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LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by Slynation(m): 11:55am On Jan 14
Popular Nollywood film producer, actor, Ugezu J. Ugezu, has penned down why Movie producers based in Eastern Nigeria should not allow Lagos Movie reviewers underrate their works.
Ugezu, stated this following review of the Lion Heart movie, produced by Nollywood goddess, Genevieve Nnaji, which stars other veteran Eastern base actors, like; Pete Edochie, Nkem Owoh, others.
Reacting over reviews the movie, which was recently bought by Netflix has generated, Ugezu said, he has read so many reviews from Nigerians and it’s filled with negativity, trying to tear down the work of the producers. But after he read a review of the movie from an International platform, NewYork Times, which reviewed exactly what the movie is all about.
Ugezu, has given Movie producers base in South East the reasons to overlook the review of the Lagos base Movie reviewers and push on with their works.

In an article he shared on his social media page, Ugezu wrote;
“By the time you read the reviews by Nigerian Reviewers on the film LIONHEART, by our own @genevievennaji , and compare with the review from the NEW YORK TIMES, you will discover why many argue that wickedness dwells in Nigeria. What we do is destroy, we don’t build.
“Except @sirucheagbo who did a near excellent job on his reviews, all others that I have read from our so called Nigerian Reviewers were deliberate efforts to destroy the film. But I am consoled, YOU CANNOT CURSE THE ONE GOD HAS BLESSED.

“NEW YORK TIMES review on the same film has made nonsense of all your pull her down reviews by asserting that the film is indeed a masterpiece.
“There is a risible attempt by some people who feel they have an open gate to media, to play down on everything we do from the east, to these set of people, we don’t know what we are doing, but every new day that breaks, God invents a way to tell you guys that YOU ARE NOT HIM.
“In 2014, by the Grace of God, I, Ugezu J. Ugezu was the only screenwriter invited from Nigeria to the 3rd international screenwriters conference in Warsaw, Poland. They told me finally when I got to Poland that they invited me because of my originality & consistency in telling the African stories. Note one thing, they bypassed all you professors and doctors of scripts to send that invitation to ordinary me in the east.

“Finally, NETFLIX has paid Genevieve US$3.8m for the same film you gathered and reviewed as nonsense, NEW YORK TIMES has concluded it is our best…. I am wondering where you destiny killers will hide your faces now.
“If you are a young filmmaker, I will advise you never to be discouraged by these demons that parade themselves as film reviewers in our country. They are not professionals, at least this is glaring from their consistent releases. Their target is to kill your zeal to make films. Continue making films, they are not your chi. Disturbingly, these guys that will hit their keyboards and destroy another’s work, has never created any film… WHY LISTEN TO THEM?

“Let Genevieve’s audacity motivate you. Keep doing something, something will surely happen. At THE METAPHYSICAL STUDIO, we are ALWAYS STARTING SOMETHING.

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by petsam11(m): 1:15pm On Jan 14
I have always said it that the number of Pull Him/Her Down syndrome (PHD's) holders in Nigeria is very high.
You see people trying to discredit every good and wonderful thing from the other person just because of hate. Everybody (almost everybody) attack everything destructively. Hardly will you see a genuine constructive criticism.
Imagine people are down here attacking a film bought by a multi-billion dollar worldwide film streaming platform... And to even hear some say "Netflix is overrated" even sickens me the more... These are people who don't know the difference between a Netflix Original and other movies on Netflix. So since Netflix decided to come to Nollywood and to Genevieve Nnaji, Netflix is now overrated abi? In a certain Governors voice I say "This is Iberiberism of the highest order!"

With their myopic reviewing, they are forming over Sabi and "thinking" for Netflix cos they are wiser than Netflix and her Board of directors..., they have already concluded that #LionheartTheMovie has no story line... even when world renowned news platforms like CNN and BBC has talked about the movie and places it on the HIGH?
Some even say it's predictable but at the same time, keep ask in anger why Osuofia had to gate crash into a particular scene... OK, since you said it's predictable, why then didn't it happen your way probably the discussion should have been done in the open so that Osuofia can see them easily... But they forget that in real life, God can make u wander about just to meet your destiny helper in the least place that you can ever imagine? No nah! they can't see that because in their lives, everything is perfect! Nonsense! Like seriously it's very pathetic!

