Nollywood veteran Genevieve Nnaji’s latest movie, `Lionheart’ is set to premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.The annual festival is scheduled to take place from September 6 to September 16. Nnaji’s first directional movie `Lionheart’ will screen for the first time at the festival on Friday, September 7, 2018.The movie was written by C.J. Fiery Obasi and screen played by Ishaya Bako and Emil
Genevieve Nnaj is a Nigerian actress and singer. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first actress to win the award. In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood
Nollywood veteran Genevieve Nnaji’s latest movie, `Lionheart’ is set to premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.The annual festival is scheduled to take place from September 6 to September 16. The movie is executive produced by The Entertainment Network (TEN), which was founded in partnership with Chinny Onwugbenu.Lionheart, which aside from being Nnaji’s directorial debut, stars an array of award winning veterans in Nollywood and music icons in the country.
Nnaji started her acting career as a child actress in the then popular television soap opera Ripples at the age of 8 In 1998 at the age of 19 she was introduced into the growing Nigerian film industry with the movie “Most Wanted”.Her subsequent movies include Last Party, Mark of the Beast and Ijele.In 2010 she starred in the award-winning film Ijé: The Journey. She has starred in over 80 Nollywood movies.[citation needed
Actors in the movie include, Genevieve Nnaji, Chika Okpala, Steve Eboh, Pete Edochie, Kanayo O. Kanayo and Onyeka Onwenu.The annual festival is scheduled to take place from September 6 to September 16. Actors in the movie include, Genevieve Nnaji, Chika Okpala, Steve Eboh, Pete Edochie, Kanayo O. Kanayo and Onyeka Onwenu.Others are: Nkem Owoh, Kalu Ikeagwu, Jemima Osunde, Yakubu Mohammed and Sani Muazu.
The movie also stars talented Nigerian rapper and singer, Chibuzor Azubuike also known as Phyno and Peter Okoye aka Mr P. In the movie, Nnaji played Adaeze, a sensible executive in her father’s transport company, `Lionheart Transport’. Over time, Adaeze proved her keen ability to make a profit and to manage the most hysterical situations.However, when her father falls ill, both she and her rival were passed over in favour of Adaeze’s unpolished uncle, Godswill.
As of 2009 Nnaji was one of the best paid actresses in Nollywood. Due to her contributions to the Nigeria movie industry, she became the first actress to be awarded Best Actress at the 2001 City Peoples Awards, the award ceremony that previously had only recognized politicians and business conglomerates.
She was also the first actress to be awarded as Best Actress by the Censors Board of Nigeria in 2003.In 2009, she was referred to as the Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey.
In 2004 Nnaji signed a recording contract with EKB Records, a Ghanaian record label, and released her debut album One Logologo Line, a mix of R&B, Hip-Hop and Urban music.In November 2015 Nnaji produced her first movie called Road to Yesterday, later winning Best Movie Overall-West Africa at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.