Nigeria at 53: Celebrating Naija's Notable Figures

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  • Ben Okri
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Genevieve Nnaji
  • Ken Saro-Wiwa
  • Wole Soyinka
  • Sade
  • Nwankwo Kanu
  • Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon
  • Some of Nigeria's Best
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Fela Kuti
  • Seal
  • Seun Kuti
  • Chinua Achebe
  • Femi Kuti
  • King Sunny Ade
  • Sophie Okonedo

Genevieve Nnaji

Called Nollywood’s “Julia Roberts,” movie star Genevieve Nnaji has starred in dozens of films since 1998. In addition to wining an award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2005 African Movie Academy Awards, the high-profile actress has also received several lucrative endorsement deals and launched her own clothing line.

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