Uche Aguh is one of the most promising new Nigerian filmmakers, and with the release of his impressive concept trailer for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, one can confidently boast about his proficiency in Filmmaking. The talented doctor-turned-director came up with this trailer as
Although Adichie’s novel is already on course to be produced by Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B (12 Years a Slave), with Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo set to star in it, the film is still looking to attach a writer and director – and those are the roles Uche Aguh is hoping to prove he can fill with this concept trailer.
Americanah tells the story of young love torn apart by migration and the constant search for greener pastures. It is a deeply moving and profound story that challenges the idea of race, class, nationality, and socio-economic status.
Its protagonist, Ifemelu, is a brilliant young girl uprooted from her home in Lagos, Nigeria and transplanted, in North America. Her identity becomes questionable, when she suddenly realizes that she’s now labelled a Black-American.