Born May 3, 1979, Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress, director and producer. She is the fourth of eight children raised by a middle-class family. She was born in Mbaise of Imo State in Nigerian. Genevieve Nnaji is a product of the University of Lagos with a bachelor’s degree in creative Art.
The actress is an advocate for social justice and a strong feminist who has the right to make her choices and does everything she feels like.
Genevieve Nnaji made her acting debut at the age of eight over two decades ago when she starred in popular TV soapie, Ripples. She scored her first Nollywood movie in 1998. The actress is highly secretive and reveals little to no information about her love interests. The father of her child Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji is unknown. She birthed her when she was only 17 years old.
Genevieve Nnaji Net Worth
Genevieve Nnaji is the Nollywood’s first billionaire and the richest Nollywood actor in Nigeria. She has with an estimated net worth of $10.5 million which equivalent to over N3.8 billion after her movie ‘Lion Heart’ was purchased by Netflix for $3.8 million in 2019.
Genevieve Nnaji’s riches come from the acting and the brand ambassador deals. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in Nollywood and the brand ambassador to top Nigerian companies. She has a mansion in Ghana, Accra which she purchased for $4 million and has two mansions in Lekki and Ikoyi, Lagos. As of 2009, Genevieve Nnaji was the highest-paid actress in Nollywood. She became the first actor to be awarded Best Actress at the 2001 City Peoples Awards, the award ceremony that previously had only recognized politicians and business conglomerates.
Genevieve Nnaji’s Husband and Daughter
Genevieve Nnaji has remained silent about her marriage and who her husband is. Her child, Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji, over 23 years is married but her father is unknown. Genevieve Nnaji revealed in an interview that she was unaware of her pregnancy which occurred at age 17. The actress is highly private and reveals little to no information about her love interests. A 2017 report claimed the star married a European man named AJ Cham. They allegedly tied the knot in Portugal. Genevieve Nnaji has also been linked to having a secret romantic relationship with former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.