Genevieve Nnnaji’s Lionheart movie will be Nigeria’s submission in the International Feature Film category of the 2020 Oscar Awards.
This is the second milestone achieved by the movie. First was Lionheart becoming the first Nigerian movie to be bought by Netflix.
With an Oscar Awards nomination, Genevieve Nnaji took to social media to express excitement over the news
Reacting to this, Genevieve 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 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. ”