How much is Genevieve Nnaji net worth currently – Genevieve Nnaji, also known as “Gene” or “Julia Roberts of Africa”, is a talented Nigerian actress, producer, and businesswoman who has achieved a lot in her career as a result of hard work and dedication.
The actress broke onto the scene after the success of “Most Wanted” in 1998. She adequately consolidated on her breakthrough to find her way to the top of the Nollywood ranks, as well as into the hearts of many Nigerians.
Indeed, it can’t be doubted that Genevieve is pretty talented, and she has worked very hard to become one of the brightest and prominent female entertainers, not just in Nigeria, but Africa as a whole. The actress is smart, reserved, beautiful, and someone who isn’t an attention freak. She played a big role in helping to push Nollywood to the current position she occupies. She, personally, has grown very big to become one of the richest actresses in Nigeria.
Genevieve Net Worth In Dollars/Naira 2020
- Full Name: Genevieve Nnaji
- Date of Birth: 3 May 1979
- Place of Birth: Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Net Worth: 800 Million Naira
- Occupation: Actress and Model
- Marital Status: Single
Genevieve Nnaji Biography & Wiki
She was born on May 3rd, 1979 into a humble family. The name of her father is Chief Theophilus, he is an Engineer by profession. Her Mum, Mrs. Bernadette Nnaji, works as a primary school teacher. The family of eight (Genevieve is the fourth child) fell into the middle class in the society’s class.
Genevieve attended Kemstar Nursery and Primary School in Lagos before proceeding to Methodist Girls High School (in Lagos too). She studied Creative Arts at the University of Lagos.
Genevieve seems to have known her direction in life since she was just a girl. She has been acting since she was just eight (she appeared in the “ripples” as far back as in 1987). However, in 1998, already a young adult (just nineteen), she was shot into the limelight through “most wanted”. Even when she was in University, it wasn’t all about studying alone, but she was also there, seeking movie roles. After “most wanted”, she has become something close to a hotcake who has acted tons of movies.
We should add that when she was still very young, she got pregnant out of wedlock, and it affected a lot of things about her. The baby wasn’t terminated but was kept, despite the shame and challenges. Her baby, now a grownup, has become the pride of her mother. Indeed, her story is an inspiration that with diligence and hard work, irrespective of what challenges people encounter on the way, they can still become successful.
Genevieve, at the moment, has attained the top position in her career, and she has become one of the highest-paid Nollywood actresses in the country (in fact, some won’t mind saying she is the highest-paid). Additionally, Genevieve is topping the pack when we talk about Nigerian actresses who has featured in most international movies.
Genevieve has broken a lot of grounds and has made impressive strides in the industry. She is the first actress in history to win the City Peoples Awards (in the year 2001). In an industry with tons of actors and actresses, one thing Genevieve is known for is her skill in making things become superb (and she has received a lot of accolades). So, being given the Best Actress award by the Nigerian Movie Censors Board in 2003 is not much of an issue.
The first movie she directed and produced was in 2015 (“Road to Yesterday”). The movie is one with class, and it proved once more that Genevieve is a phenomenal person. The movie soared to become very popular, and it won the overall best movie in the whole of West Africa (at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards). In 2018, it was Lion Heart – a movie that beat a lot of records at the international scene. She has shown her talents in viral movies like Half of a Yellow Sun, Ije – The journey, and so on. In fact, she soared so much that she was able to get the attention of Oprah Winfrey, who referred to her as the “Julia Roberts of Africa”.
Genevieve Nnaji Personal Life
She is a single mum who is yet to get married but keeps her relationship out of the media (and so, people can’t say if she is currently in a serious relationship or not). Of course, there have been various rumours and speculations – claims that she has dated some of the big guys in the country, including Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
Genevieve Nnaji Net Worth
Actually, it is difficult knowing the exact worth of Nigerian celebrities (unlike their counterparts). Nevertheless, considering various things, the actress is said to be worth around 800 million Naira – which made her one of the richest in, not just Nigeria, but Africa at large.
Genevieve is a top actress who is being paid a lot to feature in movies – and of course, she remains a hotcake in the industry (as producers know her presence in their movies will likely help shot the movie into success).
Aside from the huge money she makes from the movie industry, she is also a model, and she also earns a lot of money via endorsement deals with top companies. She has worked with the likes of Pronto beverages, OMO, Lux soap (she was the “Face of Lux” in 2004), Etisalat, Range Rover Evoque, Amstel Malta, and so on. In fact, in 2014, it was stated that she made over #200 million from endorsement deals alone.
Apart from her exploits in the movie industry and her endorsement deals, she is also a vibrant businesswoman. She owns “St. Genevieve” – a clothing line that is doing well to a reasonable extent.
One of the proofs that she is quite wealthy is how she spends money getting very expenditure things. For instance, it was reported that some years ago, that she bought a house in Ghana for $4 million. Of course, it was also added that she also has two mansions in Lagos (one in Lekki and another in Ikoyi).
Apart from houses, Genevieve also drives nice cars. For instance, it was made known that she has Range Rover Evoque which she bought for around 19M Naira and that she also splashed up to #30M to buy a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon.
She is also a philanthropist who gives money to encourage young women to soar to the top irrespective of their challenges.
Genevieve Awards And Recognitions
Genny has won a lot of awards and has been applauded in different places. Nevertheless, the most prominent one remains the one given by the Federal Government of Nigeria – Member of the Federal Republic (MFR), by former President Goodluck Jonathan, for her contribution to the development of Nollywood in the country.
Genevieve has also been given a traditional chieftaincy title in her hometown: the Eze Ada of Amuzu Neweafor. Additionally, she has been featured and recognized by Forbes too.
Here are other notable recognition of hers (she won some and was simply nominated for others):
- Best Actress In Leading Role For 30 Days/Keep My will, in 2005 (she won this)
- For 30 Days/Keep My Will, in 2008 (Nominated)
- Tango With Me, in 2011 (Nominated)
- Best Actress Drama/Tv Series for the Mirror boy, in 2013 (Nominated)
- Best Movie West Africa for Road to Yesterday, in 2016 (she Won this)
- Best Actress, in 2009 (Nominated)
- Best Actress Film/Short Story for Silent Scandals, in 2010 (Nominated)
- Guinness Ultimate Survivor Best Actress Tv Series, in 2010 (she Won this)
- Best Actress Film/Short Story for Tango with me, in 2011(Nominated)
- Best Actress in Leading Role for Doctor Bello, in 2013 (Nominated)
- Best Actress in Supporting Role for Half of a Yellow Sun in 2014 (she Won this)
- Lead Actress in Film for Road to yesterday, in 2016 (Nominated)
- Best Actress-Africa Collaboration for Silent Scandals, in 2010 (she Won this)
- Best Actress Leading Role for Weekend Getaway, in 2013 (she Won this)
- Best Actress in The Mirror Boy, in 2011 (Won)
- Breakthrough Performance (Actress) in Mirror Boy, in 2011(she Won this)
- ELOY Awards: Etisalat Brand Ambassador of the Year, in 2014 (Nominated)
- The Face List Awards (USA) Honouree, in 2013.
Here we go. Since Genevieve is still young and agile, we expect her to continue to grow in influence and worth.
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