Lionheart which is Nnaji’s first directorial
attempt, after over three decades of acting,
was selected as Nigeria’s entry by the
Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC),
only to be disqualified for having too much
English language dialogue.

Nnaji who took to Twitter to express her
position on the recent development said the
movie represents the way we speak as
Nigerians.
She also took out time to respond to a
reaction by Ava Marie DuVernay, an American
filmmaker and distributor, who had expressed
concern over the reason given by The Oscars
for disqualifying Lionheart.
“Thank you so much @ava I am the director
of Lionheart. This movie represents the way
we speak as Nigerians. This includes English
which acts as a bridge between the 500+
languages spoken in our country; thereby
making us #OneNigeria. @TheAcademy.”
1/1 1/2 Thank you so much @ava ❤️.
I am the director of Lionheart. This
movie represents the way we speak as
Nigerians.
(@GenevieveNnaji1) November 4,
2019
2/2 It’s no different to how French
connects communities in former
French colonies. We did not choose
who colonized us. As ever, this film
and many like it, is proudly Nigerian

52 thoughts on “Lionheart disqualified”
  1. Neat blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog stand out.
    Please let me know where you got your design. With
    thanks

  2. I got this site from my friend who informed me on the topic of
    this web site and now this time I am browsing this website and reading very informative articles at this time.

  3. Hi there! This blog post could not be written much better!
    Looking through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He constantly kept talking about this. I am going
    to send this post to him. Pretty sure he’s going to
    have a very good read. I appreciate you for sharing!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *