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Nigerians Reacts as Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ get Disqualified from Oscar

The Oscar Academy has disqualified Nigeria’s “Lionheart” from the contest
in the Best International Feature Film category.



Lionheart is
Nigeria’s first-ever film submitted to the Oscars by Nigeria.



“Lionheart”
which was directed by Genevieve Nnaji, was disqualified because it violates an
Academy rule that entries in the category must have “a predominantly
non-English dialogue track.”

However
“Lionheart,” in which Nnaji also stars, is partially in the Igbo language of
Nigeria but it is mostly in English

The Academy
announced the disqualification of “Lionheart” to voters in the category in an
email on Monday.

Some Nigerians have, however, taken to their social media handle to share their opinion

see tweets below:

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