Over the years we have seen so many great talented actors and actresses emerge from the Nigerian cinema, also known as “Nollywood”, and it’s not just their acting skills that have set the world alight, but they have laid a path for so many talented individuals who wish to trade their skills in the acting industry.

Many aspiring movie actors out there believe they have what it takes to be the next superstar, but a lot of them find it difficult to harness the talent in them, and may even find it surprisingly difficult to perform to their best when presented with the opportunity to showcase their skills.

This is where the acting school comes in, to help you develop what is required to be the next Nollywood big thing.

In this article, we will be putting out a list of some of the best acting schools in Nigeria, their location, and every necessary information that might be required in order to enroll in one of these institutions, but first, let’s get familiar with some of the advantages of acting schools, and other general information.

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Benefits of Acting School

  1. Acting schools improve your communicating skills
  2. An acting school helps to raise your confidence level
  3. Acting schools improves your ability to work with others, “Teamwork”.
  4. It improves your creativity.
  5. Acting schools help to improve your physical fitness.
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Requirements For Enrolling In Acting School

Generally, you may not need a bachelor’s degree, but having it will help you during some technical activities. What is required mostly is your creativity, reading, and speaking skills.


The Top Acting Schools In Nigeria

  1. The Royal Arts Academy(RAA)

Contact info: In Lagos, Nigeria.

Adebisi Close, Off Ogunlana Drive suru-Lere.


Email: [email protected] 


  1. Del-York Creative Academy(DCA)

Contact info: Abuja


[email protected]


  1. Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts(LAPA)

Contact info: Lagos, Nigeria.


Email: [email protected]


  1. J-World Music & Film Academy

Contact info:  Lagos, Nigeria.

Rd 16, Plot 18, Ikota Villa Estate, Lekki.

0907 209 7976, 0806 315 4192.


  1. Yul Edochie Academy

Contact info: Lagos Nigeria

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0903 830 0784, 0903 735 9580.


  1. PEFTI Film Institute

Contact info: Lagos

Located in Ajao Estate, Isolo, By 7/8 bus-top Airport Rd

+234 8116305684



  1. HD Film Academy

Contact info: Abuja


  1. Brilliant Films Academy

Contact info: Lagos Nigeria. 

No 87, Ipaja Rd, Agege.

0703 760 1449


  1. Film for Teens Africa Academy

Contact info: Lagos Nigeria.

location is at Ketu Alapere

0803 478 0819

  1. Purpose Academy of Film and Photography

Contact info: Lagos, Nigeria.

0813 373 5507.


Most of these institutions do not just offer acting lessons, but they also offer a wide range of services which include, photography, scriptwriting, cinematography, broadcast journalism, costume design, and makeup, video production, 3D animation, editing, dancing, set design, and a lot more. 

Attending an acting school doesn’t take away your natural talent, but will rather help you sharpen your skills while also presenting you with numerous opportunities the industry has to offer. So if you are interested in acting, we believe that one of the schools listed above can take you to the next level.


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