Wishing a very Happy Birthday to multiple award-winning Nollywood Actress, Director and Producer Genevieve Nnaji! The stunning and gorgeous Superstar is a year older today! 

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Genevieve first appeared in a popular soap opera called as Ripples in the 1990’s.  The major first movie that she starred in was the ‘Most Wanted’.

Since then she has featured in over 150 movies including: Doctor Bello, Road to Yesterday, Silent Scandals, Half of a Yellow Sun, 30 Days, Games Women Play,Tango With Me, The Mirror Boy, Bursting Out, Ijé, 

She is the first Nigerian guest to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is one of the most recognised African Celebrities worldwide.

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Genevieve is believed to be the one of the highest paid Nigerian star.

We wish Queen Genevieve More Success, Happiness and GoodHealth.

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Beauty with brains! We love all Queen Genevieve movies! What is your favourite Genevieve Nnaji’s movie?

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Nollywood producer, director and actress Genevieve Nnaji has signed film deal with UTA (United Talent Agency) according to reports by Deadline Hollywood
Netflix recently acquired the rights to Genevieve Nnaji’s “Lionheart” a movie directed by Nigerian actress and filmmaker Genevieve Nnaji
UTA, isone of the biggest talent agencies in the world’, also They have offices in Miami,London, Los Angeles, New York, Sweden and other countries… they are globally known for endorsements, movie packaging and more.
 
Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, DJ Khaled, Amy Schumer, Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper, Lenny Kravitz, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Mariah Carey, Channing Tatum, Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Kim Soo Hyun and Liv Tyler, Jake Tapper…. are all represented by United Talent Agency.

 

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Genevieve first appeared in a popular soap opera called as Ripples in the 1990’s.
The major first movie that she starred in was the ‘Most Wanted’. Since then she has featured in over 150 movies including: Lionheart, Road to Yesterday, Doctor Bello, Tango With Me, Blood sisters, Busting Out, Ijé, Weekend Gateaway, Rip-Off Half of a Yellow Sun, 
 
She is the first Nigerian guest to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She has featured in over 100 movies and is currently one of the highest paid Nigerian actress.
 
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Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji has joined the Action/2015 Campaign for ‘ONE’. ONE is an international campaigning and advocacy organization of more than 6 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa… because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut by 60% and can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but only if we act with urgency now…Continue here on one.org main website.

GENEVIEVE NNAJI JOINS ACTION 2015 CAMPAIGN- AFRICAN CELEBS 2015

To date, (RED) has generated more than $250 million for The Global Fund to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. All of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken. The Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 40 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.

 “We’re building a movement of people, as part of Action 2015 who will use the power of their voice to do more and demand better from our leaders. Join us.. one.org/2015” Genevieve

So far 

We know that together, we can do more and Demand Better from our world leaders! Join Action2015 and pledge now by visiting   one.org/2015

Great work!

Watch the video below featuring African musicians Fally Ipupa, Angélique Kidjo, Femi Kuti, Ice Prince; ONE co-founder Bono

 

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Genevieve-Nnaji-ChieftancyCongratulations! Genevieve Nnaji has been honoured with a chieftaincy title in her hometown Aboh, Mbaise, Imo State. The stunning and gorgeous star took to her instagram with this photo with the caption

 “#letmeReintroducemyself Chief G.N (MFR) #EzeAdaemoji of #AmuzuNweafor.”

Genevieve  is now Chief Genevieve Nnaji (MFR), Eze Ada 1 of Amuzu Nweafor in Imo State.Chief Genevieve Nnaji jpg Chief Genevieve Nnaji. Chief Genevieve Nnaji

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Sam Onyemelukwe, Genevieve Nnaji, Sam, and Audu Maikori Sam Onyemelukwe, Genevieve Nnaji, Sam, and Audu MaikoriAfrican Business Conference which took place took on Friday (May 30, 2014) at the Lagos Business School had Nollywood star Genevieve Nnaji as one of the panel speakers alongside Sam Onyemelukwe of Trace TV and Audu Maikori of Chocolate City Records. The theme of the conference was ‘Africa Lions Arising: Driving Private Sector Growth through Enhanced Intra-African Trade’.

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Africa is a continent with diverse ethnic and cultural practices and looking at the different ways in which African countries portrays their culture, it’s not surprising that a lot of screenwriters are emerging from the continent to showcase their rich cultures in movies.

This article seeks to unveil 20 African female screenwriters you may know or not know and 2 of their best movies.

 

Leila Djansi

Leila is a Ghanaian-born American based movie writer, producer and director. She had her Basic and Secondary education at the Kabore Primary and JSS and Mawuli School, all in the Volta region of Ghana

 

She began her writing skills at the age of 19 when she was convinced by a Ghanaian actor, Sam Odoi who was her role model to write a script on a film titled, “Babina”.

In the course of developing her passion for writing and filmmaking, she continued her education at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) in Ghana and later relocated to the States to further her Film and Television Degree at Savannah College of Art and Design on a scholarship.

Today she remains one of the best movie writers to emerge from the African continent and projecting the image of Africa through movies. She’s notable for award winning movies such as “Sinking Sands” and “Like Cotton Twines”.

 

Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji is one of Nigeria’s screen goddess making Nigeria proud with her versatility in the Nigerian movie industry.

As an actress, she sought to raise the banner of Nigeria and Africa at large beyond the African continent through entertainment and arts.

She developed passion for movie making at a very younger age where she starred in “Ripples”, a famous TV series at the time. She officially started acting professionally at age 19.

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Today, she can confidently boast of countless roles she has played in Nigeria movies and awards as well.

