For those who do not know about Genevieve Nnaji, she is a famous actress and singer in Nigeria. Wait, did I just say famous? Well, she is more than that. She is perhaps one of the triumphant actresses to maintain a record of sustained advancement over the course of years. Although the main focus of this article will be something else, I would want to talk a little about Nnaji herself.
Some cool things about Genevieve Nnaji
Genevieve Nnaji is an embodiment of true beauty. Those who might have not heard about her might have a tough time fathoming the fact that she is in her late thirties. She was born on 3rd May 1979 and yet her unblemished persona will depict her as a teen. Her birthplace is Nigeria’s Mbaise, Imo State, but it was Lagos where she grew up. Both her parents; father and mother worked hard as an engineer and nursery teacher respectively, to bring up eight children. Genevieve is the fourth child and she grew up in a middle class family.
Nnaji went to Methodist Girls College in Yaba (Lagos). She then transferred to the University of Lagos from where she passed in Creative Arts with a Bachelor’s Degree. It was during her university days that she started auditioning for Nollywood acting jobs.
Genevieve began acting when she was but 8 years old. Remember watching the well-liked TV show “Ripples”? If you can look back, you will figure out who she was. She made it into Nigeria’s film industry in 1998; she was 19 years old when she starred in the film “Most Wanted”. She starred in “Ije- The Journey”, which became an award-winning film, and she has also starred in more than 80 Nollywood films. In 2001, she won the Best Actress Award at the City Peoples Awards. This award ceremony only had business conglomerates and renowned politicians earlier.
Nnaji was the first actress who was awarded there. And it does not stop there because she was the first actress to win the Best actress Award by the Nigerian Census Board in 2003. The famous American media proprietor, actress, talk-show host, producer, and philantrophist, Oprah Winfrey referred to Genevieve as the Julia Roberts of Africa.
Genevieve Nnaji achieved quite the fame and glory in her life. And why should she not? She has got the charms, and such a skill-set. She signed a recording contract in 2004, with EKB Records. It is a record level in Ghana where she launched her debut music album “One Logologo Line”. It was in 2005 that she won the Best Actress title in the Africa Movie Academy Awards. She was given the honour of being a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Federal Republic for the remarkable contribution she made to Nollywood. In 2015’s November, she produced “Road to Yesterday”, her first ever production. She went on to winning the Best Movie Overall-West Africa at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2016.
You know what? I am not done yet. Well, Genevieve has a lot to just jot down in a paragraph or two. She has done more than only acting and singing. Did you know she is also a model and has featured in various TV commercials? She became Nigeria’s “Face of Lux” in 2004. It was a highly profitable deal. Nnaji launched a clothing line named “St. Genevieve” in 2008 that gives its earnings to charity. She became Nigeria’s official “Face of MUD” in 2010.
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The Genevieve Nnaji daughter craze
Many have wondered about her daughter. I do not know if all African celebrities like to keep their private lives undercover, but it seems like most of them do. It was hard to find out much about Genevieve’s daughter before, but I managed to salvage some information just for you guys. Check out Chimebuka Nnaji, the beautiful daughter of Genevieve below.
In this age of social media, facts always find its way to us. However, it is crucial to realize that not all information is real and some may be false. Lately, the curiosity about Chimebuka has dropped several images online, claiming to be her, but most of them turned out to be misinformation.
Her name is Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji, and according to her mother, Theodora was born when Genevieve Nnaji age was only 17. She was not aware of her pregnancy until her mother noticed it. As she is from a Catholic household, she could not attempt an abortion and so the baby lived and her grandmother raised her up.
Theodora and Genevieve were seen together at Theodora’s grandma’s 60th birthday celebration. It is heard that Dora, as she is popularly called, studied at the Federal Government College Akure. She acquired her university degree from Nnamdi Azikwe University. She finished her National Youth Service Corps period in the year 2013, and now Dora owns her very own makeup business called NAJ Artistry. Whether due to her mother’s prominence or her own skills, Chimebuka is in charge of various celebrities’ makeup in the country.
Take a look at Genevieve Nnaji Instagram profile
I know Instagram becomes the first choice of all the available options when it comes to keep a track of our favourite people. In case you have not checked her Insta profile yet, I would suggest you do. Genevieve has maintained a sassy profile with over 800 posts.
