A twitter user by name Oreniwa Youssouf has responded to Nollywood actor Uche Jumbo, supporting her with few reasons to why Genevieve’s “Lion Heart” was picked over a movie titled “King Of Boy” His main reason was that Lion Heart fits into the Best Foreign Language Film Award because the movie was released globally via Netflix and is acted majorly with an Igbo language which is what the foreign man will look at.
There has been few talks and debates to why Lion Heart was selected in the first place, were Nigerian feel there are movies in the archives that should have been selected ahead of thee said movie “Lion Heart”
Lion Heart was Produced by Chinny Onwugbenu, Chichi Nwoko, Genevieve Nnaji, and directed by Genevieve Nnaji, ‘Lionheart’ premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and was acquired on September 7, 2018, as first Netflix
Nollywood road to oscar race was between
MOKALIK and LION HEART
why? the criteria is beyond storyline.
The Entire PRODUCTION, Technicalities Cinematography, etc
I love king of boys, had it been chosen would have supported it , it didn't meet the criteria.
— Uche Jombo Rodriguez (@uchejombo) October 3, 2019