Genevieve Nnaji directed and stars in Nigeria's first-ever Oscar entry, ‘Lionheart’, which was disqualified from competing in the international film category. Photo: Netflix

Nigerian Oscar entry ‘Lionheart’ disqualified for having too much English, the country’s official language

  • ‘Lionheart’ has segments in the local Igbo language but is mainly filmed in English – a legacy of the country’s history as a British colony
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Genevieve Nnaji directed and stars in Nigeria's first-ever Oscar entry, ‘Lionheart’, which was disqualified from competing in the international film category. Photo: Netflix
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