We celebrate two top personalities in the entertainment world this day May 3;
Undoubtedly one of Nigeria’s female actors Genevieve Nnaji has indeed come a long way ever since kicking off her acting career as a child actress – she starred in the then-popular television soap opera “Ripples” at age 8. Also as a child, the upcoming star featured in several commercials; including Pronto beverage and Omo detergent. In 1998.
The superstar made her grand debut in the Nigerian movie industry in the film; Most Wanted at age 19, this was her major breakthrough. In 2002, she later starred in the movie Sharon Stone (2002) and ever since then, Genevieve Nnaji has not looked back, featuring in big time projects .
Genevieve more recently starred in the movies; “Last Party,” “Mark of the Beast,” , “Ijele”, Half of a Yellow Sun and Mirror Boy
In November 2015 Nnaji produced her first movie called Road to Yesterday, later winning Best Movie Overall-West Africa at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. She has also won other awards including; NMA, Ghana Movie Awards and others.
The star turns 38.
The Wedding Party, Fifty, The Arbitration, Torn…The list goes on and on. Both in the media and acting worlds, Iretiola’s name rings a bell.
A former presenter, Iretiola has produced and presented her own fashion and lifestyle how titled Oge With Iretiola and has also anchored several A-list television shows, like Morning Ride, Today On STV and Nimasa This Week on Channels TV.
She is a renowned writer and has several screen plays to her credits including Amaka Igwe’s Tempest (Season 1)
She has been nominated for the Reel Awards, AMAA Awards, GIAMA Awards and an African Magic Viewers’ Choice Award. More recently she has been nominated at the 2016 African Movie Academy Awards in the Best Actress In A Leading Role category for her portrayal of Dr. Elizabeth in Ebony Life Films’ blockbuster 2015 hit; Fifty.
Iretiola has also featured in the movies Dinner and Madam President. On television she is most remembered for; Fuji House Of Commotion, Dowry, and Gidi Up.
Iretiola currently stars as Sheila Ade-Williams in the MNET television series Tinsel. Her most recent stage credits include The Vagina Monologues, Olorounbi The Musical and Hear Word and The Wives.
She turns 50.
Happy Birthday to our very own Genevieve and Iretiola!