Controversy laden screen adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun has finally been approved by the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) as revealed by Channels News.
According to the Board’s Corporate Affairs representative, Caesar Kagho, the film which stars Academy Awards nominee, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Hollywood star, Thandie Newton and A list Nollywood actors, has been approved for viewership in Nigeria and rated “18?.
“All approved movies fulfilled the regulatory conditions stipulated by the NFVCB,” Mr Kagho said. This approval is coming days after producers of the movie enlisted it for online viewing in the United States of America.
For a movie classified “18,” NFVCB issued the consumer advice on ritual, strong language, horrific visuals, and imitable technique.
Other movies approved in the home category with varying
classification ranging from “G” – “18” include: “Fatima Bin tu” (Hausa), “Make a Movie” (English), “Mama inna” (Hausa), “Eyi mi” (Yoruba), “Where Talent lies” (English), “Eshin Okoku” (Yoruba), “Coming to Lagos” (English), “Duniyar Nan” (Hausa), “Man Overboard” (English) etc.
In another development, the NFVCB is set to burn N10M (Ten
Million Naira) worth of pornographic and unwholesome movies seized within FCT and environs during targeted operation between January to June 2014.
Congratulations to Chimamanda Adichie and the movie director Biyi Bandele