Nollywood has witnessed the brilliant careers of leading actors and actresses who started and made a name for themselves as children in the film industry.
While some of the former child stars decided to quit the spotlight and look for careers outside the entertainment industry, others changed their careers entirely, becoming more effective than they have ever been.
Below is a list of top actors and actresses who began acting at a very a young age;
Regina Daniels made her Nollywood debut at 9 in 2010 and became a sensation in ‘Miracle Child’ where she stared.
The young actress has grown into a stunning young woman married to Senator Ned Nwoko, a Nigerian billionaire. Regina has featured in over a hundred films.
Funke Akindele is a renowned actress who, as a young child, started her career. The superstar came to the fore in a sitcom named ‘I Need to Know’ in 1998, when she played Bisi, a talented high school girl.
She gained tremendous fame in 2009 for her role in the film “Jenifa.” Since then, in this industry, the actress has made a name for herself and is one of the industry’s heavyweights.
Destiny Etiko entered the Nollywood industry while in primary school.
In her first film, Twin Brothers, she acted as a child actor alongside Osita Iheme, Hanks Anuku and late Sam Loco-Efe.
After staring in the hit movie, Idemili, she rose to fame in 2012.
Son of Kayode Olasehinde, a veteran Nollywood comedian, popularly known as Ajirebi, Samuel started his childhood career and was shot in the spotlight for his many movie roles where he had to play a stubborn kid who was infamous for making people fun.