Genevieve Nnaji becomes member of Academy in charge of Oscars

Nollywood actress and movie director Genevieve Nnaji has been named as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science responsible for handing out the Oscars. Being a member of the Academy makes her eligible to vote for the Oscar winners. The actress’ nomination comes after her own movie ‘Lionheart’ was disqualified from […]

Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ disqualified from Oscar race

Nigerian film director and actor Genevieve Nnaji has protested against the disqualification of her film, Lionheart, from Oscar’s Best International Feature Film category. The Academy dropped the Nigerian comedy “for having too much dialogue in English”, which violates its rule that requires entries in the international category to have “a predominantly non-English dialogue track.” Lionheart, […]