Meanwhile, Genevieve is thankful! The actor-producer took to her Instagram today to thank all those who have watched and promoted her original Netflix movie, “Lionheart,” which premiered on January 4. “Thank you, everyone, for accepting @lionheartthemovie into your homes and your hearts. Worldwide,” said Nnaji on her Instagram, adding, “This is how we change the narrative. Together. Let us continue to bridge the gap.”
Lionheart 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. After it premiered, fans all over the world took to their social media to share opinions on the production, casting, and performances. Read what they think here.
Lionheart is a 2018 Nigerian movie produced by Chinny Onwugbenu and directed by Genevieve Nnaji. It stars Pete Edochie, Genevieve Nnaji, and Nkem Owoh. It was acquired by Netflix on 7 September 2018, making it the first Netflix original filmproduced in Nigeria. Lionheart premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The movie was Nnaji’s directorial debut as well as Peter Okoye’s acting debut. Lionheart tells the story of Adaeze Obiagu (portrayed by Nnaji), who wants to substitute for her father, Ernest Obiagu (Pete Edochie), when he can no longer run his company due to health issues. Her father however asks his brother Godswill (Nkem Owoh) to substitute for him, and Godswill and Adaeze have to work hard together to save the company from a huge debt and to not lose the company to the businessman Igwe Pascal (Kanayo O. Kanayo).
This movie was produced by Chinny Onwugbenu for MPM Premium in association with the Entertainment Network. Netflix acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the movie on the 7th of September 2018, a day before its premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Lionheart, the movie, has received favorable reviews from many audiences and channels. Nollywood Reinvented mentions that the film “works because it’s heartfelt. It works because it is “feel-good”. It’s not because it is uber original or overly suspenseful.” and rates the movie at 61%.
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