Genevieve Nnaji’s latest movie Lion Heart is officially putting Nollywood on the map!
The movie which was bought as a Netflix original movie has received global recognition across the world and it seems like it is not done yet.
Kerry Washington, who is a popular Hollywood actress and star of hit drama series Scandal, has congratulated Nnaji for her job on the movie. The Hollywood actress shared a tweet gushing about the film as she watched it.
In the tweet, she described the movie as heartwarming and inspiring. She wrote: “Currently watching and loving #LionHeartTheMovie Congrats @GenevieveNnaji1 for this heart warming & inspiring film. #NaijaLove.”
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 12, 2019
Nnaji who played the lead female character, directed and wrote the movie script replied to Washington’s tweet. She thanked her for the recognition and also said Daalu nne which means ‘Thank you ma’am/mother’ in Igbo.
— Genevieve Nnaji MFR (@GenevieveNnaji1) January 12, 2019
The Nollywood star spoke Igbo to the Hollywood actress who is married to a Nigerian man Nnamdi Asomugha. The actress’ husband is a former football cornerback who became a movie producer and an actor.
It was also reported earlier that the movie had been bought by popular giant global video streaming network, Netflix. The streaming network had announced the deal to acquire worldwide rights to the movie on the eve of the premier.
Congrats are still in order to the Nollywood actress.
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