Genevieve Nnaji Biography
Genevieve Nnaji started her acting career as a child actress in the then popular television soap opera “Ripple” at the age of 8 years. She was also featured is several commercials, some of which include “Pronto beverage and Omo detergent”. In 1998, at the age of 19, she made her debut in the growing Nigeria film industry with the movie “Most wanted.” As an upcoming actress, try to create a niche for herself, Genevieve Nnaji went through various minor roles seeking for that opportunity for a breakthrough.
Genevieve Nnaji subsequent movies “Last Party,” “Mark of the Beast, “and “Ijele”which is still considered to be one of her best epic performances to date brought forth an icon to be loved and adored by many.
Her name became a household name and her image the desire of every young girl. In 2002, she starred in the movie “Sharon Stone” 2002, and her fame shot beyond the shores of Nigeria to the rest of Africa and several European countries. One can easily say that through the buzz, Genevieve Nnaji reinvented the Nigeria film industry, introducing Nollywood to the rest of the world.
Genevieve Nnaji appeals just as warmly to Kenyans, Liberians, South Africans, and Ghanaians, who avidly watch Nigerian home videos at home and abroad. Genevieve Nnaji has led the market into new territories today.
Genevieve Nnaji took the extra step of projecting herself beyond Nigeria by having a website constructed back in 2003, and it was arguably the most visited Nigerian site on the internet. Genevieve Nnaji fame spread like wildfire.
In recognition of her immense contribution to the Nigerian film industry, Genevieve Nnaji was presented with numerous awards, some of which have been in Dublin, London, and the united state. She won best actress of the year in the 2001 city people awards and in 2005 at the inaugural awarding of the prestigious African money academy awards (AMAA).
In 2004, a search for the face of lux was embarked upon, and out of several celebrities all over Africa, Genevieve Nnaji emerged with the highest votes. She graced several billboards and the television stations with her enduring smile and personality. The same year, Genevieve Nnaji was contracted by Ghanaian record label to record an album, which got immense attention locally and in several countries.
With several movies to her credit, and numerous fans around the world. In 2008, in a bid to give back to the society, Genevieve Nnaji launched her clothing line, St. Genevieve, which donates a percentage pf its proceed to charity organization. In 2009, Genevieve Nnaji made history by being the first Nigerians actress to be profile on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986 on an episode about the most popular people around the world. Genevieve Nnaji is believed to be the highest paid and most desired actress in Nollywood today.
A Desire to be in touch with her fans after being absent from the web for over 6 years has resulted in the construction of a new website. This affords the actress the opportunity to keep in constant touch with her numerous fans the world over. The website is an interactive one and the hits have been outstanding.
Her life personified the saying all things are possible if you only believe in yourself. These words described her determined, focused, humble, and creative. The best years of her career and still ahead.