Genevieve Nnaji Biography
Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress and singer who has been in the acting scene for a while now. She attended Methodist Girls College (Yaba, Lagos), before transferring into the University of Lagos where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in creative arts. It is while at the university that she began auditioning for acting jobs in Nollywood.
She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first actress to win the award. In 2011, she was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood.
Genevieve Nnaji Age
She was born on 3 May 1979 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria. She is 39 years old as of 2018.
Genevieve Nnaji Daughter
Nnaji has a daughter by the name Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji. “Dora” as she is fondly referred to, is well protected from the public hence, not much is known about her.
According to the Nollywood actress in an interview, she gave birth to her baby girl at the age of 17. She explained that she didn’t know she was pregnant until her mom discovered it.
Since she was from a Catholic family she had to keep the baby as abortion was against their beliefs. After her birth, Chimebuka was raised by her grandmother.
Chimebuka attended the Federal Government College Akure and awarded a university degree from Nnamdi Azikwe University. She finished her NYSC in 2013. She now owns a makeup business known as NAJ Artistry. Through her mother’s influence, she has been in charge of the makeup of many Nigerian celebrities.
Genevieve Nnaji’s Daughter Age
Chimebuka’s age is not known as details about her profile have been carefully hidden from the public, but if we take a wild guess considering her mother’s age, Genevieve’s daughter is 22 years old as of 2018.
Genevieve Nnaji Daughter Father
Genevieve has never revealed who the father of her daughter is. This can be attributed to the controversies surrounding her pregnancy.
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Genevieve is not married. However, she had at least revealed the fact that the man of her dreams would be someone who is confident and a best friend of her as well. Although, a lot of times it was rumored that she had been along with some popular personalities as well as artists that included Ramsey Nouah and D’banj.
Tables turned when Genevieve accepted that she didn’t have any plans to settle down with yet another celebrity, the reason being the chaotic lives that the celebrities are leading.
The pictures that were shared by her with a man named AJ Cham who was almost considered to be her brand new husband was in fact not her ‘about to be husband’. This rumor had begun when a few sources claimed that she got secretly married to someone in Portugal. She has successfully kept her love life away from all sorts of controversies.
Genevieve Nnaji Career
Genny, as she is fondly called, started her acting career as a child actress in the then-popular television soap opera “Ripples” at the age of 8. She was also featured in several commercials, some of which included Pronto beverage and Omo detergent. In 1998, at the age of 19, she made her debut in the growing Nigerian film industry with the movie “Most Wanted.”
As an upcoming actress, trying to create a niche for herself, she went through various minor roles seeking that opportunity for a breakthrough. Her subsequent movies, “Last Party”, “Mark of the Beast” and “Ijele” (which is still considered to be one of her best epic performances to date)–brought forth an icon to be loved and adored by many.
Her name became a household name and her image the desire of every young girl. In 2002, she starred in the movie Sharon Stone, and her fame shot beyond the shores of Nigeria to the rest of Africa and several European countries. One can say that through the buzz, Genevieve reinvented the Nigerian film Industry, introducing Nollywood to the rest of the world.
Genevieve appeals just as warmly to Kenyans, Liberians, South Africans, and Ghanaians, who avidly watch Nigerian home videos at home and abroad. Genevieve has led the market into new territories today. She took the extra step of projecting herself beyond Nigeria by having a Web site constructed back in 2003, and it was arguably the most-visited Nigerian site on the Internet. Its fame spread like wildfire, a jolly virus: 3549 hits on 355 pages in two weeks.
In recognition of her immense contribution to the Nigerian film industry, Genevieve was presented with numerous awards, some of which have been in Dublin, London, and the United States. She won the best actress of the year in the 2001 City People Awards and in 2005 at the inaugural awarding of the prestigious African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).
In 2004, a search for the face of Lux was embarked upon, and out of several celebrities all over Africa, Genevieve emerged with the highest votes. She graced several billboards and television stations with her enduring smile and personality. The same year, she was contracted by a Ghanaian record label to record an album, which got immense attention locally and in several African countries.
With several movies to her credit and numerous fans around the world, in 2008, in a bid to give back to society, Genevieve launched her clothing line, St. Genevieve, which donates a percentage of its proceeds to charity–orphanages. In 2009, Genevieve made history by being the first Nigerian actress to be profiled on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on an episode about the most popular people around the world. Genevieve is believed to be the highest-paid and most desired actress in Nollywood today.
A desire to be in touch with her fans after being absent from the Web for about a couple of years has resulted in the construction of a new site. This affords the actress the opportunity to keep in constant touch with her numerous fans the world over. The site is an interactive one and the hits have been outstanding.
