Our Woman crush this Wednesday is the delectable and hardworking Genevieve Nnaji.
Genevieve is an amazing person, a beauty to behold and queen of the Nigerian Nollywood.
Genevieve Nnaji is one of Nigeria’s leading actresses. She was referred to as the Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey in 2009.
This leading Nollywood actress was born in Mbaise, Imo state Nigeria in 1979. She started her career as a child actress in the then popular television soap opera “Ripples” at the age of 8.
Her first major movie was in “Most Wanted”, in 1998. Since then, she has starred in over 40 movies with some gaining international recognition.
In 2011, she was given the honor of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. She has won several awards including the Best Actress of the year award at the 2001 City People Awards.
Genevieve NNaji is one of the A-list actresses in Nollywood. She was the first actress to win the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005.
On September 7, 2018 her directorial debut “Lionheart” was acquired by online streaming service Netflix making it the first Netflix original film from Nigeria.The Movie has its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival
Genevieve has made an impressive mark on the Nigerian movie scene and has given Africa an awesome reputation in movies overseas.
She’s a mentor to some and an idol to others, Genevieve is definitely one of Nigerian’s finest actress and movie producer.
We salute the remarkable impact of the legendary Genevieve Nnaji, Well done Ma!