Saturday, 7 June 2014

THE MORAL LESSON OF LUPITA NYONG'O AND ''AMERICANAH''

Lupita Nyong'o is currently a famous brand across the world, all thanks to earning a place on the Oscar table and winning the best actress in a supporting role..Her role in 12 years a Slave was absolutely mind blowing..she played black to the skin and not playing black through interpretation of her role..She has received several recognitions from home and abroad, even her picture can be found on most public transports in her country Kenya...However, She has not stopped there but has gone further to patner with Brad Pitt for the production of Americanah, A Literary book written by Chimamanda Adichie.

Brad Pitt's Plan B Production company was also behind 12 Years A Slave and the success of that movie cannot be over emphasized..Now, success I believe is very infectious; Chimamanda is an award winning author and not forgetting that the novel was the winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and selected by the New York Times book review as one of the top 10 books of the year..What more can we say?

I am so eager to know the outcome of this deal-Brad Pitt and Lupita Nyong'o will surely surprise the world but I do not know If my Nollywood family will take a cue from this..Do not come up with financial support drama because there can always be a way around that but because of selfish desires, the industry will not move ahead..Thumbs up to those who are revamping theatre in Nigeria...Take time out to attend some stage plays in Lagos and you will understand what am talking about.

Are we really going to sit down and watch Hollywood grab all these literary pieces by Nigerians and turn them into a motion picture or just get a lesson from them and take on educational items here and create stories around them..Lupita has read the book and simply took advantage of the award winning fiction..What has Nollywood taken advantage of...Twitter fights, gossip, hatred, selfish desires at the expense of others, living above the status quo for no good reason...the list is endless. There are so many Literary items wasting away in our libraries today, We can check them out and create a film out of it..educate the young generations about marriage rites, family, ethnic bond and so on