1. Nkiru Sylvanus as Sansa Stark

When you think Sansa Stark, you can’t help but think ‘SUFFERING’. Seriously, when your childhood crush kills your father, it can only go downhill from there. So, who better to play the frustrated Stark than the ever-crying Nkiru Sylvanus?

2. Patience Ozokwor as Cersei Lannister

We all know that Cersei Lannister is next-level wicked and no Nollywood actor can play wickedly protective mother quite like Patience Ozokwor. So, why mess with a formula that works?

3. Osita Iheme as Tyrion Lannister

What Tyrion lacks in size he makes up for in serious wit, and how many Nollywood actors can claim to have played as many wickedly clever characters as Osita Iheme. It really doesn’t hurt that they are about the same height.

4. Pete Edochie as Tywin Lannister

Tywin Lannister was the wealthiest man in the seven kingdoms, and one of the wisest. The only difference we can spot between him and Pete Edochie’s typical characters is that while Tywin was just the hand to the king, Pete Edochie would actually be the king.

5. O.C. Ukeje as Jon Snow

Jon Snow (everyone’s favorite character) is the pretty loverboy with a lot to prove to his family, if you can’t see the charming O.C Ukeje playing this role, we don’t know for you again.

6. Emeka Ike as Joffrey Baratheon

Joffrey Baratheon was probably the most hated character in television history. He was cowardly, annoying and spoilt, three traits Emeka Ike would really have no trouble playing.

7. Van Vicker as Jaime Lannister

Jaime Lannister is brave, handsome and more than a little twisted (*side-eye’s incest*).  He isn’t meant to be as likable as he is but he pulls it off, and that is very Van Vicker.

8. Kanayo O. Kanayo as Stannis Baratheon

Last time we saw Stannis Baratheon he was sacrificing his daughter to the Lord of Light for a chance at the Iron Throne. If that doesn’t scream Kanyo O. Kanayo to you. you really should watch more Nollywood movies.

9. Nse Ikpe-Etim as Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys Targaryen is equal parts strong and compassionate, and we can’t think of anyone more suited to the title of “Mother of Dragons” than the enchanting Nse Ikpe-Etim.

10. Majid Michel as Petyr Baelish

Petyr Baelish is insanely ambitious and extremely cunning, willing to do anything for power. If you’ve ever watched a movie with Majid Michel, you’d know he is the perfect fit.

11. Mercy Johnson as Lysa Arryn

Lysa Arryn was the overlooked sister of Catelyn Stark and the tremendous Mercy Johson has built a formidable career on playing the ugly duckling.

12. John Okafor as Lord Varys

Lord Varys is extremely sneaky and occasionally hilarious not unlike John Okafor. It doesn’t hurt that they both have the same size potbellies.

13. Joseph Benjamin as Robb Stark

We didn’t realize how much we really liked Robb Stark until he was gone and we can’t think of a better actor to capture his quiet intensity.

14. Olu Jacobs as Ned Stark

Ned Stark’s nobility might have been his undoing in the end but that trait is exactly what Olu Jacobs brings to every character he plays.

15. Joke Sylva as Catelyn Stark

Catelyn Stark was the strong-willed wife of Ned Stark. So, it’s only right we cast the supremely-talented real life wife of Olu Jacobs.

16. Jim Iyke as Ramsay Bolton

Which other Nollywood actor can you picture torturing their prisoner into submission beside the sly looking Jim Iyke?

Although all we can do is imagine our nollywood stars playing Game of Thrones characters, THE REAL season 6 of Game of Thrones is coming back with a bang!

Game of Thrones Season 6 is coming | Exclusive to MNet Edge! Great News for Premium subscribers on DStv – the 6th season of the highly-anticipated, award-winning show, Game of Thrones is almost here. The new 6th season of the fantasy drama series set in the land of Westeros will be seen exclusively on MNet Edge Channel 119 on DStv (Express from the US) on Tuesday 26 April at 1am – meaning the 6th season premiere of Game of Thrones will be shown early hours of Tuesday 26 April. DStv Explora subscribers who can’t stay awake for the season premiere at 1am, can set their PVRs to record the season and watch it anytime or catch prime time on Thursday 28 April at 10pm. The wait for your favourite show is almost over and will be full of suspense with the fate of the show’s characters up in the air. Don’t miss all the action, adventure and drama of Game of Thrones Season 6 on MNet Edge Channel 119, the home of HBO in Africa and exclusive to Premium subscribers. So make sure you stay connected on DStv and Premium bouquet. Log on to www.dstv.com for more information, and ensure that you activate parental control to restrict viewing as this series is not for persons under the age of 18.


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