Genevieve Nnaji Has This To Say About Ego!
Nigerian actress, producer, and director, Genevieve Nnaji, took to her Instastories to discuss the dangers of ego.
The actress stated that ego is a disease and that the only remedy is love.
In her words: “Ego is the disease, love is the cure. Charity begins at home, so begin by loving yourself. Do what you must to get help and heal. When you learn to love yourself that is what you will receive. The mirror will only project what it is shown”.
For her contributions to the Nigerian film industry, she was the first actor to win Best Actress at the 2001 City Peoples Awards, which previously had only recognized politicians and business conglomerates. She was also the first actress to be named Best Actress by the Nigerian Censors Board in 2003. Oprah Winfrey described her as the “Julia Roberts of Africa” in 2009.
Nnaji produced her first film, Road to Yesterday, in November 2015, which went on to win Best Movie, Overall-West Africa, at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Genevieve previously spoke out against xenophobic crimes against Nigerians in South Africa:
She said: “A life with us isn’t the worse thing. They need to see one without us. They’ve shown us countless times who they are. Let’s believe them. It’s time to show them who we are. But most importantly, it’s time we believed in ourselves.”