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Shehu Sani Reacts As Oscar Disqualifies ‘Lionheart


Human right activist and the former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central constituency in the Senate, Shehu Sani has reacted to the disqualification of the Lionheart movie by Oscars.

Recall Naija News had reported that the Nigerian movie which was directed by Genevieve Nnaji was disqualified because it violates an Academy rule that entries in the category must have “a predominantly non-English dialogue track.”

Some parts of the movie saw some of the actors communicate partially in the Igbo language.

The Academy announced the disqualification of, “Lionheart” to voters in the category in an email on Monday.

The former lawmaker who took to his Twitter account to react to the development said Oscars’ disqualification of “Lionheart” only exposes the degree of their ignorance of the World outside of theirs.

He wrote: “The reasons given for the #Oscars disqualification of LION HEART only exposes the degree of their ignorance of the World outside of theirs, and their discriminatory and contemptuous views about African history and our ways.”

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