Following Chidi Mokeme’s remarkable comeback, we take a look at five faces that frequently graced our screens back in the 90s and early 2000s.
Now and again, we crave the good old days of Nollywood when certain esteemed and gifted actors had us spellbound with their talents. While some have stayed off-screen to pursue other paths, others occasionally make special appearances.
Notably among them are:
Saint Obi was known for his great roles in Nollywood action films in the 90s and early 2000s. He started his career in 1995 and mostly played the zealous detective in investigation and crime movies. The award-winning actor has featured in over 200 Nollywood movies including ‘Special Agent’ and ‘State of Emergency’ where he played Officer Smith.
Sometime in the early 2000s he decided to leave his acting career to become a businessman. He is certainly a Nollywood action legend and we hope for a comeback one day.
The Nollywood actor, producer, and director was a sensation in his acting days. After ‘Domitilla’ shot him into the limelight in 1996, he quickly became a household name. During his active acting days, he featured in over 250 movies including ‘World Riches’, ‘Igodo’, and ‘Blood and Riches.’ He is dearly missed on our movie screen.
Her outstanding talent and enthralling beauty made her stand out on her trending day in Nollywood. The actress and former model featured in movies like ‘Ogidan’, ‘Eja Osan’, ‘Eletan’, ‘Colombia Connection’ and a lot more.
Known for her prominent role in ‘Glamour Girls’ in 1994, the veteran actor started her career at the young age of five, first featuring in soap operas and minor roles before gaining limelight.
Benson quickly made a name for herself with her versatility, range, and dazzling beauty. We remember her for her roles in the horror films; ‘Diamond Ring’, ‘Fortunes’, ‘Dead End’, ‘Dry’ and most recently, ‘Still Falling’ (2021).
The beautiful actress has since left her full-time acting career and she is more involved in her calling as an Evangelist.
We remembered Femi Brainard from soap operas and movies like ‘Omotara Johnson’, ‘Dangerous Twins’ and ‘Malika.’ The Dramatic Arts graduate started his acting career in the late 90s.