Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ Submitted for Academy Award for Best International Film

Genevieve Nnajia has taken to her Instagram to share a piece of exciting news: her film, Lionheart, has been entered for 2020 Academy Awards.

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.

The film, which is available on Netflix, began streaming this January, and follows the story of an enterprising daughter (played by Nnaji) who competes with her crude and eccentric uncle to control her family business after her father falls ill.

See her post below:

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