Despite her heavy preparation prior to the premier of the well-hyped movie, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, Genevieve Nnaji the sultry actress disappointed all as she was unable to register her presence at the star-studded event in London.
The reason for her absence at the Odeon West End, venue of the premier of the film, we gathered, was because she had Flu and was under serious medical watch throughout the week.
The cruel fate that befell Genevieve, who plays Ms. Adebayo in the world acclaimed movie, was disclosed by the director, Biyi Bandele, on his Facebook Timeline who expressed how much they missed the mother of one, Genny at the premiere.
Read what he posted, “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.”
As you’re reading this, Genevieve has fully recuperated and is said to have promised her fans, who missed her at the premier, to give them a surprise visit before the end of the year.
One of the most eagerly awaited films to come out of Africa in recent years, Half of a Yellow Sun is a British-Nigerian production based on the 2006 award-winning novel of the same title by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.