“Lionheart” a film by Genevieve Nnaji: Nigeria’s first ‘Netflix Original’

Netflix announced last Friday that it had acquired world rights to Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji’s comic movie “Lionheart”.

“The announcement came just a day before the movie was scheduled to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Canada. The comic movie, which is Nnaji’s directorial debut, is the first Netflix original film from Nigeria.”

Genevieve Nnaji at the Toronto International Film Festival


“Running a company can be challenging, especially if you are a female in a male-dominated industry. Looking to prove her worth, Adaeze steps up to the challenge when her father, Chief Ernest Obiagu is forced to take a step back due to health issues. Ironically, he appoints his crude and eccentric brother, Godswill, instead to run the company with his young daughter. Complications arise when they discover that the family business is in dire financial straits and both Adaeze and Godswill try to save the company in their own way to crazy and often hilarious results.”

Lionhear Teaser

Lionheart is the Nollywood actress directorial debut. It also stars alongside Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie and Onyeka Onwenu.

A scene from the movie

Lionheart, which was produced by T.E.N.— The Entertainment Network, was written by Chinny Onwugbenu, Genevieve Nnaji, Ishaya Bako, Emil Garuba, and C.J. Obasi

Source: Deadline


Author: Gova-Media