Lionheart is a Nigerian movie produced by Chinny Onwugbenu and directed by Genevieve Nnaji. Starring in it are Nkem Owoh,Pete Edochie,Peter Okoye and Genevieve Nnaji.
Acquired by Netflix on 7th september 2018,Lionheart became the first Netflix original film produced in Nigeria.It premiered at the 2018 Toronto International film festival in Toronto,Ontario,Canada. The movie was Genevieve’s directorial debut as well Peter Okoye’s acting debut.
Lionheart tells the tale of Adaeze Obiagu(portrayed by Genevieve),who wants to take over the affairs of the company from her father,Ernest Obiagu(portrayed by Pete Edochie),when he can no longer continue due to his health problems. Her father however asks his brother Godswill(Nkem Owoh) to substitute for him. So Godswill and Adaeze have to work hard together to save the company from a huge debt and to not also lose the company to the businessman Igwe Pascal(Kanayo O. Kanayo).
- Genevieve Nnaji as Adaeze Obiagu
- Pete Edochie as Chief Ernest Obiagu
- Nkem Owoh as Chief Godswill Obiagu
- Kanayo O. Kanayo as Igwe Pascal
- Kalu Ikeagwu as Samuel Akah
- Onyeka Onwenu as Abigail Obiagu
- Jemima Osunde as Onyinye
- Peter Okoye as Arinze
- Chibuzo Azubuike (also known as Phyno) as Obiora Obiagu
- Sani Muazu as Alhaji Danladi Maikano
- Yakubu Mohammed as Hamza Maikano
Lionheart, the movie, has received favourable reviews from many audiences and channels.