Yes, I use the word ‘envious’ as I don’t understand where and why the outrage is over a great movie by a young hard working lady – Genevieve Nnaji.
#Lionheart Movie on Netflix.
Nigerians venting that the story line was boring…HOW??
The movie depicted Real Life.
It showed Hausa and Igbo can do business.
It showed that the North and South can be connected via easy road transportation.
My early teenage years were spent in Kano, so, it was nostalgic for me sitting in my house here in U.S to see Kano looking very different from the way it was last time I was there when my family had to run away from the Muslim killings in 1990!
No one ever consider that logistics of running hundreds of buses, schedules, drivers, passengers, cargo, freight, luggage etc.
Ife sina chi, God is Good, EkeneDilichukwu, Peace Mass, Cross country Transport companies etc etc….this is their lives!! their REALITIES!
This is the story line! Not past, but present, even future!
How many Nigerians can afford flights now from East to North? It is simply Road Transportation. Millions and Millions of Nigerians will identify with this movie! Because they are the passengers, the drivers, shareholders, agberos, road users!
Rails and trains are dead! Road journeys is King!
To a white person or non Nigerian watching this movie, they would be Impressed and interested…BUT,,…. Trust Nigerians to NOt appreciate.
Non Nigerians are wondering why the internet is full of Nigerians castigating this movie!! Well produced movie at that!
What if Netflix decide NOT to give another Nigerian/African movie this opportunity???
I bet you, if a movie with babalawo, witchcratf or runs gals was presented, naija will clap.
Now a corporate , yet real life story is being bashed.
See that scene of the agbero and Genny at the park…..how more real can that be? It happens.
*:The drivers complaints in the conference room, …that is simple Business 101 lessons.
* The Bank Loan issues? … happens always.
* BRT/government contract biddings? Typical of Nigeria to DOA projects etc.
Why??? Nigerians…na who do una this thing? This Crab Mentality of trying to drag down good things???
Let the next Nigerian movie get on Netflix and raise the bar , is what y’all should be aspiring to!!
These are the days I want to tear my Nigerian passport!! Tufia