Let me write like my fellow bloggers, vloggers and youtubers….
Welcome back to my blog and on today’s post we would be rubbing minds on the popular movie “Lionheart”. Don’t forget to read that line with youtubers accent especially “supri supri”. Calm down ain’t shading anyone.
Before I start to analyse LionHeart, if you’ve been expecting this post, here is a hug from me to you but if you’ve not maybe I need to subtly remind you that I am Igbo, and you will find me anywhere Igbo as a culture or tribe is being promoted yafoduzie when my celebrity crush -Genevieve is not just the director but a lead role in the LionHeart movie.
Coming from a country where once Igbo is mentioned, a negative mental idea pops up in people’s mind. Ideas like we sold my country, we are the cause of this and that, we love money ….blah blah blah, you won’t expect me to fold my hands and shine 32 when I see when such notions are being corrected through LionHeart movie.
A little history….
Nigeria, the beautiful Giant of Africa is basically made up of 3 tribes: The Igbos, Yorubas and Hausas.
If your tribe as a Nigerian isn’t mentioned please check if you’re truly Nigerian or better still form a sub tribe under any of the three mentioned tribes including My beautiful, extraordinare Tribe-Igbo and don’t worry, we have large heart as shown in LionHeart movie and willing to welcome you to our tribe😂😂😂.
Abeg oo na joke.
In Igbo land, part of the culture is that the Male children are regarded as children and a family without a Male child is seen as a closed clan.
Eeh that’s where you see the man’s brothers plotting and sharing the man’s property when he goes on journey to the beyond.
Well, that was before our wonderful parents started getting enlightened on the idea that all kids are kids not minding the gender and should be accorded same love and respect.
In summary I think it’s said that Igbo Tribe practice Paternal culture or something. This is one part of the culture I have so much disagreed with, like if we look at it from the medical aspect ” okwa mgbe Di nyere nwunye ya Y chromosome ka oga amutara ya nwa nwoke?”
Biko umunna enyezila umunwanyi nsogbu maka imuta nwa nwoke. Literally translated as the man has to donate Y chromosome to the wife for the woman to give birth to a son….
I get disappointed when women are subdued to yearly labour because they have to give birth to a son or they won’t be regarded as having given birth no matter the number of girls given birth to.( see eeh these yearly labour has side effects ooo).
So you can imagine my joy when Genevieve projected that females are just as important as the males and they can handle family business/ companies as well in LionHeart. I am probably among the one percent that was disappointed initially when Chief Obiagu pronounced his younger brother as acting M.D instead of Adannaya in LionHeart. Well, I got to understand why later and was equally relieved.
Lionheart in my opinion is a movie that is not just here to stay but to aid change the belief that not all Igbos are bad, we are not all 419ners, we don’t always love money, we make clean money without indulging in rituals, we love our family members and other tribes as well, I mean we are generally nice. Stop likening us to semi devil, we are human.
In the same vein, the female children are as well important. We shouldn’t forget that kids are gifts from God our creator and we wouldn’t call police for him when he refuses to give gifts😑😑.
My highlights of the movie
First, was the way she calmed the Agberos down which reminds me of that saying that it’s not good for two people to run mad at the same time and two wrongs don’t always make a right.
Wow, it takes a lot of discipline, boldness and courage to face agberos who are just interested in money, reminding me of my encounter with ABA agberos in Nigeria and gate fee😂😂.
Well, She showed that women are capable of handling and addressing issues, they should equally speak up when/where necessary but same time with a firm and strong voice . Imagine her shouting “stop it” with a weak, babish voice and you think those agberos would have listened to her in LionHeart?
Bhet those agberos and their “ubochi nta anyi achuoya na owere nchi ise ” Sef, didn’t you guys know that, before coming with your wahala? Nonsense and ingredients 😑😑😑.
Second for me was the intro song abi beats. It was so Igbo and reminded me of our rich igbo rhythms and philosophical songs, not this “chankurum” beats we are forced to listen to these days. YIMU
Before my third point, biko who else was and is still angry with that sly called Samuel (Director of Engineering services), self acclaimed Man Friday.
