Genevieve Nnaji’s Directorial Debut, Lion Heart, Premieres in Toronto

Nigerian screen goddess Genevieve Nnaji makes directorial debut with “Lion Heart” which is set to premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF.

Nollywood heavyweight Genevieve, who has over 100 movies under her belt also stars in “Lionheart” as Adaeze the protagonist of the film who in order to save her father’s ailing bus company, must work alongside her uncle Godswill who is played by Nkem Owoh.

`Lionheart’ will screen for the first time at the festival on Friday, September 7, 2018.

The movie was written by C.J. Fiery Obasi and screen played by Ishaya Bako and Emil Garuba.

It is executive produced by The Entertainment Network (TEN), which was founded in partnership with Chinny Onwugbenu.

Lionheart, which aside from being Nnaji’s directorial debut, stars an array of award winning veterans in the entertainment industry including Chika Okpala, Steve Eboh, Pete Edochie, Kanayo O. Kanayo and Onyeka Onwenu.

Others are: Nkem Owoh, Kalu Ikeagwu, Jemima Osunde, Yakubu Mohammed and Sani Muazu.

The movie also stars  Nigerian rapper and singer, Chibuzor Azubuike also known as Phyno and Peter Okoye  (Mr P).

The TIFF annual festival is scheduled to take place from September 6 to September 16.

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