Climbing to the top of her movie career, she learnt about producing and directing and as a result, she’s been able to write and direct her own movie which is selling massively across the globe. She known for “the Lionheart” movie.

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Chineze Anyaene

 

Hailing from Abuja, Nigeria, Chineze is a film producer, director and filmmaker who was born on December 28.

She is a graduate of University of Abuja with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts and has also obtained a Master’s Degree in Directing at the New York Film Academy (NYFA), United States.

She promotes African culture through cinematic stories in order to meet the international film market. She’s well known for movies like,” Ije: The Journey” and “20 Years Later”.

 

Sara Blecher

 

Sara Blecher a director, a producer and a writer from South Africa. She spent her teen age in the United States where she attended Georgetown University in Washington DC.

After relocated to Paris  she attended a film school then returned to South Africa to put the theories she had learnt into practice.

Her best movies are “Otelo Burning” and “Ayanda”.

 

Shirley Frimpong -Manso

A multiple award winning female writer in the Ghanaian movie industry. Shirley is a professional writer who tells the African stories in movies.

She is also a producer and a director with a degree from the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) in Ghana.

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Her movies seek to empower women and motivate them through the lead roles often taken by women in her movies.

She has written, directed and produced over 10 movies including her best-selling movies, “Potato Potato” (2017), and “Perfect Picture” (2009).

 

Elaine Proctor

Proctor is a South African actress who doubles as a writer and a film director. She graduated from the National Film and Television School, United Kingdom. She’s known for “Friends” and “On the Wire”.

 

Wanuri Kahiu

Kahiu is a Kenyan filmmaker who has received several awards for her outstanding works in the movie industry.

As an author, a producer and a director, Kahiu was awarded for the best director, screenplay and best picture by Africa Movie Awards Academy in 2009.

She is a graduate from the university of Warwick, England and the University of California, Los Angeles School of Theatre, Film and Television where she pursued a master of fine arts in production and directing.

She’s best known for the movies, “Pumzi” and “Rafiki”.

 

Seko Shamte

One of Tanzania’s proud daughter projecting the image of Tanzania through filmmaking is Shamte. She is a producer, writer and a director from Dar es Salaam.

She is the owner of the production company, Alkemist Media established in 2008. The A-Team and Home Coming movies are projects of the writer which garnered huge recognition from the Tanzanian movie industry.

 

Mariam Naoum

Marian is a writer from Egypt. Most of her works are centred around the challenges women faced socially and economically because she’s famously known as a feminist and social screenwriter.

Mariam studied economics in France but returned to Egypt to further her education in screenwriting. She’s notable for the movies, “Wahed Sefr” (One Nill) and “Segn El Nesa” (Women’s Prison).

 

Sandra Nashaat

She is also an Egyptian film director, writer and producer famously known for her movies, Mallaki Iskandariya (Private Alexandria, 2005) and Leh Khaletny Ahebak (Why Did You Make Me Love You, 2000). Nashaat graduated from Higher Film Institute in Egypt’s capital, Cairo.

 

Arsema Worku Tiduneh

Tiduneh works as the General Secretary of the Executive Board of the Ethiopian Film Producers’ Association. Also, she is a movie director, producer and a writer notable for high achieving movies like, “Yigbagn” and “Emnet”.

 

Nkechi Okoro Carroll

Born in America, Carroll is a black American but her parents hail from Nigeria. Growing up, she stayed in several places including Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, the United Kingdom and the United States.

She is an actress, a producer and a writer with a lot of works in the American movie industry. She is notable for films like, “The Finder” and “Bones”.

 

Apolline Traoré

A Burkinabe scriptwriter known for her movies, “Kounandi”, (2004) and “Borders”, (2017).

Born in Ouagadougou the capital of Burkina Faso, she had her education in the United States at Emerson college in Boston in the field of art and communication. She returned to her country of birth to begin directing and filmmaking

 

Kemi Adetiba

She is a Nigerian writer and a television and music video director best known for her movies, the “Wedding Party” and “King of Boys”.

Adetiba Began working as radio presenter and later upgraded to producing and hosting of several shows on TV.

 

Chika Anadu

Hails from Nigeria, Anadu is a writer and director, known for the movies, “B for Boy” and Ava.

Her movies mostly address issues of gender injustice and cultural pressures surrounding Nigerian traditions. She started working in Television and film production in 2008 after her education from the United Kingdom.

 

Akosua Adoma Owusu

Adoma is a Ghanain-American writer and a movie producer famously knowns for her movies, “Kwaku Ananse” and “Me Broni Ba”. Her works have been well received in major film festivals around the world.

 

Moufida Tlatli

Born and raised in Tunisia, Tlatli realised her passion in movies during high school days and was lucky to develop it through her psychology tutor who was managing a movie club.

She travelled to France to continue developing her passion for cinema by enrolling in a French film school known as Institut des hautes études cinématographiques in and completed 1968.

She is also a politician. Her best movies include, The Silences of the Palace and The Season of Men.

 

Safi Faye

 Faye is a Senegalese filmmaker and director notable for movies like, “Letter from My Village” and “Selbe: One Among Many”. She has directed several documentary and fiction films focusing on rural life in Senegal.

 

Cheryl Dunye

Born in Liberia, Dunye grew up in Philadelphia, US and obtained a bachelor of arts at the Temple University and master’s degree in fine arts at Rutgers University.

Her work often concerns issues of race, sexuality, and gender, particularly issues relating to black lesbians. Her best movies include, “the Watermelon Woman” and “Stranger Inside”.

 

Nuotama Bodomo

Bodomo is a Ghanaian born Norwegian writer and director notable for movies like “Random Act of Flyness” and “Afronauts”. She studied film at Columbia University in New York.