Genevieve Nnaji 13 things you should know about "Ije" actress

Today, May 3 is Genevieve Nnaji's birthday. Check out 13 things every fan should know about actress.

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Genevieve Nnaji is popular for movies like "Road to Yesterday," "Sharon Stone," "Ije," "Blood Sister," "Prophesy," "Ijele" among others.

Today, May 3 is the filmmaker's birthday. Check out 13 things every fan should know about actress.

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Here we go;

1. Genevieve Nnaji was born on May 3, 1979 in Mbaise, Imo State, and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria.

2. The actress attended Methodist Girls College Yaba, Lagos. She was a Creative Arts student in University of Lagos, but dropped out to focus on her acting career.

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Genevieve Nnaji with stars of Beast of no Nation, Idris Elba and Abraham Attah, at the movie premiere

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3. The actress had her first acting experience at the age of eight on "Ripples."

4. The talented veteran started acting professionally in 1998, at the age of 19.

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Genevieve Nnaji at her parents' party

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5. In 2004, she signed a recording contract with EKB Records, a Ghanaian record label, and released her debut album One Logologo Line.

6. In a 2014 interview with Olisa Adibua, the actress revealed that she hopes to sing again. The actress also revealed that she is a soul singer.

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Genevieve Nnaji at the 2015 AMVCAs

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7. Genevieve Nnaji won the Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 2005 African Movie Academy Awards for her role in "Darkest Night."

8. In 2015, the actress released her first film as a producer "Road to Yesterday," which won the Best West African Film award at the 2016 Africa Magic Viiewers Choice Awards.

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9. On Monday, October 14, 2011, the actress was awarded the honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by former president Goodluck Jonathan.

10. In 2009, Genevieve Nnaji was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show in an episode ‘Meet the Most Famous People in the World‘.

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Nollywood star actress Genevieve Nnaji at AMVCA 2016

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11. The actress is a proud single mother of one, whom she has successfully kept private, away from the public.

12. On October 5, 2014, the talented actress relaunched her clothing line , St. Genevieve.

13. The Oscars is not her benchmark. "The Hollywood has done very good for themselves. I'm trying to build that here,"  the actress once said in an interview.

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