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Sad news for my fellow Chimamanda lovers! It looks like the ‘Americanah’ series adaptation will not be premiering anytime soon.

The anticipated adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s 2013 novel of the same title, has been put on indefinite hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Production for the HBO Max series was originally supposed to kick off earlier this year but the date was pushed back due to the pandemic. Co-showrunner, Lupita Nyong’O then reportedly dropped out as it conflicted with her other scheduled projects.

Both Gurira and Nyong’O were to serve as executive producers of the show. It was to star Uzo Aduba, Corey Hawkins, Zackary Momoh Tireni Oyenusi, and Nyong’O who was to play the lead character, Ifemelu.

Honestly, we were looking forward to seeing how Lupita would kill her role as Ifelmelu. This may be sad news guys but at least she still has her short new novel Zikora coming out soon. So let’s look forward to that!

By: Dammy Eneli

See Also: Lupita Nyongo To Star In Screen Adaptation Of Chimamanda’s Best Selling Novel

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