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Genevieve Nnaji talks 'Lionheart' on Quest Means Business | Full Video

Genevieve Nnaji is currently Nollywood’s woman of the moment and this has a lot to with the huge success of her directorial debut Lionheart.

Lionheart premiered over the weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival to amazing reviews and a Netflix purchasing deal.

On Wednesday, the actress was Richard Quest‘s guest on CNN’s Quest Means Business where she shared with the ace broadcaster funding for the movie, Netflix motivation for purchase and more.

Watch it below:

31 Comments

  1. ogie

    September 13, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Share the reviews please?

    • yes maam

      September 13, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      yes o!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. VIKY

    September 13, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    I knew one day u wld make us proud…. kip wining genny

    • DEETEEE

      September 13, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      Also I love Genny because she is not loud; her life is not in the radar, like some of the celebs who show off everything, even before it happens. You only see RESULTS/OUTCOME with Genny. She is really very wise….wiser than her age, and carries herself with poise and grace.

  3. lami

    September 13, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Kudos to Genevieve

  4. SuaveUc

    September 13, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Genevieve be raising the Bar on each of her public appearance. We couldnt be more prouder to be a Nigerian…nay Igbo.

  5. Obigal

    September 13, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    What made Netflix buy this one? Genny be honest, well Funa Maduka Netflix exec is my best friend ?

    • Marsala

      September 13, 2018 at 6:22 pm

      Aunty Obigal, biko, e don do.

      Listen, do you know what makes studio executives spend money on movies? Connections, Networking, etc. If you think it’s only about sentiments or “this is a perfect movie, i’ll invest”, then have you wondered why some really good movies are tagged as “Indie Movies”? Power moves happens every hour. Whether Funa helped her or not, is inconsequential because Hollywood and the Entertainment industry feeds on Networking and “who know who”. So, if that’s what it takes or took Genevieve to get Netflix, there is no big deal.

    • Slice

      September 13, 2018 at 7:20 pm

      But will be good to know instead of telling upand comings that all that’s needed is hardwork

    • Obigal

      September 13, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      I don’t think you understand what you’re saying. What do you mean by good movies tagged Indie movies? Do you understand what an Indie movie is? An indie movie is a movie made outside the hollywood studio system. Or outside of the genre of a particular industry. We all know it is connections that gets movies bought. It is connections that got this one from Genny bought. Nothing spoil. Don’t sacrifice other Nollywood movies that are on netflix because Genny has Funa and hired someone to do PR for her. Dasall

    • Richard Akuson

      September 13, 2018 at 11:41 pm

      In my quest to quickly reply this – I liked this tasteless joke you call a revelation. My dear, I see what you did there. Your friend asked a question and you quickely profered an answer, as if you are shutting him/her up.

      No, i refuse to agree that connections made Netflix buy this movie or any other movie. Darling, connections can get you the meeting, but no executive – with bottom lines on their heads – will invest shareholders’ money on sentimental buys. I’m sorry, this is NOT Nigeria!

      Sometimes, Nigerians make me wonder!

      You’re here trying to discredit this woman’s hardwork with your half-witted attempt at messiness.

      And, Incase you didn’t know – Netflix is not iroko tv or NTA (no offense to both). For the company to buy a film, and allow their name plastered on every international publication in association with such project, it must be that they absolutely, without a doubt, believe in the commercial and critical viability of such content.

      So, simmer down with your ignorance and raise a glass to the woman who has, with this singular project, elevated Nollywood to an international film player.

      And by the way, how would you choose to explain why her movie showed at TIFF? Another executive, perhaps??

    • Marsala

      September 15, 2018 at 4:24 am

      Richard, we are actually on the same page here. But please “seek first to understand than to be understood”. You sound angry.

      I don’t know what you mean by “revelation”. Nor do I know who Obigal is. I am affiliated with the entertainment industry so I am speaking with authority. I did not in anyway discredit Genevieve. Rather, I aimed at correcting the previous commenter’s attempt at “invalidating” her achievements. We’ll all be alright.

