Monday, September 16, 2019 - Nigerians have been dragging Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong’o, after she announced that she will be the main character in the screen adaptation of Americanah, a limited series based on Chimamanda Adichie’s acclaimed novel.
Taking to twitter, the Oscar winner wrote:
“It is an honour to bring Ms. Adichie’s brilliant book to the screen.”
The 10 episode series will be produced by American company, WarnerMedia.
This has not gone down well with a section of Nigerians who reckon that the role should have been given to a Nigerian, claiming that it will lack authenticity.
This sparked a twitter war between Kenyans and Nigerians with Kenyans bringing up the Lion King Movie that is inspired by East Africa but only Nigerian stars were featured.
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The Kenyan DAILY POST