Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress, producer, and director.
Lionheart, her directorial debut, is the first Netflix original movie. This was Nigeria’s first attempt at an Oscar nomination.
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Genevieve Nnaji early life
She was raised in Lagos with her parents and siblings, Genevieve Nneji was born in Mbaise, Imo State in Nigeria, one of the country’s most prominent tribes (Igo).
Nnaji is Genvieve’s father and her mother is Benedatte Nnnaji a nursery school teacher. They both worked as engineers.
A majority of the film’s dialogue was in English, so it was disqualified.
The publisher and editor in chief of ‘Yes International!’ magazine, Azuh Arinze, wrote two new books about the actress in 2020, profiling her alongside other celebrities and business leaders who have spent decades in the film industry.
CEO: Chimebuka Nnaji runs her business NAJ Makeup Studio. Celebrities are the main focus of the company.
Genevieve Nnaji career
At the tender age of eight, Genevieve Nnaji made her acting debut in the then-popular television soap opera Ripples.
She made her debut in the Nigerian film industry in 1998, when she was just 19 years old, with the film Most Wanted.
Ijele, the Mark of the Beast, and Last Party are some of her subsequent films.
She had a leading role in Ijé: The Journey (2010), which won her a Golden Globe. More than 200 Nollywood films have featured her as a leading lady.
Nnaji’s debut album, One Logologo Line, was released in 2004 on the Ghanaian label EKB Records. R&B, hip-hop, and urban music are all present in this album.
Genevieve Nnaji received the most votes in 2004 when she competed against other celebrities for the Lux face of the year award.
The YouTube channel of Ofego featured Genevieve Nnaji in a skit titled “Say It And Quench” on May 6, 2021.
Genevieve Nnaji was one of Nollywood’s highest-paid female actors in 2009.
She was the first actor to win the Best Actress award at the 2001 City Peoples Awards, which previously had only recognized politicians and business conglomerates, for her contributions to the Nigerian film industry.
She was also the first Nigerian actress to win the Censors Board of Nigeria’s Best Actress award in 2003. Oprah Winfrey dubbed her “the Julia Roberts of Africa” in 2009.
Genevieve Nnaji awards
When she won the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2005, she became the first actor to win it.
In 2005, she became the first actor to win the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Nnaji’s debut film, Road to Yesterday, was released in November 2015 and went on to win the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Best Movie Overall-West Africa.
Nigerian authorities awarded her an honorary degree in 2011 in recognition of her contributions to the country’s film industry.
Netflix acquired Lionheart, her directorial debut, on September 7, 2018, making it the first Nigerian-made Netflix original film.
As part of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, the film premiered in competition with the autobiographical directorial debut of Adewal Akinnuoye-Agbaje, in which she co-starred with Kate Beckinsale, Damson Idris, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw onscreen.
In addition to being a feminist, Genevieve Nnaji is an advocate for women’s rights.
She wants Nigerian women to be able to pick their own husbands. She has a strong anti-abuse of women’s rights stance.
Genevieve relationship status
She has a billionaire boyfriend named Genania.
Genevieve net worth
Her net worth is 15 million.
Her physical appearance
She is 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 61 kg. Her eye color is dark brown.