Biyi Bandele’s adaptation of the best-selling novel will be shown in cinemas in Nigera from Aug 1.

Half of a Yellow Sun has been certified for theatrical release in Nigeria.

In a joint statement, Shareman Media and FilmOne Distribution said that Biyi Bandele’s adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel had been passed by the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), and will be released in cinemas across Nigeria from Aug 1.

They added: “The producers and distributors of this landmark movie would like to particularly thank all Nigerian for their patience and support.”

According to reports, the film was set to open in Nigerian cinemas in April but the NFVCB found some scenes “objectionable”.

In June, FilmOne met with members of the NFVCB and presented edited scenes which saw the film approved in June with an 18 certificate.

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