Genevieve Nnaji Biography, Movies, Profile, Latest News, Achievements, & Life History

Genevieve Nnaji  is a Nigerian actress and singer. She was born 3 May 1979. Nnaji won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005. In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood.

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Early life of Genevieve Nnaji

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Genevieve Nnaji was born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria but grew up in Lagos, the fourth of eight children and was brought up in a middle class environment. Her father worked as an engineer and her mother as a nursery teacher. Genevieve Nnaji attended Methodist Girls College (Yaba, Lagos), before transferring into the University of Lagos. While at the university, she began auditioning for acting jobs amongst the many Nollywood projects.


Genevieve 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“. Her subsequent movies include Last Party, Mark of the Beast and Ijele. In 2010 she starred in the award winning film Ijé: The Journey. Nnaji has starred in over 80 Nollywood movies. Genevieve Nnaji is considered to be one of the best paid actresses in Nollywood. In 2009, she was referred to as the Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey. In 2004 Genevieve Nnaji 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.

Genevieve Nnaji in Modelling

Genevieve Nnaji has featured in several commercials some of which include Pronto beverage and Omo detergent. In 2004 she became the “Face of Lux” in Nigeria[18] in a highly lucrative sponsorship deal. 2008 saw Nnaji launching a clothing line, “St. Genevieve”, which donates its proceeds to charity. In May 2010 Nnaji was appointed to be the official “Face of MUD” in Nigeria.

Awards and nominations

Nnaji has received several awards and nominations for her work, including the Best Actress of the year award at the 2001 City People Awards and the Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 2005 African Movie Academy Awards.

Movies of Genevieve Nnaji

Year Film Role Notes
1998 Most Wanted

1999 Camouflage
with Ramsey Nouah
2001 Love Boat
with Ramsey Nouah
Death Warrant

2002 Valentino
with Ramsey Nouah
Sharon Stone Sharon Stone
Genevieve Nnaji with Gorgina Onuoha
Power of Love Juliet Genevieve Nnaji with Ramsey Nouah, Grace Amah
Formidable Force
Genevieve Nnaji with Gorgina Onuoha
Battle Line
Genevieve Nnaji with Ramsey Nouah & Pete Edochie
2003 Above Death: In God We Trust
Genevieve Nnaji with Pete Edochie, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, Ramsey Nouah & Zack Orji
Blood Sister
with Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde & Tony Umez
Break Up
with Ramsey Nouah
with Ramsey Nouah
By His Grace
with Tony Umez
Church Business
with Ramsey Nouah & Segun Arinze
Deadly Mistake

Emergency Wedding
Genevieve Nnaji with Tony Umez
Emotional Tears Helen
For Better for Worse

Genevieve Nnaji with Ramsey Nouah & Pete Edochie
Jealous Lovers Chioma
Keeping Faith: Is That Love?
Genevieve Nnaji with Richard Mofe-Damijo
Last Weekend
Genevieve Nnaji with Ramsey Nouah
Late Marriage

Love Anita Genevieve Nnaji with Richard Mofe-Damijo & Segun Arinze
My only Love Angela Genevieve Nnaji with Ramsey Nouah
Not Man Enough

Passion & Pain
Genevieve Nnaji with Ramsey Nouah & Desmond Elliot
with Stella Damasus-Aboderin & Richard Mofe-Damijo
Player: Mr. Lover Man

Private Sin Faith Genevieve Nnaji with Stephanie Okereke, Richard Mofe-Damijo & Patience Ozokwor
Sharon Stone in Abuja Sharon Stone
Super Love
Genevieve Nnaji with Ramsey Nouah & Pete Edochie
The Chosen One

Women Affair

2004 Bumper to Bumper
Genevieve Nnaji with Georgina Onuoha
Critical Decision
Genevieve Nnaji with Richard Mofe-Damijo, Stephanie Okereke & Mike Ezuruonye
Dangerous Sister
Genevieve Nnaji with Tony Umez & Dakore Egbuson
Goodbye New York
Genevieve Nnaji with Rita Dominic
He Lives in Me

Into Temptation
Genevieve Nnaji with Ramsey Nouah
My First Love
Genevieve Nnaji with Tony Umez
Never Die for Love

Promise Me Forever
Genevieve Nnaji with Stephanie Okereke
Stand by Me


Genevieve Nnaji with Ramsey Nouah
We Are One
Genevieve Nnaji with Stella Damasus-Aboderin
2005 Darkest Night
Genevieve Nnaji with Richard Mofe-Damijo & Segun Arinze
Games Women Play
Genevieve Nnaji with Stella Damasus-Aboderin, Desmond Elliot & Zack Orji
Genevieve Nnaji with Ramsey Nouah
2006 Girls Cot
Genevieve Nnaji with Rita Dominic & Ini Edo
30 Days Chinora Onu Genevieve Nnaji with Segun Arinze – this film received 10 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008,
including Best Picture, Best Art Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Edit, Best Costumes and Best Sound[25]
2007 Letters to a Stranger Jemima Lawal Genevieve Nnaji with Yemi Blaq, Joke Silva and Segun Arinze
Warrior’s Heart

2008 Beautiful Soul Olivia this film received 3 African Movie Academy Award nominations for Best Screenplay,
Best Soundtrack and Heart of Africa
Broken Tears
Genevieve Nnaji with Van Vicker, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal and Grace Amah
Critical Condition

River of Tears Yvonne Genevieve Nnaji with Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, Van Vicker and Grace Amah
My Idol

2009 Silent Scandals Jessy Genevieve Nnaji with Majid Michel & Uche Jombo
Felicima Felicima Genevieve Nnaji with Alex Lopez
2010 Ijé: The Journey Chioma Genevieve Nnaji with Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Odalys García & Clem Ohameze
Tango with me Lola Genevieve Nnaji with Joke Silva
Bursting Out Zara Williams Genevieve Nnaji with Majid Michel, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Omoni Oboli & Desmond Elliot
Mirror Boy Teema Genevieve Nnaji with Osita Iheme
2011 Sacred Lies Isabella Genevieve Nnaji with Olu Jacobs, Desmond Elliot & Nadia Buari[33]
2013 Half of a Yellow Sun Ms. Adebayo Genevieve Nnaji with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Onyeka Onwenu, and OC Ukeje
Doctor Bello
Genevieve Nnaji with Isaiah Washington, Vivica A. Fox, Justus Esiri, and Stephanie Okereke

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