Genevieve Nnaji Biography: Movies, Awards, Daughter, Career

Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji

Real name: Genevieve Nnaji

Born: 3 May 1979 (age 39)

Birth place: Mbaise, Imo, Nigeria

Alma mater: University of Lagos, Methodist Girls College (Yaba, Lagos)

Occupation: Actress, producer, director, screenwriter, former model

Years active: 1987–present

Early Life, Career and Success

  Genevieve Nnaji was born on 3rd May (1979). She is a Nigerian Nollywood actress, director and a former model. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first
performing artist to win the award. In 2011, she was regarded as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her commitment to Nollywood.

    Happily, Nnaji was given birth to in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria yet experienced most of her childhood in Lagos, the fourth of eight kids of her family and was raised in a working class condition. Her dad functioned as a specialist and her mom as a nursery teacher. She went to Methodist Girls College (Yaba, Lagos), before moving into the University
of Lagos where she graduated with a four year college education in innovative expressions. While at the college, she started trying out for acting occupations in Nollywood.

   Firstly, Nnaji began her acting career as a kid performer in the then prevalent TV cleanser musical drama “Ripples’ at the age of 8. In 1998 at 19 years old she was brought into the developing Nigerian film industry with the motion picture &Most Wanted;. Her resulting motion pictures incorporate “Last Party, Mark of the Beast and Ijele” . In 2010 she featured in the honor winning film “Ijé”: The Journey. She has featured in more than 150 Nollywood movies.

 Starting at 2009 Nnaji was a standout amongst the best paid actresses in Nollywood. Due to her commitments to the Nigeria film industry, she turned into the main performing artist to be granted Best Actress at the 2001 City Peoples Awards, the honor function that recently had just perceived lawmakers and business aggregates. She was additionally the principal performer to be granted as Best Actress by the Censors Board of Nigeria in 2003. In 2009, she was alluded to as the Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey.

    Secondly, In 2004 Nnaji marked an account contract with EKB Records, a Ghanaian record name, and discharged her presentation collection One Logologo Line, a blend of R&B, Hip-Hop and Urban music.In November 2015 Nnaji delivered her first motion picture called “Road to Yesterday”, later winning Best Movie Overall-West Africa at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

In January 2018 it was accounted for that Genevieve would supplant Funke Akindele as an individual from the Dora Milaje in Marvel&Avengers: Infinity War. This was later exposed as a web trick and the performing artist did not show up in the movie.

  On September 7, 2018 her directorial make a big appearance ;Lionheart gained by web based spilling administration Netflix stamping it the first Netflix unique movie from Nigeria. The Movie has its reality debut at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

    Nnaji has highlighted in a few advertisements some of which incorporate those of Pronto refreshment and Omo cleanser. In 2004 she turned into the ;Essence of Lux in Nigeria in a profoundly worthwhile sponsorship deal. In 2008 Nnaji propelled the apparel line St. Genevieve which gives its returns to charity. In May 2010 Nnaji was named to be the official Essence of MUD in Nigeria.

   Nnaji has gotten a few awards and nominations for her work, including the Best Actress of the year grant at the 2001 City People Awards and the Best Actress in a Leading Role grant at the 2005 release Africa  Movie Academy Awards.

 

Genevieve Nnaji Movies

 

  • Valentino Valentino
  • Fire Dancer
  • Runs!
  • Power of Love
  • Formidable Force
  • Battle Line
  • Above Death: In God We Trust
  • Blood Sister
  • Break Up
  • Butterfly
  • By His Grace
  • Church Business
  • Deadly Mistake
  • Emergency Wedding
  • Emotional Tears
  • For Better for Worse
  • Honey
  • Jealous Lovers
  • Keeping Faith: Is That Love?
  • Last Weekend
  • Late Marriage
  • Love
  • My only Love
  • Not Man Enough
  • Passion & Pain
  • Passions
  • Player: Mr. Lover Man
  • Private Sin
  • Sharon Stone in Abuja
  • Super Love
  • The Chosen One
  • Women Affair
  • Bumper to Bumper
  • Critical Decision
  • Dangerous Sister
  • Goodbye New York
  • He Lives in Me
  • Into Temptation
  • My First Love
  • Never Die for Love
  • Promise Me Forever
  • Stand by Me
  • Treasure
  • Unbreakable
  • We Are One
  • Darkest Night
  • Games Women Play
  • Rip-Off
  • Girls Cot
  • 30 Days
  • Letters to a Stranger
  • Keep my will
  • Warrior’s Heart
  • Unfinished business
  • Winds of glory
  • Beautiful Soul
  • Broken Tears
  • Critical Condition
  • River of Tears
  • My Idol
  • Love my way
  • Silent Scandals
  • Felicima
  • Ijé: The Journey
  • Tango with me
  • Bursting Out
  • Mirror Boy
  • Sacred Lies
  • Weekend Getaway
  • Half of a Yellow Sun
  • Doctor Bello
  • The Truth with Olisa
  • Road to Yesterday
  • Lion Heart

 

Genevieve Nnaji Awards

  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • 2018 Lionheart Grolsch People’s Choice Award Nominated
  • Africa Movie Academy Awards
  • 2005 Best Actress In Leading Role Won
  • 2008 30 Days/Keep My Will Nominated
  • 2011 Tango With Me Nominated
  • 2013 The Mirror Boy Best Actress Drama/Tv Series Nominated
  • 2016 Road to Yesterday Nominated
  • Best Movie West Africa Won
  • 2009 Best Actress Nominated
  • 2010 Silent Scandals Best Actress Film/Short Story Nominated
  • Guinness Ultimate Survivor Best Actress Tv Series Won
  • 2011 Tango With Me Best Actress Film/Short Story Nominated
  • 2013 Doctor Bello Best Actress in Leading Role Nominated
  • 2014 Half of a Yellow Sun Best Actress in Supporting Role Won
  • 2016 Road to Yesterday Lead Actress in Film Nominated Best Picture Nominated
  • 2012 Tango With Me Best Actress Leading Role Nominated
  • Herself Viewers Choice- Female Won
  • 2010 Silent Scandals Best Actress-Africa Collaboration Won
  • 2012 Herself Best Actress- Viewers Choice Nominated
  • 2013 Weekend Getaway Best Actress Leading Role Won
  • 2011 The Mirror Boy Best Actress Won
  • 2011 The Mirror Boy Breakthrough Performance (Actress) Won 
  • 2001 Herself Best Actress Won
  • 2010 Silent Scandals Best Actress-Leading Role Nominated
  • 2011 The Mirror Boy Nominated
  • Bursting Out Best Kiss with Majid Michel Won
  • 2014 ELOY Awards[30] Brand Ambassador of the Year (Etisalat) N/A Nominated
  • 2013 2013 THE FACE LIST AWARDS (USA) honoree

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