Genevieve Nnaji, who is the co-founder of a real estate company, Sticks & Stones in Abuja, finally completes her multi billion naira estate.
Genevieve Nnaji was born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria, and grew up in Lagos.
The fourth of eight children, she was raised in a middle-class family; her father worked as an engineer and her mother as a nursery school teacher..
Nnaji started her acting career as a child actor in the then-popular television soap opera Ripples at the age of 8.
Genevieve Award nominees
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 2005, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for Best Actress in a Leading Role, becoming the first actor to win the award.
In November 2015, Nnaji produced her first movie called Road to Yesterday, later winning Best Movie Overall-West Africa at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
In 2011 she was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contributions to Nollywood.
On 7 September 2018, her directorial debut Lionheart was acquired by online streaming service Netflix, making it the first Netflix original film from Nigeria. The movie had its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, alongside Farming, the Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s autobiographical directorial debut where she starred alongside Kate Beckinsale, Damson Idris, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
Genevieve Nnaji is also a women’s activist. She advocates for Nigerian girls to be able to have a say in who they choose to marry. She is strongly against t abuse of women in society.
Genevieve says she is a strong advocate for social justice. Further, Genevieve Nnaji is a strong feminist. She states her type of feminism is the woman who has the right to make her own choices and do whatever she feels like.