Nigeria is competing with ninety two other countries for the 2020 Oscars Academy Awards’ Best International Feature Film, Screen diva Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut, ‘Lion Heart’.
The movie was premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and was acquired on seventh of September 2018, as first Netflix original film produced in Nigeria.
Since the inauguration of Nigeria Oscars Selection Committee in 2014, this is the first time Nigeria is advancing a film to the Oscars as previous entries did not meet basic criteria.
Lion Heart is a Nigerian drama film that featured some Nigerian movie icons like Pete Edochie, Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, and music icon, Onyeka Onwenu.
The Oscars Academy announced the full list of eligible films and countries with Ghana, Nigeria and Uzbekistan competing for the first time in the category, which was previously known as the best foreign-language film category.