In a recent interview with Ventures Africa, she opened up about her family poor background and her acting career, revealing how she derives joy from her first salary.
About her childhood, she said:
“I was a tomboy. I had 3 brothers right behind me. My sisters were too busy with themselves. I played football on the street. I got into fight with a neighbor of mine who was a boy and i beat him up.”
About her parents, she revealed:
“My dad is the kind of person you wouldn’t want speak to because you would actually feel disappointed that you are there at that time.
My mother traded, she got her children to sell stuff for her. We had no choice, we were living in her house. We cried, we did things we needed to do at that time.”
About her acting career, she stated:
“I watched a lot of movies as a child, so i think i was pretty much screen trained.
My first role in ‘Wanted’ was to interview Regina Askia who was a goddess at that time. That was major. I had to pull it off as a pro and i did it and the producers asked me if i had done it before and i said no. They were amazed at my confidence.”
On her first salary, she disclosed:
“Even the kind of car i drive right now cannot give me that kind of joy that my first ride gave me. I must have a minimum of my first salary in my wallet – two thousand naira. I can have more but it’s the minimum. It was my first salary and it’s dear to my heart. That was a welcome fee into the world of entrepreneurship.”
From the above interview, it shows Genny really went through a lot before she became a Star. What words do you have for the beautiful Genevieve Nnaji?
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