Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress and singer who has been
in the acting scene for a while now. 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. It is
while at the university that she began auditioning for acting jobs in
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.
Genevieve Nnaji Age
She was born on 3 May 1979 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria. She is 39 years old as of 2018.
Genevieve Nnaji Daughter
Nnaji has a daughter by the name Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji. “Dora” as she
is fondly referred to, is well protected from the public hence, not
much is known about her.
According to the Nollywood actress in an interview, she gave birth to
her baby girl at the age of 17. She explained that she didn’t know she
was pregnant until her mom discovered it. Since she was from a Catholic
family she had to keep the baby as abortion was against their beliefs.
After her birth, Chimebuka was raised by her grandmother.
attended the Federal Government College Akure and awarded a university
degree from Nnamdi Azikwe University. She finished her NYSC in 2013. She
now owns a makeup business known as NAJ Artistry. Through her mother’s
influence, she has been in charge of the makeup of many Nigerian
Genevieve Nnaji’s Daughter Age
Chimebuka’s age is not known as details about her profile have been
carefully hidden from the public, but if we take a wild guess
considering her mother’s age, Genevieve’s daughter is 22 years old as of
Genevieve Nnaji and her Daughter Theodora Genevieve Nnaji Daughter Father
Genevieve has never revealed who the father of her daughter is. This can
be attributed to the controversies surrounding her pregnancy.
Genevieve is not married. However, she had at least revealed the fact
that the man of her dreams would be someone who is confident and a best
friend of her as well. Although, a lot of times it was rumoured that she
had been along with some popular personalities as well as artists that
included Ramsey Nouah and D’banj. Tables turned when Genevieve accepted
that she didn’t have any plans to settle down with yet another
celebrity, the reason being the chaotic lives that the celebrities are
The pictures that were shared by her with a man named AJ Cham who was
almost considered to be her brand new husband was in fact not her ‘about
to be husband’. This rumour had begun when a few sources claimed that
she got secretly married to someone in Portugal. Sshe has successfully
kept her love life away from all sorts of controversies.
Genevieve Nnaji Career
Genny as she is fondly called started her acting career as a child
actress in the then-popular television soap opera “Ripples” at the age
of 8. She was also featured in several commercials, some of which
included Pronto beverage and Omo detergent. In 1998, at the age of 19,
she made her debut in the growing Nigerian film industry with the movie
“Most Wanted.” As an upcoming actress, trying to create a niche for
herself, she went through various minor roles seeking for that
opportunity for a breakthrough.
Her subsequent movies, “Last Party”, “Mark of the Beast” and “Ijele”
(which is still considered to be one of her best epic performances to
date)–brought forth an icon to be loved and adored by many.
Her name became a household name and her image the desire of every young
girl. In 2002, she starred in the movie Sharon Stone, and her fame shot
beyond the shores of Nigeria to the rest of Africa and several European
countries. One can say that through the buzz, Genevieve reinvented the
Nigerian film Industry, introducing Nollywood to the rest of the world.
Genevieve appeals just as warmly to Kenyans, Liberians, South Africans,
and Ghanaians, who avidly watch Nigerian home videos at home and abroad.
Genevieve has led the market into new territories today. She took the
extra step of projecting herself beyond Nigeria by having a Web