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Celebrities have a lot to say about Genevieve Nnaji’s “Lionheart” Oscars Disqualification



Nigerian celebrities are not taking the disqualification of “Lionheart” lightly, although they are trying to look at the bright side of the situation.

Just as the saying goes, All publicity is good publicity, and Genevieve Nnaji‘s ‘Lionheart‘ just had major publicity despite its disqualification from the 2020 Oscars.

That’s one way to look at it.

The conversation continues to trend on Twitter, and while some are wondering “why the disqualification” since our official language is English, some are saying this is a wake up call for us to focus more on our indigenous languages, and others are saying maybe this is the time for the Academy to change its rules, allowing “foreign films,” and not just “foreign language films.”

Interestingly, the scrapping of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is also being discussed, as English is supposed to be our official language.

Scroll through to see what people are saying:


  1. Tikka Masala

    November 5, 2019 at 11:53 am

    I think showing what “other” “non-celebrities” are saying about this topic makes it well-rounded. Are celebrities the only ones with intelligent opinions about a topic? Why the discrimination?

  2. bella

    November 5, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Come on did we watch that movie and HONESTLY think It will make OSCARS? I love my mbaise sister Genevieve but truth be told the story line didn’t give me that WOW factor, and I watch a lot of movies.

    • Ebi

      November 5, 2019 at 7:34 pm

      Thank you o. Oscar ko Rante ni. Lol.

  3. Prince

    November 5, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Lionheart is a good movie but making an Oscar nom? I doubt it. There’s nothing spectacular about it. The reason for all this hype is the person involved.

    • Hydro

      November 7, 2019 at 11:34 pm

      Very correct , nothing spectacular at all, just an ordinary story line

  4. Maggz

    November 6, 2019 at 7:46 am

    King of boys would have been a good nod

    • Nasa

      November 6, 2019 at 10:06 am

      King of boys was done in English too..wasn’t it?

  5. IMSUBEB Recruitment

    November 6, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    One day i will be like him

  6. Californiabawlar

    November 6, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Just when I thought today couldn’t be any more upsetting. But I SEE… they are penalizing US for our colonization! Ugh! I HATE

  7. stcharlesedu

    April 11, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    I admire her alot, her strong and willing power to success despite all odd

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