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Racking Up Oscar Buzz! Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Brad Pitt, Carmelo & La La Anthony at the “12 Years a Slave” TIFF Premiere



Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Just before he graces the red carpet on Sunday for Half of a Yellow Sun, Nigerian-Hollywood actor Chiwetel Ejiofor was at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival to promote Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years a Slave.

Chiwetel who plays the lead, stars alongside Lupita Nyong’oBrad Pitt, Sarah Paulson, Michael Fassbender and Alfre Woodard.

The movie is based on a book which tells the fact-based story of a 19th-century freeman kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South.

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

12 Years a Slave - September 2013 - BellaNaija07

Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender

Adepero Oduye

Adepero Oduye

Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong’o

Carmelo & La La Anthony

Carmelo & La La Anthony

Alfre Woodard, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Steve McQueen & Sarah Paulson at the Press Conference

Alfre Woodard, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Steve McQueen & Sarah Paulson at the Press Conference

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Photo Credit: Zimbio | Yahoo! Movies


  1. cicimeleko

    September 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    ………..tell it like it is…………worth going to see……….very deep movie!

  2. Turi

    September 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    The headline is a bit misleading @BN! One would have thought this was the premiere of Half of the Yellow Sun! Hopefully, there will be some publicity for that premiere and not Instagram pix… Looking forward to that.

  3. Seriously?

    September 7, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    where is my Genny?

    • Iris

      September 8, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Which nonsense Genny again? Is she in the movie? Wharrahell! Abeg shilft

    • MamaT

      September 9, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      Lol…you wicked, kai! see response

    • uzoezi

      September 21, 2013 at 1:56 pm


  4. R2bees Rock! love the Nigga songs

    September 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I’m confused with this post! I click because I saw the title “half of a yellow sun”!

  5. i no send

    September 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    that lady in white long dress and short natural hair….beautiful nubian queen

    • Teddy Bear

      September 7, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      Yes..they listed her name as Lupita Nyong’o! She is gorgeous!! WOW!

    • Kenyan Girl

      September 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      She’s Kenyan… Wooohoooo. Go lupita! Keep making us proud

    • roger

      September 8, 2013 at 3:45 am

      Yes she is african beauty represnted…..4reel!!

  6. Bimbyn

    September 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Can’t wait to watch this movie produced by Brad Pitt. I am so eager

  7. lola

    September 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    chiwetel! CHiwetel oh! how many times did i call you? You are a class act! Gosh!

  8. dlapikin

    September 7, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    BN People his name is Carmelo not Camero where is your R??

    • goldfinch

      September 8, 2013 at 12:49 am

      apparently it Ran away


    September 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Lala’s outfit! Wow..

  10. That African Chic

    September 7, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    For some reason I lost interest in Brad Pitt’s movies. It would be difficult for another black emancipation movie to beat The Butler.
    To read about my experiences in America as a newbie, kindly visit my blog

  11. eritreangoddess

    September 7, 2013 at 10:38 pm


    • Anon

      September 8, 2013 at 9:07 am

      Clothes! LOL!!

  12. bee

    September 8, 2013 at 1:09 am

    CHIWETEL EJIOFOR you need an oscar ASAP! Cant wait to see this!

  13. Adia

    September 8, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Look at Lupita from Shuga! Stellar actress!

  14. missme

    September 8, 2013 at 5:34 am

    This is going to be a great movie

  15. Oby Azike

    September 8, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Gorgeous Lupita – the make up and dress are so on point!

    [email protected]

    • Bird's Eye

      September 9, 2013 at 4:31 am

      I don’t understand. What’s your email address here for?

  16. Miriam

    September 8, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Lala mylove

  17. Editrix

    September 8, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Lupita looks stunning in that Prada dress.

  18. chet.

    September 8, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Chiwetel”ugo” une-madu bui-bu, I neva regarded u as 9ja or Igbo enuf, till I saw ur tribute 2ur Uncle in a burial brochure in Ezeagu_EnuguState where oda wre writing very Long gramma 4d man but urs was written in eloquent AsusuIGBO n str8 2dpoint.

    Since den I comot cap 4u,

    I don’t nd 2see u around 9ja 2confirm how proudlyIgboNigerian u are.

    May God see u tru 2d Oscars with ur current incredible performances Odenigbo(Half of the Yellow Sun) n Solomon Northup(12 Years a Slave) d latter 2b precise.

    With ur new levels don’t boda coming 2 Nigeria cos de don’t regard u yet but wait till u win somtn very big….

    • MamaT

      September 9, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      Lol…yes o i second that.

  19. Cool cat

    September 9, 2013 at 2:00 am

    @that African chic, don’t let me vex for you Biko. You lost interest in brad Pitt movies? How? Which one didn’t you like? Fight club, legends of the fall, Troy? Take note i haven’t mentioned world war z, pls, just go and watch him very well again. Na joke o

    Chiwetel is absolutely wonderful, good heavens.

  20. NNENNE

    September 9, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Looks interesting!

  21. Es

    September 9, 2013 at 3:54 am

    Lupita and Lala! Red Carpet murdered with the blood all over it! Damn!

  22. Nike

    September 9, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Lupita!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG remember this girl from Shuga season 1. Beautiful Black Bold Beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    Wish you all the best love. Mmwah

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