related Uzo Aduba, Zackary Momoh to star alongside Lupita Nyong'o in upcoming 'Americanah' series

Uzo Aduba, Zackary Momoh to star alongside Lupita Nyong'o in upcoming 'Americanah' series

Hollywood star, Uzoamaka "Uzo" Aduba, and British-Nigerian actor Zackary Momoh, will be staring in the upcoming limited series "Americanah"

The HBO Max series is based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s best-selling novel of the same name.




“Orange is the Black” actress, Uzo Aduba, will play as Aunty Uju, Ifemelu's "young aunt and confidant, Momoh will play Obinze, the love interest Ifemelu (played by Nyong'o).

David Oyelowo will also star in the series, with Danai Gurira writing the pilot and serving as showrunner and co- executive producer.

“Americanah” is a 10-episode limited series that tells the story of Ifemelu (Nyong’o), a self-assured young woman raised in Nigeria, who as a teenager falls in love with her classmate Obinze (Momoh). Living in a military-ruled country, they each depart for the west, with Ifemelu heading for America, where, despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple for the first time with what it means to be black. Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead begins living undocumented in London.


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