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Thursday, 24 April 2014

'Half of a Yellow Sun is one of the biggest films I've done' - Genevieve

Super actress, Genevieve Nnaji who has done hundreds of movies said Half of a Yellow Sun is one of the biggest movies she has done. In an interactive session with journalists she 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”
Genevieve Nnaji played the role of Miss. Adebayo in the movie. She said it was safer for her because she didn’t have to experience the horrors of the war but hopes that in future if a different story is told about the civil war she will love play to the role of an Igbo woman where she would express what it meant to be an Igbo woman at that era. Continue...
 
Half of a Yellow Sun is an adaptation of Chimamanda Adiche’s bestselling and award-winning novel with the same title. The movie was produced with over 10 million Dollars (1.7 Billion Naira) and has a superb cast of stars, starring OSCAR nominee and BAFTA award winner, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Genevieve Nnaji, veteran singer Onyeka Onwenu,  Thandie Newton, Anika Rose Noni, OC Ukeje, Zack Orji, Wale Ojo, Gloria Young, Tina Mba, , Joseph Mawle, John Boyega amongst others.

According to a press release signed by Bigsam media, the movie has been released in the UK and would be released in Nigeria this Friday on the 25th of April. And for the first time an African movie would be released in the mainstream  US Cinema, Middle East, New Zealand, Australia and Portugal. It is also the first movie to show at the Toronto International Film Festival. 

The movie was directed by UK-based Nigerian playwright, Biyi Bandele and produced by winner of three BAFTAs and an OSCAR, Andrea Calderwood and Yewande Sadiku, an investment banker.
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The trailer...

101 comments:

Milly Pee said...

Over sabi. Genevieve- Sabina (SMH)

Anonymous said...

Good for her #bright bravo#

ONYX GODWIN said...

Genevieve is my sugar mummy crush... Loveeeee her loads!!

Anonymous said...

Bitch, you where barely in the movie. Your role was so small. #anonymous sharpmouth#

okojie Anne said...

So nice genny!

sarah abuede okodugha said...

Am happy for you love!!

Anonymous said...

U go girl

Anonymous said...

The book is the most amazing thing I have read,

STERN said...

The casts of this movie are excellent veterans who has made name already in the industry..I'm so gonna watch dis movie!

Peejay said...

Love you Genny.

David (dave_gino) said...

Wow. Those guys are really spending money. GennyLove. This is indeed a big movie

Anonymous said...

Chimaamanda you're a genius. Your books are so interesting,funny, touch important topics etc. The names you use are so sweet,original and unique,u immediately fall in love with the character

Anonymous said...

I am so going tomorrow to see this film.

Anonymous said...

Dis linda sef ur sentiment too much "super actress".

JERI NAPILEODEON said...

"One of the biggest" abi na d biggest. Can't remember any amongst the "biggest". Can't wait to see the movie

zeenee said...

Wow...can't wait to see dis movie already...Big ups to Chimamanda Adiche...

D J STELCH said...

So True!! Others Where Preparatory!!

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¤GROWN MAN IN A YOUNG BODY¤

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Of course its her best not even one of the best

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

Wow wow wow......
Why ain't no Dbanj inside the movie na??
badt:see unilag students boyfriend&girlfriend private video leakes online!

onah EMMANUEL EROCHUKWU said...

Awesome gist

ijeoma okoli said...

Good. hope to my watch it when its out

hilary obiorah said...

It is the biggest movie she has ever mad but yes not the most challenging.

Fola Olanrewaju said...

Can't wait to c ds movie...!! #smiles

@edDREAMZ said...

Is so so obvious and no doubt this movie has really boost nigeria and africa in the international market and all the nollywood act that featured in the movie should be goddamn proud bcos this movie is one step for them of featuring in hollywood and being lupita of nigeria... Lol...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Steve said...

The movie seems to be captivating.. Her role made her look more or less a big actress which she is.

@edDREAMZ said...

Pls were would one download the movie bcos mehn, i don ask tire nobody get am sotey all the video club for my town don knw me..... Pls help a fellow....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

omaahhonda said...

Ok

edee said...

I read the book and I loved it.I can't wait to watch the movie

Okoro said...

Really wish to see this movie someday!

sleamzy said...

That is because she played a minor role........such roles are not challenging or significant

winnie said...

Yaaay! Can't wait to see it. This movie better live up to expectation though,all the hype shouldn't be for naught. Thumbs up to Chimamanda;u inspire me.

desuamannis beads said...

