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Interesting Life Story Of Nollywood’s Julia Roberts Genevieve Nnaji
Born in Mbaise Imo State in the Eastern part of Nigeria on the 3rd of May 1979, Genevieve is the definition of multi-talented. She was the fourth child in a family of 10 with her father Theophilus Nnaji being an engineer and her mother, Benedatte Nnaji also being a nursery school teacher. She has a female child named Chimebuka Nnaji which many called her younger sister till today.
Genevieve Nnaji Educational Background
Genevieve had her secondary school in Methodist Girls College in Yaba Lagos, where she had her first professional role in a soap opera titled The riddles. She later attended the prestigious University of Lagos where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Creative Arts.
She started attending auditions while she was in the university and ever since she got her big break it has been a spiral of fame and success for her.
She had her first movie role in a movie titled “Most Wanted” and has since gone to feature in over 400 films over the years. Genevieve is without doubt one of the most talented individuals in the Nollywood industry with many of the films in which she featured in winning national and international awards. One of such is “IJE (The journey) in which she played the lead role, the movie went on to become one of the biggest movies in 2010. (NaijaGists.com)
Genevieve Nnaji Awards
Some of the blockbuster movies she has featured in which have won are numerous awards include Best actress in leading role for “30 days” from Africa Academy Movie Awards in 2008, Viewers choice award for “Herself” from Nollywood Movies Award in 2012 and the most recent award for her movie “Road to Yesterday” in which it won best movie in West Africa in 2016.
Without doubt Genevieve is one of the most talented actresses to ever come out of not only Nigeria but also West Africa as a whole and a proof of this is her receiving the rare award of Best Actress from City People Magazine, an award that is reserved for only politicians and business elites.
She produced her first movie titled “Road to Yesterday “ which featured top actors such as Majid Michel and Chigurl. The movie received worldwide positive approval and it was voted Best Movie in West Africa from the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
From the above information, one can say Genevieve has got the Midas touch as most of her works always make it the top of the charts.
She is a recipient of the prestigious award, member of the Order of the Niger (OON) for her invaluable contribution to the Nollywood industry. (NaijaGists.com)
Genevieve Nnaji Musical Career
After a while acting, Genevieve has also had a stint in the music industry, signing with popular Ghanian music record label EKB, she released some songs under this label with her most stunning feat being the release of her debut album titled “One Logologo”.
The album consisted of 8 tracks and was released on January 1st 2004. The album featured some of the biggest stars of that time such as Obour and Kobi Antwi.
Her music career was not as successful as her acting career and she abandoned it after a while.
Genevieve was not only blessed with exceptional acting skills and charisma to stun the public, she also possessed an amazing figure and skin which helped propel her career as a model.
In just a short time she managed to become one of the most popular models in Nigeria. Some say it is as a result of her being one of the biggest stars in Nollywood, that is not far from the truth.
She became the star to look out for as every major company wanted her on the cover of their products, she managed to land some major deals such as being brand ambassadors of Pronto beverages and Omo Detergent. In the year 2004 she became the face of LUX, one of the biggest beauty products producers in the world. It was a very profitable sponsorship deal which helped propel her career to greater heights.
Over the course of her career Genevieve has been involved in various professions ranging from acting to music and modelling. She has experienced reasonable amount of success in her endeavours and she thought it was time to give back to the society which made her.
This led to the establishment of her clothing line St. Genevieve in partnership with Jumia NG in 2008 this is good, but something which is more astonishing is the fact that the proceeds of her clothing line all go to charity. The clothing line witnessed a successful launch has been growing positively over the years.
Now that is what makes Genevieve Nnaji an actress, model, musician and also philanthropist with an estimated net worth of $4.2million.
Even though she has a child named Chimebuka Nnaji, beautiful girl who was later said to be her kid sister and has been involved with some big men in the past such as Ramsey Noauh, D’Banj, Kunle Coker , the actress was rumoured to have married secretly. (NaijaGists.com)
The only daughter she reportedly gave up for adoption in her teenage days was delivered to a man from Ondo state who allegedly rejected her pregnancy. Although the case of her child adoption and pregnancy was messy, the actress has remained tight-lipped on the issue of her baby daddy and the public doesn’t know the reason for her decision.
In recent times Genevieve has moved away from the public scene and contributing her part to the Nollywood industry only behind the camera. No one can deny the fact that she has been an important factor in the rise of the whole Nollywood industry and has ensured her name has been written in Nigeria’s history books.
She makes sure to keep her fans up with what she’s up to with her social media, it is obvious she is doing very well and this is of no surprise because she has worked for her place in the past.
Her time line is flooded with pictures of vacations and family, a family who she has amazing striking resemblance with.
She jumps on trends every once in a while and blows our mind, an example is her “shaku shaku” dance which went viral few weeks ago.
Genevieve Nnaji is an amazing individual that has given us a great time whether she was onscreen or off screen and she has guaranteed her place in our heart as one of the biggest stars to ever come out of Nigeria.
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