Pulse List 5 Nollywood actors to watch out for in 2018

These actors delivered impressive performances in 2017, and could well be on their way to getting their much-deserved recognition in 2018

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Pulse Movies has put together a list of five Nollywood actors to watch out for in 2018.

These actors delivered impressive performances in 2017, and could well be on their way to getting their much-deserved recognition in 2018.

This list is based on how much buzz there is around their future projects, but mostly, by how excellent their 2017 was.

Check them out.

1. Charles Etubiebi


With an impressive performance in "Ojukokoro" and the only bright spot in the disaster called "Lagos Big Boys," Etubiebi is a talented actor, who will hopefully get to take on breakout roles, and in turn get much-deserved recognition this 2018.

He stars in Mildred Okwo's anticipated TV series, "Bankers NGR," which will hopefully premiere this year.


2. Bisola Aiyeola

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Sure, the Big Brother Naija star has enjoyed roles in TV shows such as  "Skinny Girl in Transit" and "Life of a Nigerian Couple."

But with her role as Ovy in “Ovy’s Voice” and Simi in “Glimpse,” the actress revealed herself as a captivating work in nuanced emotional displays.

She's both believable as a traumatized mute makeup artist and as a devout Christian wife in financial crisis, respectively, ensuring that her characters are relatable in both movies.

3. Akah Nnani


He might have a successful vlog, but portraying a sergeant in the 2017 movie  “Banana Island Ghost” is Nnani's real breakthrough role; a character that made viewers realize the full range of his talent.

On stage, Nnani is also a delight to watch. And hopefully, 2018 will offer him more roles that will garner critical acclaim and in turn, catapult him into superstardom.


4. Bimbo Ademoye


Ademoye is a promising actor who has appeared on-screen for a while. She has featured in an array of Iroko TV movies such as "The Backup Wife," "Diary of a Crazy Nigerian Woman," "It's about Your Husband" among others.

She has always featured in TV series such as "Desperate Housegirls" and "This is It."

A talented and impressive actor, Ademoye will be reintroducing herself to audiences in the movie "Getting Over Him," which debuts in cinemas this January.


5. Zainab Balogun

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Balogun is a bundle of talent, one that deserves opportunities to cement her status as a household name.

She is best known for her role as Wonu in "The Wedding Party." She has appeared in films and TV series such as "Entreat," "Before 30," "Ojukokoro," "Entreat," "A Soldier's Story" and "Verdict."

This year, however, she will headline her first movie, the romantic comedy from EbonyLife Films, "The Royal Hibiscus Hotel," and later in the year, fans will also, hopefully, get to see her in the anticipated TV series, "Bankers NGR."

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