Don’t be disappointed if you don’t see the usual names and pictures that are associated with this kind of posts. Nollywood now has new acts and talents like Bryan Okwara, Joseph Benjamin and Uti Nwachukwu as some of the most handsome actors in the industry. Faces like Mike Ezuruonye, Jim Iyke, Chidi Mokeme, Saint Obi, RMD, Pat Attah and the host of other sexy actors that graced our screens in the time past are not included here. There is a saying that nothing lasts forever and I dare say that their time is almost, if not already past. There are new kids in the bloc that are topping all charts at the moment.
Note that this list does not rate them in a particular progression according to the most handsome (as “handsomeness” is in the eyes of the beholder). Again it is not about wealth or asset. It is just a random selection of the trending guys the movie industry at the moment. So relax as we bring to you our 12 most handsome actors among the bunch.
The one-time banker, who hails from Agbor in Delta state Southern Nigeria, is a graduate of Computer Science and Education from Benson Idahosa University, Benin City. The 33-year old’s journey to stardom in the entertainment industry began with his appearance on the reality TV show “Next Movie Star” where he finished as first runner-up. He moved on to become part of the Nigerian representatives in the African TV reality show, Big Brother Africa 3 in 2008. Although he was evicted on day 42, he came back to the 5th edition in 2010 which he eventually won.
The multi-talented Nollywood actor is also a singer. He released his first single titled “Go down” in 2010. He has starred in several movies and TV series which include “Tinsel”, “In the Cupboard”, and “Weekend Getaway” and is the current host of the TV show “Jara”.
OC Ukeje, born Okechukwu Chukwudi Ukeje is a Nigerian actor, who has featured in so many award-winning movies most notable of which is the film adaptation of Chimamanda’s “Half of a Yellow Sun”. His career has blossomed since he came into prominence after winning the Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) reality show and it has seen him receive several individual awards including Africa Movie Academy Awards, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Nollywood Movies Awards, Best of Nollywood Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards and Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards. His acting is inch perfect and his looks and charm, irresistible. He is rising in demand and for single ladies…he is married.
Did you know that he is nicknamed “The Shaker?” Majid Michel needs no introduction at all. It all started for Shaker with an audition for a modelling agency and that is how he entered professional acting to become one of Ghana’s finest exports to the Nigerian movie industry. He has more or less made business for the likes of Ramsey Nouah and Mike Ezuruonye very rough in terms of roles on the big screen. He gives more than just sexy looks and poise. He gives superb acting, especially in romantic roles which has translated in his featuring in over 40 Nollywood movies. He won the African Movie Academy Awards in 2012 after three previous consecutive nominations.
Bryan Ikenna Okwara is a former Mr. Nigeria and a Nollywood actor. He won the title of Mr. Nigeria in 2007 and reached the semi-finals in the Mr World pageant in the same year. Although he is relatively new on the scene, he is sexy and well-built. He is also rumored to be in a relationship with divorcee mother-of-one, Juliet Ibrahim, a rumor both of them have continuously denied. But even if it is true in reality, who would blame Juliet for saying yes after looking at this guy?
This MTN Project Fame co-host, Joseph Benjamin is a multi-talented Nollywood actor. He is also a model and television presenter. He won the African Actor of the Year award at the 2012 African Film Awards for his role in some award-winning movies which include Mr. and Mrs, Tango With Me, Murder at Prime Suites, etc. The tall, dark and handsome actor is presently separated from his wife but is blessed with a girl and a boy, aged ten and eight respectively. He is not entirely a new face to the screen business. He made his debut appearance on screen in the popular TV program ‘Tales by Moonlight’ where he acted as a homeless child but his first movie appearance was ‘Crossroads’ 1993.
Perhaps this guy is not supposed to be on this list, but this half-caste has refused to retire. Screen lover boy, Ramsey Nouah has perfected the art of re-inventing himself and showing he can still be a force to be reckoned with whenever this kind of list is being complied anywhere. He may be bald but he has still got those looks, mannerisms and style that wowed us in the past. So he stays on the list.