American leading video on demand and movie streaming platform Netflix has acquires its first-ever original movie from Nigeria by veteran Nigerian actress and producer Genevieve Nnaji’s ” Lionheart ”. According to a report published by Deadline.COM, reported that the Netflix has acquired world rights of the movie, which is to be premiere tomorrow in Toronto, Canada.
Lionheart, which will premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), stars Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, Onyeka Onwenu, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Kalu Ikeagwu, Peter “Mr. P” Okoye and more, and this would be Genevieve’s directorial debut.
The movie follows Genevieve who plays Adaeze, a level-headed executive in her father’s bus company, Lionheart Transport. Time and again, Adaeze has proven her keen ability to make a profit and to manage the most heated situations. But when her father falls ill, both her and her rival are passed over in favor of Adaeze’s less-than-suave uncle, Godswill.
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“Lionheart” marks the first Netflix original film from Nigeria.