|Thandie Newton (Hollywood Actress) and Chiwetel Ejiofor ( Nigerian-born British actor)|
Half Of A Yellow Sun due to be released in most London cinemas from the 11th of April, was premiered at Odeon Streatham Cinema South London on Tuesday the 8th of April 2014. It was indeed a night to remember as the cast and crew came together again to promote the movie. Chimamanda stole the night, looking dashing in a lovely african kinky braid and a stunning red dress.
|Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Author) Half Of A Yellow Sun|
Thandie Newton is another one of the stars that stole the night in a simple yet lovely black dress with a golden eye motif by London based designer Osman. The british born goddess only gave birth to a son four months ago!
“Excited for the event, Thandie tweeted yesterday before the premiere, “Hollywood and Nollywood coming to Streatham tonight with Half of a Yellow Sun. Can’t wait.”
She briefly spoke about Chiwetel during the event “This is our third time playing lovers, I think we finally got it right,” she said.”I’ve known him for many years, I worked with him on his first film 13 years ago.”This was a deeply personal film for him and I thought I knew him but I realised while we were shooting that I was getting to know him in a whole different way.”
|Pauline Long, owner The Pauline Long Show & CEO BEFFTA Awards|
Kenyan UK based Media personality also attended the premiere. Pauline Long enjoyed the movie, it was clear from her comment to her Facebook fans this morning. “The film Half of a yellow sun is a must watch. Chiwetel and Thandie Newton have done it justice“. she said.
More Pictures from the Premiere:
|Biyi Bandele (Writer/Director of the movie)|
|John Boyega (British Actor)|
|Joesph Mawle (British Actor)|
The premiere viewers agreed that the movie did the novel a fantastic justice, and hopes it takes African cinema (Nollywood) to greater heights. Don’t fail to support Nollywood, go and see Half Of A Yellow Sun, released in UK cinemas from the 11th of April. The next destination of the premiere is Nigeria later this month, and will be in cinemas in Nigeria from the 25th of April.
Written by Noellin Imoh.