Following the recent premiere of the globally acclaimed Half of a Yellow Sun movie at the Silverbird Galleria, Lagos, on Saturday, you possibly will be curious as to why there is so much fuss about the movie.

It is also possible that you may not have attended the movie premiere on Saturday as a result of an already planned weekend but our job here is to give you 8 reasons why you should dash to the nearest cinema to see the most talked about Half Of A Yellow Sun film.


1. The Hype

The hype alone maybe nothing to a few, but who goes to see a movie no one has talked about? The hype alone should make you get off work, bed or even a delicious meal can wait.


2. Chiwetel gets real

Chiwetel’s Nigerian inflection will send chills down your spine. We know the Hollywood actor is a Nigerian born and bred in the UK but who knew he had all that ‘Naija accent’ in him? He is widely celebrated for his versatility and uniqueness, and his role in Half Of A Yellow Sun is real.


3. Chimamanda Adichie

Just this year alone, Adichie has received a lot of mentions for this literary work of hers. She was also featured in Beyonce’s self-titled album released late last year. Any friend of Beyonce is a friend of many. Everyone has to go and see the reason why ‘Chimamanda is celebrated.



4. Half Of A Yellow Sun will enlighten you

The movie will take you deep into Nigeria like you have never seen before. It is like taking a flick into Nigeria in the 60’s especially the era of the Biafran war. The Nigerian history has been well depicted in Adicihie’s work and why should anyone pass on an opportunity to avoid history classes?


5. No film hoaxes

Are you not tired of the regular action movies and their deceptions? Yes Avengers and Batman’s The Dark Knight Rises has had its fair share of attention but we all know they are full of tricks, and so do you! I guess its time to settle for something that will get you in-the-know than the regular boring combat between an actor and a villain.


6. Half Of A Yellow Sun boasts of a star-studded cast

This is no cheap low-budget movie. It is a full star-studded cast of heavy weights from Hollywood to Nollywood such as Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Genevieve Nnaji, Anika Noli Rose, Onyeka Owenu, Zack Orji, OC Ukejie and many others.

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