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FIRST NOLLYWOOD BILLIONAIRE? Netflix buys Genevieve’s ‘Lionheart’ for N1.39bn

Genevieve Nnaji

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FIRST NOLLYWOOD BILLIONAIRE? Netflix buys Genevieve’s ‘Lionheart’ for N1.39bn

Ace actress and producer, Genevieve Nnaji, is taking Nollywood movies to another as level Netflix buys Lion Heart for N1,385,100,000($3.8 million).

Well thanks to this move, Nnaji has become the first Nollywood’s billionaire, according to multiple reports

It is interesting to note that Nnaji’s film is the first original Nollywood movie to be acquired by the international film streaming platform.

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Meanwhile, the excited Nnaji thanked took to her Instagram page to thank her fans for the outpouring of love and support.

Nnaji said;

“Thank you everyone for accepting @lionheartthemovie into your homes and your hearts. Worldwide. ❤️

“This is how we change the narrative. Together. Let us continue to bridge the gap.”

The story follows a daughter who’s forced to work with her feckless uncle in order to save her father’s ailing bus company. Nnaji plays Adaeze, a level-headed executive in her father’s bus company, Lionheart Transport.

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When her father (played by Edochie) falls ill, both she and her rival (Kalu Egbui Ikeagwu) are passed over in favour of the uncle, played by Owoh.

Complications arise when they discover that the family business is in dire financial straits — leading to absurd results as they try to save the company.

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This is also the directorial debut of the renowned actress.

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