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Nigerian Filmmaker Uche Aguh made a Concept Film for Chimamanda Adichie’s “Americanah” and it’s Pretty Interesting to Watch!



Uche Aguh is a promising new Nigerian filmmaker and he recently released an impressive concept trailer for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s Americanah.

A couple of months ago, Americanah was picked up  to be produced by Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B (12 Years a Slave), with Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo set to star in it. However, the film is still looking to attach a writer and director – and those are the roles Uche Aguh is hoping to prove he can fill with this concept film.

Americanah tells the story of young love torn apart by migration and the constant search for greener pastures. It is a deeply moving and profound story that challenges the idea of race, class, nationality, and socio-economic status. Its protagonist, Ifemelu, is a brilliant young girl uprooted from her home in Lagos, Nigeria and transplanted, in North America. Her identity becomes questionable, when she suddenly realizes that she’s now labelled a Black-American.

Watch the trailer below.

Watch the full film below.


  1. #Word

    February 26, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Its just a movie but I’m already angry with this man. wicked soul leaving for your wife and child because of nyash

    • kwinny

      February 27, 2017 at 10:37 am

      hahahahahaha…me, I don vex pass

  2. Lala

    February 26, 2017 at 7:48 am

    What is this? No! No! No!

  3. Iyke

    February 26, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Is this concept a class assignment in film school? Very poor editing….no story…no smooth scene transition….just an unnecessary cut and paste.

    • Authentic Sunshine

      February 26, 2017 at 9:27 am

      I don’t quite agree with you Iyke. The actors are good but the message was lost in translation. Also there are some missing scenes from the trailer. That is if that is the full movie. Finally the message of the book was not properly relayed…All in all good watch.

  4. Olsnetwork

    February 26, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I love lupita however I just wish that at least, at least a Nigerian nobody could have played D major character. The book is already a hit the movie would have still sold itself so far the Nigerian nailed the role to a T. Harry Potter always comes to mind, strictly british/english related casts. His is NSe’s acting sef.

  5. Olsnetwork

    February 26, 2017 at 9:10 am


  6. Smackdown

    February 26, 2017 at 9:18 am

    looks too depressing

  7. Adisa

    February 26, 2017 at 10:31 am

    This is a great attempt, it was shot with zero budget, imagine what would be done with enough budget. It is exciting, Uche has some preety short movie to his belt ‘I still do’ etc.

  8. ade

    February 26, 2017 at 11:16 am

    …too cold…too disorganized…the book doesn’t reflect in this

  9. Susie

    February 26, 2017 at 11:22 am


  10. Itootalk

    February 26, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Nooooooo! Everything is wrong with this project; Ifemelu’s hair extensions, her natural hair was one of her defining features. Her and Obinze’s accent is justt ?. The acting in general is bland. I loveeee Americanah please don’t spoil it for me.

  11. Chi

    February 27, 2017 at 4:25 am

    I’m giving Uche a thumbs up for trying . It’s not easy and hopefully you will take my criticism with stride.

    Nothing against the actors but I was expecting more. It seems as if everyone has British accents. If it’s one thing we know Ifem kept her accent and was very fond of her natural hair ( which was a reoccurring theme throughout). Side note : the wig on the bed killed me ???.

    Also the clothes didn’t respond with the said years , so y’all would definetly have to do a better job with that. Give dem !!! Even if Obinze is wearing kaftan it’s okay. You know naija boys ooze swag , this chap didn’t !

    The story line is flowing but add to it .

    The characters Jesu. What about adding some naija flavor to it what about Osas Ojibade? Or Beverly Naya or Dorcas Shola Fapson ( the last two are proud naturalistas and know how to get in formation for the African girl role). As for your Obinze he looks a bit old in 1995 we need a fresh fresh guy not sure who I have in mind .

    Let’s get it together don’t fall our hands that book is greater than great and will go down with “Things Fall Apart” In it’s later years .

    Again well done Uche , you’ve taken the first step now back to the drawing board !!!!!

  12. Anon

    February 27, 2017 at 4:58 am

    Come on! They could have used a better looking main character. The fugliness was too distracting!

  13. Uzoamaka . Ugochukwu

    February 27, 2017 at 5:23 am

    I hope Uche Aguh has proved that he can fill the position of writer and director with this concept film.

  14. kwinny

    February 27, 2017 at 10:40 am

    hey! don’t spoil the book oh. I’m expecting something better, a lot better than what was done with “half of a yellow sun”

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