Today is Nollywood actresses, Genevieve Nnaji, Ireti Doyle and Ronke Odusanya’s birthday!
Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress and singer who won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005.
In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood.
Born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria, 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”. Nnaji has since starred in over 80 Nollywood movies and she’s considered to be one of the best paid actresses in Nollywood.
In 2009, she was referred to as the Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey.