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 and reading comics and trying to pretend his addiction to Netflix isn’t a serious condition.