GENEVIEVE EXCITED AS HER MOVIE, “LION HEART” MAKES OSCAR

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Demilade Tiwo

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Veteran Nollywood Actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has expressed her excitement as her movie ‘LionHeart’ has been nominated for the 2020 Oscars in the category of Best International Film.

The actress, who could not hide her joy, took to her instragram page to react to the nomination and also appreciates her fans for their wonderful support.

She wrote;

‘The Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee has chosen @lionheartthemovie to represent Nigeria for the 2020 Academy Award for Best International Film! This is the first entry ever for Nigeria. It’s an honour to be a part of such a pivotal moment in the history of Nigerian cinema. A moment we know will be replicated as our stories continue to resonate with audiences around the world. On behalf of the entire LIONHEART team and TEN Productions, we are grateful for this recognition and proud to carry the torch. Thank you all for the love and support thus far.’


The movie ‘Lionheart’ was however selected by the Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) on Wednesday as the country’s submission to the International Feature Film category of the 2020 Oscars. It also announced the selection following a statutory vetting and subsequent voting of entries received from Nigerian filmmakers at home and in the diaspora.


The movie ‘LionHeart’, which happens to be the first ever entry for Nigeria, was Produced by Chinny Onwugbenu and directed by Nnaji.

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