Meet Genevieve Nnaji
When you talk about beautiful and talented Nollywood actresses, Genevieve Nnaji must be in the first list. “Genny” as her lovers and fans call her is a lady of great repute whom her talent has taken to all shores of the world. As long as acting is concerned, Genevieve Nnaji is a role model to many. Genevieve Nnaji is an ageless beauty, fashionista, intelligent and confident woman who has also used her acting skills to project Nollywood to another level.
Genevieve Nnaji is accommodating, a humanitarian, a philanthropist who is always beaming with smiles. She is recognized both nationally and internationally. She is an actress, entrepreneur, model,producer and also a director.
Genevieve Nnaji was born in Aboh Mbaise, in Imo State to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Nnaji, but grew up in Lagos State. She is the fourth out of eight children and she was born on May 3,1979.
Genevieve’s father is an Engineer, while her mother is a teacher.
She had her Secondary Education at Methodist College, Yaba Lagos State and also her University Education at University of Lagos ( UNILAG), where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Creative Arts. While in higher Institution, Genny had already started auditioning.
Though Genevieve Nnaji is not married, she has a daughter, Chimebuka Nnaji whom she gave birth to when she was aged 17 years old, but with the help of her parents, that didn’t stop her from achieving her goal.
Genny likes to keep her relationship secret. No wonder from time to time, people do bring up one form of rumour or the other to suggest that Genevieve Nnaji is in a relationship with someone. An example of such rumor was when they said that she is in a relationship with D’banj and also Atiku Abubakar, among others.
Genny has not yet disclosed whether she is in a relationship or not.
Acting skills where inborn in Genevieve Nnaji. She started displaying such acts when she was featured in a Television drama titled ” Ripples “. Also she started auditioning during her early days in the University. She acted her first movie in the Nigerian film Industry in I998, and the name of the movie is ” Most wanted”, as a result of her striking performance, she was featured in subsequent movies such as, Last party, Mark of the beast and Ijele. Since then Genny has acted in over 150 movies.
As a producer
Genevieve Nnaji produced the following Movies;
Road to Yesterday – 2015
Lion Heart – 2018 (which she directed and was later acquired by Netflix, and also the movie was recognized at the World Premiere 2018, Toronto International Film Festival)
As a model
It may also be worthy to note that Genevieve Nnaji has once been a model due to her beauty and she has been featured by several companies like, Pronto(beverage) and Omo Detergent, and also the face of lux in 2004.
As an Entrepreneur and Humanitarian
Genevieve Nnaji owns her own fashion line, which she named ” St Genny” which donates its profit for charity.
Genevieve Nnaji has received several awards and nominations. Some of her awards are;
2001: Best Actress by City people Entertainment Awards (Herself).
2005: Best Actress in leading role by African Movie Academy Award (Herself)
2010: Best Actress, TV series by Nigerian Entertainment Awards (Guinness Ultimate Survivor)
2010: Best Actress – African Collaboration by Ghana movie Awards (Silent Scandals)
2011: Best Actress by Zulu African Film Academy (The Mirror Boy)
2011: Breakthrough performance Actress by Monaco Charity Film Festival Awards (The Mirror Boy)
2011: Best kiss by Best of Nollywood Awards (Bursting Out)
2012: Viewers choice female by Nollywood Movies Award (Herself)
2013: Best Actress Leading Role by Nollywood and African Film Critics Award (Weekend Gateway).
2014: Best Actress in Supporting role by Nigerian Entertainment Award (Half of a Yellow son)
2016: Best Movies West Africa by African Magic viewers choice Award (Road to Yesterday)
Also in November, 2011 Genevieve Nnaji was conferred with the Honour of the Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) of Nigeria by President Goodluck Jonathan.
List of Movies
Genevieve has acted in several Movies. She is among the Nollywood actresses who has performed in several Movies.
Some of her Movies are;
- Most wanted
- Sharon Stone
- Emergency wedding
- Weekend Gateway
- Formidable Force
- Blood Sisters
- Emotional tears
- Jealous lovers
- Critical Decision
- Super love
- Late marriage
- For better for worse
- Most wanted
- Power of love
- Love Boat
- Darkest night
- Games women play
- Sharon Stone in Abuja
- Private Sin
- Church Business
- My idol
- Sacred lies
- Winds of Glory
- Silent Scandals
- Bursting out
- Dangerous Sisters
- Into temptation
- My first love
- Half of a Yellow son
- Lion Heart, ETC
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