Meet the highest paid actress in Nigeria and her net worth
There is no doubt that some Nigerian actresses have been able to build their career and craft to a higher standard which has not only earned them great fame but also wealth.
Such actresses are paid differently depending on the roles, experience, level of consistency and personality.
It is also undeniable fact that most veteran Nigerians actresses mostly live a luxurious lifestyle due to the money they make from their acting careers.
Actresses such as Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade, Ini Edo, Mercy Johnson, Uche Jombo, Rita Dominic live luxurious lifestyles due to the money they made out of their movie careers.
That notwithstanding, it will interest you to know that amongst these popular Nigerian actresses, the highest-paid actress is no other person than our very own veteran Genevieve Nnaji.
She is worth N1.5 Million for playing a role in a movie. Do not also forget that Genevieve Nnaji is a producer and director.
Nnaji was born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria, and grew up in Lagos. The fourth of eight children, she was raised in a middle-class family; her father worked as an engineer and her mother as a nursery school teacher.
She attended Methodist Girls College (Yaba, Lagos), before transferring to the University of Lagos, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in creative arts. While at the university, she began auditioning for acting jobs in Nollywood.
Back in 2005, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, making her the first actor to win the award.
In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contributions to Nollywood.
Her directorial debut movie, Lionheart, is the first Netflix Original from Nigeria, and first Nigerian submission for the Oscars. The movie was disqualified for having most of its dialogue in English.
Genevieve has received several awards and nominations for her work and won many of them. She is a very strong girl and women activist.
She advocates for Nigerian girls to be able to have a say in who they choose to marry. She is against early marriages for the girl child. She is strongly against abuse of women in society.
Genevieve says she is a strong advocate for social justice. Further, Genevieve Nnaji is a strong feminist. She states her type of feminism is the woman who has the right to make her own choices and do whatever she feels like.
Genevieve Nnaji’s current net worth is estimated to be about N850 million.