The directorial debut of Genevieve Nnaji will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival…

American over-the-top media services provider, Netflix reportedly bought Genevieve Nnaji’s movie Lion Heart, on the eve of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Lionheart marks the first Netflix original film from Nigeria, directed by Genevieve Nnaji. The film will premiere at TIFF on Saturday, September 8.

The movie features well-known actors such as the director herself. Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, Onyeka Onwenu amongst other notable actors.

The story revolves around the challenges of running a company, especially if you are a female in a male-dominated industry. Looking to prove her worth, Adaeze (Genevieve) 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

Genevieve Nnaji, an actress who has an undeniable star power, made her debut as a producer in 2015 with the movie “Road to Yesterday.” The movie raked in 30 million naira at the box office. It is safe to say that the movie was that successful because of the name ‘Genevieve Nnaji.’ Also, the movie was her come-back after about four years and her fans couldn’t wait to get reacquainted with her acting skills.

It was also gathered that Nnaji did an amazing job in assembling known performers, who are popular for pulling their audience into their projects with their delivery skills.

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