The has selected ’s ‘’ as Nigeria’s submission to the International Feature Film category of the 2020 .
The committee announced the selection on Wednesday, following a statutory vetting and subsequent voting of entries received from Nigerian filmmakers at home and abroad.
’Lionheart’ was produced by and directed by Genevieve Nnaji, premiered at the and got produced in Nigeria.
The movie stars Genevieve Nnaji, and .
‘Lionheart’, which is Nnaji’s directorial debut, tells the story of a young woman, Adaeze Obiagu (Genevieve Nnaji), who becomes saddled with the responsibility of running her sick father’s business under the suffocating supervision of an uncle, played by Nkem Owoh.