Today is the 37th birthday anniversary of the celebrity actress, entrepreneur, movie producer, model and red carpet presenter- Genevieve Nnaji.
She was born on May 3, 1979, in Mbaise Imo State, Nigeria. Her father was an engineer while the mother was a teacher.
Genevieve is the 4th out of the 8 children of her parents. She kick-started her acting career at the age of 8 with Soap operas in the 1980s entitled â€˜Ripplesâ€™.
She ventured into acting in 1998. Her debut movie was â€˜Most Wantedâ€™- she was 19 years that time.
She is an alumna of University of Lagos. She made some attempts in the music industry, but when she couldnâ€™t find her feet there, she quickly took to her heels.
Genevieve actually suppressed that musical passion when her maiden album â€˜one logologo lineâ€™ received lots of negative feedbacks from her fans, and couldnâ€™t make any impact in the society.
However, she worked hard to fine-tune her acting and entrepreneurial skills. She has a viable clothing line â€˜St. Genevieveâ€™. She has won many awards and recognitions both within and beyond the shores of the African continent.
During a TV talk show in 2009, Oprah Winfrey refers to her as the Julia Roberts of Africa. The screen diva was decorated by the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan as a member order of the Federal Republic (OFR) due to her unflinching support and contributions to Nollywood.
Happy Birthday Genevieve. May you age with Grace!