Genevieve Nnaji is a Nollywood actress, singer, model and entrepreneur. She was born on 3rd May, 1979 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria & grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently 37 years old. She is originally from Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria and started acting at a tender age.
She is the fourth child in a family of eight. She was brought up in a middle class environment.
Her father worked as an engineer while her mother worked as a teacher in Lagos State.
She attended Methodist Girls College Yaba, before heading onto the University of Lagos to study Theatre Arts.
While at the university as an undergraduate Genevieve began auditioning for acting jobs in Nollywood movies.
She started her acting career as a child actress in the then popular television soap opera ‘Ripples’ at the age of 8.
In 1998 she joined Nollywood professionally & started acting at the age of 19. Her first movie is titled “Most Wanted”
In 2001 Genevieve Nnaji received an award as the Best Actress of the year at the City People Entertainment Awards.
In 2004 she signed a recording contract with EKB Records & released her first debut album “One Logologo Line”
In 2005 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Genevieve Nnaji is considered to be one of the best paid actress in Nollywood & has starred in over 80 Nollywood movies.
She has featured in several commercials like Omo detergent & became the “Face of Lux” in a sponsorship deal in 2004.
2008 saw Nnaji launching a clothing line, “St. Genevieve”, which donates its proceeds to charity.
She has starred in several movies like most wanted, Ijé, Last Party, Ijele, Mark of the Beast, Blood Sisters, etc.
She is currently the richest & most influential actress in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $7 Million.