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Genevieve Nnaji is a “Connector of the Day” on CNN Connect the World airing in November 2010

Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji has been chosen as a “Connector of the Day” on CNN’s programme, Connect the World.

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Genevieve Nnaji with CNN anchor - Max Foster

Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji has been chosen as a “Connector of the Day” on CNN’s programme, Connect the World. Genevieve filmed her segment yesterday, 28th October 2010 at the CNN Studios in London and viewers from around the world sent in questions via various social networking platforms. Nollywood Uncut editor, publicist and scriptwriter, Bola Aduwo was featured via telephone on CNN’s Connect the World – Brazil/Nigeria show, she maintained contact with the producers and suggested Genevieve as a “Connector of the Day” and it was done.

Connect the World takes viewers on a sweeping journey across continents, beyond headlines and into the stories that are changing our world. In the segment, Connector of the Day, viewers get a chance to connect with some of their favorite personalities by sending in their questions and having them answered. Genevieve has joined the ranks of recent “connectors” including Matt Damon, Condoleezza Rice, Roberto Cavalli, Jose Carreras, Sheryl Crow and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs.

Though the air date is not confirmed, it will likely air during the Week of November 8th 2010.
Genevieve shared her excitement about the feature via social networking site, Twitter and also in a behind-the-scenes video which has been uploaded to the CNN Connect the World Facebook page. Also read Gene’s “Future Connector” profile on CNN.com.

Backstage at CNN Studios in London

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Gene was styled by Zed Eye and her makeup  done by Stacey Okafor. Here are some more shots.

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Photo Credit: CNN Connect the World via Facebook | Zed Eye
View exclusive photos of Gene getting ready for the show on NollywoodUncut.com

133 Comments

  1. Ms. Jayee

    October 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    When i used to say it, people thought i was overreacting. I LOVE GENEVIEVE!!!! She’s indeed a movie star. She’s good at her game and I’m happy for her that she’s getting all these accolades! She deserves it. People please, let’s celebrate our own. Enough with the negativity and criticism! Who woulda thot lil’ Genny from the movie (can’t remember now, the one she acted with Sam Dede years ago. that was where i first noticed her sha!) would have come this far? God bless your heart Genny. Keep your head up and continue making Nigeria and indeed the whole of Africa proud. Much luv
    P.S. I am not her publicist or anything like that o! before you people will think that i am being paid for doing this..lol!!!

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    • mariaah

      October 29, 2010 at 1:20 pm

      Its “Ijele” an epic movie, she was also in cracked shot in Yaba area I still think cracked was her first but mayb it wasn’t as popular..

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    • Ms. Jayee

      November 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm

      Yeaaahhhh!! thanks for the reminder. Gosh!

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    • Amour

      November 3, 2010 at 9:50 am

      Mehn, the babe is doing big tinz. I wish her all the best!

      http://temiville.wordpress.com/

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    • kafayat anibi

      November 19, 2010 at 11:32 am

      thumb-up! like d comment

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  2. Ms. Jayee

    October 29, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    And did i mention how effortlessly chic and beautiful you are? Gosh! you can make a raincoat and rain boots the next season’s ‘musthaves’.

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  3. Janice

    October 29, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I adore Genny! This is such great exposure for her, and im sure before we know she will be WORLDWIDE and not just renound throughout africa. she is a great talent, and (lets not steer away from the obvious) she is absolutely beautiful! More success be granted to her in Jesus name. she just needs to make sure she doesn’t let it get to her head. Genny stay humble o! Talent Is God given – be thankful, Fame is man given – Be humble!!!

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  4. chewunski

    October 29, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    she’s going places……………congrats

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  5. Tee

    October 29, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    This is so huge! Gene has been doing such big things lately. Can we say Hollywood next?

    http://www.that1960chick.com

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  6. feyi

    October 29, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    i am indeed also proud of her achivements. pls kip it up .we love ur good work.

