Sunday, 1 May 2016

NL LIST: 23 Nollywood Stars With Popular Nicknames

Over the years, Nollywood stars have left movie lovers with fond memories as the industry grows.

One unique feature about the industry is the way practitioner acquire monikers by just playing a particular role which will leave memorable moments in the minds of movie lovers.

Naijaloaded  brings you 23 popular Nollywood stars that have become synonymous for a particular role that has in turn given them monikers/nicknames.

Ann Njemanze (Domitila)

Ann Njemanze became a household name after starring as the lead actress in the 1996 blockbuster Domitila. The character, Domitila, played by Njemanze became a moniker fans and even industry watchers refer to her.

Ronke Odusanya (Flakky Ididowo)

Bosomy actress, Ronke Odusanya was relatively known even after starring in a movie with late Francis Agu in early 2000s. However, luck smiled on her after she starred in few Yoruba movies and caught the attention of Fathia Balogun, who casted her for the lead role of Folake in the flick Flakky Ididowo. The character has since remained her moniker in the industry.

Susan Patrick (Sakobi)

Susan Patrick had been a regular face in the Nollywood industry since her entrance in the late 90s but her fame shot to high heaves after she played the role of a snake girl in the movie Sakobi. Produced by Zeb Ejiro, the Akwa Ibom State indigene will for a long time be remembered as Sakobi, a decade after the movie hit the public glare.

Olaniyi Afonja (Sanyeri)

Olaniyi Afonja had remained in Oyo State, where he had been an apprentice under his boss and head of a theatre group. He however found his way to Lagos and began going to movie locations where he found himself mini roles. He was known as Sanyeri and the name stuck with him without relevance until he made his big break few years back. The moniker has since become his second name.

Ronke Ojo Anthony (Ronke Oshodi Oke)

Ronke Ojo began her movie career with a drama group called Star Parade under the tutorship of Fadeyi Oloro but became a household name after starring in a movie entitled Oshodi Oke. She played the character of a bosomy lady in the movie and because she had remained bosomy, the name, Oshodi Oke, had stuck to her like a second skin.

Toyin Afolayan (Lola Idije)

Toyin Afolayan remains one of the Nollywood stars to get a moniker that has stuck with her after playing a movie character. The name Lola Idije came to be after Toyin starred in an Alade Aromire movie where she played the role of a promiscuous lady, who was referred to as Lola Idije.

Basorge Tariah Jr. (Do Good)

Basorge Tariah was an all round entertainer long before now. And not many know that his new TV series, Do Good, was actually borne out of his character in the popular TV soap, Palace, which was produced and directed by Ralph Nwadike and Tunji Bamishigbin. Many still refer to the comedian, rapper and actor as Do Good.

Funlola Aofiyebi Raimi (Eniola Baker)

Mention the name Eniola Baker and Tinsel actress, Funlola Aofiyebi Raimi will reply with a warm smile that leaves her with fond memories of her role as the daughter of Chief Bakers in the rested TV soap, Palace. She’s still referred to that name by lovers of the rested soap.

Toyin Adegbola (Asewo To Re Mecca)

Toyin Adegbola became one of the most sought after actress in Nollywood after she appeared in a Yoruba flick entitled Asewo To Re Mecca. She starred as the lead actress in the movie, which narrated the life of a prostitute that turned a new leaf and went on the Muslim pilgrimage. She is still referred to as Asewo To Re Mecca by many.

Yemi Adeyemi (Suara)

The name Yemi Adeyemi will certainly not ring a single bell but at the mention of Suara, then eyes will lighten up with memories of Wale Adenuga produced series, SuperStory: Oh Father Oh Daughter. Adeyemi got the role of Chief Suara, who dumped his wife, Bukky Wright and family for Sola Sobowale aka Toyin Tomato. He’s still known and recognized as that by many members of the public.

Hafiz Oyetoro (Saka)


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