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Nigerian-Born International veteran actress, Genevieve Nnaji To be honoured at the maiden edition of Good Governance and Empowerment Awards 2018.
In a press statement made available by the organizers of Face of APC Beauty pageant and Good Governance and Empowerment Awards, signed by the project director, Prince Nnaji stated that the international actress will be honoured as global outstanidng Nollywood Queen of the year 2018, at the grand finale. Stressing that more personalities on the list to bag the prestigious award.
Genevieve Nnaji born 3 May 1979) is a Nigerian actress and singer. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first actress to win the award.
In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republicby the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood
Nnaji has received several awards and nominations for her work, including the Best Actress of the year award at the 2001 City People Awards and the Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 2005 Africa Movie Academy Award
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”. Her subsequent movies include Last Party, Mark of the Beast and Ijele. In 2010 she starred in the award-winning film Ijé: The Journey. She has starred in over 80 Nollywood movies.
Nnaji is considered to be one of the best paid actresses in Nollywood. Due to her contributions to the Nigeria movie industry, she became the first actress to be awarded Best Actress at the 2001 City Peoples Awards, the award ceremony that previously had only recognized politicians and business conglomerates. She was also the first actress to be awarded as Best Actress by the Census Board of Nigeria in 2003. In 2009, she was referred to as the Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey.