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Half Of A Yellow Sun Opens In U.S. Theaters May 16th

After making its NYC debut last Friday at the New York African Film Festival, the feature film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s acclaimed novel, Half Of A Yellow Sun officially hits U.S. theaters this Friday, May 16th. Ahead of its stateside release, Okayafrica had the chance to catch up with with one of the film’s stars, Anika Noni Rose, for an in-depth conversation about her experiences during filming, Nigeria’s historical myopia when it comes to the Biafran War and the importance for increased minority visibility in children’s literature.

>>>Read Our Full Interview With HOAYS Star Anika Noni Rose

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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