Veteran Nollywood actresses Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde amongst other successful movie stars, business executives and musicians have been profiled in two new books by Azuh Arinze, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Yes International! Magazine.
Genevieve Nnaji, born 3rd May 1979, is a Nigerian actress, producer, and director. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, which made her the first actor to win the award. In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contributions to Nollywood. Her directorial debut movie, Lionheart, is the first Netflix Original from Nigeria, and first Nigerian submission for the Oscars.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde MFR, born 7th February 1978, is a Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model. Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995, the leading actress has appeared in 300 films, selling millions of video copies, receiving numerous high-profile awards, launching a music career, and amassing an enviable fan base which has strengthened over the years.
With decades of acting experiences and successful careers in every field they have ventured into, the success stories of both actresses have been featured in the new books alongside other high-profile individuals by Azuh Arinze.
The literary pieces, ‘Success Is Not Served A La Carte and Encounters- Lessons From My Journalism Careers’ was launched by the author, Azuh Arinze at an exclusive virtual media event on Monday, June 29th, 2020.
Apart from lessons from the lives and career of the actresses, the book also highlights some of his encounters with the likes of Jim Ovia, Dele Momodu, Onyeka Onwenu, Tony Elumelu, Dora Akunyili Bianca Ojukwu, Olusegun Osoba, Rotimi Amaechi, Festus Keyamo, Gbenga Adeyinka and Julius Agwu amongst others.