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Queen of the screen, Genevieve Nnaji is a year older today. Hurray!

By Josh Ade

You cannot take one thing away from this adorable screen gem, she is good at what she does. Genevieve has carved a niche in no small measure for herself in Nigeria’s movie industry. Coupled with her immense talent is her beautiful body that has continued to make many a man, both married and unmarried, drooling.

Today marks Genevieve’s 37th birthday. But many will confess that the adorable actress looks very sixteen. She has got the enigmatic age cheating potion she would not reveal to many of her contemporaries.

Genevieve Nnaji was born on the 3rd of May 1979.  Since she started her acting career decades ago, she has many awards including 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.

This is wishing her a very prosperous years ahead.

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