Genevieve Nnaji Biography, Net Worth, Careers and Age

Genevieve Nnaji Biography – This is a girl that would be referred to as one of the key movers of Nigerian Nollywood industry.

Genevieve Nnaji was born on the 3rd March 1979 in mbaise, Imo State, this means at the time of this article, she is 43 years old.

In 2005, she was the first actor to win Africa Movie Academy Award as Best actress in leading roles.

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The award served as a door opener for her as she saw her career move to the apex.

She is not just an actor but also a producer and director. She produced and directed the first ever nollywood movie in Netflix “Lions Heart”

Before we dive deep into Genevieve Nnaji Biography, let’s give you a little quick facts about Genevieve;

Quick Facts about Genevieve Nnaji

  • Born: 17, April 1989
  • Place of Birth: Imo State 
  • Occupation: Actress, Entrepreneur, Producer, Director 
  • Marital Status: Single 
  • Children: One
  • Education: Lagos State University 
  • Country of Origin: Nigeria 
  • Genevieve Net Worth: $15 Million
  • Awards: AMAA, City People Award

Genevieve Nnaji Biography (Early Life)

Coming from an average family of eight children and she found her self in the middle.

Her mother was a nurse and the father was an engineer which means there were not poor, either were there rich.

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Right from her young age, she have always wanted be an actor and expressed her thoughts through drama in peimary school.


She attended Methodist College Yaba, Lagos State for her secondary school and after she proceeded to Lagos state University where she got admission to study Art.


While she was in the university, she started going for auditions which was a stepping stone that lead her to fully enter the nollywood industry.

Before going into the University, she was first featured in a movie when she was just 8 years old.

In 1999 when she was 19 years old, she featured in her first professional movie called “Most Wanted”  since then she have been featured in so many other movies like Last party, mark of the beast and so on.

In 2010, she saw her self at the peak when she was featured in one of the biggest movies in history “Ijele the Journey”

She also went into music and that’s what lead to her signing a record deal with KGB records in Ghana.

Whils with the label, she was able to release her first album called tongolongo which was combination of HipHop, Urban and a touch of Afrobeat.

In the 2004, face of lux contest, Genevieve got the most vote to becoming the first Lux Ambassador.

While in 2005, she became the first female actor to win Best Actress in leading role category in Africa Movie Academy Award.

In 2009, she was announced as the highest paid actor in Nigeria and still followed the step to become the first actor to win Best Actress in City People Award.

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Moving forward to 2018, she was able to produce her first ever movie “Lion’s Heart” which was later bought by the International streaming platform “Netflix ” for  1.1 Billion Naira making her the first persons to have a Netflix movie and the richest actor in Nigeria.

Net Worth

Right from when she started movie, she has always been getting money, her Networth is big one because she have won to herself so many contracts and endorsements.

The currently net worth of Genevive Nnaji is estimated to be $15 Million.

Finally, Genevive nnaji Biography can’t be completed without taking to note that she is not yet married but she had a child who is also into the movie industry.

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