"Hollywood made me feel like a 'commodity' after the 'Lionheart' movie" - Genevieve Nnaji

"Hollywood made me feel like a 'commodity' after the 'Lionheart' movie" - Genevieve Nnaji


Genevieve Nnaji has revealed that she wasn't granted the necessary backing in Hollywood 

for pursuing new opportunities, despite Lionheart's popularity. Genevieve Nnaji has
spoken about her experience pursuing partnerships in Hollywood following the success of her 2018 film LionHeart, which

 was purchased by Netflix for an estimated $3.8 million. The actress, who spoke on a panel at the 2024 Afro-Caribbean Trade and Investment Forum/Afreximbank Annual

 Meetings and has benefited from Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX), an Afreximbank

 programme that provides support, including financial support, for trade and investment in Africa's creative sector, talked about how

 she realised she was a commodity in Hollywood


For the first time, I knew I was a commodity. I assumed that, given what I had

 accomplished with Lionheart and everything else, I would be granted the

 opportunity to achieve even more. Getting there and having the kind of support that

 CANEX is surely bringing on board, but I expected to find it in Hollywood. "That was not quite the case," she explained.