Lupita Nyong’o Acts Igbo Character In Americanah, Movie Adaptation-Nigerians reacts

Twitter divided as Lupita acts Igbo character in movie adaptation of Chimamanda’s Americanah

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their opinion about the decision of American movie Giant, WarnerMedia Entertainment, to have US-based, Oscar-winning Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong’o, play a Nigerian character in the movie adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s novel, Americanah.

Lupita, daughter of a Kenyan politician, was born in Mexico City, where her father was teaching, and was raised in Kenya from the age of one.

WarnerMedia Entertainment had announced on Friday that a quartet of Plan B Entertainment, Eba Productions, Potboiler Television and D2 Productions will produce adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel, Americanah.

Americanah is an epic story of a woman born in Nigeria who leaves for America and her extraordinary experiences with love, heartache, adversity and self-discovery.

“The 10-episode limited series will star Academy Award winner Lupita, who had starred in major movies such as 12 Years a Slave and Black Panther.

However, Nigerians have expressed different perspectives about the casting.

See the tweet war:

Re: Lupita Nyong’o Acts Igbo Character In Americanah, Movie Adaptation by MelesZenawi12:13pm
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Nigerians and entitlement mentality. Always feeling that you owe them explanation for doing what you wanna do with your life.

When Banky W, a Yoruba, played an Igbo role as Dozie Onwuka in the movie “Wedding Party “, how many of them reacted and condemned it?

But because they are jealous of Lupita, they decided to wail unnecessary.

Maybe Eniola Badmus should be picked over Lupita because she’s a Nigerian.

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