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. HBO Max orders limited series ‘Americanah’ based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel of…

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