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  7. oluchi Anigbogu

    October 29, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I love Genny.She has really done her homework well….Go gurl and make us proud

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  8. Yomi Adu

    October 29, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    i looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove Genevieve !!!!!!! thats all i gat to say 🙂

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  9. Mary007

    October 29, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Genny God bless always you are a true Star

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  10. Naija Didi

    October 29, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I hope to see Genny in a hollywood movie. I can’t wait!

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  11. Ifeoma-adiagwuagwu

    October 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Go on girl, you are doing great. Please keep it up. 🙂

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  12. Tikitiki

    October 29, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Genny from the block is going placez!!!! Proudly Nigerian!!!

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  13. Brittle Paper

    October 29, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    I like her too. She’s cool.

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  14. karmel

    October 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    congrats!!!!!proud of you girl!!

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  15. king's kid!

    October 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    This babe is going places!!! keep up the good work sweety. thumbs up.

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  16. joke

    October 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Am really really really proud of you Gene……………this is just the beginning for you. Nice achievement!!!

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  17. Jonzing World

    October 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Ehem this is a talented star big ups BN for featuring dis..not those Chere Were Party hoppers that keep flying from one event to the next. And the thing I love about Genny is that she selects the events she attends. From Monday to Sunday the same recycled faces are always here. Love You Gen and I doubt there will be a lot of harsh comments here esp. For dos that say we love to hate on people here

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  18. abby

    October 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Genny u absolutely ROCK!!!!!!!

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  19. samson

    October 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    igbo girls ROCK!!! luv u Genny!

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    • Ib

      October 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm

      Hmmm…u just had to bring in tribe…NIGERIAN girls ROCK!!
      Well all the same,we are proud of u girl…keep the flag flying

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    • sweetie

      October 29, 2010 at 11:59 pm

      exactly o, i am igbo myself and i seriously dont see the point of bringing in tribe, Please Naija big ups!

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  20. kk

    October 29, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    meanwhile omosexy is going semi naked all over the place.
    This thing no be by force o!

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    • wuggy

      November 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm

      i de tell u! its effotless,less is always more!

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    • lastar

      November 10, 2010 at 8:48 pm

      hahahahaha i go die laugh 4 here……..no be by force na true talk be dat

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  21. globerry

    October 29, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    am so proud of u any time any day…luv u

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  22. jennietobbie

    October 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    she was the reason I got hooked up with Nollywood movie.

    And please, if anyone is still hating on this girl…..I forgive you. Yeah, I really do because if you cannot see a strong and powerful young lady who has such talent….then, something is really wrong.

    Love you Genevieve……Naija all the way :)bless xoxo

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    • Ayana

      October 30, 2010 at 12:16 am

      Same reason for me as well. I would only ask for nollywood movies starring Genevieve (never knew the titles)…She’s done real well and she’s talented. You make us proud Ms Nnaji

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  23. Anyaposh

    October 29, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Genevieve rocks!! I wish her all the success that life has to offer…she is going places o!

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  24. Gorgeous

    October 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    looks so fake and orange, like an oompaloompa. Mac is not for everyone, especially when you dont have yellow undertones. Sorry but genny is an overhyped regular chick. Nothing spectacular. Congrats to her though, its a big step.

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    • Waha

      October 29, 2010 at 3:36 pm

      Do ur homework luv, she is the spokesperson for MUD Cosmetics, so she is not allowed to use other makeup for the duration of her contract. If u know what MAC is all about, its easy to see that she is not wearing MAC. Think before u make jealous comments

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    • Gorgeous

      October 29, 2010 at 4:16 pm

      why do i need to do my homework on Genny? lol. You get time. So what if its MUD? MAC looks like this anyway when the person does not have yellow undertones.

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    • Gorgeous

      October 29, 2010 at 4:22 pm

      and please i am not jealous, if someone makes a comment that does not suit your mood you claim jealousy. Abeg fall back and sit down. Abi na you dey make the MUD? Its not right for her under regular lighting obviously.

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    • niyoo

      October 29, 2010 at 3:39 pm

      she uses MUD, not mac.
      duh!

