Genevieve Nnaji Speaks On CNN After Her Movie ‘Lionheart’ Was Acquired By Netflix

Legendary actress Genevieve Nnaji was a guest of Richard Quest on CNN yesterday, September 11.

She spoke on her latest movie, Lion Heart, which was acquired by the American over-the-top media services provider, Netflix .

Netflix which is the world's leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies on your favorite device made the announcement to acquire the movie on its channel On the eve of the premiere of Genevieve’s Nnaji’s directiorial debut film, ”Lion Heart” at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. 

This made ”Lion Heart” the first original film from Nigeria to be owned by the American movie streaming platform.

Speaking with Richard Quest of CNN on Tuesday night, Genevieve discussed how she was able to gather funds for the production of the movie and the chances of Nollywood gaining global acceptance.

On how she was able to put the movie together, ”For money, we had to self-fund unfortunately, she says, we don’t have adequate funding for movies that we actually intend to go global, there isn’t that provision yet.”

She also explained that Nollywood stands a good chance of going global anytime soon, but she sees language as the only problem that stands as a barrier.

The comic film by Genevieve, Lion Heart, was premiered at the TIFF Festival 2018 on Saturday, September 2018.

About the Movie;

'Lionheart captures the challenges of a female in a male-dominated industry. It is a story of Adaeze, a young lady who steps up to the challenge when her father, Chief Ernest Obiagu, is forced to take a step back from his company due to health issues.

She works with her crude and eccentric brother to save the family business in dire financial straits resulting in crazy and often hilarious results'. 

Genevieve Nnaji stars with a solid line up that features Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, Kanayo O. Kanayo and Onyeka Onwenu in the movie.

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