6 Nollywood Stars Who Started As Child Actors
1. Regina Daniels
Regina made her first debut in Nollywood in 2010 at age 9 and became a sensation where she starred in ‘Miracle Child’. To her credit, she has starred in over 150 Nollywood movies.
She started off as a child, but the teen actress has grown before us into a fine young woman who is now married to Nigerian billionaire, Senator Ned Nwoko. She is currently studying Mass Communication at Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State.
2. Chukwudi Okoro:
Popularly known as Ikenta, Chukwudi started his Nollywood career as a child actor in 1999 and was famous for playing the role of a spoilt brat who fomented trouble by intimating others, both young and old. The Political Science graduate is still in the business of acting till date.
3. Sharon Ezeamaka:
Sharon became a kid star who became known for her role in the TV drama series ‘Dear Mother’ where she played the role of a very inquisitive daughter. She also featured in ‘Doris My Love’ among others.
4. Azeez Ijaduade:
Azeez Ijaduade is the son of popular Yoruba actor and producer, Waheed Ijaduade. He started his career at the young age of 7 when he became a sensation to many with how emotionally he got people involved in his roles. Azeez since his childhood days has produced several movies and directed many others.
He garnered many fans of home videos when he became popular for his role of Ola in the 1994 blockbuster movie, Jensimi along with his father. He also played a major role in Iru Esin.
5. Somadina Adinma:
Somadina started acting at about 5 years and he is still in the business of gracing our screens.
He has since evolved in the movie industry even as he never allowed fame to affect his education as he was able to smoothly combine both till he successfully became a graduate.
- 6. Funke Akindele:
Now a proud mum of twins, Funke made our list of kid stars as she started her career at a young age. She first got the spotlight when she starred in the Nigerian teenage sitcom ‘I Need To Know’ which aired between 1998 to 2002. She became a household name in her movie ‘Jenifa’ where she played the role of Jenifa, a village girl trying to live the fast life in Lagos. The movie became a blockbuster and it eventually birthed her sitcom, ‘Jenifa’s Diary’.
Funke Akindele-Bello is now a scriptwriter, movie producer and as always, is still a spectacular actress.