Did you know that star actress; Genevieve Nnaji 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 and is considered to be one of the best paid actresses today. In 2004, she 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.
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 in a highly lucrative sponsorship deal. The year 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.
Nnaji was born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She is 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 teacher. She attended the Methodist Girls College Yaba before heading onto the University of Lagos (UNILAG). While at the university, Genevieve began auditioning for acting jobs among st the many Nollywood projects, and her hustle paid off big time!