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Thursday, October 03, 2019

OSCAR Nominates Genevieve Nnaji's 'Lion Heart' Movie For Best International Film Award

Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ will represent Nigeria at the 2020 Oscars.









Produced by Chinny Onwugbenu, Chichi Nwoko, Genevieve Nnaji , and directed by Genevieve Nnaji, 'Lionheart' premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and was acquired on September 7, 2018, as first Netflix original film produced in Nigeria.


The film stars Pete Edochie, Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, Onyeka Onwenu, Kanayo .O. Kanayo, Chika Okpala, Kalu Ikeagwu, Sanni Mu’azu, Yakubu Mohammed, Ngozi Ezeonu, Peter Okoye (P-Square), and Chibuzor Azubuike (Phyno).

It was Released worldwide on January 4, 2019 after a December 2018 theatrical release in Nigeria.

95 comments:

  1. So they nor see better movie select out of all the amazing one? they have set Nigeria up to fail even before the show begin. make they carry their award go.

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    1. What is your definition of better movie??..See how you are rubbishing another woman's hardwork.The movie may not be your definition of better,but people who think it is oscar worthy are not stupid.When will Africans start regarding their own?? Na wah!!

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    2. Stop being bitter. It's obvious you have not seen the movie

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    3. naaaaaaa.... I don’t understand

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    4. Congrats genevieve. Oscar is a big one. expect the likes of mo abudu, kemi adetiba,kunle afolayan, lala and the co to come and say nonsense under anonymous.

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    5. Hian, is it the same Lionheart that I fell asleep twice while watching it?
      You people are not serious, Chief Daddy is more interesting.

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    6. Anon 9:12 Please, leave Lala alone. As for Mo, please drag her and her weave.

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    7. Is it all those nonsense iro and bubba movies laced with agberos that you expect to be nominated?

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    8. If you have ever gone back to watch films that won oscar awards previously, you would no to the odinary person,the film is boring and makes no sense. Infact,you would have to watch more then once to understand it.
      Simple said,its the massage and meaning of the movie yhats why lion heart was nominated. Congratulations genny.

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    9. Anno 08*34 and Anno 9*30 both are of u have Mental Slavery, when o when people my people will u start appreciating your own. Movies is not about comedy and showing ass n boss but the story depth in it.

      Appreciate a human work and u will also b appreciated

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    10. Anon 9:30 chief daddy is crap it's the same storyline with house of gold.

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    11. Others should learn to submit their film for consideration too. Lion heart no make sense abeg!!! Expecting king of boys to go places!!!

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    12. Looool.... Even with all your complains, it's Oscar worthy!!


      How the hell can anyone pick any of Mo's movie over lion heart?? Mo Abudu should just rest from moviesπŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„


      You didn't even say KOB, it's chief Daddy... Shior!!

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    13. Lillysimple, not only are you stupid but you are also blind.
      Did Anon 09.30 not acknowledge chief daddy or is it because they didn't like this particular movie.
      Foolish people everywhere.

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    14. Paine youruba people have gathered to wail
      Make una cry well well well. Lion heart will continue to go places

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    15. Truth is not bitter. Overhyped and overrated movie. What helps her is her good PR Team. She ain’t all that jor.

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    16. Anoy 11:17 so you had to drag a great race into this. How will you be heal of your hatred towards a blessed race,stop tribalism it can't help any nation including yours.

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    17. The people at the Oscars have been seeing other Nigerian movies, but I think this is the only one they think that has international standard. Mind you what they look at are first; storyline, theme, the technical aspects like sound, lighting, background music, change of scenes etc. What ya'll look at in movies are the big bums, boobs, beautiful faces, fashion and the usual storyline of "mother inlaw chase away daughter inlaw" or "how a runs girl met a billionaire" etc. Have you seen the low technical qualities of Nigerian movies? Please cheer your country girl on! She has set the pace, all you need to do is up your game rather than hating, it won't stop anything, it's been nominated, it's been nominated. Congrats Genny, congrats Nigeria, we made it to Oscar for the first time wow!

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    1. very great movie congrats Gene

      BABSY

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  3. An honor well deserved. Congrats Genevieve and crew.

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    1. Best movie ever.
      If you don't understand the movie, biko invite me, play the movie again and I will interpret the Igbo part.
      Nkem Owoh parts are very hilarious.
      Osuofiason .
      Congrats Genny baby

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  4. No hating but that movie was CRAP.

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    1. u just made my morning the movie is ooohk sha ooooo but not worth the hype.

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    2. It was crap. I agree with you. Don’t understand the buzz about it

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    3. Very rubbish movies, boring and meaningless.
      I expected far better from Genevieve.

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    4. Lol. It's not being included cos it's wonderful. It's "for the culture". There's a lot of things & politics that go on behind the scenes.


      OA

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    5. Crap Oscar worthy.......

      She projected Igbo culture in a good light, it doesn't have to be all about violence and juju but NO, y'all are still not satisfied!!

