Genevieve Nnaji’s “Lionheart” Becomes the First Netflix Original Film from Nigeria


Congratulations to Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, whose movie, Lionheart, has been acquired by Netflix. Genevieve’s movie is the first Nigerian movie to be bought by Netflix, even before its released date.

Netflix is an American over-the-top media services provider, whose primary business is its subscription-based streaming service. It offers online streaming of a library of films and television programs including those produced in-house.

The movie also marks Genevieve’s first shot at directing and it would be premiering at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival this month.

Lionheart is an inspiring drama about family values, succession, and most importantly, female empowerment. It highlights the various challenges faced by women, particularly in male-dominated industries.

About the movie

The movie follows Genevieve who plays Adaeze, a level-headed executive in her father’s bus company, Lionheart Transport. Now, running a company can be challenging, especially if you are a female in a male-dominated industry. Looking to prove her worth, Adaeze steps up to the challenge when her father, Chief Ernest Obiagu is forced to take a step back due to health issues. Ironically, he appoints his crude and eccentric brother, Godswill, instead to run the company with his young daughter. Complications arise when they discover that the family business is in dire financial straits and both Adaeze and Godswill try to save the company in their own way to crazy and often hilarious results.

You can watch the trailer of the movie here


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  1. Florence Favour Okere Duaka

    Florence Favour Okere Duaka

    September 9, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Congrats Genny!

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