Lupita Nyong’o Led ‘Americanah’ Lands At HBO As TV Series

Published: Friday 13th Sep 2019 by Sam

‘Americanah,’ the best selling novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is heading to HBO Max with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o at its helm.

Full story below…

Nyong’o, who acquired the televisual rights to the book, has made no secret of her infatuation with its narrative, which chronicles the lives of its central characters Ifemelu and Obinze. 

Against the backdrop of their love story is a multi-layered coming of age tale; one which explores the intricacies of life in Nigeria, emigration to the US, culture clash, and more in the most universal and enchanting manner.

Now it’s being brought to life as a 10-episode special series on HBO Max.

Per Deadline, Nyong’o will star in the lead role of Ifemelu and also executive produce.

Interestingly, her ‘Black Panther’ co-star Danai Gurira – who wrote the pilot – will serve as ‘Americanh’s show-runner.

Speaking in a statement, Nyong’o said:

“Americanah has been a passion project for me since I read Chimamanda’s beautiful novel in 2013. It’s a tale that is simultaneously timely and timeless. HBO Max is the perfect partner to bring this profound and celebrated story to life, and I’m thrilled that Danai will bring to the project her intelligence, wit, and understanding of the stories and the worlds of Americanah.”

Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content at HBO Max, added:

“Americanah has sparked a cultural phenomenon and is revered by fans around the world. It has affected me deeply as one of the most moving, socially relevant and romantic stories of our time. With exceptional talent like Lupita and Danai in front of and behind the camera, this series will give viewers a uniquely heartfelt and unforgettable experience.”

Dates and additional details are expected soon.


Yours truly is especially elated; ‘Americanah’ made for such a rivetting read. So, ecstatic that it’ll be gifted new life and shared with the masses via a medium that gifts it the scope to be broadcast without being watered down.

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  1. ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 13, 2019

    I like her alot. She is very beautiful and talented. Im glad she is stepping up into producing on top of acting.

    • Michael September 13, 2019

      You have to work and use the computer and internet, and if you can do that and dedicate some time each day then you can do this with no problem.
      I have been working with this for a month and have made over $2,000 already. let me know if you need more help.
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    • JaZzy Da Bi Asian TGJ STAFF SUPPORT #TROLLminators September 13, 2019

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      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 13, 2019

        You should order a case. Its really good and sales have been up this month. It is also organic and made from the finest grapes.

  2. Dc September 13, 2019

    She’s very overrated

    • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 13, 2019

      I agree. I wish she would do more philanthropy and charity projects to help justify the hype. I also did not like when she said: “I’m Mexican and Kenyan at the same time.” She is not Mexican. She was born in Mexico City by two full blood Nigerian parents and they moved to Nigeria when she was 1. She should be proud to be a full blooded Nigerian and not try and downplay that by making statements that can make some people think she is mixed when she is not. My sister was born in Australia but you would never hear her say she is Australian and American.

      • Clarkson September 13, 2019

        U are so dumb and uninformed. Ur such a stupid fellow.

        Lupita isnt Nigerian, she is Kenyan, she has Kenyan parents. Dumb àss . A simple search would have saved u so much embarrassment. Idiot

        “Nyong’o was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, a college professor. ”

        Lupita has done a lot philanthropy works. She shown light on Elephant poaching for their ivory. Which is a big problem in africa

        Nyong’o is involved in the organization Mother Health International, which is dedicated to providing relief to women and children in Uganda by creating locally engaged birthing centers.

        Ur so ignorant and foolish, spewing nonsense so confidently. A fool, that’s what u are.

        Lupita is Mexican, she was born in Mexico, she is a citizen of Mexico, she speaks the language, her first name is Mexican.

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 13, 2019

        I said she was beautiful and talented. I don’t have to be a super stan like u knowing every little detail about her. F.aggot dont u ever speak to me with pointed nasty tone! That might be how u speak to ur ghetto male “fellows” but u dont speak to me like that! Bow Down ??‍♂️! I am a sophisticated woman with class and virtue. I earned the right to dictate who can speak to me and how they can speak to me. Speak to me kindly or dont speak at all!

        You need to apologize to me and beg for my forgiveness and I might just forgive you.

      • Clarkson September 13, 2019

        U are daft. U need help.

        Ur such an ignorant idiot. A confident fool. U lack class.

        look at u talking like what u were saying was facts. If I didnt check u and give u receipts, u would have succeeded in spreading false information about a person.

        Lupita is not over rated, she stole the show in black panther. She played two different roles in US.

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 13, 2019

        All you see is negative. You are extremely cynical! You are the one who needs help. I stated she very beautiful and talented at least twice on this post but you want to overlook that and cone at me belligerently over a simple mistake that warrants no nastiness. If i mistook a Canadian for an American its not a big deal so the same as mistaking a Kenyan for a Nigerian. U did not check me. You attempted to belittle me and for that you need to apologize and beg my forgiveness for your rude behavior.

      • Clarkson September 13, 2019

        So what ur indirectly saying is , all Africans are the same. You’re a dummy

        Kenyans and Nigerians are very different. Different nationalities, different languages, different cultures, different traditions, different histories, different foods, different days of celebration,
        different beliefs, different practices. Different styles of dressing and traditional attires. I can go on and on.

        U probably think Africa is a country and everybody in Africa know each other.

        Ur an ignorant piece of crap. No difference between u and ignorant white people who think Africans live in huts and walk around naked. Be quite. Trash human

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 13, 2019

        Apologize and beg for my foregiveness! Dont you dare try and twist my words to fit YOUR narrative! Unlike you, I am well travelled! I have been to both countries! It was a simple typo you are dwelling on u simple ass f.aggot! Bow Down ??‍♂️! I dont even want an apology from you anymore because u know what u are doing and u are not man enough to be sorry for it. You are pathetic. Very pathetic indeed.

      • JaZzy Da Bi Asian TGJ STAFF SUPPORT #TROLLminators September 13, 2019

        Wow TROLLmine you’re getting read.

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 13, 2019

        No need to switch TROLL accounts u f*****! U know u are wrong. Apologize or shut it TROLLmine.

    • Are You Kidding Me? September 13, 2019

      She’s actually not. Watch Queen of Katwe. She deserved an award for that film.

  3. Clarkson September 13, 2019

    Look at that skin, now that’s rare exotic black skin u dont see everywhere.
    Normani wishes her skin was dark like this.
    Normani colour is ashy. Every black girl in the hood has that normani colour, very basic.

    • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 13, 2019

      Racist SCUM black people come in all complexions from as light as me to darker than Lupita.

      • JaZzy Da Bi Asian TGJ STAFF SUPPORT #TROLLminators September 13, 2019

        TROLLmine stop letting Clarkson clown you, girl (boy). It’s reading TF outta you!

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 13, 2019

        TROLlmine dont speak to me pigeon f.aggot. Go get a date. Ooops i forgot nobody wants ur ugly lonely miserable ass.

  4. Are You Kidding Me? September 13, 2019

    I hope this and Who Fears Death revive HBO.

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