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Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ Gets Oscar Nomination Submission

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A scene from Lion Heart movie
A scene from Lion Heart movie

movie Lion Heart has been selected by The Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee to represent the country at the 2020 Academy Awards for Best International Film.

The news was shared by Nollywood veteran actress , who directed and starred in the movie.

Nollywood star, Genevieve Nnaji
Nollywood star, Genevieve Nnaji

In an post, the movie star said the entry is the first-ever for Nigeria and that it was a pivotal moment in the history of Nigerian cinema. She thanked the team behind the movie’s production, expressing her gratitude for the recognition.

Lion Heart stars Genevieve Nnaji as a woman who has to step up to run her father’s company when he steps down due to health issues. She ends up becoming a better person and learns some valuable lessons along the way.

The movie was acquired by on September 7, 2018, making it the first Netflix original film produced in Nigeria. It was a critical and commercial success.

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