Genevieve Nnaji appeared on CNN as a guest of Richard Quest, where she spoke on her Netflix acquired film, ”Lionheart”.
On the eve of the premiere of Genevieve’s Nnaji’s directiorial debut film, ”Lion Heart” at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, movie sharing platform Netflix announced a deal to acquire the movie, making ”Lion Heart” the first original film from Nigeria to be owned by the American movie streaming platform.
Speaking with Richard Quest on Tuesday night, Genevieve discussed how she was able to gather funds for the production of the movie and the chances of Nollywood gaining global acceptance.
On how she was able to put the movie together, ”For money, we had to self-fund unfortunately, she says, we don’t have adequate funding for movies that we actually intend to go global, there isn’t that provision yet.”
She also explained that Nollywood stands a good chance of going global anytime soon, but she sees language as the only problem that stands as a barrier.