Genevieve Nnaji (Nigeria)
Started acting at the age of eight and won the African Movie Academy Award in 2005 for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Has appeared in over 50 films including Stand By Me and Death Warrant.
Jackie Appiah (Ghana)
Has received several awards and nominations, including the awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2010 Africa Movie Academy Awards; and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2007.
Omotola Jalade (Nigeria)
Debuted in 1995 and has appeared in over 300 films, selling millions of video copies.
Yvonne Okoro (Ghana)
Has received Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Award in 2010 and was nominated for African Movie Academy Awards Best Actress twice in a row in 2011 and 2012 for her movies Pool Party and Single Six.
Stephanie Okereke Linus (Nigeria)
Has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress, including the 2003 Reel Award for Best Actress, the 2006 Afro Hollywood Award for Best Actress, and three nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2005, 2009 and 2010
Martha Ankomah (Ghana)
Has acted in several movies since she appeared in Heart of Men in 2009.
Stella Damasus (Nigeria)
Was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009.
Yvonne Nelson (Ghana)
Kate Henshaw-Nuttall (Nigeria)
Won Best Actress award in 2008 at the African Movie Academy Awards. Her first role was in 1993 in When the Sun Sets.
Juliet Ibrahim (Ghana)
Won the Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards for her role in 4 Play 11.
Ini Edo (Nigeria)
Began her film career in 2000 and has featured in more than 200 movies since.
Nadia Buari (Ghana)
Has received two nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2007 and 2009.
Dakore Akande (Nigeria)
She is an ambassador for Amnesty International, Amstel Malta and Oxfam of America
Nana Ama McBrown (Ghana)
She found mainstream success following her rousing performance in the Twi-language movie Asoreba
Rita Dominic (Nigeria)
In 2012 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Kafui Danku (Ghana)
Chika Ike (Nigeria)
She is a UN Ambassador, Refugee Ambassador for Displaced persons and founder of the Chika Ike Foundation.
Joselyn Dumas (Ghana)
Mercy Johnson (Nigeria)
She won the Best Actress award at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards in 2013 and in December same year, she was listed as Google’s Most Searched Nollywood Celebrity, a position she also held in 2012.
Zynell Lydia Zuh (Ghana)
She has produced award winning movies like When Love Comes Around and Love Regardless.
Nigeria vs Ghana: A glimpse at 20 Actresses
Genevieve Nnaji (Nigeria)