Nigerians Reacts as Genevieve Nnaji's 'Lionheart' get Disqualified from Oscar



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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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