by Chi Ibe
Genevieve Nnaji might have had the opportunity to meet and work with some of Hollywood’s finest including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dominic Cooper, Anika Noni Rose and Thandie Newton but new reports claim that her minor role will not make it to the big screen of the adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel “Half of a Yellow Sun.”
According to reports Nnaji’s role has been cut out from the finished film. It is believed Nnaji’s minor role was quite insignificant because her character wasn’t important to the story and was dragging the storyline unnecessarily. Another report says Nnaji who played the role of Ms. Adebayo, a professor who develops a flirtatious relationship with her colleague Mr Odenigbo, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor may still appear in a scene or two.
It wasn’t just Nnaji’s scenes that were cut from the movie, a few other characters from the book didn’t appear in the movie because it was impossible to tell everyone’s story.
Half of a Yellow Sun features Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dominic Cooper, Anika Noni Rose, and Thandie Newton. Produced by Andrea Calderwood and directed by Biyi Bandele. The book centers on the Nigerian civil war and was published in 2006.