People are here (including all those greedy, wicked and jealous filmmakers) talking what I don't know but a whole New York Times has tagged this film the best from Nollywood.
It's very funny and indeed extremely pathetic!
One thing about this life is that you will always have people who will talk and gossip NONSENSE about your SENSE! But these people have never produced any thing that is overwhelming and that is if they have ever produced anything.
But the truth still remains that, #LionheartTheMovie by Genevieve Nnaji is still the best thing to happen to Nollywood and the entire African movie industry... It is a standard for other films and filmmakers in both Nollywood and Africa as a whole. It's a standard that they should all look up to for progress of they want to go global... (Although I am still a fan/activist of having a One Movie Industry in the whole of Africa and calling it Nollywood. Imagine the AMVCA's being an African Academy Award instead of just a viewers choice award?)

If I were all these filmmakers, I will throw away nonsense pride and go and genuinely congratulate Genevieve Nnaji and beg her to teach me and then I would bend down obediently and learn from her because:
1) She is the face of African Cinema, she is Nollywood's Sweetheart and now Nollywood's Lionheart! Lol!

2) She is global and there is absolutely nothing anybody can do about it.

3) Her movie and production/directing is global. You can rate it anyhow you want to rate it, it's your business and not that of Netflix, CNN, BBC, New York Times, etc. and

4) She has made Nollywood global!
These are facts!

You all have a nice day and let's all delete envy and jealously from our life and timeline! Because, e no day pay gan!

Sonsogo!!!

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by Slynation(m): 8:43pm On Jan 14
petsam11:
I have always said it that the number of Pull Him/Her Down syndrome (PHD's) holders in Nigeria is very high.
You see people trying to discredit every good and wonderful thing from the other person just because of hate. Everybody (almost everybody) attack everything destructively. Hardly will you see a genuine constructive criticism.
Imagine people are down here attacking a film bought by a multi-billion dollar worldwide film streaming platform... And to even hear some say "Netflix is overrated" even sickens me the more... These are people who don't know the difference between a Netflix Original and other movies on Netflix. So since Netflix decided to come to Nollywood and to Genevieve Nnaji, Netflix is now overrated abi? In a certain Governors voice I say "This is Iberiberism of the highest order!"

With their myopic reviewing, they are forming over Sabi and "thinking" for Netflix cos they are wiser than Netflix and her Board of directors..., they have already concluded that #LionheartTheMovie has no story line... even when world renowned news platforms like CNN and BBC has talked about the movie and places it on the HIGH?
Some even say it's predictable but at the same time, keep ask in anger why Osuofia had to gate crash into a particular scene... OK, since you said it's predictable, why then didn't it happen your way probably the discussion should have been done in the open so that Osuofia can see them easily... But they forget that in real life, God can make u wander about just to meet your destiny helper in the least place that you can ever imagine? No nah! they can't see that because in their lives, everything is perfect! Nonsense! Like seriously it's very pathetic!

People are here (including all those greedy, wicked and jealous filmmakers) talking what I don't know but a whole New York Times has tagged this film the best from Nollywood.
It's very funny and indeed extremely pathetic!
One thing about this life is that you will always have people who will talk and gossip NONSENSE about your SENSE! But these people have never produced any thing that is overwhelming and that is if they have ever produced anything.
But the truth still remains that, #LionheartTheMovie by Genevieve Nnaji is still the best thing to happen to Nollywood and the entire African movie industry... It is a standard for other films and filmmakers in both Nollywood and Africa as a whole. It's a standard that they should all look up to for progress of they want to go global... (Although I am still a fan/activist of having a One Movie Industry in the whole of Africa and calling it Nollywood. Imagine the AMVCA's being an African Academy Award instead of just a viewers choice award?)

