Lupita to play Ifemelu in ‘Americanah’ book Adaptation: Twitter Nigeria reacts

Following the HBO Max planned adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s book ‘Americanah’, you would think that Nigerians would be excited and regard the upcoming series as a score for the nation.


Twitter Nigeria is abuzz with misgivings about Kenyan superstar Lupita Nyong’o set to play Ifemelu, an Ibo woman, in the series.

There are tweets in favour and some not so in support, but it has somehow become a concern to Nigerians that someone without the cultural inflection would have to play the part just because she acquired the rights to the book adaptation.

Here are some tweets of note.

We at The Lagos Review are watching the space to see where all the reactions end up.

Photo credit: Jackie Nickerson
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