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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 teacher. She attended Methodist Girls College (Yaba, Lagos), before transferring into the University of Lagos. While at the university, she began auditioning for acting jobs amongst the many Nollywood projects. Nnaji started her acting career as a child actress in the then popular television soap opera Ripples at the age of 8. 1998 at the age of 19 she was introduced into the growing Nigerian film industry with the movie “Most Wanted”.  Her subsequent movies include Last Party, Mark of the Beast and Ijele. In 2010 she starred in the award winning film Ijé: the Journey. Nnaji has starred in over 80 Nollywood movies. Genevieve Nnaji is considered to be one of the best paid actresses in Nollywood. In 2004 she signed a recording contract with EKB Records, a Ghanaian record label, and released her debut album One Logologo Line, a mix of R&B, Hip-Hop and Urban music. Join us in wishing her a happy birthday.70341_genevieve_jpg96f9c5dbb89b99c848333b5698123f39 84736_genny_jpge7d581b6528392db3306e56d1e9cdf8a 285305_Gene_jpgf40a9e2e04bf586661adff59310e9814 Genevieve Genevieve-Nnaji-12 Genevieve-Nnaji-for-MUD-Cosmetics-Exclusive-Bella-Naija003-600x400 jjn

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