The Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC), has nominated Genevieve Nnaji’s “Lionheart” as Nigeria’s submission to the International Feature Film category of the 2020 Oscars.
The selection was made on Monday following a statutory vetting and subsequent voting of entries received from Nigerian filmmakers at home and abroad.
The movie stars Pete Edochie, Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, Onyeka Onwenu, Kanayo .O. Kanayo, Chika Okpala, Kalu Ikeagwu, Sanni Mu’azu, Yakubu Mohammed, Ngozi Ezeonu, Peter Okoye (P-Square) and Chibuzor Azubuike (Phyno).
The film which was premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was produced by Chinny Onwugbenu, Chichi Nwoko, Genevieve Nnaji and directed by Genevieve Nnaji.
The 12-man Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC), is chaired by Chineze Anyaene with Mahmood Ali-Balogun as vice-chairman.