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    • MiaJadore

      October 29, 2010 at 4:05 pm

      “Overhyped” enough for you to seek out an article on her and comment on it

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    • Gorgeous

      October 29, 2010 at 4:17 pm

      lool, first i did not “seek” out an article on genny, it was on the blog! Second, yes she is overhyped and regular, now tear your pant. mtscheew.

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    • chi

      October 30, 2010 at 2:05 pm

      You guys should stop getting personal. she’s entitled to make comments just as you all are. everyone cannot have th same opinion please. learn to accept other peoples view no matter how negative.

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    • from-me-to-you

      October 30, 2010 at 12:21 am

      oki rarely call folks haters on bellanaija but ths time amma call you a hater cos u iz just hating. The chic has done well and she has tons to show for her career, don’t hate, appreciate then celeb-e-rate!

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    • mariaah

      October 30, 2010 at 3:24 pm

      OOh pls “Gorgeous” , you could have boycotted the article afterall, since her name is clearly written on it. Your just a bigot if you think she’s a regular girl, ask yourself how many Nigerian actresses or actors get featured on CNN and have had endorsement as she have… Lux, MUD and others have seen how “irregular” she is but I doubt you can, so get the yarn and pin out and get to work!

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    • Alexa

      November 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm

      yeah overhyped,overated, regular chic, i guess ur as regular as REGULAR can be but i don’t see u on CNN connect, why isn’t ur face up dere not hers.get ova urself, looser!!

  25. akua

    October 29, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    i know someone who is gonna go #GAGA when she see’s this…Gen u go girl 🙂

  26. Tres Belle

    October 29, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Kudos!!!!!!!!!!

  27. x-factor queen

    October 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    lol miss jayee is anyone fighting with you about genevieve lol

  28. Tolu

    October 29, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Thumbs up Gene!

  29. Gino

    October 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    She is a star. am proud of her.

    http://getnigeriajobs.blogspot.com/

  30. FL1 TZ

    October 29, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    lovely go go Genevive

  31. Sandra

    October 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    go girl keep flying Gen well done

  32. Prism of an immigrant

    October 29, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Congrats girl, but whatz up with the accent?

    http://lookingglassofanimmigrant.blogspot.com/

  33. Q

    October 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Seriously!!the accent part is an unconscious thing nigerians do o,myself included.Visualise this scenario,”someone walks up to you & thinking u were going to hear the same accent the Man at your pharmacy has,you hear a completely different one that is a bridge btw that of Prince Charles,George Clooney & Kunte Kinte,wont u try to step up ur game a bit??”

    It just baffles me how Nigerians are able to change their accents & Cubans,Italians,Spanish,mexican or even indian don’t get theirs no matter where they go.
    A thought for another day,Bella,pls post something about this.If u dont,i agree u are also guilty,lol!!

    • Beediva

      October 29, 2010 at 9:42 pm

      My dear no be say u talk…It a natural instinct for us i guess as long as we no de over do am which is what most of us do….

      Neways..Congrats Gene….I’m proud of ya..

    • mariaah

      October 30, 2010 at 3:40 pm

      I know I try to speak British English cos when Britiko dey talk pardon, pardon and then go on to say “I don’t understand your accent miss” or “I can’t seem to get you, pls speak properly” but naija pple over do it like talking to your pple and ur still phoneying, which levels now guy? You can like to calm down tho..

    • Passerby

      October 31, 2010 at 12:19 am

      The foneh is not a necessity. Too many Nigerians confuse clear diction with foneh. Have you ever seen any of Uche (Bella Naija)’s interviews? She is fantastic at finding that balance. Unmistakably Naija but still unmistakably educated and eloquent

      xxxo

  34. Mrs. Obiora N

    October 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I LOVE GENEVIVE, my biggest nigerian act. Can’t take it away 4rm her she’s got it all. Dis young lady does no wrong in my eyes!

  35. Q

    October 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I meant they dont change their accents no matter what ‘cos they dont see things the way we do.

  36. peter opotz

    October 29, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    wow! Genevieve? she is one of a kind, i knew definately she was gonna make it cuz she’s good at [email protected] she does.

