Site icon Africa Global Village

Lupita’s role as Nigerian character divides opinions

Some Nigerians have expressed anger at the choice of Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o as a Nigerian character in the 10-episode screen adaption of the novel Americanah.

Nigerian award winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s prize-winning bestseller was published in 2013.

The novel tells the story of a Nigerian woman woman who goes to the US to attend university and her subsequent return to Lagos.

On Friday WarnerMedia announced that Kenya’s Lupita will be playing a lead role.

But not everyone is happy about the role given to the Oscar award-winner Nyong’o.

Some Nigerians argued that her role would be better suited to a Nigerian who could do the Igbo local accent.

Opinions on social media

Social media users in Nigerian have been expressing their views.

Support for Lupita

But some social media users have defended Lupita’s selection for the role.


Exit mobile version