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    6. Learn to appreciate your own,this is the first timd in history of Nigeria that a movie Will be nominated for oscar,we should be happy and not hating.

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    7. @ OA God bless You. These other comments shows the kind of people who comment here.

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    8. I preferred king of boys sha, like that movie.

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    9. it's not about what you prefer, it's about what Oscars prefer, get it! Make movies that has international standard no! You keep making nonsense with low technical qualities and meaningless storylines . You don't know any better!

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  5. Congrats Queen Genny, I stan from the depth of my heart..

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  6. I love Miss Genevieve as a person but that movie is oveeeeeer rated.

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    1. KOB is a greaaaaaaat movie but what does it teach really?? I mean shouldn't we be all about projecting Nigeria in a good light internationally??


      WhatDoIKnow!!

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    2. King of boys is WORSE!!!!!!!!
      That movie was 3hrs of torture, atleast Genny own was over in an hour and half

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    3. Nobi small three hours of torture. Was watching it and sleeping at the same time

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    4. Uberhaute your Edo brother who is Lancelot Imaseun has good movies.


      Promote his own and leave youruba to promote Yoruba films. Aunty wake up

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    5. Hahahaha you think it's VMA's???

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  7. I haven't watch the movie yet but I have watched king of boys yesterday and that movie is reallllyyyyy good.

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  8. The story was quite different from the usual rich man falls sick or dies,brother comes to acquire from the roof to the broom plot of most Nigerian movies,good locations,good depiction of culture BUT what else?
    What do I even know?Congrats Genny

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    1. Empowerment of the girl child in an African society is a big thing.

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    2. Absolutely good depiction of culture . But what do I know people are so shallow these days . They think long weaves and luxurious cars and make up is what makes a good movie . Fantastic story well told

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    3. You say girl child @anon 9.42, but Lionheart is about a grown woman and not a girl.

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    4. She ran her fathers business, trusted and loved by all. They didn’t pressure her to marry. Father didn’t die and uncle came to manipulate and take over. Igbo and Hausa didn’t fight and talk down on themselves.

      Finally, most Oscar worthy movies aren’t the most popular. in fact most of them you can barely watch

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  9. That movie isn't worth the hype.
    But all the same,congrats to her.

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  10. I bet they did not watch the movie..the movie was far from an Oscar deserving movie, what happened to ‘king of boys’?? that movie is the very best.. too good.. the producer kemi got everything right.
    Kemi, don't be discouraged, keep doing what you do, you will be definitely recognised with time ♥

    If you like call me a hater, as e no dey ever pass that one, e concern una

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    1. King of boys is πŸ”₯

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    2. King of Boys made me proud to be Nigerian...

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    3. Kings of boys was also rubbish, at least I managed to finish Lionheart. King of boys I switched off after 30mins.
      You people should stop believing all this hype, just stick to the real nollywood that we all know.

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    4. KIng of boys had bad audio, the production wasn't tight. Great movie though.

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    5. Great movie indeed. It got emotional towards the end when they showed her past and her journey to being the don of the underworld. Even when that law enforcement officer started working on case and he realized it was more than meet the eye. I honestly love that movie. Kemp adetiba is trying biko

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    6. @ anon 9:24b I bet you they sat down and analyzed the lion king movie and liked what they saw. What you are looking for in a movie is not what Oscar is looking for. They are looking for good story with quality production! Hype you KOB all you want, but don't spread your ignorance. Just pray Nigeria makes it, it will open doors and recognition for our actors in hollywood.

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  11. They just nominated it, it hasn’t been selected yet and I doubt it’d be selected...

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    1. The message is what got it there, Family, unity and peace.

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    2. Not even nominated, just submitted for nominations only..

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    3. @anon 9:34, 10:00 and 10:34 are village people, may God have mercy on you guys.
      Destiny killers. Go Genny you have broken barriers, they can only hate. Oscar selection, nomination, consideration or whatever they call it is not beans. Ride on Amazon, it can only be God.

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  12. Kai Gene,u must introduce me to this your babalawo.He's jazz na die.if na grace now it shd b called grace overdose.Lion heart haaaaahaaaa.over hyped movie.nne golibe na your time

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  13. I've watched both movies and while I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed kemis story in King of Boys, its production wasn't as good as that of Lion Heart.

    Someone with deep pockets must have Genevieve's back... Just imagine if the picture and production of King of Boys was as good as Lion heart.. it would have been a TKO!!..

    Just saying... Good morning y'all.

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    1. My exact criticism. Lion heart may be boring but was error free. King of Boys may be fun to watch but was filled with errors, including production errors. It has no chance at the Oscars. Great idea but needed funding for a better execution.

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    2. Top notch cinematography πŸ‘πŸ½
      Oscar worthy cinematography

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  14. Grace is called unmerited favor.. Genny has it.