  37. Vera

    October 29, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    ride on Genny.I am proud of you.hope to see you in Nollywood soon.

  38. Vera

    October 29, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    ride on Genny.I am proud of u.hope to see you in Hollywood soon.

  39. chika

    October 29, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    @mariaah her first movie wasnt “ijele” it was ‘after party’ or somn that sounded like that, cant really remember, but it was a popular movie at the time, and she was so young, like 18 or somn, they were sha lots of girls in that movie, and it was over 10yrs ago. please u guys should stop this stupid accent talk! she sounds normal, like typical nigerian girl! but tush! she aint faking nothing. shes just not a local babe thats all! shes beautiful and a true star!! that slowly pushed her way to the TOP! thats how life is, u start from somewhere, hustle hard…n bam! u on the top of ur game! u go girl

    • shade

      October 29, 2010 at 7:02 pm

      Her first movie was titled Last Party.

    • mariaah

      October 30, 2010 at 3:33 pm

      I didn’t say Ijele was her first, just helped the other reader with the title of the movie with Sam Dede. Anyhoo, not sure if last party is her first either cos cracked was done right on my street then in Yaba and I can say that me and my siblings or friends couldn’t remember her from any of the mentioned movies.. We just thought she was really pretty & new and that was in quite a long time ago too.

  40. chiamaka

    October 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    i like Genny. dear Genny, pls be thankful to God almighty for wht he is doin. and i assured u dt as he has started doin it, he will not stop half way but reach to an end. More grease to ur elbow Genny. Cheers

  41. hateunrealisticpeople

    October 29, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    geneeeeeeeeeeeeee….u go girl!!

  42. nekiss

    October 29, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Genny love, you’re blessed. Just keep kool and humble, you’re going places! @Gorgeous, Genny is not “overhyped” ooo, when you see something good admire it and good things will get to you. The truth be told, Genny is a bunch of talent when it comes to her profession. peace

  43. ChiChi

    October 29, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    She looks great. She can serve as a reminder of natural beauty (no surgeries, implants done by hollywood stars to basically look like her, albeit a White version). We Africans have a lot to be thankful for!

  44. abby

    October 29, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Overated, overhyped regular chic with small talent. Congrats on ths one tho….

    • ify

      October 30, 2010 at 9:32 pm

      thank you oo….im glad some one shares same view with me 🙂 she is unneccessarily over hyped!!

  45. Nicole

    October 29, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    The people that do well in this world are the folks that forge forward despite the negative opinions and in the case of entertainers, the destructive gossip and tabloid sensationalism directed at them. It takes courage. It’s hard to do that if you’re not confident, if you don’t believe in your own talent and worth. Genevieve Nnaji, as do many of her colleagues, continues un-flustered and as long as she does not lose sight of those goals she has probably set for herself and takes note of the constructive criticism of those who genuinely have her best interest at heart, She’ll continue to do well. Congrats

  46. Inumidun

    October 29, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I’m happy that she’s repping well. Good for her!!

    Check out my friend’s photo blog and feel free to drop a comment or two.
    shemo.shutterchance.com

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    Lol… jus felt like saying that. Congratulations Genevieve!!

  47. Disbabe

    October 29, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    she sounds very Nigerian to me I didnt recognize another accent. if she ws meant to sound American or british the accent failed..I doubt it though sounded Nigerian

  48. noella

    October 29, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    so happy for her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. ojaybaby

    October 29, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    God bless you Genevieve, you represent us well everywhere you go,continue o!

  50. aosgrl

    October 29, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Genny with age has bloomed like fine wine. I’m glad to see her grow, perfect her act ang get more exposure around the world. Good for her. I would love love love to see her in a shirley frimpong manso movie!!!!

  51. Rhe' Emmie

    October 29, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    MAY GOD BLESS YOU IN ALL YOU DO ALWAYS! ALL THE BEST! THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!

  52. FemmeLounge Online Magazine

    October 29, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Go girl….You’re a woman on top

  53. africanchikito no.1

    October 29, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Congrats beautiful Genevieve!

