Nigeria’s superstar actress, Genevieve Nnnaji has gushed over the selection of her film Lionheart as Nigeria’s submission in the International Feature Film category of the 2020 Oscar Awards.
It is the second major feat to be accomplished by Nnaji’s Lionheart after it became the first Nigerian produced film to be purchased by Netflix.
Celebrating the new feat on social media, Genevieve said:
“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. ”