If I were all these filmmakers, I will throw away nonsense pride and go and genuinely congratulate Genevieve Nnaji and beg her to teach me and then I would bend down obediently and learn from her because:
1) She is the face of African Cinema, she is Nollywood's Sweetheart and now Nollywood's Lionheart! Lol!

2) She is global and there is absolutely nothing anybody can do about it.

3) Her movie and production/directing is global. You can rate it anyhow you want to rate it, it's your business and not that of Netflix, CNN, BBC, New York Times, etc. and

4) She has made Nollywood global!
These are facts!

You all have a nice day and let's all delete envy and jealously from our life and timeline! Because, e no day pay gan!

Sonsogo!!!
kudoz bro.... u nailed it perfectly!!

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by Chinachriss(m): 9:02pm On Jan 14
I keep on watching and rewatching LionHeart. Thank you Genevieve. There is something spectacular and endearing about that movie. Thank you for promoting Igbo culture. Your Chi is indeed alive. Please, do more of these. We indeed de your back.

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by petsam11(m): 9:35am On Jan 15
Moderators pls send this topic to front page... It's been here since yesterday and none of you have deemed it fit to send it to the front page.

It is very revealing and speaks against Pull Him/Her Down syndrome (PHD's) Holders that are in the length and breadth of Nigeria.
Please do the needful!
@ Lalasticlala etc

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by FruitCakes(f): 10:14am On Jan 15
she's made her money that's the whole point

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by Pekele007: 12:23pm On Jan 15
After watching the Lionheart movie, I was forced to agree with BurnaBoy that Nigeria has the highest rate of backward and unproductive fools on the planet of Earth.

For those E-diots saying the movie is predictable, take this:

-The father didn't get heart attack because of Jazz or juju.

-The uncle didn't try to take over the company.

-The female child is the man's pride.

-The son wasn't victimized for being into music.

-Kanayo.O.Kanayo had a clean wealth instead of doing money rituals.

Where then is the usual Nollywood pattern Must everything be produced in Lagos state? I love the way almost everything was acted in the East.

Tribalism and stupidity has eaten deep into every Black man's soul. The pull him down syndrome will never let the Black nation progress especially the Sophisticated Morons in Nigeria.


Congratulations to Genie! Igbo language and culture to the world!

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by Yankiss(m): 12:23pm On Jan 15
It is not surprising that Nigerians and nay Africans are almost always validated abroad. We fail to notice or groom our very own blinded by nepotism and narrow mind. We need to learn to appreciate ourselves, biko nu!

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by slawomir: 12:23pm On Jan 15
isoright

Me nor dey do anything nollywood before

Whether Lionheart abi na the wedding party or 30 days in Atlanta . Dey are all crap. You nor go learn anything reasonable

If i want watch movie i go settle down watch foreign movies.

Imagine terminator 2 was a able to reveal that nitrogen gas destroy alloys
The sense of humour and the use of English in foreign movies can make you want to watch it over and over again

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by Tunasco4u(m): 12:23pm On Jan 15
OK
Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by BornagainThief(m): 12:24pm On Jan 15
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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by jerryunit48: 12:24pm On Jan 15
I just watched the movie on Netflix and I must say she really tried, it’s not the usual Nollywood movie we are used to , she was natural and she presented the real Nigeria we know and really that is what the international community would love to see

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by Ovokoo: 12:24pm On Jan 15
I'm currently watching the "Lion Heart" movie as i talk to you and i had to because of the hype it got and the wayit was receieved. I didn't want to be dissapointed because i like Genevieve so much and i loved the fact that it has an Igbo theme. So, far, i think the movie is a master piece. The cinematography, acting and all thatt shehband are n point. However, the entertanment value is not up there. But i understand why it got the hype it got. That's the kind of movie that can get international recognitions. I must say that Genevieve has done very well for herself and i hope she ony gets better.

