Genevieve Nnaji

Nigerian actress, producer, and director

Genevieve Nnaji (May 3, 1979) is a Nigerian actress, producer, and director. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005. She was the first actress to win the award.

My own feminism is just human rights. I’m a woman who has rights to her own choices; I can do whatever I want whenever I want.

QuotesEdit

  • “I am rich in the lord. I am a comfortable young woman but I am not too rich, so I don't actually know how much I'm worth”.Nnaji talks about her worth (July 2007)
  • “Chocolates and cakes are the biggest problem I have. That is why I punish myself at the gym because I know I can’t stop myself from eating what I want. I call it eating your cake and having it.” Nnaji's interview (July 2007)
  • “I'm always happy and relaxed. Nobody can stay happy 24 hours but I'm content with my life. I am content with where God has placed me. I am content with my work. I am comfortable and I thank God for it.” Nnaji's interview (July2007)
  • "I think the authenticity of the story which was what I loved about it. It provided an environment where I could showcase the things that made me proud of our culture, our talent and our values." Her collaboration with United Talent Agency (October 2018)
  • “At the end of the day I was born alone, I’m going to die alone, I breathe alone. So I definitely have the right to how I want to live my life.” I’m a woman who makes her own choices (April 2019)
  • "The contemporary issues highlighted in the script are what sold me; this is an artful retelling of Fela’s story and I’m honored to be a part of it".Nnaji joins an audio cast play ( May 2021)
  • “I grew up on radio plays and the experience is nostalgic for me – the power of voice to influence minds and touch hearts is undeniable.” Nnaji joins an audio cast play ( May 2021)
  • “At the end of the day I was born alone, I’m going to die alone, I breathe alone. So I definitely have the right to how I want to live my life, and as a woman, the fact of the matter is no one needs to tell me otherwise.”

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