Genevieve Nnaji continues to bring the Nigerian movie industry into the spotlight. Her movie, Lionheart, was one of the first movies to be featured on Netflix, and then went on to become the first Nigerian movie to be considered for an Oscar nomination.
After gracing the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, the producer/actress went on to the 13th Annual Women in Film Female Oscar Nominees Party, joining stars like Lulu Wang, Mj Rodriguez, Idina Menzel.
Genevieve sat on a panel of amazing women to discuss “Global Collaboration” in the movie industry at the Essence House: Hollywood Edition. Moderating her panel was Director of Entertainment at Essence, Cori Murray (Moderator); with fellow panellists – Director, Writer & Producer, Euzhan Palcy & Comedian & Producer, Gina Yashere.
During her session, she threw light on diversity and the need to accept those who may not look like you. She said – “One thing that was more important than diversity was inclusion. And inclusion means showing you me and you accepting who I am and where I’m from, rather than integrating me into your culture and changing me into who you are.“
Other amazing women at the Essence event include Celebrity Hairstylist, Felicia Leatherwood; Writer, Creator, Producer & Actor, Lena Waithe; Entertainment Attorney, Nina Shaw; TV Executive, Pearlene Igbokwe, Alana Mayor and more.
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