Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut Lionheart was a huge inflection point in her career, having its premiere at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival and with Netflix nabbing the rights for world wide distribution. Lionheart was a loving, warm, love letter to Southeast Nigeria with beautiful performances from Pete Edochie, Onyeka Onwenu, and Nkem Owoh. Since then, I have been wondering what Nnaji’s next movie direction would go. That said, she posted new pictures of herself on Twitter today, looking chic and inexplicably ageless.
— Genevieve Nnaji MFR (@GenevieveNnaji1) June 18, 2019
If you look to your left, though, you would see a slim stack of scripts in that recognizable power-blue colour. She could have cropped it out before posting the pictures on social media, right? But she left, as if to tease us. Of course, this will be a talking point for a while and frankly, I can’t wait to see what Nnaji is working on.
When Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies, anime and trying to pretend his addiction to Netflix isn’t a serious condition.