Today, we are crushing on the multi- talented, beautiful and glamorous Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji.
Born on 3rd of May 1979, in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria, as the fourth child of eight children, Genevieve was brought up in a middle-class family.
Her father worked as an engineer and her mother as a nursery school teacher. She grew up in Lagos where she attended Methodist Girls College (Yaba) before she got into the University of Lagos. She started auditioning for acting roles in Nollywood as a student.
She had garnered some acting experience as a child, featuring in the then popular TV soap opera Ripples at the age of 8. In 1998, at the age of 19, she was came into the spotlight of the growing Nigerian film industry with the movie “Most Wanted”.
Subsequently, she acted in movies like Last Party, Mark of the Beast and Keeping Faith.
So far, classy Genny has starred in over 80 Nollywood movies. In 2010 she starred in the award-winning film Ijé: The Journey.
Genevieve Nnaji is said to be one of the highest paid actresses in Nollywood. In 2009, she was referred to as the ‘Julia Roberts of Africa’ by Oprah Winfrey.
Because of her ageless beauty ,the actress has been called the mother of vampires by some.
In 2004, Genny signed a recording deal with EKB Records, a Ghanaian record label, and released her debut album One Logologo Line, a mix of R&B, Hip-Hop,and Urban music.
As a model, Nnaji has featured in several commercials. She became the “Face of Lux” in Nigeria in 2004. In 2008 she launched “St. Genevieve”, a clothing line whose profit goes to charity. In May 2010, Nnaji was appointed to be the official “Face of MUD” in Nigeria. She is currently an ambassador for Etisalat.
In 2015, she produced her first movie ‘Road to yesterday’ that spread like wide fire.
Genevieve has received several awards and nominations for her work, like Best Movie West Africa 2016 , Best Actress 2012, Female Viewers Choice 2011, to mention but a few.
She is definitely worthy of being crushed on.