Genevieve Nnaji born on 3 May 1979 is a Nigerian actress, producer, and director

Genevieve Nnaji born on 3 May 1979 is a Nigerian actress, producer, and director.

Genevieve 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 was a nursery school teacher.

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. While at the university, she began auditioning for acting jobs in Nollywood.

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 400 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 actress to win the award.

She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first actor to win the award.
In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contributions to Nollywood.
Her directorial debut movie, Lionheart, is the first Netflix film from Nigeria and the first Nigerian submission for the Oscars. The movie was disqualified for having most of its dialogue in English.

In 2009, Nnaji was one of the best-paid female actors in Nollywood. Due to her contributions to the Nigerian movie industry, she became the first actor to be awarded Best Actress at the 2001 City People’s 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 starred in alongside Kate Beckinsale, Damson Idris, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

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 the abuse of women in society
Genevieve says she is a strong advocate for social justice.
Further, 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
She is the highest paid actor in Nollywood

Genevieve is adjudged as the most beautiful girl in Nollywood
The rivery between her and Omotola Jalade Ekehinde is dated back in the days of Blood sisters

Some of her movies
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
Broken Tears
Broken Tears 2
Critical Condition
Critical Condition 2
Love My Way
Love My Way 2
My Idol
My Idol 2
River of Tears
River of Tears 2
Sister’s Love
Keep My Will
Letters to a Stranger
Unfinished Business
Warrior’s Heart
Wind of Glory
Girls Cot
30 Days
Darkest Night
Games Women Play
Rip-Off
Bumper to Bumper
Critical Decision
Dangerous Sisters
Goodbye New York
He Lives in Me
Into Temptation
My First Love
Never Die for Love
Promise Me Forever
Stand by Me

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