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  15. All I know is that Favor is not fair and never makes sense just like a little girl from a family that would have faced public shaming and hanging from extremists communities has now become a Billionaire ( Kylie Jenner)
    In life just shoot your shot, not everybody has to like you, but the stars start aligning when you start. Just press the start button.
    Whether you think it’s Oscar worthy or Nollywood recognition worthy, this babe is super focused and her publicist is on point and deserves some accolades!
    Nwanyi oma, I’m inspired. Let nothing deter you! Keep going!!!!

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  16. Genevieve to the world. She has paid her dues and now reaping the fruits. It's well deserved and I pray it's selected and in turn win too.πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  17. She tried but compared to King of Boys, I think the latter surpasses in plot, costume and production.

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    1. Was it not the usual Yoruba braggado?

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  18. Congratulations to you Genny.

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  19. A very big Congratulations to Queen Genevieve!!! Haters will end up destroying themselves with hate while Queen Genevieve the favoured one will continue go higher and higher everyday.

    Congratulations once again to Queen Genevieve!!! πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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  20. Nigeria's submission to OSCAR! Na entry o

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    1. Na entry but no be everybody even reach that gate oooo

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  21. who did she fuck to get dat crap submitted?

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    1. Who is this bitter somebori here, we are criticizing the movie and not Genevieve. But your bitterness will not allow you to read and understand.
      The movie is what we are all discussing here oooo.
      Yes the movie is crap, but king of boys is worst. Both are rubbish but one is more rubbisher than the other.

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  22. Well it was selected by the nigeria Oscar committee, I think Omotola is part of the committee

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  23. They are both great movies but I believe Lion Heart will have a better chance on a global stage. Lion Heart was well executed, well edited, quality production, good sound, every scene counted, straight to point and overall fine finish.
    King of Boys has a great story and good acting, but unnecessarily stretched. Came across as an overly ambitious attempt at filmmaking. Several irrelevant scenes that did not add to the plot or develop the characters. The believability of the story was low. [That fire scene was a joke. Really? A fire that burned that long after dousing of petrol would out-rightly kill them or at least knock them out. They should suffer like 3rd degree burns. But they could still walk and drive after the trauma. Naah, that wouldn't sell at the Oscars. The scene where Adesua's character was killed was another joke. For such a powerful thug group to not have a clean sniper for the job is unbelievable. How can they miss their target? Naah] And it was confusing if the lead character was a King of boys or King of thugs. Sometimes she was powerful. Other times she was as helpless as a commoner. Apart from that, the audio had issues. The overall finishing wasn't tight. I wish there was funding for such great ideas. Well done Kemi and Gene!

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    1. You really tried, you managed to finish watching both movie... Well done.

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  24. People need to understand that movies nominated for Oscars are usually not the crowd pullers or the typical Nigerian film. LionHeart was a well made film, doesn't promote tribalism.

    The person who mentioned Chief Daddy is crazy though. Of all the films to mention

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  25. And cinema owners didn't allow her to show her film in the cinemas. Awon Mo Abudu and associates, how far? Genny still made the money and now the recognition of being selected. Congrats to Genny!!! Happy for her

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  26. Genevieve unfortunately is not a good actress just like Omotola. Dem no sabi act. Na fine face dey sell them and the movie wasn't nice either. The movie was just like all those old nollywood movies.

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  27. Her live is the embodiment of what evolution means. She has a huge international fan base many of whom are not Nigerian whatsoever. From Blood Sisters to Oscar nominee, What won't God do for us. Congratulations Genny! Congratulations Nigeria for this honour. A single woman getting shyt done. I will actually tune into the ceremony next year.

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  28. Congrats Genny babe!!! you are indeed an icon.Thanks for the good work, I haven't watched the lion's heart but i know it will be an interesting movie.

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  29. It is a fat lievthatcGenevieve and Omotola cannot act. These 2 actresses act in such a subtle manner and with their whole body. It is because they dont overshout that somebody will attempt to say they cant act. This lion heart is a good movie. Check out tgr message:
    1 a female child saved her father's business without selling her soul or body
    2. Careers like show biz is actually good and can thrive. Not every child will be a doctor or lawyer and if they dont, they can still thrive if they put their all in whst they choose to do.

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  30. I just finished watching the movie and I enjoyed it. I loved that Genny kept natural hair right throughout the movie, and whomever styled her hair did a fantastic job. The storyline is good, and her skin was glowing. I actually liked the actress who played her assistant and Nkem has very good range as an actor, this was a drama and he held his own like the professional that he is. Nigeria actually looks pretty in the movie, and the music, fabrics, colours, food wowed. The movie is for all ages, though children may find it boring since the story is more geared towards a mature mind. There is absolutely nothing happening in the movie that parents should be concerned about, even a toddler could watch it.

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    1. Good one! Don't mind these shallow minded ones who think that what makes a good movie is long weaves, plastic ass, fake boobs, shabby over dressings, horrible make up and fake accents. Genny was focused on what she wanted and made it that way. She was not looking for the crowd pulling movie, but Oscar worthy movie, boom! Congrats Ada anyi, we made it!

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  31. It was NOT nominated.
    Nigeria committee picked it for consideration.

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