Nigeria to submit ‘Lionheart’ for 2020 Oscars

Nigeria to submit Genevieve Nnaji's film Lionheart for 2020 Oscars
Genevieve Nnaji, Pete Edochie and Nkem Owoh in a scene from Lionheart

THE Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee have selected Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji’s movie “Lionheart” to represent Nigeria at the 2020 Oscars.

The movie which is the first Nigerian movie to be submitted for nomination will be under the Best International Film category.

Reacting to the news, the producer of the movie, Genevieve stated that she was overwhelmed with joy and was honoured to be part of this historic achievement for the Nigerian movie industry.

She added that she was indeed grateful to the team that made the movie a success and was proud to carry the torch for Nigeria.

In her Instagram post she had this to say:

“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 honor 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. ❤️🇳🇬”

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