The Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, has shown their concern towards Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji after she was alleged to be suffering from a mental illness.
An Instagram blogger, Gistlovers had reported that Genevieve was allegedly admitted for psychosis in a hospital in Texas, which name was withheld for privacy purposes. Gistlover claimed that the actress had a mental breakdown and had tattooed a cross on her body with a blade. According to the blog, her team members are trying to hide the news and were responsible for deleting all her Instagram posts.
This single post made by the blog has sent social media into a fit, with many not sure of how to react. The reports caught the attention of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), which clearly stated that it knows nothing about the mental health problems which actress Genevieve Nnaji is allegedly currently battling.
The President of the AGN, Emeka Rolland, told NAN that Genevieve’s exit from Instagram was news to him too. He, however, promised to reach out to the actress to know if she was safe.
“I will have to reach out to her since I am just getting this news from you now. I have not learnt of that.
“I’ll reach out to her to know whether she is safe or not after your call. I cannot just conclude with hearsay or rumor,” he said.
Genevieve Nnaji started acting in movies professionally at the age of 19. She has since starred in over 200 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies she has acted include Most Wanted, Ijé, Last Party, Ijele, Mark of the Beast, Blood Sisters, Iron Heart, True Love, and many more.
In 2018, her movie Lion Heart was featured on Netflix. It became the first movie from African descent to appear on Netflix. The movie was sold at a whopping sum of 1.4 billion Naira ($4 million).
Genevieve Nnaji asides acting, is an entrepreneur, film producer and a serial investor. In 2008 she launched a clothing line popularly known as “St. Genevieve” in Lekki Phase 1 of Lagos State. She also has other brands like Genevieve Nnaji supermarket and salon in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria and donates income from her businesses to charity. She is considered the best paid actress in Nollywood as well as the most richest actress in Nigeria.