I enjoyed watching Lionheart on Netflix even though it took so long to finally get around to it. The buzz around Lionheart movie by Genevieve Nnaji is not one just anyone can ignore, especially if Netflix is suggesting the movie to you.
In 2018, Lionheart was debuted on Netflix and that seemed to be one of the best moves of Genevieve Nnaji professionally. This did not only hype the movie but heightened the expectations of Nigeria and so many other people who got to watch it.
Netflix is beginning to warm up to Nollywood, which I think is by far, Africa’s largest movie industry at the moment.
Reports say that they are putting $8 billion original production budget to work in Nigeria’s Nollywood movie industry.- QZ
Even though I am not exactly sure of the figure but people seem to be all about inquisitive on how much Netflix paid Genevieve Nnaji to acquire Lionheart. The most popular version of this cost is 3.8 million dollars which is an approximate whooping 1,368,798,000 in Nigerian Naira
Lionheart movie trailer
Chief Ernest Obiagu, owner of Lionheart company (a bus transportation company) begins to have health issues and as such finds it difficult to run the company. He, as a result, has to get someone to step in to manage the affairs of his company. Even though his daughter, Adaeze Obiagu, a hardworking, dedicated employee thinks she would be the one to step in his stead, he appoints his brother to oversee. They both struggle to keep the company afloat and save it from the competitors.
Lionheart full cast and crew
The cast of Lionheart is such a beautiful one and I make bold to say that it had in it many of the favorite Nigerian actors people would love to see even if they were not thinking about it.
Lionheart cast and crew Q & A
Neflix movie premiering at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival
Lionheart was directed by Genevieve Nnaji. It was produced by Chinny Onwugbenu for MPM Premium. On the 7th of September, 2018 Netflix acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the movie.
Genevieve Nnaji as Adaeze Obiagu. Adaeze Obiagu is the daughter of Chief Ernest Obiagu. She was the Director of Logistics and Operations at the Lionheart transport company before things take a negative turn around
Nkem Owoh as Chief Godswill Obiagu. Chief Godswill Obiagu was Chief Ernest Obiagu’s younger brother. They are both in the business as he originally directed the affairs as the Managing Director of the Owerri headquarters Lionheart. He later becomes the head of Lionheart company.
Pete Edochie as Chief Ernest Obiagu. The boss himself! Chief Ernest Obiagu is the owner of Lionheart company.
Onyeka Onwenu as Abigail Obiagu. Abigail Obiagu is the mother of Adaeze and Obinna, wife of Chief Ernest Obiagu
Chibuzo Azubuike as Obiora Obiagu. That is Phyno in real life (a popular Nigerian musician. Obiora Obiagu was Adaeze Obiagu’s brother and an upcoming musician in the movie.
Kanayo O. Kanayo as Igwe Pascal. Igwe Pascal was the owner of IG Motors, which is in direct competition with Lionheart company
Kalu Ikeagwu as Samuel Akah. He even though worked for the Lionheart company, had a lot of selfish motives, one of which was to take over the company with Igwe Pascal.
Jemima Osunde as Onyinye. Onyinye was the personal assistant to Adaeze Obiagu
Sani Muazu as Alhaji Danladi Maikano
Yakubu Mohammed as Hamza Maikano
Peter Okoye as Arinze. Peter Okoye is a popular Nigerian musician too in real life. This movie, Lionheart is his debut movie appearance.
Ngozi Ezeonu as Chioma Obiagu, wife of Godswill Obiagu
Have you seen the Lionheart movie? What do you think of it?
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