Genevieve Nnaji interview airs on CNN International’s African Voices this weekend
Lisa piece, Genevieve was interviewed by CNN’s Pedro Pinto. This is one of the most comprehensive interviews given by the actress, she discussed her love for Nigeria, her acting career, Nollywood and lots more.
The show will air this weekend 26th to 28th March 2011 – Watch the show at the following times on CNN International:
•Saturdays: 0830, 1430
•Sundays: 0800, 2100
•Mondays: 1030, 1730
(all times GMT)
Transcript – Excerpt
Nigeria is just like any other place
GN – Everything, every aspect of you know, human nature is in every Nigerian. The good, the bad, the ugly, it’s just like another New York. You know, Nigeria is fun to be honest. But we’re not the worst people. All we have people talking about when it comes to Nigeria is crime and fraud, and that’s just a very, very, minute number of people. Nigerians as a whole are very confident people, I believe we’re confident, I believe we’re very resourceful and we are very hospitable when it comes to visitors in the country.
PP – When you look at you’re country, what are some of the things you love about it, what are some of the things that you would like to change?
PP – Really?
GN – No, I grew up in Lagos, I was born, bred there. I don’t see myself leaving that town anytime soon. I can work anywhere else, but in terms of living, I’m used to Lagos, I’m sorry! thats my girl! what a great talend. do you know that i can invision Genevieve doing a $300 Mill budget flick with all the heavy weights of Hollywood and beyond?! i love this classy ass diva! u goo!!!!! peace and stay as you are .... constantly on top of things! lol!
PS! ill post the whole experience soon so stay tuned