Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut, ‘Lionheart’, which is Netflix’s first original film from Nigeria, started showing across some selected Nigerian and Ghanaian cinemas.
The movie has Genevieve Nnaji playing the role of Adaeze, a calm executive working at a bus company, Lionheart Transport owned by her dad played by Pete Edochie.
When the latter falls ill, both she and her rival (Kalu Egbui Ikeagwu) are passed over in favor of the uncle, played by Nkem Owoh.
‘Lionheart’ was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018 and was acquired by Netflix a day before its premiere. it was also screened at the Marrakech Film Festival in Morocco ahead of its January 2019 release on Netflix.
The movie finally arrived the Nigerian and Ghanaian cinemas on Friday, December 21, 2018, and here are what viewers and fans are saying on Twitter after watching it.
— Anwan abasiubong (@anwan_ab) December 27, 2018
Maybe @GenevieveNnaji1 DID. She directed this one so sweetly.
That's why I'll go back to the cinema and watch it again. You should too.
— the neutral nigerian (@neutral9gerian) December 26, 2018
Finally saw #LionHeart The movie was pure gold, the perfect feel good movie with great acting, humor without trying too hard and a good storyline. Well done @GenevieveNnaji1 this is your best one yet, I'm definitely going to see it again before it's on netflix. pic.twitter.com/ObNxet5Wct
— Kelvin Gabriel (@e3609ja) December 27, 2018
Just saw #LionHeart
Beautiful movie!! ???
Nkem Owoh(Osuofia) never disappoints ????
All hail the queen Genevieve!!?❤
Pete Edochie!! I've missed him on the screen
Onyeka Onwenu ???
Up next, #ChiefDaddy
— Un Poco Loco (@Signora_Larissa) December 26, 2018
Ooohhhhhhhh!!!! The Igbo in the opening scenes of #LionHeart is already giving me SO much life!!! Yassss!!!!??????
— Francesca Uriri (@ZanyFran) December 26, 2018
#Lionheart scores a 9/10 without much effort.
— Nöah (@NAETAN__) December 24, 2018
I think my favourite thing about #LionHeart is how effortlessly the Igbo flows in this movie.
— A.F. (@adebolarayo) December 25, 2018
— AdaNwachukwu (@ladotra) December 25, 2018
— Segun Onibiyo ?? (@adremzxy) December 26, 2018
#lionheartthemovie is sooo amazin…… frm d start to d finish, i wnted more…….. wen i watched chief daddy, i tot chief daddy has won my heart untill i saw #lionheart ……. believe… https://t.co/fUo3fStfgG
— maryjoy (@gracia952) December 26, 2018
LIONHEART HANDS DOWN THE BEST NIGERIAN MOVIE I HAVE SEEN.
— Nemo (@Garry_ken) December 24, 2018
If there’s a Nigerian movie you must see this Christmas, make sure you #Lionheart
— Noble Igwe (@Nobsdaslushhkid) December 20, 2018
Lionheart is a movie joor! I legit didn't want the movie to end. ?
— Sugar Daddy (@Sephson_) December 23, 2018
So I really enjoyed Lionheart. The film had all the feels and for some weird reason I felt a bit of nostalgia.
Plus our girl @JemimaOsunde is out here killing it. Keep shining!
— Harry Itie (@HarryItie) December 24, 2018