Omotola, Dbanj and others at Genevieve ‘s 40th birthday celebration

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji celebrated her 40th birthday on the 25th of May, 2019. Friends and colleagues of the actress were in attendance.

 

See photos below;

 

 

Nnaji was born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria but grew up in Lagos, the fourth of eight children and was brought up in a middle class environment. Her father worked as an engineer and her mother as a nursery school teacher. 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. While at the university, she began auditioning for acting jobs in
Nollywood.

 

Nnaji started her acting career 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 was introduced into the growing Nigerian film industry with the movie “Most Wanted”.

 

On September 7, 2018 her directorial debut
Lionheart was acquired by online streaming service Netflix marking it the first Netflix original film from Nigeria.

The Movie had its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival .

Genevieve Nnaji is Nollywood’s first billionaire as Netflix bought her movie “Lion Heart” for #1,385,100,000($3.8million)

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