Genevieve Nnaji

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Movie Actress
Date of Birth May 3, 1979
Place of Birth Mbaise, Nigeria
Age 41 years old
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Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress, producer, and director. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first actor to win the award. In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood. Her directorial debut movie, Lionheart, is the first Netflix Original from Nigeria, and first Nigerian submission for the Oscars. The movie was disqualified for having most of the dialogue in English.

Born: May 3, 1979, Mbaise, Imo, Nigeria
Alma mater: University of Lagos
Occupation: Actor, director
Years active: 1987–present
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About Genevieve Nnaji

Nigerian film star best known for winning the 2005 African Movie Academy Best Actress Award for her role in Darkest Night. Her film 30 Days earned 10 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards.

Before Fame

She made her acting debut in the 1998 film Most Wanted.


She began an R&B singing career after signing her first record contract in 2004.

Family Life

She has a daughter named Chimebuka and a brother named Stephan. She began dating Ishaya Bako in 2015.


She was called the Julia Roberts of Africa by several Nigerian media outlets.

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  • Actresses from Imo State
  • Best Actress Africa Movie Academy Award winners
  • Members of the Order of the Federal Republic
  • Actresses from Lagos
  • Igbo actresses
  • Nigerian female singers
  • 20th-century Nigerian actresses
  • Nigerian rhythm and blues musicians
  • 21st-century Nigerian singers
  • 21st-century Nigerian actresses
  • University of Lagos alumni
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