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.