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Half Of A Yellow Sun(Movie): What to expect

...Genevieve also speaks on her role

yellow sunThe book, Half OF A Yellow Sun, did get more than half a good acceptance. It brought fame and awards to the author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Yet, it births a film as well. As distinguished professionals took to cooking up a Hollywood-Nollywood flick as a book adaptation project.
The faces of the cast have been idolized and names house-held for decades. Although, one of the cast, Thandie Newton (playing Olanna) was querried as well as petitioned. But the filmmakers called the critics slash potential audience's bluffs and went ahead with their choice.
That choice has proved to be just right. Seeing the movie makes you agree that perhaps she was born to play that role. Yet the band of critics had that grudge in one hand as they entered the cinemas holding their movie tickets at the other hand. The question they wanted to seek answer to as they sit to see the movie, 'Is if the ibo girl played by Newton was going to voice in british ascent?'.
Now after seeing the movie, Director of the Movie(Biyi Bandele) must answer to why the character was created to dialogue in British ascent. 'In the life footages embeded in the movie...what ascent did Ojukwu speak?' Bang! That was the director's question that answered and silenced the critique's question. 
Still on ascent, Chiwetel Ejiofor did well and he did explained that he worked hard to achieve that and he was glad the critics loved it.
Now, there's that scene in the movie where Olana's aunt was dragged into a hidden corner and then later the man who dragged her soon came out of that hide out with a bloody machet, simulating to have killd her. Now, logically why drag forcefully into a hideout an enemy you intend killing in an atmosphere where there's an outburst of uncontrolled killings (except of course the filmmakers had no clue of shooting a slaughtering scene).
Our OC Ukeje did his bit, yes it was a tiny little bit that should paint his CV a notch brighter (considering the fact that he plays a younger brother to Chiwetel's character).
For Genevieve Nnaji, it seems she's being punished for her sins in Ije. Remember the sins she commited in the love scenes? The sins of being Nigerian, not showing her boobs or bums in the love scenes in Ije. That sin earns her a 'waka pass' role in HOAYS. 
Top Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, who's known to have played lead roles in many block-bluster movies, does not think the role she played in the film adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun, was  as challenging as her previous roles in movies. Speaking shortly after a private screening of the film at Silverbird Cinemas, Victoria Island, Lagos, Tuesday night which was sponsored by Etisalat Nigeria, Genevieve said, “Half of a Yellow Sun is one of the biggest films I have done so far, but definitely not the most challenging role I have played in movies. I have done a lot more challenging roles in Nollywood.” Narrating how she felt starring in a film that evokes old memories of the genocidal civil war in Nigeria,  Genevieve who was wearing an Escada dress, Chanel yellow lambskin clutch and Christian Louboutin shoes said, it was safer for her because she played the role of a Yoruba woman, where she didn't need to experience the horrors of the war.    She, however, expressed opitimism that in future, “I'd hope we will tell a different story about the civil war. Then, I will play the role of an Igbo woman, where I will express exactly what it meant to be an Igbo woman at that era.”  Meanwhile, explaining why Etisalat endorsed the big-budget film which starred Nigerian born British actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor alongside other top Nollywood stars, Mr. Matthew Willshere, Acting Chief Executive Office of the telecom giant said, apart from featuring two of its ambassadors, Genevieve and Hollywood actor, Hakeem Kae-Kazim , the film recaptures the Nigerian story. “It's also one of the best Nigerian films at all times. That's why we are proud to be associated with it,”Willshere said.  In the movie, the lead character, Chiwetel known as Odenigbo experienced the civil war where he had his life tied, and had to prove true love in the time of war. While the private screening lasted, the audience comprised of corporate  Nigerians, politicians and movie goers gave a standing ovation to the producer of the film, Biyi Bandele for a job well done.

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