Genevieve Nnaji Full Biography – Age ,Daughter & Net Worth

Genevieve Nnaji Full Biography – Age ,Daughter & Net Worth

Genevieve Nnaji is one of the top and most popular Nigeria female Actress and singer. Genevieve won the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for the position of the best actress in a leading role that was in the year 2005, and this making her break the record as the first female actress to win that award.

FULL NAME: Genevieve Nnaji

OCCUPATION: Actress, model, singer

AGE: 45 years

BIRTH DATE: 3rd of May 1972


STATE OF ORIGIN: born in Mbaise, Imo State


NET-WORTH: $7.5 million USD (2017)

YEARS ACTIVE: Since the year 1987 till present


Early life and education

Genevieve Nnaji was born in the town of Mbaise, in Imo state, Nigeria but was brought up in lagos state of Nigeria. Nnaji Genevieve is the fourth out of nine children of her parents. Genevieve Nnaji was brought up in a middle class environment. Her daddy worked as an engineer as a field of profession while her mom worked as a teacher (nursery techer) as a profession. Genevieve attended Methodist Girls College situated at {YABA} in Lagos state, and there after further her study into one of the reputable university in Nigeria which is the University Of Lagos (UNILAG) where she graduated and awarded with a bachelor’s degree in the field of Creative Arts. While Genevieve was in the university, she began auditioning for acting in Nollywood.

Career Of Genevieve

Nnaji began her acting career as at the age of eight (8) in the then popular Television soap opera Ripples. And in the year 1998 when she turned 19 years, she was then introduced into the growing Nigerian film industry with the movie titled “ The Most Wanted”. Her other subsequent movies include also the following>>Last Party, Mark of the Beast and Ijele.

Furthermore, in the year 2010, she was featured and starred in the award winning film Ijie: The Journey. She has also been starred in over 80 Nollywood movies.

Genevieve is considered as one of the best paid female actresses in Nollywood today. Because of her contribution to the Nigerian movie industry so far, she was opportune to emerge the first actress to be awarded the best actress at the 2001 city people award. The award ceremony that previously had only recognized politicians and business conglomerates. Genevieve was also the first female actress to be given award of first Best Actress by the Census Board of Nigeria in the year 2003. Also in the year In 2009, she was referred to as the Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey.

Later on in the year 2004, Nnaji signed a record deal with EKB Records a ghanian record label and then releases her deubte album one logologo line which is a mix of R&B, Hip-Hop and as well an urban music. Thereafter she moved on produced her first movie called Road to Yesterday in November 2015.


Genevieve Nnaji has been featured in several commercials and some these include the following..

  1. Pronto beverage
  2. Omo Detergent.

And in the year 2004 she then became the face of lux inn Nigeria which involves a huge lucrative sponsorship deal. In the year 2008 Nnaji Genevieve launched the clothing line “St. Genevieve” which donates it proceed to charity and in month of may year 2010, Nnaji became the “Face Of Mud” by appointment right in Nigeria.

Awards and nominations

Genevieve Nnaji has received series of awards and as well nomination for her works, including the best actress of the year award at the year 2001 city people awards and as well the best actress in leading Role award at the 2005 Africa Movie Academy Awards…

Below are some of the awards and nomination she has gotten though the list is not updated… so we the promise to alert you as soon as we get it updated.

Year Of Achievement Nominee/work Award Result
year 2012 Herself Best Actress- Viewers Choice she was Nominated


Year Of Achievement Nominee/work Award Result
year 2013 Weekend Getaway Best Actress Leading Role Won it

Zulu African Film Academy Awards

Year Of Achievement Nominee/work Award Result
year 2011 The Mirror Boy Nnaji emerge the Best Actress Won it

Monaco Charity Film Festival Awards

Year Of Achievement Nominee/work Award Result
year 2011 The Mirror Boy Breakthrough Performance (Actress) Won it

City Peoples Awards

Year Of Achievement Nominee/work Award Result
year 2001 Herself Best Actress Won it

Best of Nollywood Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
year 2010 The Silent Scandals The Best Actress-Leading Role she was Nominated
year 2011 The Mirror Boy she was Nominated
Bursting Out The Best Kiss with Majid Michel Won it

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Facts About Genevieve Nnaji That You Didn’t Know

  • She is currently a single mother of one, her beautiful daughter’s name is Chimebuka.
  • She had Chimebuka when she was probably around 18 according to a source.
  • Chimebuka’s father is currently in the United States Of America.
  • Genevieve Nnaji hails from Mbaise Imo State, Nigeria.
  • Genny has inspired a lot of people as she is one of the Nollywood actress to ever feature on CNN.
  • She’s currently making Nigeria proud with her countless contribution to the Nigerian film industry.
  • She was born on May 3rd, 1979 in Mbaise, Imo State.
  • She had her secondary school education in Methodist Girls College,  Yaba Lagos State Nigeria.
  • She later continued her higher education at University of Lagos.

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