Such a high budget movie

BOOTYLICIOUS said...

please o. soft question which other biggest movie has she done in her life? u see human beings u give them allow they'll ask for allowance. because they picked u to act the movie , it aint your fault

gloria Adama said...

Lindodo na me be first to comment oh. Cos if I see Bonario, na die oh

Akeem Stunna Rotimi said...

Hmmmm... Gene re u sure?... Or na d stress u dey try talk?

Anonymous said...

WOW! Cnt wait to see d movie tho *Flora*

Anonymous said...

is it the first movie to show at the Toronto International Film Festival or the first African movie to show at the Toronto International Film Festival?

Ijeoma L said...

Nice one

Anonymous said...

This movie is gonna be the bomb! I can't wait for it to be showing in the cinemas. Wow! I'm excited.

HAZON'S DIARIES said...

Good for you!

HAZON'S DIARIES said...

Good for you!

Anonymous said...

No doubt! Onyeka is also great woman in movie. Well done my people. ........ mummy Ada

Anonymous said...

Please, when will this movie premiere in Accra? Cos we would love to see as well

juliette said...

wowww! that's so sweet! congrats Genevieve.... ur the star!!

Anonymous said...

Obviously, it is.

bonario's flimg said...

Abeg Genevieve I like you But u are not a vvery good actress,mercy Johnson interpreted better while you av d charisma n swag. Aside DAT,u r not all DAT darling.. U r overtly overhyped I repeat over hyped,I like u no doubt ( in edreams voice) but for acting u r not d best,na shakara naim mk u no de act Bollywood movies, u de wait for international movies to act.

Anonymous said...

The biggest film you have done. Stop over shooting your star, which film have you done that is bigger?

FM BABA said...

Can't wait to watch this movie. Even Dbanj did a song on the movie. 9ja on world map

Anonymous said...

Point of correction 'vieve...THE Biggest Film You've Ever Done...

damilola fambegbe said...

Can't wait to watch it

Anonymous said...

The biggest she means. Name another big/motion picture that she has done?

lucky chukz said...

My lady! Happy for you

Anonymous said...

in other words Genny, yo should have been cast in the female lead role? sorry o! But you are not ripe yet to act out sex scenes like Thandie did. You are not 'Hollywood ready yet> you hear? Mbok! Stick to you comfort zone which is mediocre Nollywood movie scenes. You hear?!

BLAJO said...

I must see this movie. The fact that it is about the civil war is making me long for it. The trailer is more than interesting, it makes you to like want to watch the whole movie immediately. I love the build up of the story, I love the scenes I have seen so far. Kudos to everybody involved in the production.

APPLE said...

Good for her.

Anonymous said...

This is the best trailer I've seen so far. I actually want to see it now.

Zenki Brown said...

good to her dat

Anonymous said...

Nigerians can't seem to get over the fact that Genevieve didn't play the lead role in this movie.. If u like talk about her and the movie every minute, she still had a waka pass role.

Amarachukwu. said...

Good for her.

purple-glory fashion blog said...

i cant wait to watch this movie..Ibo girls rock

FUTURE LEADER said...

ITS NOT ONE OF THE BIGGEST DARLING, ITS ACTUALLY THE BIGGEST

Debbie Chelsea said...

Cnt wait 2 see dis movie

Anonymous said...

Ms Adebayo? Too easy for her!!! How about Olanma or Kainene? Too simple a role for Genny joor!!!!

His eminence said...

Another first from igbos,indeed we are forging ahead*** my views via nokia touch***

Anonymous said...

Her role was a minor one though

Uugoluv gracy said...

Can't wait to watch

Anonymous said...

Normal na!

gloria Adama said...

Linda why u nor dey upload ma comments since morning faar' or are we fighting ni?

chinenye batherine said...

My baby is always one of d best
Am proud of you

Anonymous said...

Go kada cinema go wAtch an

Anonymous said...

U guys shld stop being sentimental and speak the truth for once,"Ije was also a blockbuster movie For Gene in case u 've 4gotten,though she played only few scenes in dis new movie,she was handsomely paid for her face!

Dobby said...

can't wait to see the movie.

Anonymous said...

Yeah it obvious dear... As a local champion (Nollywood) that u are.. Lmao..

Anonymous said...

It's not even the first African movie to show at TIFF. There are African movies every year at TIFF.

Anonymous said...

