SNAPSHOT: Thandie Newton & Chinwetel Ejiofor on set of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ in Nigeria

by Hauwa Gambo

We’re all waiting with excitement for this film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s on-the-way-to-seminal book.

It had better be good!

Photo: Arise Magazine

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  1. my worst fear don happen. thandie newton wasnt sun bathed or painted nothing can shake me again. nigerians have complex tosin. somebody was saying genevieve is talented but it will be eye sore to pair her with chiwetel as if chiwetel would have been bigger than her if he was in nollywood. that talk vexed me no be small. i insist genevieve should have been olanna and maybe nse or kate will play kainene while oc ukeje could have played ugwu with a little make up perfectly. na them sabi sha. trust genevieve will do justice to ms adebayo and am happy they didn’t give one britico like this the role. already thandie and anika will be killing my mother’s tongue so them for kill my papa own join na. tufiakwa!!!!

  2. It really had better be good! Not ashamed to say I signed the petition against Thandie being a major cast(not hating on her o, I just think Genevieve would’ve done a better job).

  3. Nothing against the British actors and all, but show me Genevieve. Bad enough Nigerians (I know Chiwetel is Igbo, still) were cast only in minor roles in the film. Really, why? We can’t even carve up some prime space in a Naija movie for our best actors? Ok o.
    So they went with Anika Noni-Rose. Yes, she is fantabulous but she’s not even Nigerian, she’s going to give us that digested American version of African, and Gene could have given us African African. She’s Igbo for Chrissake, could pass for the twin of either Newton or Noni-Rose, and I’ve seen her work, it’s good.
    I’ll still watch this movie, but they really pissed me off with casting, and I’m generally pissed off with the disrespect on our local talent.

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