Celebrity Update: Genevieve Nnaji’s Biography, Life Career & Net Worth
Have you ever wondered what could be Genevieve Nnaji’s Biography, Life Career & Net Worth? Wonder no more. Genevieve Nnaji is a household name in the Nigerian movie industry. She is a movie goddess. Over the past years, she has been a very constant face in the Nigerian home movie industry. She has also featured in many movies far beyond the Nigerian boundaries. Today, we want to take a look at this beautifully endowed and talented Nigerian Actress.
Genevieve Nnaji is one of those Nigerian actresses that have carved a niche in the movie industry with her real name. Many other Nigerian movie characters are largely known only by certain character names given to them in the movies. Genevieve’s rise to stardom has simply been wonderful. Few would have scripted it perfectly. Not only is Genevieve an actress, she is also a Singer, Model and Business Woman. Not wasting much time, let us look at Genevieve Nnaji’s Biography, Life Career & Net Worth.
Genevieve Nnaji’s Biography, Life Career & Net Worth
Gene was born in Nnaji was born in born 3 May 1979, at Mbaise, Imo State. She grew up in Lagos. Gene, is the the fourth of eight children born to Mr. Theophilus Nnaji (an Engineer) and Mrs. Benedatte Nnaji (a teacher). She attended Methodist Girls College (Yaba, Lagos), and is a graduate of Creative Arts from the University of Lagos While at the university, she began auditioning for acting jobs in Nollywood.
- Career History
Genevieve’s career has been on an upward trajectory. Right from when she started acting from the age of 8, it has been from one height to the other. She started acting in a formerly popular t.v soap opera “Ripples”. From there, she continued acting. At 19, she acted a Nollywood movie “Most Wanted’. She followed that up with other movies like Last Party, Mark of the Beast and Ijele. The rest, they say, is history.
Gene is also a singer. In 2004, she signed a recording contract with EKB Records, a Ghanaian record label, and released her debut album One Logologo Line, a mix of R&B, Hip-Hop and Urban music.
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- Genevieve’s Awards
Genevieve has simply been a revelation as well as a success in all she does. This has earned her very many awards and recognitions both in Nigeria and beyond. In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood (Wikipedia). Other awards and recognitions are below.
- She is the first actress 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 Census Board of Nigeria in 2003.
- Furthermore, She won the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for “Best Actress in a Leading Role” in 2005, making her the first actress to win the award.
- In 2009, she was referred to as the Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey. She is the first Nigerian actress to be profiled on the Oprah Winfrey show. Etc
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- St. Genevieve
Our Genevieve has a clothing line known as St. Genevieve. The income from the business goes to charity works and organisations.
Net Worth & Endorsements
Genevieve Nnaji is already wealthy. She has a large number of endorsements which run into millions on Naira. These endorsements also come as her being a brand ambassador. We would attempt to list some of these endorsements below.
- Amstel Malta
- Citron Energy
- Range Rover Evogue etc.
- She is also the face of her clothing line company, St Genevieve.
Furthermore, Gene is alleged to collect an estimated 2 million Naira to star in any Nigerian movies. Maybe, this explains why she features in fewer movies these days as few producers can afford her charge. Finally, she is worth 7.5million US Dollars according to Forbes estimate.
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