Biyi Bandele’s film adaptation of Half of a Yellow Sun premiered in London a few days ago at the BFI film festival. Tickets sold out pretty quickly.  Wondering how it went? Biyi Bandele’s Facebook status update says it all:

Just got back from the BFI London Film Festival European premiere of Half of a Yellow Sun at the Odeon West End. Humbled and moved by the rapturous reception the audience gave it. It was also great to see the hardest working actor on our hemisphere, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and the great John Boyega, and the amazing Babou Ceesay, and the one and only Onyeka Onwenu. And Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, of course. Without whom… We missed Thandie, who is on location in Vancouver. We missed Genevieve, who flew in for the premiere and promptly went down with a flu (mind yourself o, London weather). What a night though. What a night.

Can we please talk hair? Chimamanda rocks threaded hair to the premier. It takes a lot (loads!) of confidence to rock a hairstyle like that, but she pulled it off.  No? What do you guys think?

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Chimamanda Adichie london premiere half of a yellow sun
Chimamanda Adichie, Author of Half of a Yellow Sun
Chiwetel Ejiofor london premier half of a yellow sun
Chiwetel Ejiofor “Odenigbo”

Don Jazzy london premier half of a yellow sun

Biyi Bandele london premiere half of a yellow sun
Biyi Bandele, Director of Half of a Yellow Sun

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Victor Ehikhamenor london premiere half of a yellow sun
Yewande Sadiku (center) and Victor Ehikhamenor (right)
Babou Ceesay London premier half of a yellow sun
Babou Ceesay (right) “Okeoma”
OC Ukeje london premiere half of a yellow sun
OC Ukeje “Aniekwena”
Joseph Mawle half of a yellow sun london premier
Joseph Mawle “Richard”

 

 

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