Genevieve Nnaji is a Nollywood actress, producer, director, singer and a model. She is one of the top actress in the Nollywood movies whose roles are exceptionally great and incredible. She is currently one of the richest actress in Nigeria.
Early Life and Personality
Genevieve Nnaji was born in Mbaise, Imo state on the 3rd of May 1979 but grew up in Lagos into the family of eight children which she happens to be the fourth born of the family. She was brought up in a middle class environment, her father was an Engineer and her mother was a teacher in a nursery school.
She attended Methodist Girls college in Yaba, Lagos before she proceeded to University of Lagos where she graduated with the bachelor degree in Creative arts.
Nnaji started auditioning for acting jobs while in school among many Nollywood productions.
Is Genevieve Nnaji Married?
Genevieve Nnaji is married but the veteran actress did not disclose the identity of her new found love and it was revealed that in 2017, the actress did a secret marriage at Portugal to keep her marriage secret away from the general public.
This is due to the fact that the actress has been in a lot of relationship which ended up in backlash and rumor has spread that the actress has left Nigeria to settle down in another country.
Although, she hasn’t revealed the man that has won her heart but any updates about their marriage once revealed will be updated.
Even we if we can not see any Nnaji’s beautiful wedding pictures, we should respect her decision. We hope Nnaji and her husband are happy together in their marriage .
Genevieve Nnaji’s Daughter
Many have been wondering about Nnaji’s personal life which she seldomly disclose on social media platform.
However, the actress has a daughter, whose name is Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji shortly Dora. She gave birth to her when she was only 17 years old, and now Dora is a full grown old lady who has a striking resemblance of her mother.
How old is Genevieve Nnaji’s daughter?
As she revealed that she gave birth to her only daughter when she was 17 years old, we can actually do the math together to calculate her daughter’s age. Genny was born in 1979 which means she gave birth to Chimebuka in 1996. We can now get the daughter’s actual age if minus from the current year we are now. As at 2019, Genevieve one and only daughter is 23 years old while her mother is 39 years.
Who is the father of Genevieve Nnaji daughter?
According to several reports, Genny was impregnated by a socialite named Dotun Oladipo who is popularly known as “Acura” when she was 16 years. Dotun failed to take up the responsibility of the pregnancy due to religious factor and his commitment to another woman at that time.
Since then, the biological father has relocated to the United State and he is yet to show up. Genny later gave up her child for adoption to a rich couple in Lagos, because she couldn’t brought up the child independently.
Nnaji started acting at a very tender age in the then popular T.V soap opera ‘Ripples’ at the age of 8 years. In 1998, she made her debut movie titled ‘ Most Wanted’ in the growing Nigerian film industry and many more others. She has starred in over 200 Nollywood movies.
As a singer, she signed recording contract with EKB Records, a Ghanaian record label and released her debut album titled ‘One logologo Lines‘ a mix of RnB and Urban music.
As a model, she has featured in several commercials which include those of Pronto and Omo detergent. In 2004, she was appointed as the face of Lux in Nigeria in highly lucrative sponsorship deals and in 2010, she was also appointed as one of the face of Mud in Nigeria.
She was known for her incredible roles in the Nollywood movies and has brought fame and popularity to her in Nigeria and beyond.
Awards and Nominations
Genevieve Nnaji has bagged a lot of awards and nominations which includes:
- Africa Movie Academy Awards for best actress in leading role (2005)
- Nigeria Entertainment Awards for best supporting actress of the year (2014)
- Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for the best Movie in West Africa (2016)
- Nigeria Entertainment Awards for the best actress in TV Series (2010)
- Nollywood Movies Award for viewers choice-famele in 2012
- Ghana Movie Awards for the best Actress-Africa-Collaboration (2010)
- Nollywood and African Film Critics Awards (NAFCA) for best actress in leading role (2013)
- Zulu African Film Academy Awards for best Actress (2011)
- Monaco Charity Film Festival Awards for breakthrough performance (2011)
- City People Entertainment Awards for best Actress (2001)
- Best of Nollywood Awards for best kiss (2011)
Recently, her latest movie, LionHeart was nominated for Grolsch People’s Choice Award in 2018
You can reach her on the followings social media platform
Instagram Handle :@genevievennaji
Twitter Handle : @genevievennaji
She has featured in many movies which includes:
- Ripples (1987)
- Most Wanted (1998)
- Camouflage (1999)
- Love Boat (2001)
- Death Warrant
- Valentino (2002)
- Fire Dancer
- Sharon Stone
- Half of a Yellow sun
- The Mirror boy
- Lion’s Heart
- Most Wanted and many more