  54. Jade

    October 29, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    So love it Genny, i am ur fan for life. Very proud of the way her career is heading. Keep on doing what u doing girl, Gennypower yeah!!!

  55. AYO COKER

    October 29, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Shirley Manso Frimpong is okay but I see her already doing greater things in Tyler Perry films.

  56. ferdie

    October 29, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    evr 1 talks good of her…she is wonderful…but she must steer clear of controversies that pull celebs dow*

  57. sweetie

    October 30, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Please what is all this rubbish talk about her accent….how is she supposed to sound ? PLEASE she is posh and at such should sound posh, was she supposed to speak with a strong igbo , yoruba, or edo accent or what? Na wa o, that is how they said bella was putting up an accent in the video with isha sesay, please poshness is a choice, they have chosen to polish up the way they talk there is no crime in that, if you want to speak with a strong nigerian accent that is ur choice, but please dont expect everyone else to conform to your expectations. kpere….oh and love u genny, u looked beautiful

  58. from-me-to-you

    October 30, 2010 at 12:19 am

    oki rarely call folks haters on bellanaija but ths time amma call you a hater cos u iz just hating. The chic has done well and she has tons to show for her career, don’t hate, appreciate then celeb-e-rate!

  59. Olivia

    October 30, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Go Genny!!! We saw this coming cos she has ‘star’ written all over her. This lady’s got the IT factor and all the negativity can’t change that…..it’s just what it is, period!
    I love that we’re celebrating our own. I got an autograph from Kate Kenshaw some yrs back, and then many aeons ago from RMD and MEE(RIP) and I still cherish them. I wish I got one of Fela’s before he passed…..
    Of all the female stars, Genny seems to grasp the concept of stardom and she takes it seriously. I respect that she respects her craft and works at her image/brand.

  60. chubby

    October 30, 2010 at 1:33 am

    I can’t believe some pple are referring to someone doing well for herself as overrated and over-hyped. For crying out loud, the hollywood stars we scream about, are they not overrated & over-hyped by their pple over there? Pls, let’s celebrate sth good when we see one, & stop being a spoilt sport. If u think someone else is overrated, do sth & let’s see aw others rate u. Genny, ur story is like a lamp that has been lit, it cannot be placed under the bed, it has to be placed on a stand for the light to shine to evryone. Its ur time to shine, u r a star indeed.

  61. Hilda

    October 30, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Abeg, she looks nice jo. Black belle people sha, chei! Just celebrate our own- if you have nothing positive to say then sharrap!!!

  62. jbk

    October 30, 2010 at 7:59 am

    If u think she’s not pretty enof,y don’t u put up ur pic 4 all to see?can’t we just appreciate our own without negative comments?Genny,u go girl!!!!!!

  63. istidele

    October 30, 2010 at 9:07 am

    she still doesnt do it 4 me

  64. amicable

    October 30, 2010 at 10:25 am

    y is she looking lighter is she bleachn? pls oh dnt join all dem nollywood willywilly ppl abeg u know we luv u like d way u r, ur talent cant b bought

    • Justsaying as it is....

      October 30, 2010 at 7:31 pm

      No she is not bleaching. Lights from the studio or camera can make one look a little lighter. Genny is not pitch dark as the night anyway though she is chocolatey brown. It is easy to notice people who bleach because they have uneven skin tones from head to toe. This is not the case with Genny so let her be.

  65. bgal

    October 30, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    go gennnnnnnnnnnnny go genny gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 🙂 dats d spirit

  66. tatafo

    October 30, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I’m so proud of Gene ooooh!!!! She is beautiful, talented, natural, and fakes nothing. Just speaks clear english with no accent at all..whether Nigerian or otherwise. I can hear every word she says and that is the fact. She spoke with a Nigerian accent in Ije and that sounded really weird even to me. Lol!! I believe in versatility and she de rep well.

  67. oki okigbo

    October 30, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    the comments are not up to 77. Where did you get this from BN. You dont need this…………

  68. jim

    October 30, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    she’s gona get to mas soonest.keep it up baby

  69. Mike Agu

    October 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    She appears to be a bit nervous and her tenses are not coherent.I hope the interview turns out well.

