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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

What Made Genevieve Nnanji, The First Nollywood Billionaire In A few Days Will Shock You

The Movie Lion Heart On Netflix that made Genevieve Nnaji the first Nollywood Billionaire.
The Nigerian actress Genieve Nnanji has become the first Nollywood billionaire. She suddenly became a billionaire thanks to Netflix that bought her last movie "Lion Heart" for a sum of $3,000,000 about 1 095 000 000 Naira.

The Nigerian movie industry is classed among the best industries on earth. I don't think Genevieve will go on the contrary to what I have said. Her and her partners just confirmed the sale of her movie the "Lion Heart" to the American firm Netflix where Nnaji Genevieve is the producer and at the same time the actress in the movie.

This is a great move and a new story in the Nollywood which was recently named the most prolific movie industry in the world by the International Federation of Movies Association. Note that when Netflix consider a film as its own, they make huge advertisement, press releases and Marketing. This Nigerian movie is not the first to appear on Netflix but the first to be bought by the American platform, Netflix.

Among the Nollywood movies recently on Netflix or currently diffused on Netflix are; The Wedding Party, The Visit, When Love Happens, Fifty, Road  to Yesterday, and Dearest Mummy. streamingmedia.com declared that Netflix was to disburse a sum of $3 Million to acquire full rights over the movie.

The actress and the Nigerian producer on her Instagram page appreciates what Lion Heart has brought in the industry. It's Genevieve Nnaji first film on Netflix where actors like Nkem Owoh, Phyno, Peter Okoye, Pete Edochie and Onyeka Onwenu are the main actors.

Who is Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji born on the 3rd of May 1979 in Mbaise in Imo State, Nigeria. She studied in the Methodist Girl's College Yaba and the University of Lagos. She started casting while in university with the Nollywood.

Genevieve Nnaji started on a movie "Soap Opera Ripples" when she was just 8 that gain publicity with Pronto, a drink in Nigeria and OMO. In 2004, her face on soap was a lucrative business for her. At 19 she acted her first adolescent firm titled " Most wanted" followed by "Last Party", "Mark of the Beast" and "Ijele". She has featured in more 80 Nollywood films and the one of the highest paid Nollyword superstar.

In 2001 she became the best actress by City People Awards and the best actress with distinction by African Movies Academy Awards (AMAA) in 2005. In 2004, she signed a contract with a recording label EKB Records in Ghana and her first album Logologo Line, a mix of R&B, Hip-Hop and Urban music.

In 2008, Genevieve Nnaji launched her clothing "St Genevieve" where part of her money on the business was used for charity. In 2010, she played a major role on the film "Mirror Boy" of Obi Emelonye. 

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