Funke Akindele, Genevieve Nnaji Others Listed On Forbes Africa’s 100th Innovation, Icon Issue

Funke Akindele, Genevieve Nnaji Others Listed On Forbes Africa's 100th Innovation, Icon Issue



Some Nigerian actresses have joined African entertainers on the newly released Forbes issue.


Movie stars, Funke Akindele, Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has made the list of the Forbes Africa’s 100 most influential innovators, investors and icon issue.

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On the list, Funke Akindele’s influence in the Nollywood industry from her early days in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sitcom ‘I Need To Know’.


Her recent movie ‘Omo Ghetto The Saga’ also made history early this year when it grossed over N500 million and earned the highest grossing movie in the Nigerian box office.


Genevieve Nnaji was also recognized for her directional debut in her movie ‘Lionheart’ which became the first Netflix Original from Nigeria and the country’s first-ever Oscar submission.


Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde was not left out as her role in the movie ‘Nneka The Pretty Serpent’ remake. The list also described the actress as one of the biggest actors to come out of Africa with over 200 films to her credit.



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