I love chief Godswill obiagu’s reply… ‘I am Impressed ‘. Like hey sly, what were you expecting…. oh really, ok maybe we can grab some bottles Weekend-man Friday . Biko goan sit down jur.
Third, was the way the only son was allowed to do what he wants. In a typical Igbo family, inaghi anwa ya anwa. You must either be a Doctor, an Engineer or a lawyer 😂😂😂.
Inakwa ako music, ogaghi abu na that house. What will the family brag about and with kwanu😂😂. What happened to soo ofu nwam nwoke bu dokinta, engineer or lawyer ikpeama brag😂😂😂😂😂. Hey, God… igbo families are epic…bhet things are changing for the best.
Fourth was the way, everyone was comfortable with speaking Igbo language. Chai, Igbo amaka, Asusu Igbo atoka😍😍.
You see when I see igbos speaking “supri supri” to themselves, I wonder if the culture of speaking our language wasn’t passed down. Enyi, ihea isuga obi ginidi sef . Okwu bekee bu abiara abia . Embrace your language jur.
Fifth the bond in the family. Everyone was at peace with each other and I would like to say, it’s attributed to, all being up and doing and not sitting down waiting for handouts or plotting another’s downfall.
The two brothers in this movie were working, though at some point the elder brother asked the younger brother to assist his daughter in learning life rudiments.
Lee Anya eeh, gone are the days when people sit and wait for their siblings to work and send them money even when they are married. Utilise the opportunity now, if you are a student, study well, iburkwanu onye aka oru muta ofuma and don’t be a burden to someone tomorrow.
In my brother’s words “we all have our cross to carry” enyi carry yours biko and remember it’s out of one’s benovelonce when you are helped out not your birthright 😁. Amen? Amen😂😂😂, hope I don’t step on my countrymen’s toes with this post.
Sixth, was the way her mum spoke with grace and wisdom . Just wondering how these our slayonce would speak to their daughters when they become mothers.
Onyeka Owenu played so well the role of a typical, well bred Igbo mum- those mothers they call odoziaku and you can see, there was bond between herself and her husband.
He never took a decision without having a conversation with her which we could see in the decision to make his younger brother, the acting M.D. And we could see how she encouraged her daughter.
So let’s say she wasn’t part of the decision making, we will probably see her teaming up with Adannaya to take over the company. Sometimes, men are the reason for the commotion in the family 🤔.
Las las I love the sit up! Shut up!! And were uche ma ina ekwu okwu line . Her facial expression and dialect is something to smile to.
Seventh, was chief Godswill Obiagu’s humour. Well I wasn’t expecting anything less, Nkem Owoh has always served us humour in each movie he is featured in.
One of my best was when he asked the auditor what doctor’s emergency appointment she was talking about and she said Teeth whitening.
Hey chim ooo, when did teeth whitening become an emergency . Trust him to serve it hot and he asked her with what paint for with what he’s seeing it can’t be whiter. Oh lord this man is a savage, his humour level is high😂😂😂.
On the fashion aspect, eeei!!!
Genevieve-adannaya’s gowns are my type of office gowns. Simple and still c-l-a-s-s-y. Eeerm lemme goan look for bespoke tailor that will sew any of the gowns for me for errrm… brb😄😄. And sure in green colour, I feel green is Genevieve’s favourite colour… everything Green😃😃.
Hoping to see and have a discussion with Genevieve someday.
LionHeart story was and is a well told story. If you haven’t watched this movie, please do and biko I am using this medium to beg those movie piraters to stop pirating the movie. There are other ways to feed your mouth. Biko let this one just be.
Moral of the story is that, she saved the company and proved to her father that she’s worth being M.D and did I mention that I loved it when chief Obiagu said, “the biggest legacy I will leave for posterity is you” I was so awww awww and emotional 🤗😍.
If you’ve watched the movie, share your highlights and yes this is like my third time of watching the movie though😄😄😄.
Till my next post, stay happy😁😁😁.
Trying out Igbo dance steps to phyno’s Obiagu song in the lionheart movie💃💃💃💃 as Nwa afo Igbo that I am😂.