How To Join Nollywood As An Actor Or Actress

How To Join Nollywood As An Actor Or Actress

How To Join Nollywood As An Actor Or Actress – So many Nigerians have been clamouring to be part of the Nigerian movie industry but many have not been able to have a head way. Well i have decided to come up with this article here which i have been sharing with people and it have been helping them to and i am so sure that it will help you too. For those who want to join the Nollywood and become very popular and begin your journey to stardom, reading this article will be of great help to you.  You will agree with me that Acting has a profound influence, fame, money, and sometimes self fulfillment. As far as the world is concerned, acting is one of the most coveted careers anyone can think off. There are three major countries who has the biggest movie industry in the World. They are  USA – Hollywood, India – Bollywood, and Nigeria – Nollywood. The Nigeria Movie industry has proved how lucrative a career in acting could be. That is why the likes of Reginald Ebere who just started acting recently have made so much money and fame.

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How To Join Nollywood As An Actor Or Actress….. Now acting as simple as you may think it is, you don’t just jump into it. There are things you must put into considerations first before you think of Joining Nollywood. Becoming a star or becoming an actor is not really about having the dream or wanting to or having the wish to. Nope. It’s not really as easy as people think but really it’s not a hard one. For example, many people think sitting in a movie hall watching another guy act is an easy stuff. Nope. Its more than just acting that brought them to that limelight.

There are lots of sacrifices that many actors and actresses who started without connections made before they could succeed. Not all did succeed. Some did while others did not and some are trying pushing it despite their failures. Mr Ibu said and i quote. “Such is the cost of being an actor in Nigeria”.


Let me just quickly tell you what an upcoming nollywood star earn as basic commission per role he or she acts.

What To Expect When You Join Nollywood

For upcoming actors in the Nigeria movie industry, they earn about a N100,000 to N500,000 per role/movie while already established actors earn up to N5million. Don’t misquote me now. These cash are not earned alone from acting. In fact they earn more from endorsement deals and sponsorship. Most big corporate organizations such as Diasper, Nestle, etc business brands always use popular faces to market their products. For actors and actresses who are popular, this is where the big money comes in.

Talent-  How To Join Nollywood As An Actor Or Actress

This is the most important of all you need. The talent an individual most show is that built from within. Imitating a character that you are not is just a mere thing. Nope. It’s called talent. And that’s what acting is all about. With your talent, you can excel in this industry in no distance time.  And Nollywood is not an exception to this. With your inbuilt talent, you won’t struggle for roles at all and it won’t take time, big movie houses will be searching for you and by then your fan base which is very important will now be very plenteous.

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Developing your Talent: Acting have to do with playing roles or character you were not born with. Sometimes, these roles are characters of people who are millions of miles away from you and you are instructed to play them. And at times, you will be asked to play roles that involve you speaking other languages other than yours.  You are meant to portray a foreign culture or a rude character (Villain). Now if you can do these roles without struggle, then you are up there already. It takes raw talents to do this but trust me, no matter what it is your talent could be, t also needs to be developed. So ensure you develop your talents.

Comedy? You wanna know?  How To Join Nollywood As An Actor Or ActressMany people would do so well in comedy but they feel it’s not lucrative so they just do something else. Look for what you are flexible with and fire down. One of the richest actors in the world is a comedian. You don’t have to be someone else to succeed just be you and develop that you. All you need do is to start with what is available around you, it could be church, school or anywhere there is a drama role to play.  While you are on this, ensure you are making a record of it.

Also, you still can join a talent hunt organization. We have also discovered that most producers and directors like working with such organizations to get suitable talent for a character or a job.


Let me leak one secret to you. Every movie has audition. This is one way talents are discovered by producers and directors. All you need to do is to look out for opportunities to test-play a role via auditioning. I would advise that you attend lots of these auditioning because who knows, it could just what you need. All you need is just a role a play and a show; you have made your mark. Most times, directors and producers usually send words out regarding auditioning. So watch out.

That’s all you need to know about How To Join Nollywood As An Actor Or Actress.

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