In a statement put out, it was revealed that the highly anticipated movie, Half of a Yellow Sun(HOAYS) will no longer be showing today in the cinema as earlier announced. This is due to delay in obtaining public viewing certification from Censor’s Board. A new cinema date will be announced as soon as regulatory issues are sorted out.
“We appreciate everybody that has shown any form of concern to what has been tagged the biggest movie from Africa, we assure you that the movie will be worth the wait.”, The Movie’s Publicist, Bigsam, said.
The $10million movie has made history as the first African movie to get international release dates in countries like the UK, US, Australia, Portugal, Middle East and New Zealand. It is also the first Nigerian movie to be premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada. It is already showing in UK.
HOAYS Movie, is an adaptation of Chimamanda Adiche’s bestselling and award winning novel of same title. It stars OSCAR nominee and BAFTA award winner Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Onyeka Onwenu, Genevieve Nnaji, OC Ukeje, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle, John Boyega, Wale Ojo, Tina Mba, Zack Orji and Hakeem Kae-Kazim.