Pulse List 2016 7 best Nollywood actors of 2016

It's that time of the year when we recognize male actors who gave us the best movie moments in 2016.

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Kenneth Okonkwo, Ramsey Nouah and Seun Ajayi

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2016 is a year that saw the return of veterans and revelation of some unknown actors.

Some of the year’s best films can boast of standout work from both established  and unknown actors.

It's that time of the year when Pulse Movies recognizes actors who gave us the year's best screen performances that thrilled us, made us laugh and presented interpretations that were emotionally, mentally and visually captivating.

From Kenneth Okonkwo to Ifeanyi Dike, check out 7 best actors of 2016, in no particular order.

1. Richard Mofe Damijo as Boma AKA Gun Powder in "Olobiri"

After years of absence, Richard Mofe Damijo returns and comfortably takes the seat of a 'heartless' militant, Boma AKA Gunpowder like nobody's business in the movie "Oloibiri."

A first class graduate of Geology, Boma is committed to using violence to fight the injustice meted out to the people of the Niger Delta.

Damijo perfectly interprets Boma, showing both compassion and cruelty fabulously.

 

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2. Greg OJ as as Brume in “ Suru L’ ere”

Every actor needs that one defining role which sets them out and makes their talent pronounced. For Greg OJ who has featured in productions such as "The Encounter," it's the Mildred Okwo movie, "Suru L'ere."

As Brume, Greg OJ crushes the role, blending an impressive acting skills with witty lines and humorous facial expressions.

3. Kenneth Okonkwo as Papa Ngozi in "Wives on Strike"

The talented veteran is brilliant in his role as Papa Ngozi in Omoni Oboli's 2016 movie.

His comedic timing is unmistakably perfect in his role as a man starved of sex by his wife. He gives nuanced and skillful touches to his performance.

The actor steers clear of cliché, making the audience laugh while passing an important message; the child-bride message.

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Kenneth Okonkwo as Papa Ngozi in "Wives on Strike"

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4. Ramsey Nouah as Captain Dewa in "76"

"76" stars Ramsey Nouah as a young officer from the Middle Belt, who gets into a romantic relationship with an O-level student from the South-eastern region.

However, their relationship is strained by constant military postings. He gets accused of being involved in the 1976 unsuccessful military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed, and the heavily pregnant wife, gets entangled in an emotional dilemma.

Both valiant and composed , Nouah's character, like the film itself, keeps us engrossed from start to finish.

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Ramsey Nouah

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5. Ifeanyi Dike as Uzoma in "Green White Green"

The sparkling chemistry between the film's stars, the goofiness and Ifeanyi Dike as Uzoma are a comedic highlight.

 Dike as a teenager who tries his hand on becoming an artist while awaiting university admission is different from the Titan TV lovers are used to on "Tinsel."

With so much dialogue and subplots, every scene and interpretation is believable. Dike calmly but admirably owned his role in one of the best movies of the year.

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Ifeanyi Dike at 'Hell or High Water' premiere

 


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6. Seun Ajayi as Arinze in "Suru L'ere"

It's impossible to not notice Seun Ajayi as Arinze, a young timid graduate who is desperate to beat his financial burdens. In his journey, he meets a charming go getter Omosigho. Their meeting shoots off a series of events that pressure Arinze into a get rich quick scheme.

Ajayi's performance in the comedy movie is effervescent as his unexpected 'epic' facial expressions. The movie gave the actor a chance to be funny, charming and romantic, and he took very good advantage.

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Seun Ajayi and Beverly Naya in "Suru L'ere"

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7. Wale Ojo as Kola in "The CEO"

Ojo stars in "The CEO" as one of five top level staff of a company who are selected for a retreat where the new CEO of a global company will be chosen. What starts off as cordial soon goes sour as they attempt to outdo one another to be named The CEO.

In Wale Ojo as Kola, viewers are offered a fiercely talented actor, who grabs attention with his skills and dialogue, and compels viewers to witness his mastery in acting.

Laced with unmissable humour, Kola is a lovable manipulative, caring and 'modest' character.

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Wale Ojo as Kola Alabi in "The CEO"

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