Top 7 Nigeria Movie directors and their Net worth
The Nigerian movie industry has witnessed a massive change over the years, which has seen new ways to make movie production easier.
While movie actors and actresses are the most popular as they are regularly in our faces, however the same can’t be said about the faces behind the screen, which includes the likes of producers, directors, cameramen, among others.
Except in some cases where movie actors and actresses move from in front of the scenes to behind the scenes, in most cases, directors are not well known to viewers.
However, in this article, we focused on a list of directors who have made their mark in the movie industry and are regarded as some of the very best. Also the article also covers the list of richest directors in Nigeria.
Below is a list of Top 7 Nigeria Movie directors
- Tunde Kelani
Coming at the number spot on our list is Tunde Kelani, also known as TK, who is regarded as one of the best and richest directors in Nigeria. He is known for promoting the Nigerian Cultural heritage. His latest movie Ayinla which is about the life and times of music legend, Ayinla is currently making waves in the country.
Aside from Ayinla, most of his movies has always been an instant hit and evergreen. Tunde Kelani has come a long way in the industry and is a respected director with numerous awards to his name.
He reportedly has a net worth of $3 million.
2. AY Comedian
Ayo Makun is a Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter, writer, producer and movie director. He is considered Nigeria’s King of Box office owing to his movies that rake in a lot of money.
AY is currently working on a new movie titled Christmas In Miami featuring the likes of Osita Iheme and Richard Mofe Damijo. The film, anticipated to be out in December 2021, is expected to be an instant hit.
Some of AY movies includes; 30 Days In Atlanta, Merry Men, A Trip To Jamaica among others.
AY is estimated to be worth $7 million.
3. Kunle Afolayan
Talk about quality videos and content, Kunle Afolayan is one director that ticks the box. Kunle Afolayan, who started as an actor has over the year as turned out to become one of the richest directors in the country.
His movie, Citation, released in 2020, was a hit and further proved the massive change Kunle Afolayan has undergone.
Some of his other movies are, Mokalik, Figurine, Phone Swap, October 1.
Kunle is said to have an estimated value of $1.5 million.
4. Kayode Kasum
He is a Nigerian movie and music video director and producer who has made his mark in the entertainment industry.
His latest movie, Dwindle, is currently available at various cinemas in the country.
Some of the movies he has directed include; Fate of Alakada, Sugar Rush, This Lady Called Life, The Therapist, Ponzi, among others.
The director’s net worth is estimated at $750,000.
5. Ramsey Nouah
He is one of the actors that went on to become a director.
Ramsey Nouah made his directorial debut in ‘Living in Bondage: Breaking Free,’ which is a sequel to the 1992 blockbuster ‘Living in Bondage’.
Fans expect the actor cum director to release more movies in the coming years.
Ramsey is reportedly worth around $4.5 million.
6. Kemi Adetiba
One of the most popular and riches movie directors who have made a name for herself in the industry. She has a list of popular movies to her name, including King of Boys, the Wedding Party, etc. Most of her movies are usually blockbuster and celebrity-studded.
Recently she announced the coming of King of Boys 2, which is expected to be out in the cinemas towards the end of this month.
She has a net worth which is valued at $3 million.
7. Niyi Akinmolahan
This another talented director who is also a media consultant. He hit the limelight after directing the highest grossing Nigerian film of all time, The Wedding Party 2.
Niyi also has a number of top movies to his name which include Elevator Baby, Prophetess, Chief Daddy, The Set Up among others.
Niyi is reportedly worth around $1 million.