Half of A Yellow Sun Producers announce new premiere date

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By BENJAMIN NJOKU

After the tussle for its release in Nigeria, “Half of A Yellow Sun”, a screen adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s bestselling novel,will be available in cinemas across the country from the 1st of August 2014. The film was one of the 77 movies recently approved by the National Film and Video Censors Board, NFVCB.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

It was initially scheduled to open in Nigerian cinemas on Friday April 25, but was stopped as the Censors Board refused to issue the movie a certificate.

The Board’s Acting Corporate Affairs Manager, Caesar Kagho in a statement said, the film is standard and rated “18”.

The producers expressed happiness for the certification of the film. “Shareman Media and FilmOne Distribution, are happy to announce that the highly anticipated movie, Half of a Yellow Sun has been certified for theatrical release in Nigeria.

“The movie, starring BAFTA award-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, BAFTA award-winning actress Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, AMAA winners Genevieve Nnaji and Onyeka Onwenu, Zack Orji, and O.C. Ukeje has been opened to audiences in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and USA.

Following the certification by the National Film and Video Censors Board, the movie will be available in cinemas across Nigeria from the 1st of August 2014,” the producer announced.

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