By Gbedu Magazine on May 04, 2016
Nollywood actress, is 37 years of age today, Tuesday, May 3, 2016.
To celebrate the Nollywood diva, let’s tell you a few things you probably you didn’t know about her…
- Genevieve was born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria but grew up in Lagos.
- She is the fourth of eight children and was brought up in a middle class environment.
- She attended Methodist Girls College (Yaba, Lagos), before getting admission into the University of Lagos.
- While at the university, she began auditioning for acting jobs in Nollywood.
- Genny started her acting career as a child actress in the then popular television soap opera Ripples at the age of 8.
- In 1998 at the age of 19 she was introduced into the growing Nigerian film industry with the movie Most Wanted.
- Some of her subsequent movies include Last Party, Mark of the Beast and Ijele.
- In 2010 she starred in the award winning film Ijé: The Journey and has since starred in over 80 Nollywood movies.
- Genevieve Nnaji is considered to be one of the best paid actresses in Nollywood.
- In 2004 she became the ‘Face of Lux’ in Nigeria
- 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.
- In 2008 Genevieve launched her clothing line, ‘St. Genevieve’, which donates its proceeds to charity.
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