Pirate versions of Half Of A Yellow Sun hit Lagos

Lagos – Pirates have begun to rip off Half of A
Yellow Sun, which premiered on August 1, as they
have begun to sell N150 bootleg DVDs of the film in
Lagos, reports PM News
The pirated DVDs are being hawked in the traffic of
major areas in the city.
Moses Babatope, an executive with The Film One
Distribution, the sole distributor of Half of A Yellow
Sun in Nigeria, said that it is tragic and a serious
breach of the movie’s copyright.
Babatope said that they have sent a petition to the
Inspector General of Police and the Censors Board
so as to take action.
The production of Half of A Yellow Sun gulped
over $10 million (N1.6 billion) and was largely
financed by private funds raised by Yewande Sadiku,
CEO, Stanbic-IBTC Capital Limited, who also doubles
as the film’s executive producer.
The public screening was controversially delayed for
months in Nigeria by the National Film and Video
Censors Board, (NFVCB).
The film features Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor,
Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Onyeka Onwenu,
Genevieve Nnaji, O.C. Ukeje and Zack Orji.

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