One of the most-awaited films of this year in Nigeria “Half of a Yellow Sun” has been finally approved by the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB). The board had delayed the release of the movie since April, citing current security situation in Nigeria and claiming the movie, which is based on a novel of same name on the Nigerian civil war, could incite violence.
The movie, whose novel was written by Chimamanda Adichie, was classified 18 and above by the censor’s board. The movie tells a story of Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic.