Lionheart is a very popular movie produced by Chinny Onwugbenu and directed by Genevieve as at 2018. It stars personality such as Pete Edochie, Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh,Kanayo O. Kanayo, Peter Okoye and Phyno.
Lionheart tells the story of Adaeze Obiagu who was portrayed by Genevieve, who desired to be substitute for her father, Ernest Obiagu (portrayed Pete Edochie), when he can no longer run his company due to health issues.
Her father however asks his brother Godswill (portrayed Nkem Owoh) to substitute for him, and Godswill and Adaeze have to work hard together to save the company from a huge debt and in other not to lose the company to the businessman Igwe Pascal (portrayed Kanayo O. Kanayo).
The film is based in Enugu, Nigeria, and the dialogue often jumps between English and Igbo. Adaeze. Genevieve Nnaji, works as the director of a logistics and operations for her family’s transportation business. But when her father becomes ill, she must work with her uncle to save the company from bankruptcy.
The Movie was acquired by Netflix on 7 September 2018,making it the first Netflix original film produced in Nigeria. Lionheart was premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The film was later released worldwide on 4 January 2019, by Netflix.
Key Information about the Movie:
Music by: Kulanen Ikyo
Cinematography: Yinka Edward
Edited by: George Cragg
Production company: The Entertainment Network (T.E.N)
7 September 2018 (Toronto International Film Festival)
4 January 2019
Running time: 95 minutes
Language: English, Igbo
Peter Okoye: as Arinze
Chibuzo Azubuike (also known as Phyno): as Obiora Obiagu