Genoveva Umeh Biography, Age, Pictures, Net Worth, Boyfriend, Movies, Wikipedia, Married Husband, Mother

Genoveva Umeh Biography: Age, Pictures, Net Worth, Boyfriend, Movies, Wikipedia, Married Husband, Mother

April 6, 2023 0 Posted By Blessing Buchi


Genoveva Kenechukwu Umeh (born May 8, 1995) is a talented Nigerian lawyer, actress, and model who is known as Genoveva Umeh

She is a Nollywood star who has appeared in many successful film projects. The Lawyer-turned actress played the role of Timeyin Ademola in the 2022 Netflix Original Crime Thriller Series Blood Sisters

Genoveva Umeh also appeared as Zina in the Netflix TV Drama Series Far From Home, released in December 2022. The Nigerian-British actress is an Alumnus of the Identity School Of Acting (UK) and EbonyLife Creative Academy (Lagos).

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Genoveva Kenechukwu Umeh
Stage Name: Genoveva Umeh
Born: 8 May 1995 (age 29 years old)
Place of Birth: Enugu, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Anambra State
Nationality: Nigerian
Height: 1.65 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Umeh
Siblings: 2
Spouse: Not Married
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: N/A
Occupation: Actress • Lawyer
Net Worth: $200,000-$350,000

Early Life

Genoveva Umeh was born in Enugu to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Umeh. She was birthed in a private-owned hospital on the 8th of May 1995. She is from a middle-class family of four. She is the first child of the family and has a teenage brother. 

Genoveva Umeh is from the Southeast region of Nigeria. Although born in Enugu State, she is originally from Anambra State in southeast Nigeria. She speaks English and Igbo Languages. She spent her early years residing in a middle-class neighborhood in Enugu City before migrating to the United Kingdom (UK) with her family. 

Genoveva Umeh moved to the UK in 2006 when she was ten. She would spend her teenage years and early youth living in London City. Before moving to the United Kingdom, Genoveva Umeh‘s father, Mr. Umeh, worked as a computer engineer while her mother was a practicing registered nurse. Upon arriving in London, his parents secured employment in their respective fields and were able to provide for the family. 


Genoveva Umeh briefly attended 1st Cyprian Nursery and Primary School, Enugu, for her elementary education. After that, she studied at Command Day Primary School, Enugu, to complete her elementary education. 

She completed her Year one in high school at Command Day Secondary School, Enugu, before migrating to the United Kingdom. She attended St Mary’s and St John’s CE School in London for her secondary school education. 

Genoveva Umeh gained admission into the University Of Surrey in 2014. She bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Law in 2018. She also studied at the Identity School Of Acting United Kingdom.  


After bagging her law degree, Genoveva Umeh moved back to Nigeria to pursue her passion for acting. She joined the Nollywood industry in August 2018 and soon secured her first lead role in a series shot in Enugu. 

Over the years, she has appeared in many short films, feature-length films, TV series, and web series. Genoveva Umeh‘s desire to become a better actress made her enroll in the Ebonylife Creative Academy Acting Program. While in the program, Kenneth Gyang, who was the HOD of the Directing Faculty at the academy, noticed her acting prowess. It was Kenneth Gyang who recommended her to the CEO of Ebonylife Academy

In 2022, Genoveva Umeh was cast to play the lead role of Timeyin Ademola in the Netflix Original Crime Thriller Series Blood Sisters. Ebony Life Films produced the series. She appeared in the Netflix Drama Series Far From Home. She earned a nomination for the Best Actress in a Drama category at the 2022 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA). She secured the role because of her role in the drama A Tune Away

Genoveva Umeh has been opportune to work alongside Nollywood Veterans such as Ramsey Nouah, Kate Henshaw, Funke Akindele, Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Femi Branch, Bimbo Akintola, Omoni Oboli, and Jide Kosoko, amongst others. 


  • Far From Home
  • Blood Sisters
  • A Tune Away
  • All Good Things
  • Superstar
  • Country Hard
  • Focus
  • Monitoring Spirit
  • Reflections
  • One Lagos Night
  • Lizard
  • Love Is War
  • Blameless

Social Media

Genoveva Umeh‘s fame in the Nollywood industry has helped her become a popular figure on social media. 

She has over 252k followers on Instagram and over 53.6k followers on Twitter.

  • Instagram handle: @gen0vevaumeh
  • Twitter handle: @genovevaumeh

Personal Life

Genoveva Umeh is one of the shining stars in the Nollywood industry. She is currently 29 years old. She resides in a serviced-apartment building in a gated community in Lekki City, Lagos. 

She also works as a Commercial Model and has been hired by many creative directors, fashion directors, art directors, and cinematographers in Nigeria. Genoveva Umeh is a close friend of celebrities Mike Afolarin, Chimezie Imo, Emeka Nwagbaraocha, and Tomiwa Tegbe.

Genoveva Umeh has been private about her relationship status; however, she is believed to be in a romantic relationship with a handsome young man who works in the corporate sector. Nevertheless, the identity of her lover is unknown. 

Net Worth

Genoveva Umeh is one of the most highly-paid young actresses in the Nollywood Industry. 

She has amassed a net worth of $200,000 to $350,000 (USD).

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