Watch: The Concept Trailer For Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Americanah'
The talented doctor-turned-director, Uche Aguh, is one of the most promising new Nigerian filmmakers around, and with the release of his impressive concept trailer for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah, it's not that hard to see why.
Although Adichie's novel is already on course to be produced by Brad Pitt's production company, Plan B (12 Years a Slave), with Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo set to star in it, the film is still looking to attach a writer and director – and those are the roles Uche Aguh is hoping to prove he can fill with this concept trailer.
Americanah tells the story of young love torn apart by migration and the constant search for greener pastures. It is a deeply moving and profound story that challenges the idea of race, class, nationality, and socio-economic status.
Its protagonist, Ifemelu, is a brilliant young girl uprooted from her home in Lagos, Nigeria and transplanted, in North America. Her identity becomes questionable, when she suddenly realizes that she's now labelled a Black-American.
By Daniel Orubo, published on 28/12/2016