Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress from Mbaise in Imo state. She was born on the 3rd of May 1979, the fourth of eight children, she grew up in a middle class household in Lagos where her father worked as an engineer and her mother as a teacher. She attended the Methodist Girls College Yaba after which she moved on to the University of Lagos. Whilst there, she started auditioning for acting jobs in Nollywood productions.
She first appeared on screen 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 made her début in the growing Nigerian film industry with the movie “Most Wanted“, where she played the role of a Reporter. Gradually she rose to stardom in the Nollywood Industry.
Genevieve has received several awards and nominations for her work, 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 African Movie Academy Awards.
In 2004, she signed a recording contract with EKB Records, a Ghanaian record label, and released her début album, “One Logologo Line” a mix of various styles of urban music.