Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut Lionheart has been a success story out of Nollywood, beaming a light towards Nigeria and the Igbo culture. Remember when Kerry Washington said she loved it? The movie has screened in a couple festivals, and to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day, Lionheart screened in London at the Bonhams African Art Gallery. Showing to a select audience, Nnaji responded to questions moderated by CNN’s Tom Bouchier Hayes after the screening.
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Thank you to everyone that came along to our private screening of the film ‘Lionheart’. Followed by a Q&A with the director and actress Genevieve Nnaji and Tom Bouchier Hayes from @cnn @cnnafrica @genevievennaji @lionheartthemovie @netflix @bonhams1793 @stanchart #internationalwomensday
In attendance were dignitaries like the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, DJ Cuppy and sister Teni Otedola. The Bonhams African Art Gallery is a privately owned international auction house. Founded in 1973, it is one of the world’s largest and mot renowned auctioneers of fine art and antiques, from cars to jewelry.