Danai Gurira & Lupita Nyong'o Are Adapting Chimamanda Adichie's 'Americanah' Into A Miniseries

BY STELLA WAAFRIKA



It has been four years since news of Lupita Nyong'o acquiring adaptation rights to Chimamanda Adichie's acclaimed novel, 'Americanah' broke. The initial adaptation was set to be a film, however, it has now been announced that it will be made into a television series.

The latest development on this pending project will be written by actor and playwright, Danai Gurira where as Lupita will play the lead role.  Both stars are executive producers.

This will be the third time the two actors will be working together, after Black Panther and Eclipsed, a play written by Gurira, which earned Lupita her first Tony nomination. Their friendship which is the epitome of sisterhood and girl power, was formed before Hollywood came into the picture and it is an absolute delight to watch them take on Hollywood together.

These two well-rounded women exude grace, intelligence, and all things social consciousness. We await more great work portraying the African narrative from them.

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