Genevieve Nnaji featured on ELLE.com’s “International Superstars: The Next Big Crossover Acts” ListPosted on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 at 2:54 PM
By Damilare Aiki
Genny is waving the Nigerian flag high!
Yesterday Wednesday 21st August 2013, the 34 year old Nollywood star was featured on ELLE.com’s “International Superstars: The Next Big Crossover Acts” List.
Here’s what ELLE said about Genevieve;
One of the most powerful actresses working in Africa, Nnaji began her career at age eight, and has been constantly working in commercials and movies ever since. She’s credited with putting Nollywood, Nigeria’s Hollywood, on the map.
In 2005 she was awarded Best Actress at the inaugural African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), and used her fame to launch her clothing line, St. Genevieve, in 2008 with the proceeds from sales supporting orphanages.
And she has the Oprah seal of approval—in 2009 Nnaji was profiled on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, with the host referring to her as one of the most popular people around the world and the “Julia Roberts of Africa.”
Her latest film, Half of a Yellow Sun, in which she stars alongside British actress Thandie Newton, premieres this year.
The US fashion publication featured the actress alongside other international stars including former Miss World turned Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kim Hyuna from Gangnam Style video, English singer and songwriter Pixie Lott, Mexican actress Anahí, Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe and Bollywood star Katrina Kaif .
If you missed the feature here on BellaNaija, check out Genevieve in the “Half of a Yellow Sun” Trailer