When someone leaves a position vacant, someone else has to fill it. And in the Nollywood industry, as some actors who are.famous for certain roles, are getting old, new actors have to step into their shoes.
Some of these "new actors" have been into acting for a long time, but they didn't really play major roles. But with some veteran actors making way, they are now the faces you would see in recent Nollywood movies.
1. Olu Jacobs~Sam Obiagu
Popular for movies like Ijele, Aba Riots and Oganigwe, 78-year old veteran actor Olu Jacobs was usually the king we saw on our TV screens back in the days. Nollywood actor Sam Obiagu has succeeded him and plays most of the "king" roles in recent Nollywood movies.
2. Hanks Anuku~Sylvester Madu
It was almost impossible to see Hanks Anuku feature in a movie without holding a gun. He was Nollywood's 'gangster' and featured in movies like Wanted Alive, Formidable Force and Django. In recent movies, you are more likely to see Nollywood actor Sylvester Madu take on such 'gangster' roles. Zubby Michael plays a similar role too, but Sylvester Madu quite seems like the perfect replacement for Hanks.
3. Jim Iyke~Charles Okocha
llywoodactor James Ikechukwu Esomogha, popularly known as Jim Iyke usually played "bad boy" or "been to" roles in movies. Charles Okocha appears to be his successor as in recent movies, he's the one you are likely to find acting such roles.
4. Ngozi Ezeonu~Joyce Kalu
Veteran actress Ngozi Ezeonu is famous for playing the role of a queen in movies. Although she still features in recent movies,she is a senior colleague to Joyce Kalu, who also plays such roles very well. So if she decides to leave the industry anytime, there's already a successor waiting to fill the blank space.
5. Kanayo O Kanayo~Yul Edochie
Whenever you see Kanayo O Kanayo in a movie, I'm sure you know what to expect. Somebody is about to be used as a sacrifice for "money rituals." In recent movies, you are more likely to see Yul Edochie playing that role.
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