Her life personifies the saying “All things are possible if you will only believe.” These words describe her: determined, focused, humble, and creative. The best years of her career are still ahead.
Genevieve Nnaji Movies
» Valentino Valentino
» Fire Dancer
» Power of Love
» Formidable Force
» Battle Line
» Above Death: In God We Trust
» Blood Sister
» Break Up
» By His Grace
» Church Business
» Deadly Mistake
» Emergency Wedding
» Emotional Tears
» For Better for Worse
» Jealous Lovers
» Keeping Faith: Is That Love?
» Last Weekend
» Late Marriage
» My only Love
» Not Man Enough
» Passion & Pain
» Player: Mr. Lover Man
» Private Sin
» Sharon Stone in Abuja
» Super Love
» The Chosen One
» Women Affair
» Bumper to Bumper
» Critical Decision
» Dangerous Sister
» Goodbye New York
» He Lives in Me
» Into Temptation
» My First Love
» Never Die for Love
» Promise Me Forever
» Stand by Me
» We Are One
» Darkest Night
» Games Women Play
» Girls Cot
» 30 Days
» Letters to a Stranger
» Keep my will
» Warrior’s Heart
» Unfinished business
» Winds of glory
» Beautiful Soul
» Broken Tears
» Critical Condition
» River of Tears
» My Idol
» Love my way
» Silent Scandals
» Ijé: The Journey
» Tango with me
» Bursting Out
» Mirror Boy
» Sacred Lies
» Weekend Getaway
» Half of a Yellow Sun
» Doctor Bello
» The Truth with Olisa
» Road to Yesterday
» Lion Heart
Genevieve Nnaji Feminism
Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji has said that she is a woman who has a right to choose and can do whatever she feels like. Nnaji, who spoke as a guest speaker at the recently held London School of Economics Africa Summit in London, said feminism is human rights which gives her the ability to make choices on her own terms.
“My own feminism is just human rights. I’m a woman who has rights to her own choices; I can do whatever I want whenever I want. “It’s just that simple; if I were a man, it would be the same thing.
“At the end of the day I was born alone, I’m going to die alone, I breathe alone. So I definitely have the right to how I want to live my life,” the 39-year-old award-winning actress said.
On September 7, 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.
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Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has left many social media users and fans stunned after she shared a photo of herself in a one-piece swimsuit. When it comes to Nigerian celebrities who are known for showing off plenty of skin on the internet, ace Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji hardly comes to mind. Well, it appears she decided to take a break from her modest photo posts and decided to show off her hot body. She recently set social media on fire after posting a black one-piece cut out swimwear on her Instagram page. Read more:
Nnaji revealed that feminism to her is all about human rights. She stated that she believes that everyone has the right to live exactly how they want. Nnaji noted that as a human being, everyone wants the right to have choices, to do whatever they want, whenever they desire.
This is coming a month after she treated her fans and followers on social media to a series of new photos, and left many gushing over how beautiful she looks despite being in her early 40s. In the photo post shared on a micro messaging platform, Twitter, the delectable screen diva was spotted in different frames smiling for the camera as she effortlessly served beautiful poses.
The actress was applauded by many social media users after she shared her own idea of what feminism is. Nnaji revealed that feminism to her is all about human rights. She stated that she believes that everyone has the right to live exactly how they want. Nnaji noted that as a human being, everyone wants the right to have choices, to do whatever they want, whenever they desire.
Genevieve Nnaji features in memoir film ‘Farming’
News Agency of Nigeria reports that ‘Farming’ is based on the life story of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje who grew up as a young fostered Nigerian boy that struggled to find his identity in 1980’s England.
The movie is his directorial debut and features international stars Damson Idris, Kate Beckinsale, John Dagleish, Jaime Winstone, Genevieve Nnaji, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
Stars abandon Instagram for Genevieve over sensual photo post
When the ‘Lionheart’ lady roars in the jungle all animals run for cover. This is exactly what happened on Thursday when Nollywood leading lady, Genevieve Nnaji decided to lay it on the line with the posting of a rather luscious photo of herself on her Instagram handle.
It is so un-Genevieve-like to go sensual in any way to express and any form of mood or feelings but she did it this time with a gusto that left most of her colleagues not only awestruck but also starstruck. “Funke just left the Instagram”, Funke Akindele commented.
“I’m leaving Instagram today for you since you are looking for who to kill,” Uche Jombo reacted Godfather of the movie industry Richard Mofe-Damijo tagged her and say “Game over” In much less than 24 hours the post had garnered over 300 thousand ‘likes’ and close to 15 thousand comments. All the comments pointed to the fact that Genevieve cannot do any wrong.