Genevieve Nnaji Biography, Net Worth, Career, and Contact Details

Genevieve Nnaji is a veteran Nigerian-born producer, director, and actress who was born on the 3rd of May, 1979. She was the first actor in 2005 to ever win the African movie Academy Award for best actress in a leading role.

Due to her contributions to the growth of Nollywood, In 2011, the federal government of Nigeria honored her as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic.
The first ever Nigerian movie to be featured on Netflix was a movie titled “Lionheart” and it was directed by our famous Genevieve Nnaji, the movie was also to first Nigerian film to be submitted to the Oscars though it was disqualified from the grounds of having most of its dialogue in English.

Quick facts about Genevieve Nnaji

  • Born: 3 May 1979
  • Place of birth: Lagos state
  • Occupation: Actress, producer, musician, and director.
  • Sun sign: Taurus
  • Marital status: single
  • Children: 1
  • Education: in creative arts
  • Country of origin: Nigeria
  • Net worth $12 million
  • Awards: MFR

Genevieve Nnaji education

Young Genevieve had her early secondary school education at Methodist Girls College, Yaba, Lagos.
After a successful WAEC result, she gained admission to study Creative Arts at the University of Lagos, Lagos Nigeria where she graduated with flying colors. While at the university she began auditioning for acting jobs in Nollywood.

Genevieve Nnaji career

Having started her acting career at a very tender age, young Genevieve at the age of 8 featured in the then popular television soap opera Ripples. Her debutant role came in 1998 when she was just 19 years of age in a movie titled “most wanted”.

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She signed a recording in 2004 with a record label based in Ghana named EKB Records in which she stayed and released her debutant music album titled “one logologo line”.

Genevieve became so popular that as of 2009 she was the highest female paid actress. And in 2001 she was also given the award as the best actress in the city people’s award, the award was only previously given to politicians and business moguls. Oprah Winfrey called her the Julia Roberts of Africa in 2009.

Genevieve Nnaji’s net worth

Talking about the wealthiest actress in Nollywood, Genevive Nnaji is one. With a net worth of about 5 billion naira, or 12 million US dollars, she became the first Nollywood billionaire when Lion Heart, her movie, premiered on Netflix for about $3.8 million.

Genevieve Nnaji award and nomination

  • Best Actress, AMAA 2005
  • Best Actress, Cinema Censor Board (2003)
  • Best Actress TV series (Nigerian Entertainment Award, 2010)
  • Best Actress supporting role category, Nigerian Entertainment Award 2014
  • Viewers Choice(female) 2012, Nollywood Awards.

She produced her first movie, “Road to Yesterday”, in the year 2015.

Genevieve Nnaji’s Notable Movies

Ever since making her debut in 1998, She has appeared in over 500 films including blockbusters like

  • Farming
  • Lionheart
  • Road to Yesterday
  • Half of a Yellow Sun
  • Doctor Bello
  • Sacred Lies
  • The Mirror Boy
  • Bursting Out
  • Tango with Me
  • Ijé: The Journey
  • Silent Scandal
  • Silent Scandal 2
  • Beautiful Soul
  • 30 Days
  • star-studded Weekend Getaway
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