A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the disqualification of the movie “Lionheart” by the Oscar Award Screening Committee.
Fani-Kayode, who reacted to the development on his Twitter page, said it was sad and unfair for the Oscar academy to disqualify the movie directed by Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji.
However, Fani-Kayode posited that “Lionheart’’ would have won the Oscars, if only it had been in Igbo language with English subtitles, which is in line with the rules of the Oscar Academy.
FFK wrote: “It is so sad and unfair, after- all English is our lingua franca in Nigeria even though we hate to admit it.
“My heart goes out to @GenevieveNnaji1 and all the other wonderful Nigerian thespians both in Lionheart and in other Nollywood movies that have brought honour and glory to Nigeria through their noble endeavours. Despite this setback, you have done us proud! Keep it up! #Lionheart,” he added.
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