- Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji is currently been celebrated as the lady of the moment after she released her first movie as a director
- The movie, Lion Heart, has received massive reviews and international recognition as well
- Giant global video streaming network known as Netflix, purchased worldwide rights to the movie
Prolific Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji has every right to brag different following the release of her first directorial debut film, Lion Heart, in which she starred in. The movie which was recently premiered has left many people anticipating to see it.
Apparently, things are looking really good for the elegant actress. On the eve of the premier, giant global video streaming network, Netflix, announced a deal to acquire worldwide rights to the movie, making it its first original film from Nigeria.
Netflix has previously licensed Nollywood flicks including romantic comedy The Wedding Party as well as crime thriller October 1, but only after both had been screened in local cinemas.
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In a recent interview with Richard Quest of CNN on September 11, Genevieve Nnaji revealed how she was able to gather funds for the production of Lion Heart and the chances of Nollywood gaining global acceptance.
''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.''
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Netflix’s first original film from Nollywood is an added plus to Nollywood industry. Over the last couple of years, the movie industry which became the world’s second biggest movie industry by volume has become more focused on quality over quantity as regards making movies.
Congratulations to Genevieve Nnaji!
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