The Queen of Nollywood, Genevieve Nnaji is the most successful Nollywood actress internationally, and best paid in Nigeria. She earned a reported $25,000 in the transnational film “Ijé” produced by Paula Moreno and Chineze Anyaene. The Imo State-born actress, singer, fashion designer and businessman has appeared in over 80 Nollywood movies. In 2005, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
In 2004, she reportedly earned N14.7 million ($100,000) in a two-year deal with British cosmetic company Lux. Some of her most lucrative endorsement deals include Pronto Beverage, Omo Detergent, Range Rover Evogue and MUD Nigeria. The business savvy actress launched her line of fashion “St. Genevieve” in 2008; reportedly worth N20 million.