Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress, producer, and director. She was born on the 3rd of May, 1979.
She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005.
Below is a biography of the actress.
Genevieve Nnaji Age
She was born on the 3rd of May, 1979. She is 41 years old.
Genevieve Nnaji Early Life and Education
Genevieve was born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria but she grew up in Lagos. She is the fourth of eight children.
Her father worked as an engineer and her mother as a nursery school teacher.
She attended Methodist Girls College then proceeded to the University of Lagos, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in creative arts.
She began auditioning for acting jobs in Nollywood while at the university.
Genevieve Nnaji Career
Nnaji started her acting career as a child of 8 years in the popular television soap opera Ripples.
At the age of 19, she was got a role in the movie Most Wanted.
In 2010, she starred in the award-winning film Ijé: The Journey.
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, she contended with other celebrities for the search for the face of Lux and won with the most votes from fans.
In 2005, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for Best Actress in a Leading Role, becoming the first actor to win the award.
Due to her contributions to the Nigerian movie industry, she became the first actor to be awarded Best Actress at the 2001 City Peoples Awards, the award ceremony that previously had only recognized politicians and business conglomerates.
She was also the first actress 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’, which later won the award for 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.
She is a strong feminist and has always indicated that her feminism is the woman who has the right to make her own choices and do whatever she feels like.
She is strongly against early marriages for the girl child and the abuse of women in society.
Genevieve Nnaji Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
Her official Instagram username is @genevievennaji. She is known on Twitter as @GenevieveNnaji1. Her Facebook account is simply Genevieve Nnaji Official.