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The year 2023 unfolded as a cinematic spectacle, with actors, directors, and producers leaving an indelible mark on the film industry. From award-winning performances to groundbreaking films, let’s delve into the top 10 Nollywood personalities of the year 2023.
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Tobi Bakare: Double Triumph at AMVCA and AMAA

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Tobi Bakare enjoyed an outstanding year, securing the Best Actor Award at the AMVCA for his role in “Brotherhood.” His excellence extended to winning the Best Actor in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards.

Funke Akindele: The Multifaceted Star

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In 2023, Funke Akindele wore dual hats as both an actor and a politician. Her series, “She Must Be Obeyed,” and the movie “A Tribe Called Judah” achieved significant success, raking in 60 million Naira in less than 48 hours.

Osas Ighodaro: Back-to-Back AMVCA Triumph

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Osas Ighodaro, for the second year in a row, won the Best Actress in a Drama category at the AMVCA 2023 for her role in ‘Man of God’.

Samuel Perry – Broda Shaggi

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Comedian Samuel Perry, popularly known as Broda Shaggi, has snagged the award for Best Actor in a Comedy. Shaggi won this award with his role in the movie ”Inside Life” at the AMVCA.
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Bimbo Ademoye: Comedy Royalty

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Bimbo Ademoye won the Best Actress in a Comedy for her role in the hit series “Selina” at the AMVCA.
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Chidi Mokeme: The Return to Stardom

Premium Times NG
Chidi Mokeme marked his return to the big screen after an extended hiatus by starring in the movie ‘Shanty Town.’ He portrayed the character ‘Scar,’ a notorious street kingpin, delivering a compelling performance that captivated audiences.

Efe Irele: Supporting Brilliance

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Efe Irele won the Best Supporting Actor in a Movie, TV, or Series for her role in ‘Four Four Forty-Four’ at the AMVCA.

Jade Osiberu: Best Movie West Africa Award

Film writer, director, and producer, Jade Osiberu’s ‘Brotherhood’ won the Best Movie West Africa award at the 2023 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Kunle Afolayan: ‘Anikulapo’ Sweeps AMVCA

Kunle Afolayan’s movie ‘Anikulapo’ swooped 5 awards at this year’s AMVCA. The movie Anikulapo won 5 categories out of the 16 it was nominated for. it won in the categories; Best Indigenous Language’ (Yoruba), Best Overall Movie, Best Sound Editor (movie/TV series), Best Writer (Movie/TV series), and Best Sound Track (movie/TV series).
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Editi Effiong: Netflix Triumph with ‘The Black Book’

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The Black Book, directed by Editi Effiong made history by becoming the first Nigerian movie to reach the Top 3 globally on Netflix. FlixPatrol’s data even crowned it as the #1 film on Netflix worldwide within three days of its release.
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This article was first published on 25th December 2023


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