  70. esther

    October 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    All I have 2 say is dat this will do nothing bt make her even more proud and arrogant.

  71. Pamela

    October 30, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Trust me pple Genevieve is very very arrogant and she doesn’t give a damn bout her fans. U might probably not believe me bt i used 2 be a die hard fan of her until i meet her at Abuja and i was so excited 2 see her bt on gettin close 2 her to talk or if possible take a picture with her, she jst screamed at me to get away 4rm her. I was so embarrased. Up till date i ask myself if i did anytin wrong 4 tryin 2 say Hi 2 her. Beyonce with d sort of high heels she wears stood up 4 2 gud hours signing autographs and takin pics with her fans. Oprah and all dese oda hollywood stars wouldn’t do that. I don’t hate her though bt i wouldn’t support her if anytin happens to her 2mr.

    • Ms. Jayee

      November 1, 2010 at 1:20 pm

      Hmmm…are you sure??? Ah! well to each man his own

  72. Jaja

    October 30, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    She doesn’t sound natural…the usual naija complex of fake accent, but all in all, she’s ok.

  73. anon

    October 30, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Genevieve is getting sexier each day. I like this look on her a lot. Keep it up.

  74. The Reader

    October 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Just wow!
    Yet OmoT is more concerened with being omosexy! smh…
    Rock on Genny…

  75. leke ogun

    October 30, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    I have always had respect for genny, this confirms that, as she has proving to be a great model. As a lady, a mother, and above all a Nigerian. Am proud of your achivents . Keep up the good work.

  76. bellizee

    October 30, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Nawa ooo..see jealousy and hate at work!! Anyhoo Genevieve is so UNDER hyped..because she is jus a total package..raw talent, beauty, fashion forward..and SIMPLE…for me dis I’d jus the beginning..she will be one of the most relevant actors in decades to come..Mark my Words…Luv my babyboo anytime..GENEVIEVE NNAJI ROCKS!

  77. Sally

    October 30, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Waha hu told u she isnt allowed 2 uz any othrr mk up?congrats gen

  78. Bola Aduwo

    October 31, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Yes, Genny is our girl! Keeping the flag flying high for Africa and Nollywood in a positive, unpretentious way. Thank you Bella, for mentioning me in the article. I will have you know that I got to be know about the CNN Global Connections programme through your site, got in touch with them and the rest is history as they say. It was a pleasure & an honour going to the CNN office, with Genny (they sent a car for us!), meeting Richard Quest and Max Foster! Who would have thought? Indeed the Alumni of Naija sisters on CNN is increasing! lol… thanks for being an inspiration, Bella. Keep up the good work!

  79. WaleAdeniji

    October 31, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Na wa for people o. I have come across people from other nationalities and i have never for once find them trying to be what they’re not. Must we always copy the accent of Americans before we could be accepted? People should just leave this lady alone. She’s Nigerian for God sake and that’s what she will be for life. Why can’t we wish others too will learn to live with what we are known for. Why do we always want to dress, eat and speak like others. Come and see Indians eat with their bare hands even at big functions without any iota of shame. Grow up Nigerians.

  80. unknown

    October 31, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Oh well,I don’t think genevieve is over-rated.d babe is too much when it comes to acting.there is nothing or no character she can’t act.she is excellent @ wat she does…as for her being regular,we all are regular.it is how we are able to change that and differentiate ourselves from d masses that matters…however, I agree that she is over-hyped.there are lots of celebs in naija that are making more waves.there r even a few naija actresses who can give her a run for her money..Genevieve Nnaji is simply an embodiment of luck.simple…and yea,that accent thing is true about her n also stephanie okereke.hearty Congrats to her tho’..its not easy

  81. Tomexy

    October 31, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Well done Genevieve! I love stories like this… starting small and making something worthwhile out of your life. Keep it up!

  82. bookie

    October 31, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    gene iwo ni temi lojo kojo my queen ride on.

  83. nelly edem

    November 1, 2010 at 12:51 am

    i love gene so so much.wish i cud b like her.

