Genevieve Nnaji is a 43-year old goddess, model, and businesswoman who has blessed our screens with great acting skills. Her name is popular in the movie industry and synonymous with talent.
Ever since Genevieve broke into the movie industry, all she has ever done is to bless her fans with exceptional acting in movies.
Did you know she owns a chain of businesses, she was once married and has a daughter?
Here is a full biography of Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji, her age, daughter, husband, movies, and net worth.
Genevieve Nnaji Biography
Genevieve Nnaji was born in Mbaise, Imo State, in Nigeria. She, however, grew up in a middle-class home in Lagos.
Her father, Theophilus Nnaji, worked as an engineer, while her mother, Benedatte Nnaji, was a nursery school teacher. The actress is the fourth of eight children in her family.
The never-ageing actress was born on May 3rd, 1987. She turned 43 years on Tuesday.
Genevieve Nnaji attended Methodist Girls College, Yaba, Lagos before proceeding to the University of Lagos, and graduating with a bachelor’s degree in creative arts.
She began her acting career while at the university by auditioning for acting jobs in Nollywood.
Genevieve Nnaji Daughter
Genevieve Nnaji has a daughter by name, Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji, affectionately known as Dora.
It is not clear who her biological father is but Genevieve discloses in an interview that she got pregnant at the age of 17.
Dora studied Mass Communication while at the university but diverted her career path and ventured into beauty.
She opened a makeup school when she was still in school.
Today, she is a makeup artist who works with celebrities and the owner of NAJ Makeup Studio, which is located in Yaba, Lagos.
Dora’s exact birthdate is unknown, but a little calculation from the age at which Genevieve got pregnant, her daughter will be about 26 years old this year.
Genevieve is single and ready to mingle but she was once married to Prince Osi Chigozie Ikediwa. According to reports, their traditional wedding took place in Mbaise, Genevieve’s hometown.
Genevieve Nnaji Net Worth
According to reports online, Genevieve Nnaji is worth over $10.5 million which is equivalent to over N3.8 billion.
Nnaji is considered as one of the richest and most influential actresses in Nigeria today.
Nnaji is Nollywood’s first billionaire. She got this status after Netflix bought her movie Lion Heart for $3 million.
Today, the actress has more than 100 acting credits to her name. She landed her first movie role while still in the university.
Below are some of the movies she has starred in: Farming, Lionheart, Road to Yesterday, Half of a Yellow Sun, Doctor Bello, Sacred Lies, The Mirror Boy, Bursting Out, Tango with Me, Ijé: The Journey, among others.