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Genevieve Nnaji Is A Year Older

Genevieve NnajiYesterday was Genevieve Nnaji’s birthday and her co-actors in the industry celebrated with the amazing Nollywood actress.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde wrote “Happy birthday Babe, LLNP.”

Ebuka shared, “Happy ruby anniversary”

Genevieve Nnaji was born on the 3rd of May 1979. She is a Nigerian actress, producer and director. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first actress to win the award. In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood.

Nnaji was born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria but grew up in Lagos, the fourth of eight children and was brought up in a middle class environment. Her father worked as an engineer and her mother as a nursery school teacher. She attended Methodist Girls College (Yaba, Lagos), before transferring into the University of Lagos where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in creative arts. While at the university, she began auditioning for acting jobs in Nollywood.

Nnaji started her acting career as a child actress in the then popular television soap opera Ripples at the age of 8. In 1998, at the age of 19 she was introduced into the growing Nigerian film industry with the movie “Most Wanted”. Her subsequent movies include Last Party, Mark of the Beast and Ijele. In 2010, she starred in the award-winning film Ijé: The Journey. She has starred in over 80 Nollywood movies.

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