EXCLUSIVE: Road To Yesterday Is An Introduction Of Who I Am – Genevieve

EXCLUSIVE: Road To Yesterday Is An Introduction Of Who I Am – Genevieve

Road To Yesterday is actress Genevieve Nnaji’s first self-produced movie and the buzz it has garnered of late has been great. Legit.ng met up with the screen star for an exclusive chat and she described the production experience as challenging. 

EXCLUSIVE: Road To Yesterday Is An Introduction Of Who I Am – Genevieve
Oris Erhuero and Genevieve Nnaji, co-lead actors in the movie Road To Yesterday.

It is a few hours to the screening of the movie, Road to Yesterday, at the Genesis Deluxe Cinema, Lagos on Friday, November 13 when Legit.ng met the award-winning actress for an exclusive chat on the movie.

We wondered why despite being in Nollywood for over 15 years and unlike her other colleagues - Rita Dominic, Iyabo Ojo, Funke Akindele, etc. - it has only taken just now for the Imo state indigene to produce her own movie.

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“It took this long because I didn’t come here to make movies of my own; I came here to act,” she explained. “I want to be an actor, that’s what it is. It took a while to realize that I needed to show people where I’m at, the growth that I have had to pass through over the years. I needed to show them. So this is an introduction of who I am as an artiste, my creative prowess.”

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She described her first role as a producer as "challenging."

"I was wearing too many hats and I had to be strong all the way,” she said.

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EXCLUSIVE: Road To Yesterday Is An Introduction Of Who I Am – Genevieve
Genevieve Nnaji, lead actor/ producer of the movie Road To Yesterday.

It’s an amazing one from the star actress who even prior to her production debut was simmering towards legendary status as far as African movies are concerned. Her grip firmly placed on the pulse of things has earned her multiple awards as well as several comparisons to Hollywood star Julia Roberts.

However, for her co-star Oris Erhuero, who played Izu, Genevieve's husband in Road to Yesterday, the comparison to the American actress is not necessary.  To him, Genevieve is beyond all comparisons.

He described the Nollywood diva as “one of the world’s finest movie stars”.

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Road To Yesterday has been promoted as a romantic thriller laced with beautiful nuances and the various shades of pain, sadness and coping with denial.

On what fans should expect from it, Genevieve said: "I think they should look out for the story. I think they should look out for performance. And I really think that they should look out for a project that is predominantly Nigerian, made by Nigerians and proudly Nollywood." 

Source: Legit.ng

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