41 year old Nigerian actress, producer, and director Genevieve Nnaji has come out to state that her feminism is about human rights.
The Mbaise, Imo State born super star in an interview said she’s free to do whatever she likes, whenever she wants and the same applies if she were a guy.
According to Nnaji, she is a ‘woman who has rights to her choices’. She directed and released her film Lionheart in 2018.
Here’s what fans are saying on Twitter:
In 2019, Lionheart was selected by the Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC), as Nigeria’s submission to the Best International Feature Film Category of the 2020 Oscars, the first film ever submitted to the Oscars by Nigeria.
The oscar submission was canceled for not meeting the language criteria. The film’s dialogue track is predominantly in the English language.
On 4 November 2019, in a viral tweet, award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay, questioned the Academy’s decision on nixing Lionheart Oscar race for using its official language–English.
Genevieve, in response to Ava DuVernay’s Tweet, took to Twitter to explain that the country Nigeria as presently constituted, does boast of over 500 languages, making it so ethnically diverse that English, as the official language, can only be the language utilized to make the movie widely acceptable to the eclectic audience across the country, and even beyond the continent of Africa.