  84. akudo

    November 1, 2010 at 9:50 am

    we shuld give honor 2 whom it is due, it aint easy keepin up your game 4 over a decade, especially in an industry dat is filld wit beef, hate, critism and backstabbin like the movie industry, so all hail genny, the undisputed queen of nollywood, she’s got groove and it’s workin 4 her…………….

  85. Stella

    November 1, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Genny love, i am proud of you. Go girl.

  86. amaka

    November 1, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    she is simply marvelous!!!!

  87. ThotsAloud

    November 1, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Accolades all the way.GOD BLESS my sister.

    ThotsAloud

  88. Jay

    November 1, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    this is my gal and am sooooooooo proud of her.

  89. ok imma say it!!

    November 1, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Looove Geni and well done =) o! Buuuuh am I the only 1 that thinks her face looks botox’d??!

  90. jezz

    November 1, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Talent and beauty without character amounts to nothing. She’s not only rude but a very terrible snob. I remember I was at the premier of Ije at Silverbird Galleria, Lagos, a very young girl, say bout 12 walked up to her, and said hello. Genevieve gave her a ”are you okay look”. She was so embarrassed, I was even embarrassed for the girl.

    She’s a beautiful woman, I like her stage craft, but her character is a no, no. I wonder how D’banj copes having her as his babe..

  91. Speaking plainly

    November 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Overhyped or not, this is a great achievement for her!!

  92. hotmama

    November 1, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Common haters.. Stop the hating. I think she is doing d whole of naija proud. If CNN had picked someone from ghana or elsewere, we would still complain, what’s all d MAC, MUD complaint or accent all about abeg little minds she has moved on. Find someone else to hate on

  93. Lara

    November 1, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Good to see CNN featuring more on Africa and see Genenevieve getting that exposure.
    http://insideout-living.blogspot.com/

  94. Charles

    November 2, 2010 at 8:31 am

    … I wish i could see her “Face-to-Face”, huge her and peck her…i will be fulfilled…Cheers my dear..

  95. OluremiTheFish

    November 2, 2010 at 9:39 am

    now playing – Elenu – saucekid w/9ice, the best song for dos hating… Genevieve rocks

  96. Eno

    November 2, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Lovely Girl. Keep on keeping on.
    LOL @ Jonzingworlds’ “chere were party poopers’. Kai! ur mouth sharp sha ooh!

  97. Happy Umoh

    November 2, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    cute babe

  98. http://www.thisladyrocks.blogspot.com

    November 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Geneieve can and will esily fit into a red carpet event. She’s uber fabulous and tres chic!

  99. flychick

    November 4, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I really don’t see anything special enough about genevive that desrves all this hype and noise making! Anyways, the thing about life is that some people do all the work and never get praised while some others just sit around, look pretty and get to talk about it on CNN!Just her luck!!!!

  100. highontheessenceoflife

    November 7, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Go Genny Go Genny. U look Gorgeous LMAO @KK saying omosexy is still semi-naked. abeg point me where i want to see. @gorgeous who is probably a warrior….you need to learn to appreciate your own when they doing it BIG. Go Genny Go Genny!!

  101. Seunton

    November 8, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Won tun binu ori oga gan o.Gennybaby i’m happy and proud of you let all the haters go and suck their blood while you fulfill your destiny because you are the best in Africa.

  102. Zara Esse

    November 10, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Genevieve has done very well for herself and deserves to be celebrated. This is a challenge to youths everywhere, you can be anything and achieve everything you want all you have to do is work hard and play smart. Congratulations G.

  103. sunny

    November 11, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Genny is good and will always be good. I wish her long life and prosperity and also to make Heaven at last.Amen

  104. annie

    November 18, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    You deserve it my dear. l am so much happy with this new God’s given upliftment in your carrier. l luv u

  105. bobbydox

    February 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    thumbs up my dear

  106. Carole

    June 3, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Im from Benin.Everything she says is true! Since what people think about Nigeria, to the fact that Nigerian, like other African people show a lot of solidarity!

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