If you haven’t heard of Lionheart, Genevieve Nnaji’s first directorial debut, do you even love Nollywood? The movie stars Pete Edochie, Genevieve Nnaji herself, Nkem Owoh, popularly known as Osofia and a kick-off acting appearance by Peter Okoye of P-Square. Shortly after the premiere of the movie at the Toronto International Film Festival, the 95 minutes masterpiece produced by Chinny Onwugbenu was secured by Netflix; making it the first original Nigerian movie to be acquired by the American content provider.
Since the acquisition of Lionheart, Netflix has become more interested in African film and television, with plans to order original series from the continent this year. They also acquired Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Sundance-bound directorial debut, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind.– Konbini. Lionheart is now available on Netflix worldwide, don’t forget to chill out 😉