Actress Lupita Nyong'o’s new movie role sparks major conflict online

Actress Lupita Nyong'o’s new movie role sparks major conflict online

A war of words has erupted between Kenyans and Nigerians on Twitter and the bone of contention is why Lupita Nyong'o was picked to play a Nigerian character in a new movie.

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The Kenyan-born star actress was chosen by American movie giant WarnerMedia Entertainment to play the role of a Nigerian character in the movie adaptation of Chimamanda's Americanah.

Briefly.co.za learnt that WarnerMedia's decision to give the Oscar award-winning Nyong'o the role infuriated Nigerians who on Sunday, September 15 trooped to Twitter to express their displeasure and demand answers on why a Kenyan actress will be playing a Nigerian character.

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Below are more reactions from the aggrieved Nigerians:

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And as one would expect, Kenyan netizens who are not new to Twitter wars with citizens of other countries came to the defence of Lupita, complete with a hashtag #someontellNigeria.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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