By 2009, Genevieve Nnaji raised the bar and she was paid $25,000 in the blockbuster international hit movie â€˜IJEâ€™ produced by Chineze Anyaene. A model and also a singer, she became the Face of Lux in 2004 and was subsequently involved with Pronto beverage and Omo detergent.
Between 2004 and 2006, she earned a whopping N31.3 million.
N14.7 million came from her two-year deal with Lux ($100,000). With no great interest in real estate, she decided to dive into the fashion industry. She launched her clothing line St. Genevieve in 2008 which is presently being managed by fashion icon Zizi Cardow and is reportedly worth N20 million.
There is no doubt that she would have been topping this list with a great margin if she eventually got the Glo deal. She became the first to be contacted by Globacom, but she demanded N50 million while globacom wanted to sign her on for N30 million. Sheâ€™s reported to have tried later to salvage the deal, but she had already lost it.