Can you say ‘Naija to the world?’. Genevieve Nnaji continues to propel the Nigerian movie industry with her involvement in the international scene. Her movie, Lionheart, was one of the first movies to be featured on Netflix, and then went on to become the first Nigerien movie to be considered for an Oscar nomination.
Yesterday, Genevive Nnaji 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, Genevieve made sure to shine a 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 and more.
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