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50 Cent Loses Battle 9ja Novelist Chinua Achebe Over D Title 'things fall aparT by DunOla: 4:19am On Sep 17, 2011
50 Cent's new movie has been forced to back down in a legal battle with representatives of the 80-year-old Nigerian novelist, Chinua Achebe.

The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, had called his movie Things Fall Apart - the same title as Achebe's most famous novel, which was included on the list of Time magazine's All Time Top 100 Novels. Chinua Achebe continues to write, and is currently professor of Africana Studies at Brown University in Rhode Island.

The movie's producers allegedly offered $1m for the rights to the title. Though Achebe himself has been silent on the issue, Naijan, a Nigerian news website, reports that a spokesman for Achebe's Foundation, which manages his works, informed producers that "the novel with the said title was initially produced in 1958 (that is 17 years before rapper 50 Cent was born), listed as the mostly read book in modern African literature, and won’t be sold for even $1bn.”

According to PopEater (now HuffPost Celebrity), the movie was "written by 50 and [is] loosely based on the life of his childhood best friend. [In the movie] the rapper-turned-actor goes from a dread-locked NFL hopeful to an emaciated cancer victim." The film stars Ray Liotta alongside 50 Cent, and is directed by Mario Van Peebles, who also appears in the movie.

The new title of the movie, which is still listed on the Internet Movie Database as Things Fall Apart, is, according to indieWIRE, All Things Fall Apart.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/14/50-cent-things-fall-apart_n_961964.html?ref=tw
Re: 50 Cent Loses Battle 9ja Novelist Chinua Achebe Over D Title 'things fall aparT by DunOla: 4:23am On Sep 17, 2011
i found this story very funny, and i hereby confirm that smoking weed is not good for the body hereby, i wont indulge in it anymore, cause only crack can make 50 cent do this grin

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