Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Top 10 Veteran Nollywood Stars Who Graduated From University of Lagos

Lagos State is the largest city in Nigeria, the second fastest growing city on the African continent, after Abuja, and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

It is no doubt that University of Lagos (Unilag) which is at some point is referred as one of the best Universities in the country, has many Nollywood stars as its alumni since its inception in 1962 till date.

Below is a list of top 10 veteran Nollywood stars who graduated from Unilag.

1. Joke Silva


Popular and well respected actress and wife of Veteran actor, Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva is University of Lagos. She was born in Lagos and She attended Holy Child College in Lagos, after which she studied English at the Unilag.

2. Richard Mofe Damijo


Delta State-born renowned actor cum politician, Richard Mofe Damijo better known as RMD has two University degrees. After securing a degree in Theatre Arts from University of Benin, Mofe-Damijo returned to school to study Law at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2004.

3. Kenneth Okonkwo


Enugu state-born actor, Kenneth Okonkwo who is one of the pioneers of Nollywood holds a degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos.

4. Kanayo O Kanayo


Anayo Modestus Onyekwere popularly known as Kanayo O Kanayo is also a UNILAG graduate. The veteran actor, who made his debut film appearance in ‘Living in Bondage’, studied Philosophy at the University of Lagos.

5. Ufuoma Ejenobor


Nollywood actress, presenter and model, Ufuoma Ejenobor is also a Unilag alumnus. The beautiful actress studied French Language from the University of Lagos where she was selected to partake in a Federal Government scholarship holiday programme.

6. Mercy Aigbe

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Edo-state born actress, Mercy Aigbe earned a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos in 2001, and joined the industry fully in 2006. The beautiful actress has starred in over 100 movies.

7. Stella Damasus


Stella Damasus is also a Theatre Arts graduate from the University of Lagos. The beautiful actress, who first appeared in Nigerian film ‘Abused’ in 1992, has starred in over 50 movies.

8. Funke Akindele


Funke Akindele well known as Jenifa from a self-produced movie ‘Jenifa’s diary’ is also a product of University of Lagos. The actress studied Law at the higher institution.

9. Chika Ike


Chika Ike, a Human Kinetics and Health Education graduate from the University of Lagos, is one of the up-to-the-minute ladies in Nollywood industry. The CEO of Fancy Nancy Collections has done very well for herself in the movie industry.

10. Regina Askia


Nigerian-born, American-based Regina Askia, who found fame as a Nollywood actress, attended University of Lagos, where she was crowned as Miss Unilag in 1988.



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