Netflix acquires rights to Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut “Lionheart.”

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Netflix acquires rights to Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut “Lionheart.”

Netflix has announced that they’ve acquired worldwide rights to Lionheart, the directorial debut of legendary actress  – Genevieve Nnaji. The film  which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday is the first Netflix Original Film from Nigeria. It stars Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, Onyeka Onwenu, Jemima Osunde and a host of others

Genny plays a level-headed executive at her father’s bus company, but along with her rival (Kalu Egbui Ikeagwu) is passed over when her father hands the company over to her uncle.

  1. Kiva Reardon, a writer for TIFF, described the film as “sharply and comically observed, Nnaji’s film deals with the everyday sexism that saturates workplaces everywhere, and captures the delicate balance between honouring one’s family while finding the courage to strike out on one’s own.”


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