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Pulse Roundup 2014 10 hottest Nigerian actors of 2014

Omoni Oboli, Tope Tedela, AY Makun amongst others are Pulse' most popular actors of 2014. Check out full list.

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Pulse.ng presents you with her 10 hottest Nollywood actors of 2014. These actors were considered based on their achievements, awards, success of their movies, media buzz and career growth in 2014.

In no particular order, from the English actors to the indigenous actors, here we go;

  • Omoni Oboli

She made it multiple times to the news all thanks to her must-watch directorial debut ‘Being Mrs Elliott’.

 From her controversial presidential debut to her ‘controversial blue dress’, Omoni Oboli has obviously had a busy year.  

Having featured in 2014 hit movies like ‘Render to Caser’, ‘Brother’s Keeper’ and ‘Being Mrs Elliott, and received multiple nominations and awards, Omoni can be called one of the hottest actors of 2014.

  • Tope Tedela

With over 10 award nominations in the year 2014, and 8 wins, Tope can be called the man of the year.

Bursting into the limelight with his hit movie ‘A Mile from Home’, Tope has been a force to reckon with in the year 2014 with his name coming up in every award of 2014.

Tope won the2014 AMVCAs‘Best actor in drama, beating off strong competition from the likes of Majid Michel and Hlomla Dandala (Jacob’s Cross).

He also won the2014 Best of Nollywood (BON) awards for the best actor in a leading role.

  • Ivie Okujaye

Ivie started the year with her AMVCAs nomination for the ‘best actress in a drama’ category. Then came her much anticipated debut movie as a producer ‘Make a Move’.

The movie ‘Make a Move’ has earned her lots of award nominations and wins following its release, including the BON 2014 awards for ‘Best Actress in a leading role’.

With over 8 nominations, 4 wins and a 2015 AMVCAs nomination for ‘best actress in a drama’, Ivie is definitely set to make more than a movie in the industry.

  • AY Makun

Everyone knows AY as a must-watch comedian; wait till you watch him in movies like ‘Being Mrs Elliott’ and his self-produced movie ’30 Days in Atlanta’.

The movie Being Mrs Elliott got him the NAFCA 2014 best supporting actor award while his movie ’30 Days in Atlanta’ hasn’t stopped bringing him wins and nominations.

 From his win at the Best of Nollywood Awards 2014, to his GIAMA win, down to his 2015 AMVCAs nomination, AY Makun has set himself out as a great talent in 2014.

  • Queen Nwokoye

The name ‘Queen Nwokoye’ is a household name in the entertainment scene. Popular for indigenous movies like ‘Adaura’, ‘Ada Mbano’, ‘Chetanna’, ‘Adaobi’ and the 2014 movie 'Return of Ada Mbano', Queen Nwokoye proves that she is a natural and delightful indigenous actress to watch.

In a 2014 interview, Queen revealed that the popular Imo dialect she is known for, isn’t her mother's tongue as she is from Anambra state, this goes a long way to prove her talent.

Her outstanding roles in indigenous movies also earned her a nomination in the 2014 edition of the Nollywood movies awards.

  • Gideon Okeke

You can call 2014 a 'Gideon Okeke's year'. Whenever the name Gideon Okeke is called, the TV series 'Tinsel ' comes to one's mind.

The Tinsel star gave his fans a new  work to attribute to his name. Gideon made a big break into the big screen in 2014 with two hit movies 'When Love Happens' and 'A Place in the Stars'.

Not only did he get his big screen break in 2014, his role in 'A Place in the Stars'  also earned him an AMVCAs 'Best Actor in a Drama'

  • Dayo Amusa

With her self-produced domestic violence themed movie ’Unforgivable’, Dayo Amusa has secured a place as one of the top Yoruba actors of 2014.

With over 8 wins and nominations on the side of Dayo and the movie ‘Unforgivable, Dayo can be called one of the hottest indigenous actors of 2014.

Her movie ‘Unforgivable’ also got a nomination for the 2015 AMVCAs awards.

  • Onyeka Onwenu

Onyeka oozed a natural actress in the hit movie ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’. With her mannerism, connection with co-stars in the movie, and perfect interpretation of her role ‘Mama’, one would think that acting is something she has been doing all her life.

  • Nse Ikpe Etim

We have all seen the ‘tush’, hot, model, 'runs girl', mother, wife and well accented Nse Ikpe-Etim. Well, the actress delivered a different Nse in the hilarious movie ‘I Come Lagos’.

Starring as a local girl with a local accent, Nse proved that she is indeed an actress capable of interpreting any role.

Her distinct role and character interpretation came with lots of buzz and of course a rise in fan base.

Nse still stands out as one of the most talented and hottest actresses in the movie industry. Nse started off the year with a 2014 AMVCAs win for her role in the movie ‘Journey to Self'.

  • Ali Nuhu

The name Ali Nihu is a house hold name in Kannywood. The award winning actor, producer and director bagged awards like best actor in the 2014 City People's award .

From his Africa magic Viewers’ Choice Award, African Film Festival and Academy Awards (ZAFAA) and Afro Hollywood awards, Ali Nuhu has retained his position as one of the most celebrated Kannywood actors of 2014.

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