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Genevieve Nnaji Soars, Makes Directorial Debut In ‘Lionheart’ With Nkem Owoh, Peter Okoye, Others

by Chike Ezegbu
Genevieve Nnaji Makes Directorial Debut In Lionheart

Genevieve Nnaji Makes Directorial Debut In LIONHEART, Features Nkem Owoh, Peter Okoye

Finally,  A-list Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has made her directorial debut in Lionheart. The movie features Nollywood veteran Nkem Owoh, Onyeka Onwenu and Peter Okoye.

Lionheart has been announced as an official selection in the Discovery Section of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), opening on September 6 and will run till 16, 2018. The movie which was set in the Southeast Nigeria, tells the story of a young woman, Adaeze Obiagu (Genevieve Nnaji), who takes up the responsibility of running her sick father’s business. However, her intensely crude and eccentric uncle keeps an eagle-eye.

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Despite this, Genevieve’s character powered by her competing business instincts and family obligations, become a catalyst for drastic change which isn’t acceptable to everyone. The gorgeous Mbaise, Imo State-born actress while speaking on her new movie, Lionheart, said:

“Film making is what I love to do. I am grateful to have had the chance to share my love with millions over the years.

‘LionHeart’ is the beginning of a journey to explore and express my creative interpretation of story-telling, particularly African stories. Africa is a possessor of the most compelling stories as yet untold, and we are determined to tell our stories, our way, through our voices, to the world. And TIFF is the perfect launch for the film.”

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Genevieve who would also be seen at TIFF performing alongside Kate Beckinsale in the highly anticipated film, ‘Farming’ from Director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, was also celebrated at TIFF 2013 in ‘Half of a Yellow Sun.’

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A story about hard-nosed rivalry and often contrarian efforts to rescue an ailing business, LionHeart is “equal parts family drama, female empowerment and a humorous charmer,” said producer Chinny Onwugbenu.

“We assembled a cast of Nigeria’s most respected and revered screen icons ncluding Pete Edochie, 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 among others.”

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Nollywood’s Genevieve Nnaji Makes Directorial Debut In LIONHEART, Features Nkem Owoh, Peter Okoye

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