Heartbreak as Nigerian Series Americanah No Longer Happening

Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira's series adaptation of the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie novel Americanah, is no longer moving forward as planned after the Kenyan actress was forced to leave the project due to conflicting schedules. The series was planned to start filming earlier this year but was postponed by the novel coronavirus outbreak. Both Nyong'o and Gurira were to serve as executive producers on the show, with Nyong'o starring and Gurira writing and serving as the showrunner. The novel tells the story of a young Nigerian woman, Ifemelu, who immigrates to the United States to attend university and her subsequent return to Lagos.

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