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Genevieve Nnaji Biography: Age, Net Worth 2021, Husband, Daughter, Movies


Genevieve Nnaji is one of the most popular and successful Nigerian actors. She has been in the Nigeria’s movie industry, Nollywood for a long time and thus earning her so much popularity.

Here covered in this article is Genevieve Nnaji’s biography, her age and net worth. Now, let us get on with it.


Genevieve Nnaji was born into a middle-class family of Chief Theophilus and Bernadette Nnaji in Mbaise, Imo State Nigeria in the late 70s.

Her father worked as an engineer while her mother taught in a Nursery school. Genevieve is the fourth child in the family of eight.

Though born in Mbaise, Imo State, Genevieve grew up in Lagos State. She did her secondary school at Methodist Girls College, Yaba Lagos State.

Genevieve had her first and only daughter when she was seventeen years old. She could not get rid of the baby because her parent being Catholics did not allow it. Her daughter’s name is Chimebuka Nnaji.

This event however did not mar her pursuit of education as after then, she proceeded to the University of Lagos were she obtained a degree in Creative Arts.


  • Name: Genevieve Nnaji
  • Date of Birth: 40 Years old
  • Age: 3rd of May, 1979
  • Profession: Actress
  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Married/ Single: Single


Genevieve Nnaji is currently 40 years. She was born on the 3rd of May, 1979. At this age, she has just one daughter.


Genevieve started out her career quite early. At the age of 8 she was already acting. She featured in the NTA’s soap Opera ‘Ripples’ in 1987.

At the age of 19, she was introduced to the budding Nigeria movie industry. She acted in those early days these following movies: Last Party, Most Wanted, Ijele, Mark of the Beast. She has been great in the movie industry as she has so many filmographies to her credit.

However Genevieve Nnaji has been active in the entertainment industry since 1987, in which she has starred over 80 Nollywood movies.

She is also a singer as well as an actress. In the year 2004, she signed a contract with a Ghanaian record label called the EKB Records. Then she released her debut album One Logologo Line. This album was a mix of R&B, Hip-Hop and Urban Music.

On 7 September 2018 Netflix acquired its production debut ‘ Lionheart, ‘ which also made it Nigeria’s first Netflix movie. At the Toronto International Film Festival 2018, the film premiered worldwide.


Genevieve is indeed not married, although at best she still mentioned that somehow the man of her desires should be someone who is reliable, and also her closest friend.

The pictures she once shared with a man called AJ Cham who was nearly considered her new man were actually not her soon-to-be-husband.

Ultimately, she has succeeded in keeping her love life from the prying eyes of the public.


The age of Chimebuka is not known as information of her profile that has been cautiously withheld from the public, but if we take a random guess taking into consideration the age of her mother, Genevieve’s child is 22 years of age as of 2018.

Genevieve never revealed who her daughter’s father was, which can be due to her pregnancy’s disputes.


Genevieve since the beginning of her career has won innumerable awards due to her immense contribution in the movie industry.

She was the first female actor to be awarded Best Actress at the 2001 City Peoples Award. She also received an award as the Best Actress in 2003 from the Censors Board of Nigeria. In 2005, she became the first actress to win the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) where she was awarded the Best Actress in a Leading Role. In 2009, Genevieve was already ranking the highest paid actress in Nollywood.

Genevieve was honoured with the Member Order of Niger, MFR in 2011. She has won many other numerous awards. Her wonderful movie, Lion Heart was bought by Netflix at a cost of $3.8 million. This particular movie was also nominated as Nigeria’s entry for the 2021 Oscar awards.


Genevieve Nnaji’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million. A record has it that she bought a mansion worth $4 million in Accra, the capital of Ghana. She also has various mansions at Lekki and Ikoyi in Lagos state. She also has classy cars like Range Rover Evoque, Mercedes Benz G-Wagon and fleet of other cars.

In conclusion, with all these things sweeping across your face, wouldn’t you want to be a star? Share your thoughts in the comment section.


Her Instagram page @genevievennaji has attracted more than 6.5 million followers.


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