1979) is a Nigerian actress and singer. She 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.
Nnaji started her acting career as a child
actress in the then popular television soap
opera Ripples at the age of. In 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 2009, she was referred to as
the Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey.
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.