The Nigeria Film and Video
Censorship Board, (NFVCB), has
banned the widely publicised
and internationally acclaimed
film, Half of A Yellow Sun which
has been premiered in Nigeria.
But reliable sources told our
correspondent in Abuja that the
film promoters are making
frantic efforts to remove the
offensive sections and get the
film approved.
Sources said that the film, an
adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi
Adichie’s novel is being stopped
from getting into the market due
to parts that tend to whip up
tribal sentiments, especially on
issues that led to the Nigerian
civil war.
The filmmaker further revealed
that, “with the Boko Haram
insurgency and the Adamawa
State governor’s outburst, the
NFVCB is living up to its billing.”
Half of a Yellow Sun is a 2013
Nigerian drama film directed by
Biyi Bandele and based on the
novel of Adichie. The film is a love
story that follows two sisters
who are caught up in the
outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War
and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor,
Thandie Newton, Onyeka
Onwenu, Genevieve Nnaji and OC

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