We Ranked The Best Old Nollywood Husband Snatchers

March 18, 2021

Can you guess what the best sport was in Old Nollywood was? It’s husband snatching! Back in the day and apparently till today, it was really easy to snatch Nigerian men from their wives.

Today, we are ranking some of our favourite actresses who played the hell out of those husband snatcher roles.

Uche Jumbo

Uche Jombo isn’t particularly known for play husband snatcher roles but in the absolutely iconic and chaotic movie Beyonce and Rihanna, Uche Jombo made a particularly gutsy move by going for the man who was in the middle of the struggle. Do you know what it takes to attempt to steal a man two women are fighting for? The gall!

Mercy Johnson

I don’t think many Nollywood stars have played unwitting husband snatchers quite like Mercy Johnson. The uneducated househelp who somehow managed to bag her oga and chased out the madam that brought her in is one trope that boggles my mind but somehow, Mercy Johnson has become the queen of it.

Genevieve Nnaji


In the movie “Blood Sister”, Genevieve Nnaji poisoned her sister just so she could steal her husband and you know what, I stan. The dedication, the focus, the callousness. On one hand, I condemn such behaviours. On the other, go her!

Regina Askia

I don’t know how else to say this but Regina Askia is the blueprint. She is the OG bad girl, she made it possible for the other girls to do it. She is the standard and the ceiling itself. While she played a plethora of husband snatching roles that I love, I am obsessed with her role in where she not only stole Tony Umez from his wife, she locked him a groundnut bottle.

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