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Genevieve Nnaji: biography, age, family, net worth

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All you need to know about Genevieve Nnaji popularly known as Genevieve Let’s take a look at her Biography, Nationality, Career, Age, Net worth, Family.

ABOUT
Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress, producer, and director.

EARLY LIFE
Genevieve Nnaji was born on 3rd May, 1979. She was born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria, and grew up in Lagos. The fourth of eight children, she was raised in a middle-class family; her father worked as an engineer and her mother as a nursery school teacher.
While at the university, she began auditioning for acting jobs in Nollyhood.

EDUCATION
She attended Methodist Girls College Yaba, Lagos, before proceeding to the University of Lagos where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in “Creative Arts”.

CAREER
Genevieve Nnaji started her acting career as a child actor in the then-popular television soap opera Ripples at the age of 8.

In 1998, at the age of 19, she was introduced into the growing Nigerian film industry with the movie Most Wanted. Her subsequent movies include Last Party, Mark of the Beast, and Ijele.

In 2010, she starred in the award-winning film Ijé: “The Journey”. She has starred in over 200 Nollywood movies.

In 2004, Nnaji signed a recording contract with EKB Records; a Ghanaian record label, and released her debut album One Logologo Line. It is a mix of R&B, Hip-Hop, and Urban Music. In 2004, Genevieve Nnaji was with the most votes after contending with other celebrities for the search for the face of Lux in 2004.

In 2005, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for Best Actress in a Leading Role, becoming the first actor to win the award.

As of 2009, Nnaji was one of the best-paid female actors in Nollyhood. Due to her contributions to the Nigerian movie industry, she became the first actor to be awarded Best Actress at the 2001 City Peoples Awards, the award ceremony that previously had only recognized politicians and business conglomerates. She was also the first actor to be awarded as Best Actress by the Censors Board of Nigeria in 2003. In 2009, she was referred to as the Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey.

In November 2015, Nnaji produced her first movie called Road to Yesterday, later winning Best Movie Overall-West Africa at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

In January 2018, it was reported that Genevieve would be replacing Funke Akindele as a member of the Dora Milaje in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. This was later debunked as an internet prank and the actor did not appear in the movie.

On 7 September 2018, her directorial debut Lionheart was acquired by online streaming service Netflix, making it the first Netflix original film from Nigeria. The movie had its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, alongside Farming, the Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s autobiographical directorial debut where she started in alongside Kate Beckinsale, Damson Idris, and Gugu  Mbatha-Raw

On May, 6th 2021 Genevieve Nnaji was featured in a skit by Ofego titled “Say It And Quench” on his YouTube channel.

Genevieve Nnaji is also a women’s activist. She advocates for Nigerian girls to be able to have a say in who they choose to marry. She is against early marriages for the girl child. She is strongly against abuse of women in society.

MODELLING
Nnaji has featured in several commercials, include for Pronto (beverage) and Omo detergent. In 2004, she became the “Face of Lux” in Nigeria in a highly lucrative sponsorship deal. In 2008, Nnaji launched the clothing line “St. Genevieve”, which donates its proceeds to charity. In May 2010, she was appointed to be the official “Face of MUD” in Nigeria

FAMILY
Nnaji has a daughter, Theodora, who is fondly referred to as Dora. It’s is known that she gave birth to Dora when she was 17 years old.

Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji

Nnaji’s daughter Theodora got married to Prince Osi Chigozie Ikediwa. They both welcomed their son, and this makes Genevieve Nnaji a grandmother to a three-year-old boy at the age of forty-two years old.

PERSONAL LIFE
Genevieve says she is a strong advocate for social justice. Furthermore, Genevieve Nnaji is a strong feminist. She states her type of feminism is the woman who has the right to make her own choices and do whatever she feels like.

ACHIEVEMENT
Nnaji has received several awards and nominations for her work, including the Best Actress of the Year Award at the 2001 City People Awards

In 2004, she was contracted by a Ghanaian record label to record an album. The album gained fame not only in Nigeria but in several African countries as well. In 2004, Genevieve was voted to be the face of Lux. She graced billboards and TV commercials with her alluring smile and personality. The Best Actress in a Leading Role Award at the 2005 Africa Mivie Academy Awards.

In 2008, Genevieve launched her clothing line known as St. Genevieve. The clothing line donates a percentage of its proceeds to charity. Genevieve made history

In 2009 by being the first Nigerian actress to be profiled on The Oprah Winfrey Show on an episode about the most popular people in the world.

Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji

In 2011, she was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contributions to the Nollywood industry.

In 2019, her movie, “Lionheart 2018 Film”, was selected by the Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC), as Nigeria’s submission to the Best International Feature Film Category of the 2020 Oscars. It was the first film ever submitted to the Oscars by Nigeria. Even though, the oscar submission was subsequently canceled for not meeting the language criteria.

NET WORTH
Genevieve Nnaji is Nigeria’s richest actress. In 2021, her net worth was estimated to amount to 6million U.S. dollars.


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