Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) is the umbrella organisation for professional screen actors in the Nigerian motion picture industry, known as Nollywood. Officially registered in 1998, our Guild was set up to represent screen performers who entertain and educate our society, and the world about our socio-cultural heritage and essence, as we create professional awareness and protect the interest and welfare of our members.
Members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) are the brand faces of Nollywood because our members are cultural ambassadors who project a positive image of our country, Nigeria to the world and champion arts, culture and tourism through their artistic performances and talents.
With over one million registered members since inception and still growing. Our registered members are spread across Nigeria's 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The State chapters are grouped into six geo-political zones of the country, namely, (North West, North East, North Central, South-South, South East and South West.)
AGN Chapters are led by the State Executive Council headed by the chairman while the zones are supervised by a Vice President representing each zone respectfully. The six zonal vice presidents are members of the National Executive Council headed by the National President.
Our members are categorized into the following:
Becoming a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) is becoming part of a powerful, unified voice for actors in film and television in Nigeria. We promote professionalism in the performance domain of the creative industry. We are here to protect and enhance the working conditions, compensation and benefits of all actors.
AGN upholds the excellence of the performance industry by offering in-person and online acting workshops throughout the year.
AGN organises industry events throughout the year so our members are able to network, exchange ideas, grow their careers and explore better opportunities.
We offer global support when it comes to protecting your legislated rights through AGN's membership with FIA (the International Federation of Actors).
Representation and assistance with contractual disputes; if formally employed, assistance in grievance disciplinary, Labour Court cases and retrenchment consultations.
Maternity benefits for performing mothers.
Access to an acting study grant scheme.
Funeral benefits for yourself, your spouse and dependent children under 18.
Financial services to help you to build, secure, grow and eventually enjoy your earnings for financial wellness.
Emergency evacuation, roadside assistance and a legal helpline are available for all members.
Get discounts on your ticket price at most theatres in Lagos & Abuja.