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Genevieve Nnaji Husband and Daughter

Genevieve Nnaji does not have a husband yet because she is not married. She however has a daughter Chimebuka Nnaji who was given birth to when Genevieve was in her late teens.

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NameGenevieve Nnaji
Net worth$15 million
DaughterChimebuka Nnaji
Age42 years (2021)
Date of Birth3rd May, 1979
EducationUniversity of Lagos
State of OriginImo state

Genevieve Nnaji Biography

Genevieve Nnaji is an actress, producer, and director from Nigeria. For her contributions to Nollywood, she was named a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government in 2011. Lionheart, her directorial debut, is the first Netflix original film from Nigeria, as well as the first Nigerian Oscar submission.

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Genevieve Nnaji Early Life and Background

Nnaji grew up in Lagos and was born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria. She grew up in a middle-class home, the fourth of eight children, with a father who worked as an engineer and a mother who worked as a nursery school teacher.

Genevieve Nnaji Net worth

Genevieve Nnaji has an estimated net worth of $15 million. She is one of the highest paid actresses in Nigeria and she has invested in the real estate industry in Nigeria as she owns several buildings in Lagos.

Genevieve Nnaji Education

She went to Methodist Girls College in Yaba, Lagos, before attending the University of Lagos and earning a bachelor’s degree in creative arts. She began auditioning for Nollywood roles while still at university.

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Genevieve Nnaji Career

At the age of eight, Nnaji began her acting career as a child actor in the popular television serial opera Ripples. With the film Most Wanted, she was exposed to the burgeoning Nigerian film industry at the age of 19. Last Party, Mark of the Beast, and Ijele are among her subsequent films.
She appeared in the award-winning film Ijé: The Journey in 2010. She has appeared in over 200 Nigerian films.

Nnaji was one of Nollywood’s highest-paid female actors in 2009. She was the first performer to win Best Actress at the 2001 City Peoples Awards, which before had only honoured politicians and commercial corporations, for her contributions to the Nigerian film industry.

In 2005, she became the first actor to win the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

The film was disqualified because the majority of the dialogue was in English. She was profiled among several celebrities and business professionals in two new books by publisher and Editor in Chief of ‘Yes International!’ magazine, Azuh Arinze, in 2020, after spending decades in the film industry.

Genevieve Nnaji was featured in a comedy named “Say It And Quench” on Ofego’s YouTube channel on May 6, 2021.

Genevieve Nnaji is a feminist activist as well. She believes that Nigerian females should be able to select whom they marry. She opposes girl child weddings at a young age.

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Genevieve Nnaji Awards

Nnaji has garnered numerous accolades and nominations for her work, including the 2001 City People Award for Best Actress of the Year and the 2005 Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Lionheart (2018 film) was chosen as Nigeria’s application to the Best International Feature Film Category of the 2020 Oscars by the Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) in 2019. It was Nigeria’s first submission to the Academy Awards.

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The 19th Black Reel Awards (FAAAF)

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2019LionheartOutstanding Foreign Film / World Cinema Motion PictureWon

Toronto International Film Festival

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2018LionheartGrolsch People’s Choice AwardNominated

Africa Movie Academy Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2005Best Actress in Leading RoleWon
200830 Days/Keep My WillNominated
2011Tango with MeNominated

Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2013The Mirror BoyBest Actress Drama/TV SeriesNominated
2016Road to YesterdayNominated
Best Movie West AfricaWon

Nigeria Entertainment Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2009Best ActressNominated
2010Silent ScandalsBest Actress Film/Short StoryNominated
Guinness Ultimate SurvivorBest Actress TV SeriesWon
2011Tango with MeBest Actress Film/Short StoryNominated
2013Doctor BelloBest Actress in Leading RoleNominated
2014Half of a Yellow SunBest Actress in Supporting RoleWon
2016Road to YesterdayLead Actress in FilmNominated
Best PictureNominated

Nollywood Movies Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2012Tango with MeBest Actress Leading RoleNominated
HerselfViewers Choice- FemaleWon

Ghana Movie Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2010Silent ScandalsBest Actress-Africa CollaborationWon

Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2012HerselfBest Actress- Viewers ChoiceNominated

Nollywood and African Film Critics Awards (NAFCA)

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2013Weekend GetawayBest Actress Leading RoleWon

Zulu African Film Academy Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2011The Mirror BoyBest ActressWon

City People Entertainment Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2001HerselfBest ActressWon

Best of Nollywood Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2010Silent ScandalsBest Actress-Leading RoleNominated
2011The Mirror BoyNominated
2011Bursting OutBest Kiss with Majid MichelWon

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