Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress, producer, and director who is one of Africa’s most renowned figures in the entertainment industry. Born on May 3, 1979, in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria, Nnaji’s exceptional talent and her dedication to the craft have made her a symbol of Nollywood’s global recognition.
|May 3, 1979
|Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria
|Actress, Producer, Director
|1987 – present
|Estimated Net Worth
|$10 million (as of 2023)
Nnaji began her acting career as a child actress in the popular Nigerian soap opera “Ripples” at the age of eight. Her breakthrough came when she starred in the film “Most Wanted” in 1998. Since then, she has starred in over 200 Nollywood movies, making her one of the most prominent faces in the industry.
Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut, “Lionheart” (2018), was the first Netflix Original from Nigeria, and also the first Nigerian film to be submitted for an Oscar, although it was later disqualified. She was also the first actress to win the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005.
Genevieve Nnaji is the fourth of eight children in her family. She has a daughter named Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji. Although a well-known figure, Nnaji prefers to keep her personal life out of the limelight.
Nnaji has worked with many of Nollywood’s biggest stars, including Ramsey Nouah, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, and Pete Edochie. Her work has not only gained her local acclaim but also international recognition.
Estimated Net Worth
As of 2023, Genevieve Nnaji’s estimated net worth is approximately $10 million. This is largely derived from her successful acting, directing, and producing career, as well as brand endorsements.
With a career spanning over three decades, Genevieve Nnaji is undeniably one of the pillars of Nollywood. Her contributions as an actress, producer, and director continue to shape the Nigerian film industry, setting the pace for African cinema on the global stage.