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Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi’s Comment to Lupita Nyong’o about “Americanah” is Too Important

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Everyone is really excited that the best-selling book “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will become a TV adaption soon.

We’ve already met the stars who will be acting in the series, but will they really be able to portray the Nigerianess the book details? Well, that’s exactly what Funlola Aofitebi-Raimi is advocating for.

The 10-episode series will star Lupita Nyong’o, Zackary Momoh, Uzo Aduba  and Corey Hawkins, while Danai Gurira will serve as showrunner, and writer, Chinonye Chukwu will direct the first two episodes.

The Nollywood actress passed her opinion on Lupita’s Instagram post that, “It’s integral to the story that you cast Nigerians from Nigeria”.

What do you think?

2 Comments

  1. P

    January 21, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    It’s acting so don’t necessarily think it has to be Nigerians playing the parts. As long as whoever is cast has the tenacity to portray what is in the book the part is open for anyone whether Nigerian or not. I am not Nigerian but I can relate to almost all the things in the book.

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  2. Elizabeth Abe

    January 22, 2020 at 4:51 am

    I’m Nigerian and I dont think the part has to be played by a Nigerian. Afterall the writer herself approved Lupitas casting. What other Nigerians think is secondary for now. It’s important they make it a good show and do us proud.

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