    • Ela

      December 5, 2018 at 4:26 pm

      Late to this. Just seeing your answer. Love it. Thank you. And you’re male again… Thank you again.

    • Bamzi

      September 13, 2018 at 7:05 pm

      Go and befriend him then produce your own movie make Netflix buy naa. Or better yet, pick out another Nigerian producer or artist who can do it. This effort you’re making to put sand in her garri should go into ironing out your rumpled unfulfilling life. Stay mad. Stay pressed.

    • Ada

      September 13, 2018 at 9:35 pm

      Funa is female

    • OgeAdiro

      September 13, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      The world is mostly about networking. Image is very important. You’re doing something right when your friends and family want to do business with you.

    • Dee1

      September 14, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      Oh really? Okay then. But if you really want to sell this shallow idea of yours about Funa making the deal happen, then how come it didn’t happen with Mo Abudu and Kunle’s productions? Because if you could be so sure Funa had a hand in this, then you should know Mo and Kunle are also friends with Funa and most importantly you should be aware of how often they choke her to help them secure an offer from Netflix. #tiff16 in conversation with Genevieve and Kunle is a proof.

  6. Stella

    September 13, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    When would it be on Netflix?

  7. John

    September 13, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    It is funny that I have not seen one review of this film.

    All I have been hearing are Netflix noises

  8. Chyke

    September 13, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    When is it coming to Nigerian cinemas?

    Enough of these Funa Madueke talks. Success isn’t all about talent. Who you know matters….. You need not to just get lucky but know the right people at the right places. Genevieve isn’t stopping anyone from getting connected. Since you guys know this Funa lady too well, why not reach out to her to help push your movies too? #stophating

  9. Chyke

    September 13, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Na reviews be our problem now?

    Ngwa o, those that have seen it should post a review even if it’s on nairaland. Some people just want to see a negative review by fire by force

    • yes maam

      September 14, 2018 at 8:18 am

      Films get reviewed at festivals by visiting critics and press. Not reviewed means the press is uninterested or the film is that bad.

    • Dee1

      September 14, 2018 at 11:55 am

      If you really want to read reviews, then go on twitter and Instagram. I’ve even lost count of the number of reviews I’ve read on this movie. Don’t let your bitterness and hatred for this woman rub you of your eyesight.

    • yes maam

      September 15, 2018 at 6:03 am

      please copy and paste links. Of reviews. By the film press. In film trade magazines. Would be lovely to read them.

    • Smh

      September 14, 2018 at 6:24 pm

      I hope you don’t get a heart attack at the rate you are going. Genny is probably all you think about all day. Running helter skelter from one Genny post to the other –> trait of a person engulfed by sore bitterness.

    • yes maam

      September 15, 2018 at 5:58 am

      we are checking them out for the jokes and counting—-how many croonies will they send?

  10. Ada

    September 13, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Funa is female

    • VIKY

      September 14, 2018 at 8:37 am

      SO WETIN COM HAPPEN?

  11. Graffi

    September 14, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Like seriously… Only in Nigeria will you hear a stupid debate like this. The world has moved on… Everything is networking but networking isn’t harvester from trees. Your efforts and hard work attract the right entourage. Instead of doing your own networking you’re there putting sand into someone’s garri. Genny has always made calculated moves. That’s business. Love her. Little talk big moves. Fan from Cameroon.

  12. Awesome

    September 14, 2018 at 3:15 am

    GENNY GENNY GENNY… We are so proud of you… Gush! Girl you have broken the glass ceiling… I am so excited to be a Nigerian at this moment!!

  13. Nnenne

    September 15, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Jealousy kills!
    The story this time is not that an achieving woman slept around to get to her destinations rather it is connections.
    BTW, if it is a man, no one makes any remarks! The bitter truth is that women are the ones with these accusations. SAD

    I can’t wait to watch. I watched ” Road to yesterday”, too via Netflix. Loved it!

    Keep working and rising Genny and Chinny.
    This century and beyond is for women.

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