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The Unforgettable: Lionheart(2018)

The Unforgettable: Lionheart(2018)

Lionheart, Genevieve Nnaji‘s directorial debut, is a 2018 Nigerian drama film produced by Chinny Onwugbenu. The project has many globally respected Nigerian actors — Pete Edochie, Genevieve Nnaji, and Nkem Owoh. Netflix obtained it on 7 September 2018 —qualifying it as the first Netflix original film produced in Nigeria. The film premiered at the  2018 Toronto International Film Festival in Canada.

Lionheart was Peter Okoye’s and Chibuzor Azubuike’s (also known as Phyno) acting debut. The film was released worldwide on 4 January 2019 on Netflix.

Lionheart Trailer

Facts about Lionheart


Lionheart tells the story of Adaeze Obiagu (portrayed by Nnaji), who wants to substitute for her father, Chief 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 take his place, and Godswill and Adaeze have to work together to save the company from debt as well as a threatened takeover by businessman Igwe Pascal (Kanayo O. Kanayo).

Directed byGenevieve Nnaji
Written byGenevieve NnajiChinny OnwugbenuC. J. ObasiIshaya BakoEmil Garuba
Produced byChinny Onwugbenu
StarringGenevieve NnajiNkem OwohPete EdochieOnyeka OnwenuKanayo O. Kanayo
CinematographyYinka Edward
Edited byGeorge Cragg
Music byKulanen Ikyo
The Entertainment Network (T.E.N)
Distributed byNetflix
MPM Premium
Release dates7 September 2018 (Toronto International Film Festival)4 January 2019
Running time95 minutes
LanguagesEnglish (most)Igbo (10 mins.)
Box office₦21.3m[1]

'PELUMI A. Pelumi-Folarin

Hi, I'm OLUWANBEPELUMI Pelumi-Folarin, a filmmaker with fifteen years of experience in project and organizational management. I'm passionate about the art and craft of filmmaking and have a proven track record in publication, team building and organisational leadership. I'm currently working at AfroFilm Herald Times Ltd. where I currently serve as the creative team lead. In my free time, I enjoy watching good films/playing the piano/guitar/listening to audiobooks. Feel free to connect with me!

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