Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ Finally Premiered On Netflix & Here’s What Nigerians Think – ZUMI

Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ Finally Premiered On Netflix & Here’s What Nigerians Think

Genevieve Nnaji's Lionheart ZUMI
On January 4, Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart premiered on Netflix and Nigerians were hyped seeing how it is the first Nigerian original film on the platform.

Thankfully, the film lived up to the hype as Nigerians haven’t stopped talking about it since its premiere on Friday. Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart follows the industrious Ada who must work with her uncle to save her father’s legacy and transport company in less than one month. Although controversy trailed the film’s cinema run in Nigeria, most people patiently waited for its Netflix debut so they could watch from the comfort of their homes.

The film boasted of a solid cast of Nollywood icons like Pete Edochie, Kanayo O Kanayo, Nkem Owoh and Onyeka Onwenu. Top music acts, Peter Okoye and Phyno also made their acting debut in the film. Impressed with Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut, Nigerians have praised the film’s stunning portrayal of Eastern Nigeria and its rich cultural heritage. On the other hand, people have also criticised the film for having loopholes surrounding the auditors and the main subject of the film.

Regardless, most fans of the movies are praising Pete Edochie’s performance, especially when he delivered the best line from the film, “You are the pendulum of my life. If you stop swinging, then I am done. If you’ve yet to see the film, check out how to sign up for Netflix right here.

 

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