Nollywood is blessed with lots of talented actors who not only have the capacity and ability to act, but can combine acting with writing, producing and directing. NollySilverScreen, has in no particular order, compiled a list of some top Nollywood actors who combine acting with directing.
Afolayan is the CEO of Golden Effects Pictures, a Nigerian film and production company incorporated in 2005. The acclaimed actor, director, and producer came to limelight as a film producer in Nigeria when he founded the Golden Effect Pictures Limited, a film production company that produces and releases high-quality films.The company’s feature films include Irapada, The Figurine, Phone Swap, October 1,The CEO and now Mokalik.
2.Robert O. Peters
Robert O. Peters is a veteran Nigerian actor, film producer, director, cinematographer, and occasional voice-over artist. He is best known for directing the 2014 Nollywood breakout movie, 30 Days in Atlanta, as well as Shades of Attractions, Boxing Day and A trip to Jamaica.
Popular award winning actor, Odunlade Adekola Odunlade is also a singer, film-maker, producer and director. He has directed quite a number of films and he is the CEO of (Odunlade Adekola Film Production) OAFP.
Omoni Oboli is a Nigerian actress, scriptwriter, film director, and producer. She studied at the New York Film Academy, and has written several screenplays such as; The figurine, Anchor baby, Fatal Imagination, Being Mrs Elliott, The First Lady, and Wives on Strike.
Stephanie Linus is an award winning actress, film maker and director. She released the movie Through the Glass, in which she served as director, scriptwriter, producer and actress. The film also received an Africa Movie Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay in 2009. In 2014, she released another movie, Dry and again served as a director, scriptwriter, producer, and actress. Dry won many awards including 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards and 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards best movie overall.
Desmond Elliot, is a Nigerian actor, director, and politician who has starred in over two hundred films and a number of television shows and soap operas. He is known for co-directing the movie reloaded.
Ibrahim Yekini Bakare popularly known as Itele d’icon is an award winning Nigerian actor, movie producer, director and scriptwriter. He was once nominated for City People Movie Award for Movie Director of the Year (Yoruba).
Fred Amata is a Nigerian actor, producer and director. A graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Jos, Fred shot into limelight in 1986 for his role in a film titled Legacy. He is currently serving as the President of the Directors Guild of Nigeria, since February 27, 2016.
Afeez Abiodun also known as Afeez Owo is an actor, and also a movie director who started his movie production in 2000. His first film is Majen sinwon waiye.
Some of his other movies are: Adurotoluwa, Abusi Edumare, Yonu Simi, Eje tutu and many more.
Muyiwa Ademola is a Nigerian Nollywood actor, film-maker, film producer and director. He began his acting career fully in 1995 when he produced his first movie titled Asise meaning Mistake. His movie Ori in 2005 won AMAA maiden edition’s best indigenous movie of the year.