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by SalamRushdie: 12:25pm On Jan 15
Read South West review of anything at your own peril , it's usually driven by tribal sentiments before any other thing ..Yet this same southwest reviewers will rate Chief Daddy high only for you to go the cinema and feel some other type of way

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by cybug: 12:25pm On Jan 15
If you listened to naija people criticism, you won't go far.

Apart from village people, we also have community people that badmouth our successes.

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by Nobody: 12:25pm On Jan 15
Genevieve came from a unique angle, the story line is good, simple and interesting.


She gave us a good movie.







See my signature.

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by Shikini: 12:27pm On Jan 15
The topic is misleading.
Ugezi Ugezi was talking about Nigerian reviewers in general - Igbo, Yoruba, Niger Delta etc.

Misleading headlines like this that pitch Igbos against Yorubas should be discouraged.
The author's post has no tribal colouration but nairaland has painted it with tribal colours

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by ODVanguard: 12:28pm On Jan 15
Did he have to go tribal??

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by omega2128(m): 12:28pm On Jan 15
why do we have to put tribe into everything in this country.
lion heart is not nollywood glory again but eastern movie glory.

you guys igbolized the nollywood, bastardised it and now claiming eastern movie.

30 days in Atlanta review was extremely bad in naiarland here but it didn't stop it success


I know their type...
...not that other tribes don't understand them, but they don't understand other tribe

... not that other tribes want to control them, but they want to control other tribes

... not that they are strong rather they are hardened

... disoriented characters that have confused individual achievements for collective achievements

... strong enough to insist on having their ways but extremely weak when it comes to letting others have theirs

... problems are always external, the faults are always someone else ... because it's either their ways or highway


within same week, sandra Bullock got awards for worst actress and best actress, these are based on reviews

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by CanineOfJackal: 12:28pm On Jan 15
SalamRushdie:
Read South West review of any
They are pained because of the cast of the movie but we don't care because LionHeart represent a true African story

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by CanineOfJackal: 12:28pm On Jan 15
;I was discouraged from watching that movie after reading reviews and comments from some pained souls whose grudge was that it portrays igbo socio cultural story.

A post here said the film was too robotic and I just felt weak because the same door that said such has Baba Sala as his No 1 fan.


Genny is souring high and she is unstoppable. I'm happy that people like Kunle Afolayan that thought they were Oscar directors can hide their mediocre faces in their butt

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by Highesschief1: 12:28pm On Jan 15
3.8million USD wow.. Wow.. Wow

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by Nobody: 12:28pm On Jan 15
Most of those demons of pull him down syndromes (PhDs) are here live on Nairaland. "But they can't stop us maka na obago"
Shame on them!

Igbo Amaka.

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by Nobody: 12:28pm On Jan 15
After reading some of those reviews here, I almost abandoned the idea of ever watching the film.

But our people would say, "aka ekpuchi ọwa(you can never cover the moon with a bare hand)"
Genevive baby, I salute ma!

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by mosco11(m): 12:28pm On Jan 15
igbos are just too tribalist

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by prince3009(m): 12:28pm On Jan 15
Lagos producers are giving the negative reviews because it was not Kunle Afolayan who directed and Odunlade Adekola was not in the cast. If you know, you know!

Anybody who thinks Lionheart is crap but thinks that October 1 is a hit movie needs mental evaluation!

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by TroubleMaker47(m): 12:29pm On Jan 15
PHD everywhere!
Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by afroniger: 12:30pm On Jan 15
Nigerian reviewers are entitled to their views, just as the newyork times reviewers also are to theirs. No need to make a big issue out of it. undecided

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by alhassanyusuf29(m): 12:30pm On Jan 15
nyamuri flat.head.. they always of bringing tribe into anything

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Re: LionHeart: Ugezu J Ugezi Reacts To Reviews Of Genevieve Nnaji‘s Movie by Twizzy30(m): 12:30pm On Jan 15
LOL.

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