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

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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