From Meg Otangwa’s brilliant portrayal of a mother suffering from postpartum depression to Genoveva Umeh’s breakout moment, here are the actors who owned this year.
With the COVID-19 pandemic mostly behind us, 2022 has been a great year for both film and television. From cinemas to streaming, there was no shortage of fantastic entertainment and memorable performances.
On the heels of our ranking of this year’s best film we have compiled a list of our top actors (both male and female). In addition to the obvious contenders, we noticed some incredible performances from a couple of up-and-comers who had us spellbound with their undeniable talent.
And the award for the top 10 Nollywood actors of 2022 goes to:
1.Meg Otanwa in ‘For Maria’
From C.J Obasi’s 2014 ‘Ojuju’ to ‘Knockout Blessing’, Otanwa has consistently stood out for her ability to turn any onscreen time she has into powerful moments, and ‘For Maria’ (Ẹ̀bùn Pàtàkì) is no different.
In Damilola Orimogunje’s movie which premiered in 2020 but was released on Netflix to a larger audience this year, she delivers a standout performance, embodying all the melancholy and emotions of a new mother suffering from postpartum depression.