WOOHOO! We love it when one of ours is mentioned across the shores especially when its for something big. Elle.com (online website of Elle Magazine US) featured our very own Nigerian superstar actress Genevieve Nnaji as one of the seven biggest international female stars ready to conquer the world globally. Alongside Genevieve on the list are: Kim Hunya (, Pixie Lott, Anahi , Haifa Wehbe, Katrina Kaif and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Below is the excerpt from the article on Genevieve:
One of the most powerful actresses working in Africa, Nnaji began her career at age eight, and has been constantly working in commercials and movies ever since. She’s credited with putting Nollywood, Nigeria’s Hollywood, on the map. In 2005 she was awarded Best Actress at the inaugural African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), and used her fame to launch her clothing line, St. Genevieve, in 2008 with the proceeds from sales supporting orphanages. And she has the Oprah seal of approval—in 2009 Nnaji was profiled on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, with the host referring to her as one of the most popular people around the world and the “Julia Roberts of Africa.” Her latest film, Half of a Yellow Sun, in which she stars alongside British actress Thandie Newton, premieres this year.
We certainly can’t wait for the movie, Half of a Yellow Sun to be out as we can trust Genny would be amazing. Style hunters are you ready for great influx of style from Genevieve as part of the cast of Chiamanda’s Half of A Yellow Sun – the movie premières soon. We certainly ain’t seen nothing yet.