- The popular comedian and media personality, Trevor Noah, will be making a movie on the life of eight-year-old Nigerian chess genius, Tani Adewumi
- Tani became an international sensation when he won the New York chess championship despite his challenges
- Though the date of the movie is not known, it will be tracing the story of the Adewumi family and how they triumphed over all their obstacles in the US
Trevor Noah is set to make a movie about an eight-year-old Nigerian chess genius who aced the 2019 New York chess championship.
The movie will be fleshing out the narrative of the Adewumi family, who left Nigeria to seek asylum in the US, and how their child, Tani, became a champion in the game just after he had been playing chess for two years.
According to BOTWC, the story will be done by HarperCollins Publishing and the movie right was taken by Paramount. On the other hand, Noah and his partner, Haroon Saleem will be producing the film under Day Zero productions.
The story will be tracing themes such as love, faith, peace, community, fate in a way that would inspire everyone who sees it.
There has, however, not been the date the movie will be released.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Tanitoluwa Adewumi, an 8-year-old Nigerian boy, conquered the world of chess after winning the championship.
Adewumi won the top prize in his age category at the New York game. In an interview, the little boy had spoken about his life as a chess player and what he wishes to achieve as a talented player.
The 8-year-old explained that he prepared for the game by practising on chess playing sites. He said he was introduced into playing chess in class.
According to the little boy, he likes the game of chess because it is a thinking game. He also noted that his favourite player of all time is his chess coach.
Adewumi revealed that his goal is to become the youngest chess grandmaster in the world and also to break the world champion record.
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