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Genevieve Nnaji Biography, Age, Husband, Daughter, Daughter Age, Daughter Father, and Movies

Genevieve Nnaji Biography

Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress and singer born on 3 May 1979. Nnaji Genevieve was born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria but grew up in Lagos. The fourth of eight children and was brought up in a middle class environment. Her father worked as an engineer and her mother as a nursery teacher. 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.

Genevieve Nnaji Awards and Honors

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 honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood.

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 for 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 (2002) (V), 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 Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji

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 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” (1986) 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 6 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 Age

She was born on 3 May 1979.

Genevieve Nnaji Daughter

Her name is Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji. Not much is known about her as she has been well protected from the public and the paparazzi. According to the Nollywood actress’s 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.

Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji went to Federal Government College Akure. She was awarded a university degree from Nnamdi Azikwe University. She finished her NYSC in 2013. Now she owns her 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 Daughter Age

Genevieve Nnaji Daughter’s age will be updated soon. Genevieve Nnaji gave birth to her baby girl at the age of 17.

Genevieve Nnaji Daughter Father

Genevieve Nnaji has never revealed who the father of her daugther is. This can be attribited to the contraveriess surrounding her pregnancy.

Genevieve Nnaji and Daughter

Genevieve Nnaji and her daughter were spotted together at the celebration of her (Genevieve’s) mother’s 60th birthday when all the family got together.

Genevieve Nnaji Husband  – Genevieve Nnaji Married

Genevieve Nnaji is yet to get married and she says that men are usually intimated by her fame. However, she has been linked to D’Banj and Ramsey Noah but she says that she would not wish to settle with a celebrity as her life as a celebrity is already chaotic enough.

Genevieve Nnaji Movies

  • Valentino Valentino
  • Fire Dancer
  • Runs!
  • Power of Love
  • Formidable Force
  • Battle Line
  • Above Death: In God We Trust
  • Blood Sister
  • Break Up
  • Butterfly
  • By His Grace
  • Church Business
  • Deadly Mistake
  • Emergency Wedding
  • Emotional Tears  For Better for Worse
  • Honey
  • Jealous Lovers
  • Keeping Faith: Is That Love?
  • Last Weekend
  • Late Marriage
  • Love
  • My only Love
  • Not Man Enough
  • Passion & Pain
  • Passions
  • 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
  • Treasure
  • Unbreakable
  • We Are One
  • Darkest Night
  • Games Women Play
  • Rip-Off
  • 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
  • Felicima
  • 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

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Genevieve Nnaji News

Nigeria’s screen diva, Genevieve Nnaji stars in Hollywood film

Updated On: 11th October 2017

Nigeria’s screen diva, Genevieve Nnaji is starring in a movie, “Farming” alongside Hollywood actors Kate Beckinsale, Damon Idris and Gugu Mmbatha-Raw. The film which is being shot in the U.K. and Nigeria started production in August and is being directed by Nigerian-British writer and director, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
The film is based on Adewale’s autobiographical story, “Farming.” Genevieve, who shared few pictures of herself on set on her instagram is popular for classic movies including, “Ije” and “Keeping Faith,” The Nollywood veteran recently made her directorial debut with her upcoming movie, “Lion Heart’’. The script was developed at the Sundance Film Institute and chronicles his own coming-of-age story growing up fostered by a white working-class family in the U.K. In the film, the lead character is sent to the U.K. by his parents in hopes of achieving a better life. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang in 1980s England. When all seems lost and he spirals into self-destruction, a benevolent teacher (played by Mbatha-Raw) offers him one last chance at redemption. Genevieve won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first actress to win the award.

She has starred in over 80 movies and is considered to be one of the best paid actresses in Nollywood. Due to her contributions to the Nigeria movie industry, she became the first actress to be awarded Best Actress at the 2001 City Peoples Awards, the award ceremony that previously had only recognised politicians and business conglomerates. She is also the first actress to be awarded as Best Actress by the Census Board of Nigeria in 2003. In 2009, she was referred to as the Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey. In 2004, Nnaji signed a recording contract with EKB Records, a Ghanaian record label, and released her debut album `One Logologo line’, a mix of R&B and Urban music. In November 2015, Nnaji produced her first movie called “Road to Yesterday’’ which won Best Movie Overall-West Africa at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.