Genevieve Becomes Billionaire, Netflix Buys 'Lionheart' For $3.8 million
Genevieve Nnaji. Source: Instagram

Ace Nollywood actress and producer Genevieve Nnaji has sold her recently released movie Lion Heart to movie site Netflix at N1,385,100,000 ($3.8 million).

This has made the actress become the first Nollywood billionaire.

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The Netflix movie, which has everyone buzzing, has brought the spotlight to Nigeria.

The Nigerian actress, film producer and director took to Instagram to appreciate the support for Lion Heart, saying: “Thank you, everyone, for accepting @lionheartthemovie into your homes and your hearts. Worldwide. This is how we change the narrative. Together let us continue to bridge the gap.”

Concise News had reported that Genevieve’s movie was not accepted in Cinemas due to alleged industry controversies.

Statement from the ‘Lion Heart’s team alleged that the “powers that be” (distribution companies) have refused to show the movie in their cinemas.

The statement further alleged that one of the major distributors, who had agreed to show the movie, backed out of the deal after being “arm-twisted”.