Today is Nollywood actresses, Genevieve Nnaji, Ireti Doyle and Ronke Odusanya’s birthday!
Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress and singer who won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005. In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood.
Born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria, Nnaji started her acting career as a child actress in the then popular television soap opera ‘Ripples’ at the age of 8. In 1998 at the age of 19 she was introduced into the growing Nigerian film industry with the movie ‘Most Wanted”. Nnaji has since starred in over 80 Nollywood movies and she’s considered to be one of the best paid actresses in Nollywood.
In 2009, she was referred to as the Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey.
Born Iretiola Olushola Ayinke in Ondo State, Ireti Doyle spent her early years with her family in Boston, United States.
After returning to Nigeria, she attended Christ’s School Ado Ekiti and graduated from the University of Jos with a degree in Theatre Arts.
She has featured in several Nollywood films and was nominated for Best Actress in a leading role at the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards.
She is married to Patrick Doyle and has six children.
Ronke Odusanya a.k.a Flakky Ididowo is a graduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye.
She rose to fame with the movie, ‘Baba Ologba’ and ever since Odusanya has not looked back.
Some of her other movies are ‘Jénífà’, ‘Osuwon’, ‘Láròdá Òjò’, ‘Eekan Soso’, and ‘Twisted’.