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Genevieve Nnaji Biography – Net Worth , Age, Daughter & Investments

FULL NAME: Genevieve Nnaji
DATE OF BIRTH: Born on the 3rd of May 1979
OCCUPATION: Nigerian Actress, Model and Singer.
MARITAL STATUS: Not Married
NET WORTH: Genevieve Nnaji net worth is N850 Million
STATE OF ORIGIN: Imo State, Nigeria
CHILDREN(S): Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji
BOYFRIEND: Unknown

Genevieve Nnaji, a veteran Nigerian Actress , Model and singer born on 3 May 1979 in Mbaise, Imo State . She is one of the richest Nollywood actress with several awards to her name including Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, she was the first actress to ever win this award. The top actress was in 2011 honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood.

Genevieve Nnaji Biography | Early life , Background And Education

Genevieve Nnaji was born on 3 May 1979 in Mbaise, Imo State but she grew up in in Lagos. She is the fourth child from the family of eight children who was brought up in a middle class environment. Her parents were average people , her father was an engineer and her mother was a nursery teacher. She attended Methodist Girls College (Yaba, Lagos) and later graduated from the University of Lagos where she read creative arts. Her dream to become an actress originated in her University days where she began auditioning for acting jobs in Nollywood as well as she was also involved in other minor projects.

Genevieve Nnaji: Career And Life

Genevieve Nnaji who is also well-known as “Genny” officially started her acting career as a child actress in the then-popular television soap opera “Ripples” at the age of eight (8). Genny was one of the popular face used for in several commercials including “Pronto beverage” and “Omo detergent”. When she was 19 years old in the year 1998, she was introduced into Nigerian film industry with the movie “Most Wanted” which was a very popular firms in those days. Subsequently she also featured in other firms like “Last Party”, “Mark of the Beast” and “Ijele”. She was featured in the award-winning film Ijé: The Journey in 2010 and has since starred in over 80 Nollywood movies.

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Within a very short time she was able to create a brand and a niche for herself. She became very popular face in Nigerian Entertainment Industry because of her beauty and talent, she also become an idol to young people as they aspire to be like her in the future. In 2002, she starred in the movie Sharon Stone (V), which is no doubt one of the most popular pick from the list of her starred movies and she became known in Nigeria and Africa at large even in some European countries. She gradually became one of the best actress in those days by bringing out the best in Nollywood and introducing it to the world . The Nollywood “Iron Lady” is considered one of the highest paid Nigerian actress today . She has achieved a lot since her debut in Nollywood .

It is worthy of note that Genevieve Nnaji was referred to as the Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey in 2009. She is the favorite Nigerian actress to many African countries like Kenyans, Liberians, South Africans, and Ghanaians etc. She has won many awards like best actress of the year in the 2001 City People Awards as well as African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in 2005. She became the face of Lux in 2004 as she was hand-picked from several celebrities all over Africa because she got the highest votes. That same year, she was given an opportunity by Ghanaian record label to record an album, which got little attention in Nigeria and across the country. After appearing in several Nollywood movies , she dived into clothing line, St. Genevieve in 2008. The profit realized from her clothing line was donated to orphanages and other charity purposes.

After her Hiatus from the entertainment Industry for about six years , she thought it wise to found a new website which is a channel she use to connect with her numerous fans all over the world .The website of considered as one of the most popular in the country today and it is said to be an interactive portal . Genevieve is a perfect example of a successful Nigerian actress who is one of the pillars that hold Nollyood today. According to her, “All things are possible if you will only believe.” That is what has kept her going all these years and she has never relented in her hustle due to her determination, focus and creativity.

She first tried her hand in movie production in the year 2005 in a movie titled “Road to Yesterday”, which later earned her Best Movie Overall-West Africa at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Modelling Career

Her modelling career kicked started when she was featured in several commercials some of which include those of Pronto beverage and Omo detergent. She emerged the new “Face of Lux” in Nigeria in the year 2004. She dived into clothing line In 2008 with the launching of “St. Genevieve”  which donates its proceeds to charity. In addition, she was appointed to be the official “Face of MUD” in Nigeria in May 2010.

Genevieve Nnaji : Daughter

The famous Nollywood diva was impregnated when she just only seventeen years old and later gave birth to her look-alike daughter named Theodora Chimebuka out of wed-lock. The actress disclosed in a recent interview that she gave birth to her daughter at the age of 17 . She has always tried so hard to keep her daughter away from the media and the paparazzi. Much is not known about Genevieve’s daughter. According to her, she was very young and naive to the extent that she didn’t even know that she was pregnant until her mother discovered changes on her body. As a child born into a Catholic family she couldn’t think of abortion because it is against their beliefs. After nine months she finally put to birth and left the child with her grandmother who raised her.

We were able to gather some facts about Genevieve Nnaji’s Daughter. The grown up girl named Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji completed her secondary school education at Federal Government College Akure and preceded into Nnamdi Azikwe University where she graduated successful. She later did a mandatory one year NYSC service in 2013. The young Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji has passion for business just like her mother, she currently own a makeup business known as NAJ Artistry. She opened the business with the influence of her millionaire mother.

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Most people has been wanting to know who the father of Genevieve daughter is she has been able to keep this a secret all these years. She has never said anything about the father of her child perhaps she is keeping it a secret because of the controversies that surrounded her pregnancy.

Genevieve Nnaji Dated D’banj

She was rumored to have dated popular Nigeria singer D’banj aka Koko Master from year 2009 to 2011. She was featured in one of D’banj’s hit song music video “Fall in love” which shows them kissing intimately. They later broke up the relationship after she caught D’banj’s cheating on her with some random girl. Later in 2013, they were rumored to be back together but there was no indication that they were really back together.

Awards And Nominations

Genevieve Nnaji has won several awards and earned lots of nominations including

  • Best Actress of the year award at the 2001 City People Awards
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 2005 African Movie Academy Awards.
  • Won and nominated twice for Best Actress In Leading Role(30 Days/Keep My Will 2008 and Tango With Me 2011
  • She have also won and earn nominations in the following awards
  • Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards,Nollywood Movies Awards, Ghana Movie Awards, Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards, Zulu African Film Academy Awards, Monaco Charity Film Festival Awards, City Peoples Awards, Best of Nollywood Awards etc They are so numerous.

Genevieve Nnaji: Movies

Genevieve Nnaji have starred in more that 150 movies and will are going to be obliging you with some selected once.

  • Valentino Valentino
  • Fire Dancer
  • Runs!
  • Power of Love
  • Formidable Force
  • Sacred Lies
  • Weekend Getaway
  • Half of a Yellow Sun
  • Doctor Bello
  • The Truth with Olisa
  • Road to Yesterday
  • Lion Heart
  • Battle Line
  • Above Death: In God We Trust
  • Blood Sister
  • Break Up
  • Butterfly
  • By His Grace
  • Church Business
  • Jealous Lovers
  • Keeping Faith: Is That Love?
  • Last Weekend
  • Late Marriage
  • Love
  • My only Love
  • Deadly Mistake
  • Emergency Wedding
  • Emotional Tears For Better for Worse
  • Honey
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dangerous Sister
  • Goodbye New York
  • He Lives in Me
  • Into Temptation
  • My First Love
  • Tango with me
  • Bursting Out
  • Mirror Boy

Endorsement Deals

Genevieve Nnaji is representing or represented popular brands like Lux, Cintrion Energy drink, Range Rover Evoque, Etisalat, Polo and Amstel Malta. Her Etisalat deal is reportedly worth over N100 million. Her endorsement deal with Polo is said to worth over N70 million, why her Cintrion drink deal allegedly earned her N50 million.

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