Veteran Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji is grabbing all the positive headlines for her directorial debut, Lionheart. The film appears to be an instant hit after it was screened at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.
Worldwide streaming giant, Netflix has therefore moved in to the acquired the right for the film, a move that has now placed Lionheart on the apex of Nollywood productions as the first film to have such relationship with Netflix.
Lionheart was co-written by Genevieve Nnaji, C.J. Obasi, Ishaya Bako, Emil Garuba and Chinny Onwugbenu. It stars veteran faces such as Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie and Onyeka Onwenu.
Netflix put the synopsis as:
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.
See the full trailer below: