Genevieve’s Lion Heart movie has made it to the list of 2020 Oscar Academy Awards for the ”Best International Film”. The selection was made by the Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee.
From reports we have this is the first entry ever for Nigeria. Lion Heart was purchased by Netflix after it was originally released in 2018.
According to Channels News, the Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee made this information officially known to the public on Wednesday, after a careful examination and general voting of entries gotten from Nigerian filmmakers around the globe.
More Information About Genevive’s Lion Heart Movie
The movie ’Lion heart’ was produced by Chinny Onwugbenu, Chichi Nwoko, Genevieve Nnaji and directed by Genevieve Nnaji.
It was first premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which later got featured as the first Netflix original film produced in Nigeria.
Lion Heart Movie Cast
Kanayo .O. Kanayo
Peter Okoye (P-Square)
Chibuzor Azubuike (Phyno)
Lion Heart Storyline
The ‘Lionheart’ film tells the story of a young woman, Adaeze Obiagu (Genevieve Nnaji), who becomes saddled with the responsibility of running her sick father’s business under the suffocating supervision of an uncle, played by Nkem Owoh.
Adaeze’s competing business instincts and family obligations become a catalyst for drastic change not everyone is ready to embrace.
Lionheart still remains the bullet that made the most impact in the Nigerian movie industry& Africa scene at large. Genevieve nnaji woke the creative minds that were asleep. Demonstrated patriotism using Nigerians made cars and extracts, best casts and talents. The movie garnered more than what was expected. Being her first directed play on screen and at that made such exploit; Lionheart deserves Oscar and other noble awards.
Genevieve have also reacted to the information and thanked the LionHeart team who worked effortless to see that they achieved such success.
On her Instagram page she wrote: “The Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee has chosen @lionheartthemovie to represent Nigeria for the 2020 Academy Award for Best International Film!
“This is the first entry ever for Nigeria. It’s an honor to be a part of such a pivotal moment in the history of Nigerian cinema.
“A moment we know will be replicated as our stories continue to resonate with audiences around the world.
“On behalf of the entire LIONHEART team and TEN Productions, we are grateful for this recognition and proud to carry the torch. Thank you all for the love and support thus far.”