About Nigerian Nollywood Stars Who No Longer Act Movies As They Take Long Break From Acting – TopCelebBio Exclusive
There are many top Nollywood star actors and actresses who were very much active in the Nigerian movie industry, ruling the screen in the 1990s and early 2000s but had to take a long break from acting to pursue other things.
Many of these Nollywood actors and actresses who ruled the movie industry about two decades ago are no more active as they used to be as new set of actors and actresses have taken over the industry.
Things common among them are Marriage, Relocation of abroad and born again.
At a time, the hottest Nollywood actress in the 1990s, Liz Benson stopped acting after she became an Evangelist and got married to Bishop Great Ameye in 2009. Liz Benson didn’t act for over 8 years. She only returned to Nollywood a few years ago and has been featuring in new Nollywood movies.
Regina Askia was another hot Nollywood actress in the 1990s who stopped acting after her marriage to Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Williams and relocated to New York, USA in the early 2000s. Regina Askia who is now a nurse in the US only recently returned to acting in Nollywood in 2021 with the movie titled ‘Web’ where she acted alongside Ramsey Nouah and Seun Sean Jimoh.
TopCelebBio brings you a list of top 15 Nollywood Stars who took a long break from acting, quit acting or who have totally stopped acting in Nollywood and the reasons for their long absence from Nollywood movies.
1 Edyth Jane Azu
Edyth Jane Azu who now answers Edith Jane Ayalogu is a veteran Nigerian actress turned pastor who was a top Nollywood star. Edith Jane Azu got married to her colleague, actor Emma Ayalogu and later became a born again and a pastor in a church and totally stopped acting. Edyth Jane Azu’s husband, Emma Anyalogu is still acting, still active in Nollywood while his wife, Edith Jane Anyalogu has quit Nollywood about 10 years ago.
Edyth Jane Azu Old Vs Recent Pictures
Before she stopped acting, Edyth Jane Azu had featured in many TV soap operas and Nollywood movies. Some of her memorable movies were Living Dead and Tears In Heaven.
Edith Jane Azu Anyalogu acted as a cancer patient in the viral movie, ‘Tears In Heaven’.
2 Susan Patrick
Susan Patrick Ojoi became a Nollywood star actress after she featured in the movie, Sakobi: The Snake Girl where she acted alongside Saint Obi. Before then, Susan Patrick had acted in other movies like the 2005 blockbuster movie, ‘Glamour Girls’.
Susan Patrick Old Vs Recent Pictures
Susan Patrick got married to an older Police Officer, Captain Ojoi, in the early 2000s as a second wife in a Controversial marriage ceremony as the man’s family kicked against their wedding. Nollywood actress, Susan Patrick’s marriage produced two children – a daughter and a son before the death of her husband.
Susan Patrick gradually stopped acting after she got married and finally quit Nollywood after the death of her husband, Captain Ojoi.
Susan Patrick has not featured in any Nollywood movie for over 10 years now. She is currently living a quiet lifestyle with her children and family.
Nollywood Actress Susan Patrick who was not on Instagram only recently joined Instagram, posting a few new pictures showing her recent looks.
3 Sandra Achums
Sandra Achums was a Nollywood star actress who featured in movies such as Day Break, Outkast, Domittila, Confusion, Deadly Affair, Love Without Language among others before she got married and relocated to Germany to join her husband.
Sandra Achums Recent Picture
Sandra Achums has stopped acting and hasn’t featured in any Nollywood movie for about 20 years now. She now lives in Germany with her family – husband, children.
4 Saint Obi
Saint Obi is a 6″3 feet tall handsome Nollywood star actor who is popular for movies such as State Of Emergency, Festival Of Fire, before he stopped acting for other businesses. Saint Obi has not featured in any Nollywood movie for about 15 years now.
5 Victoria Inyama
Victoria Inyama is a beautiful Nigerian born Nollywood actress who was one of the hottest actresses in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Victoria Inyama relocated to the UK in early 2000s after she got married to Mr Okri before the marriage crashed and she divorced her husband and moved on with her life.
Victoria Inyama is currently living in London with her children and has not acted in any Nollywood movie in about 20 years now.
