In what would be one of the greatest ironies of all time, the most talked about unreleased movie in Nigeria may yet remain permanently unreleased, as the movie adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s multiple award-winning novel, “Half Of A Yellow Sun” which features heavyweights Chiwetel Ejiofor, Genevieve Nnaji, Onyeka Onwenu and Thandie Newton is yet to be certified fit by the Nigerian Film and Videos Censors Board, two weeks after its intended date of release.
A press statement by Shareman Media, the Nigerian producers, and FilmOne Distribution, the Nigerian distributors, of the feature film, Half of a Yellow Sun, goes as follows:
“The public release of Half of a Yellow Sun in Nigeria remains postponed due to the fact that the National Film and Video Censors Board has not yet certified the film. The release date will be announced once the Board has certified the film for release to the public. The producers and distributors of the film regret this continuing delay. We are deeply appreciative of the overwhelming interest shown in the film by Nigerians everywhere. Please be assured that we are doing everything within our means to achieve certification and release as soon as possible.”
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