Genevieve Nnaji Real Boyfriend, Biography, Mental Health, Daughter Age, Parents, Net-worth, Mansions

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When we thought Nollywood leading lady and movie lovers’ favorite, Genevieve Nnaji was facing a life-threatening illness that took her away from the online space, she took us by surprise as she made her first major appearance of the Year at the Toronto International Film Festival(TIFF) on Sunday, September 10, 2023.

A year ago, she dropped lots of cryptic messages and displayed awkward expressions on her Instagram story that looked strange to her fans.

We didn’t know what she was going through but it was later revealed some months ago that she was battling with mental health and was at the hospital. 

During this period, Gene deleted all her Instagram photos and unfollowed everyone. 

This raised further suspicions and speculations that she’s indeed battling with a lot in her life.

While in that condition, she appeared to be losing weight but her appearance at the TIFF event has shown that she’s back on her feet, looking radiant than ever.

Genevieve Nnaji is one of the biggest actresses to come out of Nollywood. 

Global media personality, Oprah Winfrey likened her to the Julia Roberts of Africa.

Genevieve Nnaji mother, younger brother and best friend Onyi Carter, daughter of billionaire businessman Chief Izuchukwu Onwugbenu


Born May 3, 1979, in Lagos but a native of Mbaise in Imo State, Gene was raised by Mr and Mrs Nnaji who are Engineer and a Nursery School Teacher respectively.

She was bred in Lagos where she attended her primary and secondary school.

She later attended the University of Lagos where she bagged a bachelor’s degree in Creative Art.

Genevieve Nnaji joined Nollywood at age 8 and appeared in an old TV series, Ripples in 1978. 

In 1998, she made her debut appearance in the hit movie, “Most Wanted” and since then, she has been on top of her game, marking her feet on the global stage.

Over the years, Gene has appeared in over 200 movies giving exceptional performances. 

It’s dumbfounding to see that she has achieved great feats over the last 20 years and is still crossing boundaries.

In 2004, she outshined other celebrities with her votes as she emerged as the Face Of Lux, a soap brand. 

She also launched her clothing line, St. Genevieve in 2008, and the proceeds were given to charity. 

Genevieve Nnaji with friends rocking Aso-Ebi from her clothing line in 2013

Apart from these, Gene has also worked with top international brands like MUD Cosmetics, Pronto Beverage, and many others.

In 2005, she won Best Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Award, making her the first to attain that feat. 

Genevieve Nnaji, RMD, Patience Ozokwo, Ramsey Nouah, others at the launch of Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in 2012

She also won Best Actress at the Censors Board Of Nigeria in 2003, making her the first to reach that feat.

In 2009, she became the highest-paid actress in Nollywood. 

In 2015, she produced Road to Yesterday, a film that earned the Best Movie Award At AMVCA(Africa Magic Viewers Choice), and was estimated at N30m.

Genevieve Nnaji with Omotola Jalade in 2014

In 2018, she made her directional debut in the hit movie, Lion Heart. It was the first Original Netflix Film in Nigeria and was the first to be submitted by the Nigerian Selection Committee to an Academy Award(Oscar).

However, it was rejected due to its dialogue as it is expected that the film would predominantly be in the native language(Igbo) rather than English.

In 2023, after 5 years hiatus, she came back with “I Do Not Come To You By Chance” which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival–enjoying massive screen time.

Genevieve doesn’t seem to amaze us as she is representing Nigeria and Africa on the global map.

Years ago, she was said to have reportedly purchased a 700-million Naira home at Bourdillon in Ikoyi, Lagos. 

She has also acquired a multi-million Naira Estate in Abuja and owns a mansion in Lagos.

A few years ago, during a festive season, she was with her family in the Village. 

For the past 2 years, she hasn’t actively stayed in Nigeria as she rides abroad(in the US).

Is Genevieve Nnaji Still Married(Who Is Her First Husband)

Although nothing is known about her baby daddy, the father of her first and only daughter, Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji she has reportedly dated several celebrities. Some have admitted dating her and she has denied dating some.

Ramsey Noah

In the early 2000s, she reportedly dated her colleague, Ramsey Noah and they 

both denied that they had something going on together.

Ramsey said what existed between them was a working relationship and that the dating rumor shows that they are professional about their jobs.


Between 2008 and 2009, she was reportedly in a relationship with D’Banj. The singer admitted that Gene was an exceptional actress and also featured her in his hit song, “Fall In Love”.

Then, they were spotted together at several events, sparking dating rumors. However, they confirmed they were good friends and admitted they were never in a relationship.

