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We Live In Fear Of Policemen That Should Protect Us – Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji

Popular Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji has shared her reaction to the sad murder of 17-year-old Tina Ezekwe and Uwa Omozuwa, 22.

According to the movie star, the sad reality about the Nigerian Police Force is that they either abuse their power or have the power to abuse.

She added that the fact that we all live in constant fear of people who are supposed to protect us is very shameful.

Her words, “They either abuse their power, or have the power to abuse. In or out of uniform, we live in constant fear of men. Tina Ezekwe. Vera Omozuwa. Rest In Peace my darlings. We will get justice.”

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Genevieve Nnaji 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 actor 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. Her directorial debut movie, Lionheart, is the first Netflix Original from Nigeria, and first Nigerian submission for the Oscars. The movie was disqualified for having most of the dialogue in English.

Nnaji was born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria, and grew up in Lagos. The fourth of eight children, she was raised in a middle-class family; her father worked as an engineer and her mother as a nursery school teacher. She attended Methodist Girls College (Yaba, Lagos), before transferring to 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.

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