Genevieve Nnaji was on CNN earlier today. CNN says: Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji has been dubbed the Julia Roberts of Africa by millions of fans on the continent and now she’s trying to make a name for herself in the west.
Genevieve Nnaji is your Connector of the Day.
The 31-year-old Nigerian born Nnaji is the fourth of eight children and had the opportunity to attend the University of Lagos where she acted in a number of Nollywood productions.
Nigeria has one of the world’s biggest film industries and produces even more movies each year than the United States.
The industry outputs more than 200 movies each month and is estimated to be worth more than $250 million.
Nnaji started acting at the age of eight and had her first stint in the spotlight in the television soap opera “Ripples.”
One of her first big Nollywood films was the movie “Most Wanted” and the rest is history. Nnaji went on to star in a number of highly successful movies and is generally considered to be one of the best paid actresses in Africa.
VIDEO AFTER HER INTERVIEW
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