The relatability of Lionheart and the one world barrier


While Lionheart is an enterprising original home video that talks business- it is also a story “following Adaeze (Genevieve Nnaji), a competent yet perennially overlooked daughter, who is forced to work alongside her feckless uncle, Goodwill (Nkem Owoh), in order to save her father’s (Pete Edochie) ailing bus company…” Konbini.

Lionheart (Photo: tiff)
Lionheart (Photo: tiff)

Of its relatedness, Lionheart is culturally bounden because it flicks through the interstices of what makes us human than not- love, pain, negligence and the likes. It borders on the emotional make up of the person. Sure Lionheart appeals, identifying with being human, notwithstanding coming limited and holed up by the barrier of language.

However, Lionheart inaugurates the directorial career of one of Africa’s biggest screen stars, (Genevieve Nnaji) Adaeze, the lead actress, and a co-writer who says:
“What I discovered was that everyone was able to relate to the story in the cinemas.
I’ve realised that language is the only barrier we have; we can all identify with culture, we all identify with pain and with love.
Our stories are very similar, and I think it’s important that we stay true to ourselves.”