LAGOS, Nigeria – Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, on Saturday was hosted by novelist Chimamanda Adichie in Lagos.
Nyong’o, famous for her roles in critically-acclaimed movies such as 12 Years a Slave and Black Panther is in Nigeria to promote her screen-adaptation of Adichie’s novel, Americanah.
American subscription video-on-demand streaming service, HBO Max, gave a straight-to-series order for the Americanah project in 2019.
Nyong’o is set to star and also act as Executive Producer of the show.
Nyong’o’s Black Panther co-star, Danai Gurira, wrote the pilot and will serve as showrunner on the 10-episode limited series.