If you haven’t heard of ” Lionheart ”, it means that you’re not a good lover of Nigeria’s Nollywood movie industry, because sometimes late last year, Nollywood Queen and Filmmaker, Genevieve Nnaji‘s first directorial movie ” Lionheart ” was acquired by American movie streaming giant Netflix as part of its original content out of Nigeria.
The Nnaji’s movie ” Lionheart ” was premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. Follow-up by selected viewing at Siverbird Cinema in Lagos, despite the controversy between her and the FilmOne distribution company. But the wait is over for Nollywood movie lovers as Genevieve Nnaji‘s ” Lionheart ” is now available on Netflix.
Lionheart follows Adaeze (played by Nnaji), a competent yet perennially overlooked daughter, who is forced to work alongside her feckless uncle, Goodwill (Nkem Owoh), in order to save her father’s (Pete Edochie) ailing bus company, Lionheart.
Nigerians who have watched the movie had nothing to say, but to praise Nnaji’s directorial debut, with many praising the film’s uplifting story and Pete Edochie and Nkem Owoh‘s scene-stealing performances.
Just watched @GenevieveNnaji1 #Lionheart sound is great, music score nice, film grade is excellent. I love that the acting is sublime and not over the top, it allows the story to breathe. I enjoyed it👏🏽
— Steve Babaeko (@Steve_eko) January 4, 2019
So I just watched #LionHeart, without exaggerating about the quality, transposition between scenes, wardrobe. I have to say kudos to @GenevieveNnaji1 I connected with this movie. I couldn’t even pause it, I was interested to the end!!!!
— MINDING MY BUSINESS (@thoollar_) January 4, 2019
I just saw @GenevieveNnaji1‘s #LionHeart.
This is not an authentic Nigerian Movie. A Nigerian Movie with no wicked relative?
Where a patriarch has a life-threatening medical condition & it’s not from the village?
Where Ur uncle doesn’t try to kill U/Ur father but saves the day?
— Chuma Thomp (@chumathomp) January 4, 2019