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Watch the Trailer for 'Lionheart'—Nollywood Vet Genevieve Nnaji's Directorial Debut

This film comically shines a light on sexism in the workplace and tackles the saying, "family and business don't mix."

The trailer for accomplished Nollywood actor Genevieve Nnaji is here.

Lionheart, which is due to make it's world premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, puts a spin on the saying, "family and business don't mix."


Here's the synopsis:

Running a company can be challenging, especially if you are a female in a male-dominated industry. Looking to prove her worth, Adaeze steps up to the challenge when her father, Chief Ernest Obiagu is forced to take a step back due to health issues. Ironically, he appoints his crude and eccentric brother, Godswill, instead to run the company with his young daughter. Complications arise when they discover that the family business is in dire financial straits and both Adaeze and Godswill try to save the company in their own way to crazy and often hilarious results.

Nnaji comically tackles sexism that permeates the workplace in the film and highlights the challenge the balance between honoring one's family while drumming up the courage to strike out on one's own.

Watch the trailer below.

Lionheart has a star-studded cast including Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie and Onyeka Onwenu. Nnaji is also the executive producer along with Chinny Onwugbenu. Onwugbenu is also the producer. Paris-based MPM Premium has picked up the film to handle international sales.

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Trump Plans to Extend Travel Ban to Nigeria, Tanzania, Sudan, Eritrea & Three Other Countries

Here's what the travel ban could mean for these nations.

On Tuesday is was announced that Donald Trump's administration plans to extend its infamous travel ban to include seven new countries, many of them in Africa.

The countries named on the list, include Nigeria, Tanzania, Sudan and Eritrea, as well as Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, and the Eastern European nation of Belarus. Politico first broke the news.

According to The Washington Post, the move would likely not be a complete ban on citizens looking to enter the US, however it could place various visa restrictions on some government officials and on those seeking certain type of visitor and business visas.

Some nations could also be banned from participation in the diversity travel lottery program, which grants green cards. Trump has threatened to sack the program in the past.

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A-Reece Releases His Second Song of 2020 ‘Selfish [EXP 2]’

Listen to A-Reece's new song 'Selfish [EXP 2].'

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Aewon Wolf Preaches Subversion and Freethinking in His New Album ‘The Return’

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Aewon Wolf has always preferred to sprinkle some pop in his hip-hop, as can be heard in his previous releases. His latest project, The Return, his first in two years, boasts some pop-leaning songs like "Thando Lwami," "Something Special," "Cool Kids" and others are all glazed in the customary top 40 chart sheen through the use of glossy synths and pads alongside other contraptions.

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