Where To Learn Acting In Nigeria


The movie industry is one of the largest industries in the world and it is no doubt a versatile career to pursue. Therefore, if you have the talent and are considering making a name for yourself in the movie industry but don’t know where to start, then you should sit back and relax, as I take you through the different places where you can learn acting in Nigeria.

Where you can learn acting in Nigeria

There are many options available for you to learn acting. They are:

Private acting Instructor

Casting directors and movie studios may hire acting or vocal instructors to help with performers on specific acting issues. Even a seasoned actor can require the assistance of an acting coach to fully inhabit a difficult character. They are also hired privately by people who need help with speaking, accents, monologues, voice-overs, script analysis, stage, and musical theatre, and acting for film and acting approaches.

Hiring acting teachers

An acting teacher is similar to an acting coach in their price range but is a bit different in their services. Your acting teacher will help you develop your singing abilities while making you feel at ease. They’re usually supportive and can be a huge motivating factor in your acting success. 


You can study virtually anything online, including acting, of course. You may learn acting from the comfort of your home or even while you’re on the road thanks to many platforms like YouTube, Reddit, Udemy, blogs and websites, and private online acting courses! The following are some of the top online acting classes to look into in 2022:

  • Helen Mirren teaches acting (MasterClass)
  • Samuel L. Jackson teaches acting (MasterClass)
  • Professional 10-Hour Acting MasterClass (Udemy)
  • Natalie Portman teaches acting (MasterClass)
  • Acting Techniques MasterClass (SkillShare)
  • Aaron Jackson’s Acting 101 for Adults (Udemy)
  • Acting for everyone (Udemy)
  • Nancy Cartwright teaches voice acting (MasterClass)
  • Acting Made Easy: Perfecting Your Audition Speech (Udemy)
  • The Complete Voice Acting and Voice Overs Course (Udemy)

Acting Schools

An acting school provides in-depth internal education. If you want to take your acting profession seriously, even though it could be pricey in comparison to other possibilities, it is highly advised.

Acting schools educate both children and adults. In addition, they provide a range of acting instruments, songwriting, and video editing training. Also, you can select your level of knowledge from the beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes.

 Some of the best acting Schools to consider in Nigeria are: 

  • Cornerstone Drama Club
  • Mama Rainbow Films Academy
  • Helen Paul Theatre & Film Academy
  • Hilda Dokubo Acting Studio
  • Royal Arts Academy, Top Film School Nigeria, West Africa
  • Helen O’Grady Drama Academy
  • Yul Edochie Academy
  • Del-York Creative Academy

Different Types Of Acting

  • Meisner technique
  • Classical acting
  • Character Actor
  • Method acting
  • Stanislavski’s system

Fundamental Skills In Acting

  • Communication skills.  
  • Creativity. 
  • Memorization work. 
  • Physical performance. 
  • Theoretical knowledge. 
  • Teamwork. 

How To Improve Your Acting Skill


  • Take acting classes. 
  • Join a theatre group.
  • Learn supplementary actor skills
  • Study others

Ways to make money from acting

  • Through film and television jobs. 
  • Through background acting.
  • Through stand-in work. 
  • Through industrial videos. 
  •  Through voice acting. 
  •  Through Commercial Print. 

How much Do Actors make in Nigeria?

Veteran Actors in Nigeria usually make #5-20 million from each movie. They can get at least 30 movies to feature per year. 


The movie industry is a lucrative one where many have succeeded. Yet, some of the actors fail due to one reason or the other. But with hard work, good singing skills, and consistency, you’re likely to be among the successful ones.

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