Dissecting Genevieve’s Netflix ‘Lionheart’ Deal

Vanessa Obioha takes a critical look at the news of Netflix’s acquisition of Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ movie and its impact on the film industry.

International film festivals are usually a marketable ground for filmmakers to strike new deals and Nigerian filmmakers are gradually tapping into the opportunities such platforms provide. This new fashion for international reach comes with certain perks – better quality movies for the consumers, a befitting platform for the cast and crew and an overall better projection of the industry at a grand scale.

Genevieve Nnaji, a longtime Nollywood key player tagged along on a production team in 2015 with Chichi Nwoko and Chinny Onwugbenu to bring to life the movie ‘Road To Yesterday’ which featured British actor Oris Erhuero. Indeed, the hunger to take the role of captain rather than play a singular role of actor set in for the Imo state-born screen diva thereafter.

Three years after the film’s debut and two years after…

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