Thursday, 22 May 2014

Segun Arinze Calls Out Patricia Bala Of Nigeria film and video censors board Regarding Release of Half of A Yellow Sun

Nigeria has been under an international microscope lately, thanks in large part to the kidnappings of some 200 school girls by Boko Haram, as well as recent news that the country has surpassed South Africa to become Africa's largest economy; and we could even now add the delayed release of Biyi Bandele's Half Of A Yellow Sun - a film adaptation of celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Orange Prize-winning novel of the same name - to that list of local occurrences that have become international stories.
 The movie "Half of a Yellow Sun" has been Out and Premiered Outside Nigeria but hasn't been released for Viewing here in Nigeria. Due to some forces beyond our understanding . Anyways this doesn't sit well with many in the movie industry and Diaspora , amongst which A-list Actor and , former AGN President and Veteran Segun Arinze is one of them. He expresses he's upset on the matter in a statement he shared with me . Read his statement below.

  Please tell Madam Patricia Bala  Of Nigeria film and video censors board to release the Movie half of a yellow sun. She has no reason to hold on to the movie. She has no right to censor the movie only to classify it. She saw it in Canada and even partnered with the producers in Canada during the premiere. What she is doing now is an embarrassment to govt and a big insult to our dear industry Nollywood. We are not in a Military regime. She should kindly resign. - Segun Arinze

1 comment:

  1. You are very right Black Arrow. Whoever that woman is , she has no reason to scuttle this epic classic Nollywood movie that is historically intertwined with the history of our people. So, Madam Bala do the right thing by releasing that movie as soon as possible.