See Charles Novia's Top 5 Nollywood actresses of 2017

See Charles Novia's Top 5 Nollywood actresses of 2017

- Charles Novia, a Nollywood producer took to his Instagram to share his top 5 Nollywood actresses of 2017

- Among the ladies who made the list was Nollywood stars Kate Henshaw and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

People have their different opinions and preference about who the hottest and most talented Nollywood stars are. Movie producer and actor, Charles Novia weighed in on the matter.

He took to his Instagram page to share his preference of the top Nollywood actresses of 2017. And to our delight, Kate Henshaw and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde made the cut.

In the list which he titled 'THE NOVIA LIST', Kate Henshaw, Omowunmi Dada, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Shaffy Bello and Zynnell Zuh made the cut and we are loving it.



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After a hiatus of sorts, perhaps 'building up' somewhere (if the pun is noticed), Kate returned and showed her prowess in two movies in 2017; 'Roti' and 'The Women'. Showing her trademark ability to interpret roles in genres, Kate had a point to prove with her return to the big screen. I was impressed.

Kate Henshaw
Source: Instagram

Kate Henshaw Source: Instagram


I later found out that Zynnell is a Ghanaian after I watched her in 'Hire a Man'. Doesn't matter. She was quite good in the movie and I had to search her out in a couple of other movies in the preceding year too. There's an intensity in her acting and this lady knows her onions (or would one say her jollof since she's from Ghana!). One to watch, this Zynell.

Zynnell Zuh
Source: Instagram

Zynnell Zuh Source: Instagram


In the Africa Magic popular series, 'Battleground', Shaffy is a delight to watch as she interpretes her role with great panache and precision. She's got one of the best articulation I have ever heard in the industry and though, she's much too overexposed in other TV series too, she is quite an actress. Well done, Shaffy!

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Shaffy Bello
Source: Instagram

Shaffy Bello Source: Instagram


A return to the big screen after some years in hiatus, saw Omotola sizzle in the movie 'Alter Ego' where she plays a mentally challenged lady with deep conflicts. She was also outstanding in the movie 'The Tribunal' as Arese. It was a good comeback for Omotola in 2017 and worthy of mention...and awards too.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Source: Instagram

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Source: Instagram


I must confess I had no clue who Omowunmi Dada was at the beginning of the year. I kid you not. But seeing her in 'Omugwo' startled me and I began asking questions and got pleasant answers. I backtracked to a few other movies she featured in over the years and also watched her much on 'Jemeji'. This is an actress on the rise and one who will blow..or has blown? It doesn't matter. There is a pristine naturalism in Ms Dada's acting and she is a delight to watch. Two thumbs up. She's my pick for The Best Actress in 2017 *Next: My Best 5 Nollywood Actors in 2017.

Omowunmi Dada
Source: Instagram

Omowunmi Dada Source: Instagram

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