Actress Kerry Washington has shown off her Igbo writing skills in a message shared to congratulate Genevieve Nnaji.
This was after Genevieve’s Lionheart movie became Nigeria’s only submission for the Oscars 2020.
Taking to social media, Genevieve Nnaji expressed gratitude for the achievement:
”The Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee has chosen #LionHeartthemovie to represent Nigeria for the 2020 Academy Award for Best International Film! We are grateful for this recognition and proud to carry the torch. Thank you all for the love and support thus far”.
In reaction, Kerry Washington wrote in Igbo language:
”This is glorious!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also… Anyi nwere ike i ga rie nri ehihie n’oge n’adighi anya?”
Genevieve Nnaji replied:
”Nwunye anyi daalu. Ka eme ya ngwa ngwa maka anyị nwere okwu. Love you sis”.
In another post, Genevieve Nnaji wrote:
“The Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee has chosen @lionheartthemovie to represent Nigeria for the 2020 Academy Award for Best International Film! This is the first entry ever for Nigeria. It’s an honor to be a part of such a pivotal moment in the history of Nigerian cinema. A moment we know will be replicated as our stories continue to resonate with audiences around the world. On behalf of the entire LIONHEART team and TEN Productions, we are grateful for this recognition and proud to carry the torch. Thank you all for the love and support thus far. ”