Am happy for u jenny, pls does any one know the time the movie will start tomorrow???

ozioma that igbo girl said...

Best movie you mean?

Anonymous said...

Went to watch it ystday 23rd but was told 9ja movie censor board put a hold on cinemas against showing d movie, saying d marketer bypassed due process. So, all cinemas in 9ja r prohibited 2show d movie till further notice.

Itohan Tlove said...

Taa"

dumebi kogolo said...

MAdam Cover ur Chest,we have sEen u,uhv got big boobs! U can't get noticed 4 ur face or sumtin cus its nt all that,so u wano get that attention tru ur Boobs,we get!

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Anonymous said...

The production crews all bearing western names!! Am trying to switch positions and imagine Wole Soyinka casting roles for his movie, don't wanna imagine the territorial preferential treatmnts that would come with that...
Sides, genny this is your biggest movie @ the moment.. That's an open secret#chEezyjayne

Shoutozone said...

GoGenny... I love u

Anonymous said...

See dis mumu haters o,una know how much dem pay her 4 mirror boy and Ije and dis amstel Malta film with mikel Obi? If she says it's 1 of her biggest den leave it Genny I luv u scarra

onah EMMANUEL EROCHUKWU said...

Only Nokia touch?
what of 1110?

Strenthen your Relationship said...

Genny the Genie, I believe it is the biggest film you have done...even though no be lead role you play...you know why naa

Anonymous said...

She's nt overhyped! She earned her place step by step so haters go and pray for ur own! what did lupita act sef that made her so popular? It just shows its God's grace on their lives!

Anonymous said...

@bonario flimg Mercy can act? SMH A girl with d same mannerism everytime? Very dramatic like toyin tomato! Genny earned this place and pls tell me who over hypes her? Lupita nko?

Anonymous said...

Idiot, have you read the book to confirm your ignorant claim bout miss Adebayo? Next tym b4 you use those leprosy infested fingers to type trash, get you facts straight.

wilheminna moses said...

And u tink callikg her a bitch will make u feel bera???????? U lie!!!!!! D sharp mouth sef u no get! Mugu1! No replacement!

Anonymous said...

Y do ppl alwyz hate on Genny.... Dis guys sayin dis na envy... Which one has ur sister or mother did abeg live Genny alone she has med it... So haters embrace transformer fuck....

Anonymous said...

You de mind them!There is also 30 Days,so I wonder why the bashing over stating her opinion.

Anonymous said...

Genny is good at what she does...no doubt. She has played a lot of challenging roles in nollywood, ijele, ije and many more. Nigerians dnt just know how to appreciate d talents they have

MY TURN said...

THE BIGGEST YOU MEAN....

Anonymous said...

Linda! U refused to upload my comment becos I said lupita barely acted anything in 12 yrs a slave,yet she's trending?
God has blessed Genny so haters back off! She has made great achievements in nigeria and the intl scene

Anonymous said...

We don't appreciate our own! Hope u ppl know brad pitt acted in 12yrs a slave and yet nobody noticed him( waka pass role as we call it) Genny is trying so appreciate her!

Boladale said...

Na wa,everyone in the movie is one award winner or the other, no be small thing. But this is a great one! one more thing guys, leave Genevieve alone. it's good to have some class and be focused.

Anonymous said...

One of the biggest??? Don't you mean the biggest??

Eche Slimstar said...

its not the biggest......she is right, its one of the biggest, but not the biggest!

Keep going higher, dear Genny.

You are yet to have ur biggest, and even when u do, another one biggger will come

Dr. Eke said...

shame on u for calling her a bitch...she has achieved quite a lot nd u? wt hv u achieved? dont insult ppl like dat. moreover, u hvnt even read d book obviously

Anonymous said...

Lol... Dnt mind that lizard.. Destiny destroyers! I bet u, Genny dosnt even kw if u exist so ur the damn BITCH.. #ROYALS#

Anonymous said...

As Adichie was not born until 1977, she lacks the experience of the 1960s - the period HAYS covers. She also lacks the educational background to have written HAYS. I suspect that if she did the work, she would have had a huge amount of assistance from Achebe. It is of significance that the novel HAYS starts with a poem by Acebe and the back cover is a blurb by Achebe. Also Adichie's comment on the internet reveal that she lived in Achebe's house, her father was close to Achebe and Achebe contacted her after her first novel and her editor took Achebe a copy of HAYS before it was released for publication.

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