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Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by ijebabe: 1:58pm On Jul 09, 2012
Picture below is a scene from the film adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie's "Half Of A Yellow Sun" http://www.halfofayellowsun.com/

I am so excited and can't wait to see this movie! It will be released in 2013.


Synopsis
A drama that brings together the lives of four people during the struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria.
Billed as an epic love story, the movie weaves together the lives of four people swept up in the turbulence of war and centers on Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Rose), glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family.
Returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education, Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover in the dusty university town of Nsukka, and Kainene turns out to be a successful businesswoman when she takes over the family interests -- and surprises herself when she falls in love with Richard (Mawle), an English writer.
They both become embroiled in the Nigerian civil war.
The film will play out to original music by Nigerian songwriter Cobhams Asuquo and singer-songwriter Keziah Jones.


Cast

Dominic Cooper

Thandie Newton

Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Odenigbo

John Boyega ... Ugwu

Anika Noni Rose ... Kainene

Joseph Mawle ... Richard

Genevieve Nnaji ... Ms Adebayo

Paul Hampshire ... Professor Lehman

Babou Ceesay ... Okeoma

Zack Orji

Susan Wokoma ... Amala

Onyeka Onwenu ... Mama

O.C. Ukeje ... Aniekwena


Screenplay by Biyi Bandele

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Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by ijebabe: 2:15pm On Jul 09, 2012
Erm.....actually there's one more film I am looking forward to lipsrsealed

Dr Bello
It should be released this year
http://www.doctorbello.com/home.aspx

MOVIE SYNOPSIS

Brilliant Cancer specialist Dr. Michael Durant is emotionally troubled, wrestling with the traumatic loss of his 10 year old daughter from Cancer. Immersing himself in his work in the hospital, away from his wife who blames him for their child’s death, he forms an unlikely bond with a sick, loving, but rambunctious seven year old boy Sam, the son of a rich Jewish couple who are major contributors to the Hospital’s Cancer Research Fund.

Unfortunately, Sam’s health deteriorates drastically, and soon, he slips into a coma, with only a few days to live. Dr. Durant becomes desperate, willing to risk anything to save the child’s life. A surreptitious Nigerian Nurse convinces him to seek the help of Dr. Bello, an uncertified Nigerian Doctor, known in the Brooklyn-African underground as a miracle worker. Dr. Bello, an introvert with a controversial past, secretly visits the child at night and administers a strange African potion, replete with incantations and by the next morning, miraculously, the child begins to recover, the Cancer speeding into remission.

The Hospital Medical Board immediately orders an investigation and soon the secret is revealed and Dr. Durant is suspended. Dr. Bello is arrested and charged with medical malpractice. Dr. Durant soon falls into depression after his wife leaves him. Meanwhile, Dr. Bello has fallen critically ill in jail and can only be saved by the ingestion of the same potion that can only be found in the mysterious “Garden of Life,” nestled on the peak of Nigeria’s sky mountains.

Main Cast

Isaiah Washington

Vivica A.Fox

Jimmy Jean-Louis kiss (the Haitian from the TV series Heroes)

Genevieve Nnaji

Stephanie Okereke
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by dont8(m): 3:46pm On Jul 09, 2012
And they didn't feature me, huh!
But seriously, it's going to be fantastic and am looking forward to it already.
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by ijebabe: 5:05pm On Jul 13, 2012
dont8: And they didn't feature me, huh!
But seriously, it's going to be fantastic and am looking forward to it already.
And why would you be featured? tongue

I am looking forward to it. I want to be proud of Nigerian movies!
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by dont8(m): 5:52pm On Jul 13, 2012
^^Because I would have saved the world from bullshit.
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by VillageBoi(m): 10:02pm On Jul 13, 2012
dont8: Because I would have saved the world from bullshit.

Lol dont8, that made me chuckle - nice. Half of Yellow Sun should be awesome; I'm not too sure of that Dr Bello film; sounds like the same old juju/miracle story - we dey hardly get storyline pass that.
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by FriendMark(m): 4:50am On Jul 14, 2012
I like this.
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by dont8(m): 7:53am On Jul 14, 2012
Dr. Bello might as well turn out a table-topper. Lets just keep our fingers crossed.
VillageBoi:

Lol dont8, that made me chuckle - nice. Half of Yellow Sun should be awesome; I'm not too sure of that Dr Bello film; sounds like the same old juju/miracle story - we dey hardly get storyline pass that.

