The 37 years old Nigerian singer and actress was born in a Catholic family on 3rd May in the year 1979 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria. She is the fourth girl of eight children and she grew up in Lagos. Her father Theophilus Nnjai used to work as an engineer and her mother Benedatte Nnjai was a nursery teacher. Genevieve has one daughter Chimebuka Nnjai.
Education: She went and attended Methodist Girls College in Yaba, Lagos. Later she graduated with bachelor degree in creative arts from University of Lagos. When she was pursuing her bachelor degree she kept giving audition for acting jobs in Nollywood.
Genevieve Nnaji Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $7.5 Million US Dollars
The net worth of the talented Nigerian actress is $7.5 million USD as of 2017. She has bought a $4million mansion in Accra, Ghana. She also owns mansions in Lekki and Ikoyi area of Lagos. She is also the owner of St Genevieve designer clothing and has over N40 million in her bank accounts in Lekki and Ikoyi.
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Apart from the Nollywood entertainment industry she has also featured in many commercials. In the year 2004 she became the “Face of Lux” in Nigeria. In that year she signed a recording deal with EKB records and released her debut album One Logologo Line. In 2008 she launched her own clothing line “St. Geneiveve”. In the year 2010 she was became the “Face of MUD” in Negira.
Career: She performed in many television shows as child actress like opera ripples and many more. She started her career at the age of 8 as child actress in the popular television show ‘Ripples’. In the year 1998 she got a movie ‘Most Wanted’, at that time she was 19 years. Again in 1999 she got a role in the movie Camouflage. In 2001 she signed two movies Love Boat and Death Warrant.
The 2002 was a good year for the talented actress where she got many offers from the film industry. In that year she acted in Runs, Power of Love, Battle Line, Above Death: In God We Trust, Break Up, Blood Sister, Butterfly and many more. After signing her first contract in 2004 she started a RandB singing career. She has been nominated in many categories and has won many awards.
Her latest movie Road to Yesterday in which she played the role of Victoria was very much liked by the audience. Like 2002 she had a successful year in 2003 and 2004 where she acted in dozens of hit films and shared the screen with many famous celebrities like Ramsey Nouah, Richard Mofe Domijo, and Tony Umez, Stephanie Okereke, Rita Dominic and others.
The Nigerian actress has dated many famous personalities like D’banj who featured her in his music video “fall in Love Song”. Bank W. has also confessed in an interview that he had a big crush for the Nigerian actress. She was also linked with Ramsey Nouah. It was rumored that Ramsey called off their wedding which was going to take place in Milan, Italy and that’s why she missed the chance of marrying him. Presently she is dating Alhaji Ishaya Bako who directed her in the movie Road to Yesterday whom she met after moving from Lagos to Abuja.
She lives in Ghana. She is the brand ambassador for many top brands like Range Rover, Amstel Malta, Etisalata, etc. She is dating Alhaji Ishaya Bako the 29 year old director of her movie Road to Yesterday. They have also worked in many different and interesting projects apart from Road to Yesterday.
In 2016 her movie “Road to Yesterday” was nominated in three events, Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Best Actress in A Leading Role, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Best Movie West Africa and Best Actress Leading Role. Her movie won the Best Movie West Africa Awards. She is currently busy with the different projects and offers that are in her kitty.
The well-known actress and singer of Nigeria is very hard working and versatile actress. She is one of the most respected and successful personality of Nigerian film industry. She is often referred to as Julia Roberts of the Nollywood entertainment industry by many Nigerian media outlets. She is the one of the most humble actress in Nollywood. The actress produced her latest movie Road to Yesterday.
The actress lives a very secret life and she is rarely seen in the spot light or walking the red carpet. She has won Africans Movie Academy Best Actress Award for her role in the film Darkest Night. Till date she has been nominated for many films and has won 11 Awards in different category at different events. She has acted in more than 80 Nollywood films.