Clems Ohameze and Mercy Johnson.
It is so good a new crop of Nollywood actors blossoming in the industry. These child actors today just may turn out to be the blockbuster adult actors of tomorrow.