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Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by Lisa1: 4:05pm On Jul 14, 2012
Great
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by speedyboi(m): 12:43pm On Jul 15, 2012
There few ones I wanna watch......which includes;
1. Feathered dreams



2. Stolen



3.Hoodrush



4.Paparazzi: eye in the dark



5. Assassin's Practice




6. Last Flight to Abuja



7. In The Cupboard

and much more.

Ps: these are the kinda of topics we want on frontpage..... I wonder why villains should be used as mods....I'm sure if it is one thread of avatar or Ben10, it will hit frontpage within few hours.
For Christ sake, we don't need negativity forum again since CNN, aljazeera etc has made it a duty for them to promote negativity in africa. So must a nigerian forum also be for the same purpose? This is a public forum in which any stranger/foreigner can bump into unintentionally...and is it nice to create a bad impression about our country? It will only confirm the half truth half lies they have been listening to on foreign stations and sites. Incase we don't know, most whites think Africa is a planet of 'Apes' and 'cannibals'. And we Africans(especially nigerians) are not helping matters by behaving Stu/pidly! Our inferiority complex hås destroyed us to this present state......worshipping the whites and making them and their countries look perfect. I'm tired of all these, Africans please let's change our mentality.

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Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by ijebabe: 6:52pm On Jul 15, 2012
Speedyboi, I feel you smiley
Besides Last Flight to Abuja, the others are new to me. Thanks for sharing I will look them up now!

Another one I am looking forward to is Lions of 76 directed by Izu Ojukwu. It is still being shot so I don't know when it releases but I'm so looking forward to it. The movie website has no info besides "coming soon" and the pics attached.
The movie is set around the 1976 Nigerian coup, and it features Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, and Rita Dominic. Ramsey Nouah and Chidi Mokeme both play army officers in the movie.

Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by ijebabe: 6:55pm On Jul 15, 2012
Ramsey Nouah's character did this to Suzzy (Rita Dominic's character). Choi! grin

Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by semid4lyfe(m): 7:07pm On Jul 15, 2012
Hmmm. . . So Genevieve is playing Mrs Adebayo? cool

Mrs Adebayo was portrayed as a very knowledgeable and deep woman in the book and I'm not sure Genny can pull it off.

Anyhow sha, make I wait and see how she go re-enact the part in the book when Mrs Adebayo & Olanna met and Mrs Adebayo told Olanna she was ''illogically pretty''. Kai, see word. .till today I nor know whether na diss or na compliment grin

Surely, that part won't be cut off from the film undecided

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Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by speedyboi(m): 3:18am On Jul 16, 2012
ijebabe: Speedyboi, I feel you smiley
Besides Last Flight to Abuja, the others are new to me. Thanks for sharing I will look them up now!

Another one I am looking forward to is Lions of 76 directed by Izu Ojukwu. It is still being shot so I don't know when it releases but I'm so looking forward to it. The movie website has no info besides "coming soon" and the pics attached.
The movie is set around the 1976 Nigerian coup, and it features Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, and Rita Dominic. Ramsey Nouah and Chidi Mokeme both play army officers in the movie.

I'm sure this film will be good! Cos izu ojukwu is also one of my best producers. I watch some of his productions few years back. Like cindy's note and white waters ....and they are very interesting. Infact, I still have cindy's note in my stash.

Meanwhile, I'm surprised this thread didn't make frontpage. Now don't be surprised when you see my new approach to nl mods.
Well lemme hint you; I have collated a reasonable amount of heavy curses that.lols
Next time they put anything like avatar, subtitle errors or anything naija dissing....I will jst copy and paste the curse......sounds silly, right? Lol...yea , I know but I don't mind....I must change them by fire by force.....imagine, we call something a nigerian forum.....I have not seen on frontpage an article dedicated to a certain practice among a tribe in nigeria just to promote our selves and share knowledge among nigerians who don't travel....bt day in day out na so so so tribal bashing we dey see...
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by vinderbilt: 12:29pm On Jul 16, 2012
I have been carrying last o. need to watch these movies abi na future releases undecided

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Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by dont8(m): 1:36pm On Jul 16, 2012
Well said man. Just like Ije said, am looking forward to Last flight to Abuja because of the victims of Dana air mishap (may their soul rest in peace) and this 76 lions, can't wait to see them, but don't know about others.
speedyboi: There few ones I wanna watch......which includes;
1. Feathered dreams
2. Stolen
3.Hoodrush
4.Paparazzi: eye in the dark
5. Assassin's Practice
6. Last Flight to Abuja
7. In The Cupboard and much more.

