Woman Crush Wenesday: Legendary Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji

Our Woman Crush Wednesday is Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji.

1. Genevieve Nnaji started her acting career as a child actress in a popular television soap opera, ‘Ripples’ at the age of 8.

2. She is considered as one of the best-paid actresses in Nollywood.

3. She is the first actress to be awarded best actress at the City Peoples Awards.

Genevieve Nnaji

4. In 2009, Oprah Winfrey referred to her as the Julia Roberts of Africa.

5. In 2005, she received the award of best actress in a leading role award at the year’s edition of Africa Movie Academy Awards

6. In 2008, Genevieve launched her clothing line, “St. Genevieve”, which donates its proceeds to charity homes and organizations.

Genevieve Nnaji

7. In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood.

8. As at 2016, Genevieve Nnaji’s net worth comprised of over 8 million dollars.

9. She has starred in over 80 Nollywood movies with her first movie being “Most Wanted” in which she starred in 1998 at the age of 19. The movie was also her first movie in Nigerian film industry.

10. She has a daughter who she gave birth to at the age of 17. Her name is Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji.

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