Actress Genevieve Nnaji (The Mirror Boy), who has been referred to as the "Julia Roberts of Nollywood," is among a set of distinguished Nigerians who recently received National Honours conferred on them by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Nnaji was named Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR), an honor bestowed upon Nigerians who have rendered service to the benefit of the nation.
Taking to Twitter, she gave thanks to her fans:
"I want to share this with all my tweEVEs!! All of u who hv stood by me thru the yrs and and hv said Aye! wr others hv said Nah. I give all glory to God almighty; but want to especially dedicate this medal to YOU. U rock! Xx"
Nnaji has starred in over 80 Nollywood movies and has been included in Forbes' Top 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa, hailed as "arguably Africa’s most revered actress and the poster girl for Nollywood."