Star actress, Genevieve Nnaji is putting a broad smile on the faces of her aged parents and siblings. She has just moved them from Egbeda, a Lagos suburb to highbrow and upscale Lekki, Lagos. Her dad and mum in their late 60s and 70s respectively, according to sources close to the family were full of excitement about the move.
Genevieve, according to the source had in recent time found it challenging to check on her parents due to distance, besides, she felt her dad who could hardly walk due to old age on his own would be closer to her and receive adequate medical care. On few occasions that she has visited, fans, especially boisterous school children had swarmed her.
Since the relocation, her mum, who has been a very active member and President of the Catholic Women's Association Wing of the St. Louis Cathedral, Egbeda, has not been regular in the church though a family source said she has completed her tenure as the President and a fresh election brought in a new President. The mother now attends a church close to their Lekki home. The family now lives together as one and that really makes Genevieve happy.”
Until the movement the family has stayed the better part of their lives in Egbeda. Checks revealed that Genevieve actually started her career from 11, Olugbede Street, Egbeda, where she lived with her parents in one of the apartments in a four block of flats. As soon as she started having a rising profile, earned fatter cheques, and endorsements, she moved them to another place also in Egbeda six years ago. When her fame grew bigger, she relocated them to another spacious and expansive apartment, situated in a block of nine flats in 7/9 AderibigbeSokunbi Street, Egbeda.
When we visited the last apartment, the Nnaji's former neighbours described the Nnajis as peaceful, loving and elderly neighbors. “We will miss Genevieve's parents for their love to all, they are very peaceful, their children too. Though the husband is always indoors due to old age, his wife cares a lot for him. We will miss the star presence that Genevieve brings to the neighbourhood each time she visits.