Twitter divided as Lupita acts Igbo character in movie adaptation of Chimamanda’s Americanah

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their opinion about the decision of American movie Giant , WarnerMedia Entertainment , to have US – based , Oscar – winning Kenyan actress , Lupita Nyong ’ o , play a Nigerian character in the movie adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’ s novel , Americanah.

Lupita , daughter of a Kenyan politician , was born in Mexico City , where her father was teaching , and was raised in Kenya from the age of one .WarnerMedia Entertainment had announced on Friday that a quartet of Plan B Entertainment , Eba Productions , Potboiler Television and D2 Productions will produce adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’ s best – selling novel ,Americanah .

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Americanah is an epic story of a woman born in Nigeria who leaves for America and her extraordinary experiences with love , heartache , adversity and self – discovery .
“ The 10 – episode limited series will star Academy Award winner Lupita , who had starred in major movies such as 12 Years a Slave and Black Panther .

However , Nigerians have expressed different perspectives about the casting .

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