English is The Official Languages of a Number of African Countries!!! Twitter Explodes as Oscar Disqualifies Genevieve’s Lionheart

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When the critically acclaimed movie ‘Lionheart’ was selected for nomination by the Oscar, the jubilation around the country was massive but a few hours ago, the news that movie was disqualified broke the internet.

The panel said the movie had “too much English dialogue”.

Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ was released in 2018 and Nigerians welcomed it with opened arms. The reception the movie got showed that the actress turned movie director did something right.

“Lionheart” is among the 10 African films that were submitted for Oscar consideration this year.

“This isn’t the first time the academy has disqualified a foreign film from consideration for having too much English dialogue; in recent years, the 2015 Afghan film, Utopia, and the 2007 Israeli movie, The Band’s Visit, were disqualified for the same reason,” Los Angeles Times reports. 

However,  Nigerians has taken to Twitter to vents their frustration against the decision by Oscar.

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