Lionheart is a 2018 Nigerian movie produced by Chinny Onwugbenu and directed by
Genevieve Nnaji .
It stars Pete Edochie , Genevieve Nnaji, and Nkem Owoh.
It was acquired by Netflix on the 7th of September 2018, making it the first Netflix original film, produced in Nigeria.
It was premiered at the
2018 Toronto International Film Festival in
Toronto , Ontario, Canada .
The movie was Nnaji’s directorial debut as well as Peter Okoye’s acting debut.
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Lionheart tells the story of Adaeze Obiagu (portrayed by Nnaji ), who wants to substitute for her father, Ernest Obiagu ( Pete Edochie ), when he can no longer run his company due to health issues. Her father however asks his brother Godswill ( Nkem Owoh) to substitute for him, and Godswill and Adaeze have to work hard together to save the company from a huge debt and to not lose the company to the businessman Igwe Pascal ( Kanayo O. Kanayo ).
Genevieve Nnaji as Adaeze Obiagu
Nkem Owoh as Chief Godswill
Pete Edochie as Ernest Obiagu
Onyeka Onwenu as Abigail Obiagu
Kanayo O. Kanayo as Igwe Pascal
Chibuzo Azubuike (also known as Phyno )
This movie was produced by Chinny Onwugbenu for MPM Premium in association with the Entertainment Network. Netflix acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the movie on the 7th of September 2018, a day before its premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival .
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