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Prolific Creative, Biyi Bandele, Gives The Scoop on His Role Directing Half of A Yellow Sun & MTV Shuga on CNN’s African Voices



In September 2013, BellaNaija brought you an exclusive interview with Nigerian writer, director and playwright, Biyi Bandele. {Click here if you missed it}. In this edition of CNN‘s African Voices, he shares information on his role directing Half of A Yellow Sun, as well as MTV Shuga.

Watch it here:

Part I

Part II

Part III


  1. Troll

    March 9, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Yeah, I saw the interview on CNN. I remember the narrator saying that Biyi moved from the “jungles” of his hometown – here they inserted a picture of a dense forest- to Lagos. One would think he lived in a rain forest… stupid foreign media. Anyway, good interview generally. He did a good job with HOAYM, can’t wait to watch it.

    • Onye Ara

      March 10, 2014 at 9:18 am

      If you have not watched it, how did you come to the conclusion that he did a good job on it?

  2. Bev

    March 9, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    “Depths of Nigeria’s South-East Jungle” just made me shake my head . Very ignorant of the Isa Soares.

  3. Yummy

    March 10, 2014 at 4:15 am

    Great interview!

  4. Stephanie

    March 10, 2014 at 6:04 am


  5. @edDREAMZ

    March 10, 2014 at 8:09 am

    The dude is really out spoken but he looks like a jamaican and not as a nigerian…. Weldone though you did a great job on “Half of A Yellow Sun”…..

  6. Dee-USA

    March 10, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Well, at least he confirmed that Chiwetel Ejiofor goes to Nigeria “all the time.” So everyone commenting on how he doesn’t claim or go to Nigeria can give him a break!

    • ojie

      March 17, 2014 at 12:43 am

      i dont see why he has to claim Nigeria. Its his choice.

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