Genevieve Nnaji Biography | Everything There Is To Know About The Nollywood Star
Genevieve is a Nigerian actress, director, and producer. She was born on 3rd May 1979 and has won several awards over the years to underscore her acting prowess.
In all sense of the word, Genevieve is in a world of her own. She is a classy actress worthy of the name and has several movies to her name already.
She had been here for a long and remains relevant to date. Genevieve is in the same category as leading celebrities and business executives in Nigeria and beyond.
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What state Genevieve Nnaji is from?
Genevieve is an indigene of Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria, where she was born. She later moved down to Lagos at a very young age and grew up in Lagos state.
She is a member of a middle-class family and occupies the fourth position among eight siblings.
Her father was an engineer, while her mother was a teacher in a nursery school.
Genevieve was a student of Methodist Girls College, Yaba, Lagos. After completing her secondary education, she proceeded to the University of Lagos to study Creative Arts.
She started attending auditions for Nollywood acting jobs right from her days in the university.
Acting and music careers
Genevieve’s acting career did not start after graduating from the university; it began when she was a child.
She was a child actor in a soap opera titled Ripples as early as eight years old.
Genevieve ventured fully into Nollywood when she was 19 years old, featuring in a movie titled Most Wanted. She later featured in series of other films, like:
- Mark of the Beast
- Last Party
One other notable movie she featured in was Ije: The Journey, an award-winning movie released in 2010.
Since its inception to date, Genevieve Nnaji had featured in more than 200 movies in Nollywood.
She proceeded to sign a recording contract with EKB Records in 2004; EKB Records is a Ghanaian recorded label.
It was followed by the release of her music album, One Logologo Line. The album consists of series of music genres like Urban Music, Hip-Hop, and R&B.
Her first movie, on the other hand, was produced in 2015 and titled Road to Yesterday.
Awards, recognitions, and net worth
Genevieve Nnaji is among the most decorated actresses in Nigeria to date. In 2004, she was among the topmost contenders for the face of Lux.
She won the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) in 2005; she was the first actor to win the award.
Who is the richest actress in Nigeria
Her acting prowess also earned her a big buck, making her one of the most paid actresses in Nollywood.
- City People Awards also rewarded her effort with the award of the Best Actress for 2001.
Bear in mind that this was the first time City People Awards will include nominations from the acting industry. Some other awards carted home by Genevieve are:
- 2003 Best Actress award by the Censors Board of Nigeria Oprah Winfrey referred to her as Julia Roberts of Africa in 2009.
- 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for the Best Movie Overall-West Africa
It is worthy of mention that her movie, titled Lionheart, was acquired by Netflix in 2018.
The same film was submitted for the Oscars but rejected for having too many English dialogues.
What is Genevieve Nnaji’s net worth
Her net worth is around 850 million Naira.