Africa’s sweethearts Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira are set to turn Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Americanahinto a TV series.
Nyong’o was in Lagos a few days back for the adaptation which will be shot in Lagos and Boyega’s N9 billion film.
In 2014, it was rumoured that Nyong’o had purchased the rights to the book. Gurira will be the screenwriter for the novel.
It will be produced by Plan B, Brad Pitt’s company.
Americanah, a novel written by Adichie, in 2013 is a story of a Nigerian woman, Ifemelu, who leaves the shores of her country to the United States to further her education. The novel also revolves around her relationship with her secondary school classmate, Obinze.
In 2013, it won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Fiction award.