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I want to be bigger than Genevieve – Cameroonian namesake


Snazzy Cameroonian actress, Genevieve Nganji, isn’t a household name in Nigeria. But back in her country, she’s as popular as Nigeria’s Genevieve Nnaji.

The sexy actress was one of the celebrities that graced this year’s edition of the prestigious Magic Lens Africa Film Academy awards of excellence which held in Abuja last weekend. She has resolved never to rest on her oars until she has made a name that is bigger than that of our dearest Genevieve. Back in her country, she’s known as Genevieve of Cameroon.

Even though she’s looking forward to meeting Genevieve Nnaji in person, the actress is wondering why fans are referring to her as Genevieve of Cameroon. She said, “What is so important about her since I am not copying what she is doing. I want to be bigger than her and I’m working very hard to achieve this dream.”

She said, each time her fans watch her movies back home, they tend to mistake her for Ini Edo. “Fans always tell me that while I am bearing the same name with Genevieve Nnaji, I look very much like Ini Edo,” she said, adding that she’s optimistic she will soon become the next megastar to emerge from Africa.
Nganji, who started acting in 2002, featuring in such movies as Land of Shadows, alongside Zack Orji, Ramsey Nouah, “Dual Passion”, “Out of the Blue” among others, said her big dream is to debut in Nollywood.

On the movie industry in Cameroon, Nganji regrets that most local producers are scared of putting their money in the industry, despite the significant improvement that has been recorded in the industry