I am a proud feminist – Genevieve Nnaji declares

By: dailypost.ng & okyaafrica.com
Genevieve Nnaji proud feminist
Genevieve Nnaji

POPULAR Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has openly identified herself with the feminist movement.

The actress in an interview with Women and Hollywood Magazine, a media orgnaisation that educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity in Hollywood and the global film industry, said she is a feminist and proud of it.

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She called on other women to wake up and stop feeling self-conscious and ashamed of their womanhood.

Miss Nnaji said, “I’m a proud feminist who embraces her femininity. I feel sometimes women are made to feel self-conscious and ashamed of their womanhood.

“Perhaps like “Wonder Woman,” we may wake up one day to discover that it is our superpower, and then we would be unstoppable.

“History has shown that in almost every situation where a group of people or a demographic is being oppressed, it’s usually because the oppressors are threatened by the potential of the oppressed to be great.

“I’m happy women all over the world are discovering their superpower and turning “why me?” into “not me.”

Genevieve Nnnaji's film, Lionheart, which is the veteran Nollywood actress' directorial debut, has been acquired by Netflix.

This makes the film, the first Netflix original film to come out of Nigeria's bubbling film industry.

Lionheart, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, September 8, is already making a major splash.

The film also stars Nnaji in the lead role, alongside other Nollywood veterans, Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie and Onyeka Onwenu.

Lionheart sees Nnaji's character trying to juggle family and her thriving career, which proves to be a major challenge as she's faced with rampant sexism in the workplace.

The film's screenplay was written by Nnaji, Chinny Onwugbenu, Ishaya Bako, Emil Garuba, and C.J. Obasi.