Genevieve Nnaji Becomes Member Of Academy In Charge Of Oscars

Veteran Nigerian actress and director Genevieve Nnaji has been appointed to serve on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organisation which hands out the Oscars.

The appointment means that she will be able to vote for Oscar winners – and comes months after her own film was disqualified as a submission.

Nnaji starred and directed in Lionheart, which was Nigeria’s first-ever Oscar submission for best international feature film in 2019.

At the announcement of her membership to the Academy on Wednesday she said she was honoured:

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