6 Georgina Onuoha
Georgina Onuoha is a Nigerian born Nollywood actress who hit the limelight after staring alongside Ramsey Nouah in ‘Valentino’ and Nkiru Sylvanus, Funke Akindele in ‘Egg Of Life’.
The 41 year old beautiful lightskinned actress, Georgina Onuoha, stopped acting after her marriage in the 2016 and relocated to USA to join her husband. Georgina Onuoha now has two daughters who are growing so fast. Her marriage to Ifeanyi Charles Igwegbe who is a Medical doctor in the US crashed in 2015. She still lives in the US with her two children and doesn’t act in Nollywood movies anymore.
7 Ifeoma Anyiam
Ifeoma Anyiam used to feature in sublead and lead roles in Nollywood movies before she took a long break from acting to take care of her family, Husband and children after she got married in the 2000s.
8 Tuvi James
Tuvi James is a Nigerian born Nollywood
Actor, Model, Influencer and Evangelist who used to play major roles because of his fine boy looks but has not been acting for some years now.
Recent Instagram Picture Of Tuvi James
9 Alex lopez
Alex Lopez is a Nigerian born Nollywood actress who featured prominently in Nollywood movies in the 1990s and early 2000s. But Alex Lopez is no more active in the Nigerian movie industry.
She has not featured in movies for about 15 years now.
10 Mary Okolo
Mary Okolo (born 3 February) is a beautiful Nigerian born Nollywood actress who featured in a few Nollywood movies in lead and supporting roles before she disappeared from the scene.
Mary Okolo Old Vs Recent Pictures
11 Obot Etuk
Obot Etuk is a Nigerian born Nollywood actress turned Evangelist & Pastor who used to play lead and sublead roles before she quit acting after she turned a born again.
Pastor Mrs Obot Etuk is now into full time ministry. Her last major role in Nollywood was in the movie ‘Deadly Proposal’ where she acted alongside A-list Nollywood Stars like Saint Obi, Dolly Unachukwu, Pete Edochie, Teko Benson, among others.
12 Maureen Solomon
Maureen Solomon is a Nigerian born Nollywood actress turned movie director. She used to play lead roles before she got married to Mr Okereke and stopped acting.
Maureen Solomon Okereke is now a mother of 3 children. She quit acting to take care of her family – children and husband.
Maureen Solomon has not acted in over 15 years now. She only recently returned to Nollywood not as an actress but as a movie Director.
13 Pat Attah
Pat Attah is a 6″3 feet tall, handsome Nigerian born Nollywood actor who used to play lover boy roles before he relocated to Hamburg Germany in the early 2000s.
Pat Attah who is known for movies such as Glamour Girls, Agony, and others has not acted in movies for over 10 years now.
14 Johnpaul Nwadike
Johnpaul Nwadike is a Nigerian born Nollywood actor who came into the limelight with the movie ‘Blood of The Orphan’ after playing the role of young Ramsey Nouah.
Recent Picture Of Johnpaul Nwadike
Johnpaul Nwadike relocated to the USA where he now lives with his family – wife and children.
He is now an American citizen.
15 Chinelo Ndigwe
Chinelo Ndigwe Uzoigwe is a Nigerian Nollywood actress who took a break from acting after she got married and had her children. She believes that Family is everything and chose family over her Nollywood acting career.
Recent Pictures of Chinelo Ndigwe with her Husband & Children
“The Only Nigerian Girl” was Chinelo Ndigwe’s major Nollywood movie where she starred alongside Chiwetalu Agu, Rachel Oniga.
A worthy of mention is Dolly Unachukwu.
Dolly Unachukwu is a Nigerian actress who played major roles in movies such as Deadly Affair, True Confession, Glamour Girls, Deadly Proposal in the 1990s and early 2000s before she moved to the UK where she has been living with her family, children.
Dolly Unachukwu stopped acting after she relocated to London in the early 2000s.
Dolly Unachukwu only recently featured in two movies, ‘Two Evils’ and ‘My Dutch Date’ produced by Emem Isong’s Royal Arts Academy.
Ikem Chude used to act in Nollywood movies before he went blind for 11 months in 2013 and later stopped acting. Ikem Chude later became a pastor after he regained his sight. He now currently lives in New York and only recently got back into Nollywood from his base in New York, United States of America.
New picture of Ikem Chude