Popular Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji, might not be back on the big screen again, as she has reportedly dumped acting for her real estate business.
This must be a sad news for those itching to see her in movies again.
Genevieve, who won won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, may not be coming back any time soon as she has found herself a new love.
Her new business interest according to a top Nollywood source is real estate. The actress has partnered with a top real estate firm in Abuja to develop a new estate which is now her number one source of income.
Her new business line as it is, is less competitive and very profitable.
Don’t expect her back on the big screen because sources revealed that she has been rejecting scripts since 2017. The source said;
“She could return anytime she likes the script presented to her.”
The actress who shared a photo of the uncompleted building which were undergoing construction in Apo Dutse, Abuja two years ago,
She took to Instagram last month to share a new photo of the completed building. The photo she shared came with a ‘house’ emoji.
Genevieve has starred in over 80 movies and 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 is 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.
In 2004, Nnaji signed a recording contract with EKB Records, a Ghanaian record label, and released her debut album `One Logologo line’, a mix of R&B and Urban music.
In November 2015, Nnaji produced her first movie called “Road to Yesterday’’ which won Best Movie Overall-West Africa at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.