Genevieve Nnaji Biography
Genevieve Nnaji is one of those actresses who have gone a long way to contribute massively to the movie industry. She is a Nigerian actress, producer and Director. She has been referred to as Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey in 2009.
She was the first actress to win the Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actress in a leading role in 2005. Also in 2001, she was the first actress to emerge as the Best Actress at the City People Awards. The Census Board of Nigeria in 2003 awarded Genevieve Best Actress, making her the first actress to receive the award.
Genevieve Nnaji Age
Genevieve Nnaji was born on May 3, 1979 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria. She turns 40 in early March.
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Genevieve Nnaji was given birth to in Mbaise, Imo State. Despite born in Imo State, she got raised in Lagos and was the fourth out of eight children. Both parents were on different professions as her mother was a Nursery school teacher and her father, an Engineer.
Genevieve had her secondary education at Methodist Girls College which is located in Yaba, Lagos State. The beautiful actress went for her tertiary education as she enrolled into the University of Lagos where she bagged a Bachelors degree in Creative Arts. Due to how motivated she was towards acting and also the need to provide support to herself and family, she was going for movie auditions while still studying in the University.
Young Nnaji started acting as a child actress when she was 8 and starred in ‘Ripples’, a then popular TV soap opera of the 80’s. At the age of 19, she got introduced into Nollywood as she featured in the movie “Most Wanted”.
In 2004, Genevieve signed a recording contract with EKB records, a Ghanaian record label and released her debut album “One Logologo Line”, a mix of R&B, HipHop and Urban Music. Nnaji made a leading appearance in the 2010 award winning movie, Ije: The Journey.
Genevieve Nnaji apart from acting and modelling is also a movie producer and director. The much talented Nigerian star produced the movie “Road to Yesterday” in November, 2015. This movie won as the Overall Best Movie in West Africa at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice. Another great work of Nnaji is the 2018 “Lionheart”.
Genevieve Nnaji Lionheart
The Lionheart movie is another great work from the award winning actress after co-producing “Road to Yesterday” in 2016 which won the Best Movie overall-West Africa.
“Lionheart” is a 2018 movie directed by Genevieve Nnaji and produced by Chinny Onwugbenu. It starred top Nollywood actors like Pete Edochie, Nkem Owoh and Genevieve Nnaji.
“Lionheart” was nnaji’s directoral debut as it also featured music stars Peter Okoye (P Square) and Chubuzo Azubuike (Phyno). Netflix acquired Lionheart, making it the first Netflix original film from Nigeria.
Genevieve Nnaji Daughter
The name of Genevieve Nnaji’s daughter is Theodore Chimebuka Nnaji. Genevieve got pregnant with her at the age of 16. She almost fell apart…