Friday, April 25, 2014

Chimamanda's Half Of A Yellow Sun Movie Banned By Censor Board

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 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 Ukeje.


  1. Wow! I was lookin forward 2 see d movie soon @ d silverrbird cinema. Its so sad. Wish them best of luck.

  2. So they had to ban the film after its release? Men this country is fucked


    1. No they had to ban it before its release

  3. How else will the Censors' Board show that they are 'working' but by censoring this international acclaim film.I guess they need the attention.

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