These actors made Nollywood in the 90s and early 2000 so interesting with their amazing acting skills and they added Beauty to Nollywood making it what it is today.but despite no longer being in the spotlight there are still those actors that make you curious as to what happened to them and why they are no longer seen in any recent Nollywood movies, don’t worry, we are here to enlighten you on the reason in this post today.
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Saint Obi also called Nollywood mr.quality because of his attention to details when acting Center became Nollywood in 1995. He starred in a lot of Hit movies and became more famous after acting in the hit movie, Take me to mama, the movie was a first Nigeria production to receive a corporate endorsement in an interview Saint Obi disclosed that soon our team will focus on movie productions and other businesses.
Charles Okafor is one great actor who can interpret any role given to him. Charles came into Nollywood and made his first movie in 1999. He, however, became famous after starring in the hit movie “end of the wicked”. In a recent interview with the entertainer, he just revealed that he stopped acting because he found Christ. He said and I quote ‘I’ve been laying low for a while because I diverted into advocacy and humour angled films, which are the consequence of my newfound faith. I’m still a career actor and a filmmaker but I’m mindful of the scripts I do.
pat Atha featured in so many love movies that will melt your heart and his handsome looks just make everything perfect but at he made his debut in the movie Glamour girlz in 1994, it was rumoured in 2011 red carpet that he became a born-again Christian and also relocated to Germany but on July 27th, 2018 pat Atha released single titled sunshine on YouTube.
This is one actor was whose onscreen acting skills are top-notch. Chidi Mokeme made his acting debut in 1995 with a movie Goodbye tomorrow and also featured in other movies like Fire dancer, His excellency, Abuja connection. Chidi Mokeme is currently married with kids, he actual quit acting to focus more on is clothing line and studio.
Ernest Asuzu came into the entertainment industry as a songwriter and rapper and he began his acting career in the late 90s. He rose to fame after acting in the Nollywood hit movie Am not at campus, a movie that brought him into the limelight and also featured in another hit movie called LaVista. Well, a lot has been going on with this wonderful actor. In 2015 the actor had a serious case of stroke and in 2017, it came out in an interview where he said that Nollywood is evil and allegedly said someone in Nollywood was after his life.
Bob Manuel in 1992 joined the Nigeria movie industry and acted in his first movie Living in bondage the movie that made Nollywood a household name and in 1995, he featured in the movie When the Sunsets. In 2004, it was the fame attracting the heat movie. Checkmate in 2010 it was rumoured that Bob Manuel was into politics and also an entrepreneur.
Hanks Anuku the original Nollywood bad boy, this actor’s bright characters are forever in our minds. He lived in the United States for a long while and joined the Nigeria movie industry in 1999 and featured in the heat movie, skeleton and Senate, all these movies brought him into the limelight in 2003 the memorable movies of Hanks are: The fall of the great jungle, where is my dad, The black Bishop and Obey or die. He quit acting when he relocated together with his family, and now a bonafide citizen of Ghana.
There are no doubts he was one of the pioneers of Nollywood. Sam Dede who came into Nollywood in 1994, featured in many Nollywood blockbuster movies like Isakaba, Igodo, Mission to nowhere, Darkest nights, Lion King, Amongst others we loved his exceptional acting skills and knowledge. He is currently married with kids, he combined both his lecturing job and other businesses to support his family. So amazing!!!
Tony Umez started his professional acting career in the year 1993. He gained fame after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie, died Richard in 1994 after taking a short break from acting. soon, he returned to the industry in 1997 and featured in the movie the princess, and he became very famous and highly sought after, after starring in the movie dad Richard, which gave him his massive success and Tony Umez is still into acting but not as before, as he decided to focus a little more on his immediate family and other businesses.
Zack Orji is one of the finest Nollywood actors in Nigeria who came into Nollywood in 1991 and featured in his first Nollywood movie on forgivings and he came into limelight when if you charging glamour girlz Zark Orji has been off the movie industry since he gave His life to Christ and now an ordained reverend at the power line Bible Church by the popular Bishop Laurence.
Segun Arinze in the early 90s Arinze joined the Nigeria movie industry and rose to fame after starring in the heat movie Black arrow Segun is also married to his beautiful wife, he was off Nollywood for a while, but recently The actor is back like he never left.
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