Hey gems, it’s midweek today, Wednesdays give us hope to the upcoming weekend & I know a lot of you guys can’t wait for Friday. TGIF
It’s our first edition of celebrity crush Wednesday….yayyyyydrumstick. So I’m going to be introducing different celebrities who I admire for one reason or the other, and share some facts we could learn or be inspired from their lifestyle and achievements.
So this week, my celebrity crush Wednesday is none other than “Genevieve Nnaji“.
Why do I love this lady? She’s unique, she’s confident, she’s classy & stylish, she’s outstanding & she’s an achiever.
Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian (our own) actress, born on the 3rd of May 1979, from Mbaise – Imo-state Nigeria. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for best actress in a leading role in 2005. In 2011, she was honored as a member of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) by the Nigerian Government for her contributions to Nollywood. She is an etisalat brand ambassador amongst other achievements.
she started her acting career as a child actress in the then popular television soap opera “Ripples” at the age of 8. During her teenage years, she bore a daughter out of wedlock but that didn’t deter her from moving on and achieving these great fits.
She has inspired men & women alike with her beauty & simplicity. Here are five reasons why we love Genevieve:
- She is humble: Each time I see her pick up an award, she dedicates it to her fans. The people who made her the superstar she is. She’s gentle & meek & always reach out to grassroot.
She is a philanthropist: Not only is this lady a superstar, she also gives back to the society. She contributes a section of her proceeds from her st Genevieve clothing line to the orphanage. Amongst other contributions.
She is determined & a goal-getter: Despite the fact that she fell pregnant at a very young age, she took the bull by the horn & forged ahead. Today, she is one of the highest paid actresses & the Julia Roberts of Nollywood. Her enormous achievements speak for her hardwork.
She is simple yet classy: This lady is a slayer anytime anyday. Whether on red carpet, at the airport, the comfort of her home, anywhere. She makes an effortless slay. She can turn a simple jean & a tee into a world- class outfit. Without jewelries, make-up or wig, she’s a natural beauty. She is charming, classy & confident.
She maintains a positive attitude: Despite being trailed with many controversies, being banned from acting in Nollywood at a time, flop in her musical career, my lady-queen has kept her head up. She’s today a household name & has created a strong appeal to everyone including the young & upcoming artistes.
She’s featured in over 300 movies and was one time named the sexiest female artiste in Nollywood.
Genevieve is an amazing actress & that’s why she’s my celebrity crush Wednesday.