Following announcements that Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ has been selected by the Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) to be the country’s submission in the International Feature Film category of the 2020 edition of Oscar Awards, Nigerians can’t keep calm.
The news was broken by NOSC Chairman, Anyaene while speaking on the entries received this year, said there is a significant improvement from last year.
Reacting to the news, fans of the movie star have shared their excitement with hopes that she wins it — However, there are also critics who think that the movie isn’t Oscar-worthy and another Nigerian movie; ‘King of Boys’ should have made it instead.
Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ Is Nigeria’s Submission For 2020 Oscars.
— Lawrence Evra Okoro (@LawrenceokoroNg) October 3, 2019
If Genevieve Nnaji’s LionsHeart wins an Oscar award next year, Every single Titan would have to excuse us on this app for atleast two months to appreciate the True Queen.
Water and oil no fit mix!!!
— Obi Of Onitsha🇨🇦 (@classicNedu) October 2, 2019
Lmao. Nigerian producers will do anything to pay influencers to discredit Lionheart and bring up King of Boys.
Sorry o, Genevieve Nnaji said what she said. You people make up fake box office gross and she has blacklisted your stupid award shows. Keep crying. pic.twitter.com/DXa2nN4gkG
— Tony-Francis (@obynofranc) October 3, 2019
Produced a Netflix movie
Signed to same agency as Kevin Hart, Angelina Jolie & Johnny Depp
Featured on CNN, Oprah, Essence & Elle
Starred in a British film
First Nollywood Actress with an endorsement
Now Lionheart is being considered for an Oscar nomination.
— Isima (@IsimaOdeh) October 2, 2019
Someone said King of Boys is underrated and Lion Heart is overrated..
That’s why we are always our problem, can’t we just be happy for Genevieve Nnaji for making it to Oscar awards nomination list? Tueh
— Okpontu (@NastyBlaq) October 3, 2019
Fix the problem, Not the blame