Ps: these are the kinda of topics we want on frontpage..... I wonder why villains should be used as mods....I'm sure if it is one thread of avatar or Ben10, it will hit frontpage within few hours.
For Christ sake, we don't need negativity forum again since CNN, aljazeera etc has made it a duty for them to promote negativity in africa. So must a nigerian forum also be for the same purpose? This is a public forum in which any stranger/foreigner can bump into unintentionally...and is it nice to create a bad impression about our country? It will only confirm the half truth half lies they have been listening to on foreign stations and sites. Incase we don't know, most whites think Africa is a planet of 'Apes' and 'cannibals'. And we Africans(especially nigerians) are not helping matters by behaving Stu/pidly! Our inferiority complex hås destroyed us to this present state......worshipping the whites and making them and their countries look perfect. I'm tired of all these, Africans please let's change our mentality.
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by Murphy7h4: 3:16pm On Jul 16, 2012
Sounds good
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by ijebabe: 7:51pm On Jul 16, 2012
vinderbilt: I have been carrying last o. need to watch these movies abi na future releases undecided
The ones i've posted are future releases.
Speedyboi's are already out so you can start with those smiley
 
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by dont8(m): 10:04am On Jul 17, 2012
Why was Speedyboi's post hidden? Funny.
ijebabe:
The ones i've posted are future releases.
Speedyboi's are already out so you can start with those smiley
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by speedyboi(m): 12:32pm On Jul 17, 2012
dont8: Why was Speedyboi's post hidden? Funny.
.....that is nairaland for you oooooo........the mods don loose their brains
 
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by dont8(m): 6:43pm On Jul 17, 2012
What did you write that is making them hide your post? Just let it die down, whatever beef you have with the mods, biko am begging.
speedyboi: .....that is nairaland for you oooooo........the mods don loose their brains
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by ijebabe: 6:47pm On Jul 17, 2012
Ah! I always come too late!
Speedyboi, tell us what did u wrote grin
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by dont8(m): 8:27pm On Jul 17, 2012
Me too, I want to see what he wrote to warrant the post been hidden.
ijebabe: Ah! I always come too late!
Speedyboi, tell us what did u wrote grin
 
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by speedyboi(m): 2:00pm On Jul 18, 2012
dont8: Me too, I want to see what he wrote to warrant the post been hidden.

Bt I tot u guyz saw what I wrote nau....did I say anything bad?....except maybe some mods jst don't like being told the truth.
Bt no yahawa, infact they can ban me sef.....nairaland doesn't put food on my table.

Me I'm not like afam 4 Eva that will be begging dem. I reject it!!! grin
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by Afam4eva(m): 2:55pm On Jul 18, 2012
I must watch that movie produced by Izu Ojukwu. He's arguably the best action director in Nigeria.
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by tonyx4x44(m): 4:35pm On Jul 18, 2012
I go try watch am see
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by SisiKill1: 4:38pm On Jul 18, 2012
Okay, so they are making their posters look sleeker. . .only means they they have perfected their photoshopping skills and plastering white actors on the cover is not gonna change the fact Content is still ABSOLUTE RUBBISH!!


And why the heck is Jenifer still Returning??!! How many times can a person return before we tell them to sit the yansh down in one place??


This Poster is just all sorts of wrong!! angry angry



Half a Yellow Sun might be the only exception. . .only because it isn't a Nollywood movie.

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Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by all4naija(m): 4:39pm On Jul 18, 2012
I haven't watched any Nigerian movie. I think this Half Of Yellow Sun worth watching.
Re: Half Of A Yellow Sun: Best Nigerian Movie For 2013 by SisiKill1: 4:46pm On Jul 18, 2012
She’s warm hearted, smiles always, trouble shooter

He’s cold, rarely smiles, trouble maker

They have nothing in common but

PHONE SWAP!


Jeedus efffing Christos. . .who writes this crap?? angry angry

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