She has photos of her trendy outfits and fashion statements all over her page. There are glimpses of her house, loved people and the places she has been to. She has an amazing fan following of 3.6 million on her Instagram. I’m sure many of us are sometimes in the mood to know about all the things that our favourite people do. And it is because of this reason that I follow my admired people on Instagram.
Facts about Genevieve Nnaji net worth
Genevieve was entitled to a good number of nominations and awards for her amazing talent and work. One of the greatest awards includes the ‘Best Actress of the year’ which she had received at the 2001 City People Awards as well as the ‘Best Actress’ at the 2005 edition in a Leading Role award.
Genevieve had greatly supported in the development of African movies. She has effectively developed Nollywood by raising the standards to reach out to the global scale, which has resulted in her achieving good money and fortune.
As per 2014 Vanguard’s Richest Celebrity list, Genevieve had a net worth totalling N220 million just with the endorsements. Being the best-paid actress is something everyone would want. Well, at least my girlfriend would totally dig it. Perhaps it won’t be surprising to you but Miss Nnaji here is among the best paid Nollywood actresses. Her net worth as per 2016 estimates rose over 8 million dollars.
However, it could be observed that Genevieve always avoids speaking out of her revenues and profits from the designer clothing line, it can be said that she gets a good amount of cash out of it.
In the year 2014, she had again re-branded ‘St. Genevieve’ by announcing their partnership with Jumia. She resides in a very cool house which you and I won’t be able to afford for now. She had said that she was offered several opportunities to purchase houses from a lot of top brands such as Etisalat, Amstel Malta and a 22 million dollar endorsement with Range Rover.
Luxury Cars and luxury mansions
Genevieve presently owns two houses which is in Ikoyi which is estimated to have a value of around N225 Million and one in Lagos, in the Lekki area, which is rumoured that she had bought it for her parents. In the month of February 2015 she has also purchased a one of a kind luxury mansion in Accra in Ghana which had incurred her around 4 million dollars.
A fan of luxurious and expensive cars, Genevieve has a good collection of vehicles. Two of her favourites’ include her Range Rover Evoque and Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
Is Genevieve Nnaji married?
Even though it was tough for Genevieve to resist people desperately waiting for her to get married, the inclusion of that there are also people who seem to be a lot interested in Genevieve’s husband. But, that is definitely worth the hassle don’t you think? Fans will be surprised that her thoughts about marriage were still very much impossible to be persuaded.
People are crazy to see Genevieve Nnaji and husband in wedding photographs, however, Genevieve has carefully and thoroughly described it to her fans that she is not a believer in divorce. She said that she was born as well raised in a Catholic family that must be the reason for her to not be such a supporter and believer of divorce.
She had admitted the fact that most of the men get so much intimidated by her just because of her fame. She had further added that among the few men who actually approach her, most have already judged her personality and character based on the news and magazine articles. Some even had come with ugly intentions.
However, she had at least revealed the fact that the man of her dreams would be someone who is confident and a best friend of her as well. Although, a lot of times it was rumoured that she had been along with some popular personalities as well as artists that included Ramsey Nouah and D’banj.
Tables turned when Genevieve accepted that she didn’t have any plans to settle down with yet another celebrity, the reason being the chaotic lives that the celebrities are leading.
Interesting facts about Genevieve Nnaji husband
Talk about rumours, Genevieve was also assumed to have been with Atiku Abubakar who is the former vice president of Nigeria and D Banj who is a singer. But, she has also successfully kept her love life away from all sorts of controversies.
The pictures that were shared by her with a man named AJ Cham who was almost considered to be her brand new husband was in fact not her ‘about to be husband’. This rumour had begun when a few sources claimed that she got secretly married to someone in Portugal.
Resolved mystery between Genevieve Nnaji and Dbanj
During an interview with a London based radio station JJC, named Bang FM, Dbanj revealed that Genevieve was so much in love with Ejan La. However, he also revealed that he had other plans in mind.
He was asked if there was a female African Celebrity whom he would like to marry, kiss as well as ignore, he replied that he will be ignoring Genevieve. He further saID, “Let’s go this way, I will ignore Genevieve, she is (a) beauty, she is amazing but I don’t want to share my brother’s ex, it's very controversial for that reason it’s better I’m the first taker. She loved him like crazy but dude got other plans”. This, however, clarifies one thing, which is that Genevieve Nnaji and Dbanj wedding pictures are not going to exist perhaps.