DONE DEAL: Censors Board finally approves ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, rates movie ’18′

After four months of delay, Nigerian drama film ‘Half of a Yellow Sun‘ can now be watched at Nigerian cinemas.

Channels TV presenter Mayowa Ogundele was the first to announce the news via her Twitter page, revealing that the National Film & Video Censors Board (NFVCB) released a statement today (July 4, 2014) approving the movie for cinema release last month, June 2014.

According to the board’s corporate Affairs representative, Caesar Kagho, the film has been approved for viewership in Nigeria and rated ’18′. The movie was approved along with 76 other movies.

‘All approved movies fulfilled the regulatory conditions stipulated by the NFVCB‘,  Kagho said. 

The movie which stars Hollywood stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton as well as Onyeka Onwenu, O.C Ukeje is based on the novel of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The film is a love story that follows two sisters who are caught up in the outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War.

The film’s late approval is allegedly attributed to the NFVCB’s worry over the storyline of the movie, believing it could incite unrest in some parts of the country.


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