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Censors Board FINALLY approves “Half of a Yellow Sun”



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Yay! Nigerians can finally get to watch the movie adaptation of “Half of a Yellow Sun“.

The publicist for the high budget production has confirmed to BN that the National Film and Video Censors Board has cleared the Biyi Bandele flick.

As almost everyone knows, it has not been a smooth ride for the movie to be screened in cinemas in Nigeria. The last news we heard was that the NFVCB wanted the production team to cut out some parts of the movie.

BN Movies & TV will keep you updated with the official release and screening date.

The movie is adapted from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s best selling novel, and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Genevieve Nnaji, OC Ukeje, Onyeka Onwenu and Anika Noni Rose.


  1. lilian

    July 5, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Thank God.I’m happy to hear this.

    • Miss Kiki

      July 5, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      Me too. A frnd just got d book ysday n 2day this…. So happy.

    • Miss Kiki

      July 5, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Got d book 4 me

  2. Noble (

    July 5, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Lol. Just because it has started screening online @ Panatv. If I may ask, what changed this time around? I think National Film and Video Censors Board should not have the final say in movie censorship. People should be able to appeal elsewhere.

  3. beatrice

    July 5, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Glad this was sorted but the film backers must have lost so much money and momentum.
    Nigeria needs to change! This is such a terrible look for us

    • Nollywood REinvented

      July 7, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      It really is quite sad for the moviemakers and really discouraging for other moviemakers who are looking into making actual substantial movies. So apparently soft porn is fine but when we are talking about our own history and events that actually happened (well at least loosely), we can’t show that?

  4. CurvesAndEdges

    July 5, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Just saw the movie…. nice. Excellent acting… I was especially impressed by Onyeka Onwenu…. not so much by Genevieve Nnaji though, I can’t lie.

    Please does anybody know what else I can read or watch to get a largely unbiased report of what went down in Biafra?

    • Dee-USA

      July 5, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      There was a country-Chinua Achebe

    • CurvesAndEdges

      July 6, 2014 at 12:00 am

      Thanks Dee!

    • eno

      July 6, 2014 at 12:47 am

      The Biafran War: The Struggle for modern Nigeria by Michael Gould

    • hello

      July 6, 2014 at 11:52 pm

      lol…. she told u there was a country and u said thank u. my advice is if u want an unbiased view of what happened read what a yoruba man wrote about it or an hausa man or any man from another tribe that isnt igbo.
      im assuming u have read chimamandas own which is from the perspective of an igbo person(ie the victim or the people playing the role of the victim) now read the story from the perspective of those from other tribes. i heard dan agbese wrote s good book on the civil war (biafra war) although i havent read it my self. u should check it out

    • NaijaPikin

      July 7, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      You are right…..since our govt has decided to act like the civil never existed, we can never agree on what happened during the civil war. It will always be about sides. Sad!

      One day naija will learn that pretending something did not happen doesn’t fix the problem.

  5. ***slim dee** a.k.a. lorenzO

    July 5, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    @ last oh!


    July 5, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Makes no difference. Was going to watch it online.

  7. babygiwa

    July 7, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Ok so I have seen this movie and I think it is a good account of history, even though it is subjective which is to be expected. If you want an unbiased perspective I think @hello’s opinion is the best option to follow. Btw, every1 was fantastic except Genny. Ms.Adebayo (her character) was too stiff, not impressed at all. A ‘deeper’ actress like Nse, Rita or Steph would have captured the writer’s image for the character better. And I think Chimamanda is Odenigbo (Chiwetel’s character) Her sentiments flowed WELL and BRIGHT from that character. Well done Chi, i’m your fave Yoruba fan!

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