Revered Hollywood actress, Kerry Washington, has applauded Genevieve Nnaji in Igbo language, following the nomination of ‘Lionheart’, her directorial debut movie, for the 2020 Oscars.
‘Lionheart’, a movie produced by Chinny Onwugbenu and directed by Nnaji, was recently announced as Nigeria’s submission to the ‘international feature film’ category of the 92nd Academy Awards, which would hold February 2020.
TheNewsGuru recalls that Nnaji had expressed her gratitude to her fans after the movie became the first from Nigeria to make it to the Oscars.
“It’s an honour to be a part of such a pivotal moment in the history of Nigerian cinema. A moment we know will be replicated as our stories continue to resonate with audiences around the world. On behalf of the entire LIONHEART team and TEN Productions, we are grateful for this recognition and proud to carry the torch,” she had written.
Washington, who is married to Nnamdi Asomugha, an Igbo-speaking Nigerian-American producer, described Nnaji’s feat as “glorious”.
“This is glorious! Also, Anyi nwere ike i ga rie nri ehihie n’oge n’adighi anya?” Washington asked in a tweet.
This is glorious!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also… 😊 Anyi nwere ike i ga rie nri ehihie n’oge n’adighi anya? https://t.co/oVfl6vPMJs
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) October 3, 2019