Danai Guiria (Eba Productions/ Plan B Entertainment), Lupita Nyong'o (Eba Productions/ Plan B Entertainment) , Andrea Calderwood (Potboiler Television), Didi Rea (D2 Production), Danielle Del(D2 Production) , Nancy Won, and Erika L. Johnson will executive produce the project.
This is HBO Max’s official description of the limited series Americanah:
“‘Americanah’ tells the story of Ifemelu (Nyong’o), a young, beautiful, self-assured 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. Ifemelu heads for America, where she finds academic success, but is forced to grapple for the first time with what it means to be black. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous undocumented life in London. A highly lauded tale that has become a leader in the cultural conversation, Americanah is an incredible exploration of the human experience that crosses three continents to give an empathetic, compelling view of the complex realities of race, politics, immigration and identity.”
Source Material: The Wrap