Our very own “Julia Roberts” of Africa was lowkey this year and I bet that was every bit as intentional as she has been in keeping her private life, well – private. Of course she was purported to be and was seen with D’Banj a lot this year, but seeing as there has been no official word we will like to just call that Rumors.
Elegant, beautiful, graceful are the words that come to mind when I think of this woman and the year 2011, was kind to her as we saw her represent the country Nigeria internationally – we even saw her on CNN, win awards including a Medal of Honor from the Nigerian Government and saw her grace a lot of magazine covers this year.
The 2005 African Academy Best Actress of the year was the Lead actress in the UK Movie “Mirror boy” which was nominated for three Africa Movie Academy Awards, that highlights how diverse and powerful this woman has become as an actress and her ability to pick the right stories for her and not just be in every movie in Nigeria, having only been in a handful of movies in the last two years. But quality and substance will always matter over quantity and its obvious that this is Genevieve’s motto.
Her fashion game this year, has also been above par and I could confidently say that she was the trendiest woman of the year 2011. The woman was definitely a trendsetter this year with Dolce and Gabbana styling her for events this year and she also got to meet her favorite shoe designer Christian Louboutin.
But that’s not all. Forbes Africa billed her as the 19th Most Powerful Celebrity in Nigeria, this is way higher than K’Naan (25) Tuface (34) Don Jazzy (36) Nneka (38) and Asa (39). I don’t know about you but that to me says a lot for someone who only had three movies out all of last year. She was also the first ever entertainer to grace the cover of TELL magazine, something the news/politics magazine had never done since inception.
I could go on and on about this phenomenal woman, but I shan’t. If there was ever a person I would want to model my public persona on, it would be her. She has lowkey accomplished more than most people you see daily on your popular blogs/sites and for that I commend her. It was a great year for her, we wish her many more of those.