Twitter reacts as Oscar disqualifies Genevieve Nnaji's movie 'Lionheart'

Here is why Twitter is going wild over Oscar's disqualification of Genevieve Nnaji's movie, 'Lionheart.'

‘Lionheart’ was Genevieve’s directorial debut and she also starred in the film alongside popular Nollywood names like Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, Onyeka Onwenu, Kanayo O. Kanayo and Nigerian rapper Phyno.  [Instagram/GenevieveNnaji]

On Monday, November 4, 2019, the news broke that 'Lionheart' had been rejected by the Oscars. The major reason being that it was submitted in the wrong category. Trust Nigerians, as they took to Twitter to express their displeasure over what would have been Nigeria's bright up at clinching an Oscar award.

Genevieve Nnaji's 'Lionheart' was released in 2018 and Nigerians welcomed it with opened arms. The reception the movie got showed that the actress turned movie director did something right. 

From being the first Nigerian movie on Netflix to that famous interview with Richard Quest on 'Quest Means Business' on CNN, it was obvious Genevieve wasn't joking.

However, a few people are of the opinion that the movie deserved to be kicked out of the awards for reasons best known to them.

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