Pat Attah

In August 2023, a Germany-based actor, Patrick Attah affirmed that he dated Genevieve Nnaji in an interview, noting that they had a wonderful time together. 

However, he did not reveal what led to their break-up but noted that he never regretted it.

Kunle Coker

According to reports, Genevieve admitted that she dated her senior colleague, Kunle Coker and affirmed that he wasn’t the one that brought her into the film industry like many people think.

Secret marriage in 2017

Gene reportedly had a secret wedding with a foreign lover in 2017 in Portugal, a rumor she debunked stating that she was on vacation with friends in South Africa.


In 2019, loved-up photos of the rapper Lynxx and Gene surfaced on the internet, with fans showing enthusiasm about them.

The former rapper, now a Born-Again Christian, born in 1983, admitted his feelings for Gene. He often shares photos of her, expressing love and affection.

Although Gene never publicly confirmed that their photos assert it.


Another big controversy Gene found herself in was a relationship with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

This dating rumor ignited in the early 2000s and has been for ages as many still believe she crossed paths with the former Vice President.

It was one of the biggest scandals in her entire career and she has repeatedly debunked the rumors, stating that there are other issues Nigerians are facing rather than focusing attention on her.

Over the years, Genevieve Nnaji has been secretive about her private life. Although age is no longer on her side it’s unknown if she’s in a serious relationship or secretly married.

However, as a public figure, nothing can be hidden about her. Any major move in her relationship or career will surely be on air(social media). So let’s keep our fingers crossed.

Sickness(What happened to Genevieve Nnaji)

In 2022, Gene was reportedly battling with mental illness. She deleted all her photos and unfollowed everyone. 

The actress was said to be receiving medical attention. On receiving the news of her at the hospital, Blogger, Stella Dimokokorkus noted that all she needed from her fans were their prayers.

How Old Genevieve Nnaji Daughter Now

She’s age 44 and will be 45 on May 3, 2024.

Who Impregnated Genevieve Nnaji

To date, the person who impregnated her at age 17 is unknown. She might not want to remember her past because it might arouse bad memories but the gift of a child is forever a blessing.

At What Age Did Genevieve Nnaji Give Birth

Genevieve had her first and only daughter, Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji at age 17 when she was in Secondary School. 

Chimebuka is happily married to her longtime sweetheart, Prince Chigozie Ikediwa.

Who’s Genevieve Nnaji Daughter

Gene is blessed with Theodora Chimebuka Nnaji. She was born in 1996 and is currently 27 years old, happily married, and blessed with a son.

She’s a businesswoman and the CEO of NAJ Makeup Artistry in Lagos. 

She’s a successful businesswoman and makeup artist who has worked for celebrities and foreign clients.

How Much Is Genevieve Worth(Net-worth)

This multi-million Naira mansion in Lekki was built for her parents. They lived all their lives in Egbeda, Lagos and she decided to elevate their lifestyle by acquiring a beautiful edifice for them years ago.

Her father, Mr Nnaji battled with a severe health condition and she had made big moves to take good care of him.

Gene acquired this multi-million Naira mansion above at Park View Estate in Ikoyi in 2013. 

It took rigorous findings from Legit. ng and Pulse TV to get information about her homes because she rarely shares photos of her assets online.

Nnaji acquired this 4-million-dollar mansion in the Achimota Area in Accra, Ghana. She hasn’t lived there in a long time but the palatial edifice is guarded by a top-notch Security company.

In 2021, Gene shared photos of her gigantic multi-million dollar estate in Abuja, constructed by Sticks And Stones. 

The actress posted it on her Snapchat, affirming that she’s back to her site. Genevieve is worth 1.3 million dollars.

In addition to the houses, she rides exotic cars worth millions of dollars.

Is Genevieve Nnaji A Billionaire

Yes, she’s a billionaire and is one of the richest veteran actresses in Nigeria and Africa at large.

Years ago, it was reportedly that she ditched Nigeria for a foreign country. 

Obviously, she no longer spends time in Nigeria but in other foreign countries particularly the US.

Genevieve Nnaji Movie

After 5 years hiatus, she made a comeback with the movie, “I Do Not Come To You By Chance” that was premiered on September 10, 2023, at the Toronto International Film Festival.

This is the first time in 5 years that Gene will appear on a major screen since the premiere of the international movie, Lion Heart, which was produced in 2018.

TIFF is her major highlight in 2023 with the film “I Do Not Come To You By Chance” making her grand entrance at the prestigious event. 

The much-anticipated piece is an adaptation of Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani’s award-winning novel which shares the same name as the movie.

The novel goes deep into a treacherous realm of Nigerian email scams, unraveling the pain of a young man grappling with the responsibility of liberating his family from poverty.


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