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Netflix Acquires Rights To The ‘Lionheart’ Movie

Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart movie is in the news again. This time, online movie streaming platform, Netflix has announced its acquisition of the worldwide rights to the movie.

Netflix announced this on its website on 7th September, a day before its scheduled premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The implication of this is that the platform will handle the marketing and promotion of the film all over the world

Following the acquisition, Lionheart becomes Netflix’s first original film from Nigeria. 

What a feat! Well done, Genevieve!


The film is Genevieve Nnaji’s first movie as a director. It was shot in locations in Enugu, South Eastern Nigeria and features an impressive cast, including legendary singer Onyeka Onwenu, veteran actor Pete Edochie, Nkem Owo, Genevieve Nnaji and first time actors Peter Okoye Psquare and rapper Chibuzor Azubuike (Phyno)

Netflix Inc. is a media service provider with headquarters in Los Gatos, California that offers subscription-based streaming with a large library of films and TV programs. It has over 130 million total subscribers worldwide.

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