Genevieve Nnaji: Biography, Career, and Net worth

Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actor who has been in the acting scene for decades. She is one of, if not the most, talented and beautiful actors the industry has ever seen. She is also a producer, director, singer, model, and serial entrepreneur.


Genevieve was born on 3 May 1979 in Mbaise, Imo State,  to a middle-class family of an engineer father and nurse mother. She grew up in Lagos and is the fourth of eight children.  she attended the Methodist Girls College, Yaba. She went on to the University of Lagos, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in creative arts. She is a single mother of one. Her daughter Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji is married and owns a makeup business called NAJ Artistry.


Genevieve began her acting career as a child star on the hit TV soap opera, ‘Ripples’, at eight. After that, she featured in many commercials. Her acting début came at the age of 19, in 1998 when she starred in Nollywood movie, “Most Wanted”. Since then, she has featured in a lot of Nigerian movies like Last Party, Mark of the BeastSharon Stone, Ijele and many more.

Genevieve Nnajihas starred in movies both at home and abroad. In 2010, she starred in the multi-award-winning film ‘Ije’ along Omotola Jalade Ekeinde. In November 2015, Genevieve Nnaji produced her first movie titled Road to Yesterday. The film won the award for Best Movie Overall-West Africa at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards, AMVCA.  Genevieve Nnajihas also appeared in Maria Claire Magazine along Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Paris Hilton in an article one the most beautiful woman in your world, in which she ranked at number four.

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In 2004 she released her début album title “Line “at that time, she was signed sign to Ghanaian record label EKB Records. Her début album One Logologo Line was a mix of R&B and Hip-Hop


Nnaji has featured in many commercials a number of which include Pronto beverage and Omo detergent in 2004 she became the “Face of Lux” in Nigeria in a well-paying deal. In 2008 Genevieve launched her clothing line, “St. Genevieve” that donates its return to charity.


Nnaji has was many awards, including the

  • Best Actress of the year award at the 2001 City People Awards and the
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 2005 edition Africa Movie Academy Awards,
  • Best Movie West Africa at the 2016 edition of Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards,
  • Best Actress TV Series at the 2010 edition of Nigeria Entertainment Awards and so many others awards

Net worth

Genevieve Nnaji is one of the richest Nollywood actors, she is also a successful singer. According to, Genevieve Nnaji net worth in dollars is $7.5 million. It is known that this year she bought a mansion for $4 million in Accra, Ghana. She also has two mansions in Lekki and Ikoyi, Lagos.

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