‘Americanah’ Not Moving Forward After Lupita Nyong’o’s Departure

‘Americanah’ Not Moving Forward After Lupita Nyong’o’s Departure

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The limited series Americanah, based on the novel of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, will no longer be going forward due to Lupita Nyong’o leaving the project.     Although this was a longtime project of Nyong’o’s, the oscar winner had to drop out due to scheduling issues. The adaptation was slated for a ten-episode, straight-to series order on HBO Max last year. It had already been fully cast, but the outbreak of Coronavirus shut production down in March. These delays had jumbled the schedules of the stars involved, eventually leading to Nyong’o dropping out. Nyong’o was also going …

Lupita Nyong’o Will Play Trevor Noah’s Mom in New Adaptation!

Lupita Nyong’o Will Play Trevor Noah’s Mom in New Adaptation!

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah’s autobiography Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood is being adapted for the big screen, and Lupita Nyong’o has been confirmed for the role of Noah’s mother, Patricia.   When Noah was born in South Africa in 1987, the very fact of his birth was a crime. His mother Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah was imprisoned and fined, due to the fact that she was black and Noah’s father, Robert was white. Robert moved back to his native Switzerland, and Patricia subsequently had two relationships, both of which were abusive. The second relationship ended in her estranged husband shooting …

Lupita Nyong’o Is Publishing a Children’s Book

Lupita Nyong’o Is Publishing a Children’s Book

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is set to pen a children’s book which will be published next January by Simon & Schuster. The book, entitled Sulwe, will be aimed at children aged five to seven. It is not yet known who will illustrate the book, which follows a little girl named Sulwe, which means star in Nyong’o’s native language of Luo.    Sulwe’s skin is darker than her family members’ and she is determined to find a way to lighten it. “As the story unfolds, Sulwe embarks on a whimsical adventure in the night sky that, coupled with advice from her mother, helps …