Nigerians Vs Kenyans Online War Over Lupita Nyong’o’s Role In New Movie

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Nigerians Vs Kenyans Online War Over Lupita Nyong’o’s Role In New Movie

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An online war has erupted between Kenyans and Nigerians over why Lupita Nyong’o was picked to act in a Nigerian movie.

The Kenyan-born Oscar award winner actress, Lupita Nyong’o has been chosen by Warner Media Entertainment to play the role of a Nigerian character in the movie Adaptation of Chimamanda’s Americanah.

Americanah will be based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel of the same name. The movie will be a 10-episode series which will star @Lupita_Nyongo with the pilot written by showrunner @DanaiGurira

Nigerians are however a displeased lot and they went to twitter to express their displeasure. Here are some of the tweets.

Kenyans had this to say;

Americana is a story of a young woman who left Nigeria and went to America. The story entails her experiences and struggles.

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