As people age, the tendency is to think that their performance and attractiveness would decline. Even if that is often the case, these screen celebrities in the unofficial 40s club of Nollywood have proven with the attention they have paid to their health, passion, and creativity that aging can be a benefit to a successful career.
They have also proven that it is still possible to look sexy, beautiful, stunning and gorgeous at 40 or 40 plus.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
TALK of a screen diva, entrepreneur, wife, mother, and philanthropist, who at her 40s, still looks stunning, gorgeous and beautiful and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde’s name would feature at the very top of a shortlist.
An Estate Management graduate of the Yaba College of Technology, Omotola, who holds a national honour of Member of the Federal Republic (MFR), has been able to work on her looks and body in a manner that makes her appear younger than her age.
A UNSDG, UNWFP Ambassador and Time 100 Most Influential Personality, Omo T, as the actress is fondly called by fans, who is also a voting member of the Academy of Motion Pictures, otherwise called Oscars, is by far one of Nigeria’s notable and outstanding screen personalities.
An actress of many credits, Omotola’s talent has continued to blaze all over the country and the continent with rave reviews.
BLESSED with a complexion that gives her out easily as a crossbreed, the always gorgeously dressed Monalisa studied Theatre Arts at the University of Portharcourt.
The first of six siblings born to an Ikwere father and an Igbo mother, Monalisa is a good-looking woman by every standard. A disarmingly humble personality who surely knows her onions and looks sure to be counted as a cut above the rest, even on the world stage, Lisa, as she is simply called by close friends, has featured in over 120 movies, with a lot more still at various stages of production.
Star of Pregnant Virgin, Above the Law, Games Men Play, Total Control and Heavens Gate, Monalisa’s colleagues describe her as a dependable actress who brings a unique touch to any role she plays and has a girlish joy for new ideas and new ways of doing things.
BEAUTY and brain, actress and later day director and producer, Genevieve Nnaji is also one screen personality that has been able to work on her looks and body.
An actress with vast credit, the diva is unarguably one of Nigeria’s best-known actresses. In fact, the single mother, model, and singer lead on the long list of notable Nollywood personalities who helmed movies that were critically acclaimed and well-received last year.
Her debut movie as a director, LionHeart, was acquired early this year by the streaming giant, Netflix, making it the first Nollywood film to earn that status with Netflix.
The movie had earlier premiered at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
STUNNING and beautiful, Rita Dominic is a prominent member of the unofficial club of Nollywood 40s and still looking stunning.
The Imo State-born actress and a princess from the Nwaturuocha royal family in Mbaise Council is undoubtedly one of the most sought after actresses in Nollywood.
Humble and amiable, Rita, who studied Theatre Arts at the University of Port Harcourt, has been having a good run in moviedom.
Movies that have had the benefit of her expert portrayal include The Meeting, White Water, All My Life, Lean on Me and Honey Moon
A SCREEN diva who cares a lot about her body, shape, and looks, Kate Henshaw is another actress that has continued to put her talent at the disposal of directors of the first rank, even though acting was not on the career wishlist of acclaimed African screen diva.
An actress with an unquenchable passion for acting, the Microbiology graduate of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and star of movies, such as Girls in the Hood, A million Tears, To love and to Hold, Dangerous Silence, Blood and Ice, and Emotional Hazards, Kate has through dint of hard work, dedication and discipline, earned a top place in the movie.
Indeed, she has the boundless passion and a stubborn determination to succeed and risen to become a leading force in the Nigerian entertainment space.
Others on the list include Ini edo, Funke Akindele, Fathia Balogun, Omoni Oboli, Mercy Aigbe, Uche Jombo, Bimbo Oshin, Doris Simeon, Uche Jombo, Chika Ike, Nse-Ikpe Etim, and others.