Genevieve Fumbles Question On Biafra History During Interview On Canadian TV Sho

Published On: January 17, 2014, 2:44 pm (6 years ago)
Author: Charles colins
[1] 2 3
Last September Genevieve Nnaji attended the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for the premiere of Half of A Yellow Sun (The screenplay adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s novel of the same name). Half of a Yellow Sun is set in 1960s eastern Nigeria during the Biafran war and stars Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor.



While at the TIFF, Genevieve made an appearance on “George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight” which airs on Canadian network – CBC.

During the interview she was asked whether Nigeria went through a tumultuous time during the Biafra war in the 1960s and if it was reflected in the film, to which Genevieve answered “I’m young I don’t remember”, this elicited laughter from the show’s host, as he said to her “You must have read the book?”
I mean duh Genevieve!

Watch the interview after the jump
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASCXmMS_SaE" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASCXmMS_SaE</a>


Given that Genevieve was one of the stars of a movie based on the Biafran war & that she is Igbo, one would expect her to to be more aware of the struggles of Igbos during & after the Biafran war…perhaps it was the nerves or lack of preparation, she attempted to bounce back from her initial answer by saying,

Quote
“I learned a lot about the past from this present movie that I did… I learned a lot about our struggles, especially as easterners. I’m from the east, we’re called the Igbo tribe and we were greatly involved in the war.

“You do realize there were a lot of restrictions that aren’t there now. And as children we weren’t told — and I think people, our parents, tried to shield us from the truth that they faced.

“But I think it’s a good thing if we knew a bit of our history. Hopefully that’ll be cultivated into the schools.”

Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 02:44 PM | Gistmaniac
"Our greatest glory is not in neva falling but in raising every time we fall"
Tank God she bounced back 2 redeem herself Smiley

Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 03:04 PM | Hero
Reply
yane yane (m)
she is not educated,she join actress with jss 3 level,so u can,t blame her.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 03:09 PM | Newbie
Reply
Keep shut yane wat do know.....y will u say  she nt educated
Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 03:29 PM | Newbie
Reply
 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 03:31 PM | Gistmaniac
Reply
micc micc (m)
Na her hand she dey fall not mine
Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 03:38 PM | Hero
Reply
thats my sweetheart,Genevieve,i beg even if she no know the right answer make una just leave her i like am so  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 03:41 PM | Addicted Hero
Reply
Genevieve no mind them,next year (2015) no go pass us  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 03:43 PM | Addicted Hero
Reply
abeg she try. how many of una here don read the book ?
Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 04:07 PM | Upcoming
Reply
She try though, buh i wouldnt expect much from our over- hyped celebrity, na today snap picture dem sabi. Buh kudos to her for covering our mess. Atleast she prove she is a top notch celeb. Unlike some dumb numbskull wey no knw history of thier family.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 04:33 PM | Upcoming
Reply
 Grin Grin she try sha
Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 04:41 PM | Upcoming
Reply
Ok
Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 04:53 PM | Gistmaniac
Reply
Asa nwa biafra, noting do u joor. Up biafra!!
Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 04:54 PM | Addicted Hero
Reply
Person weh no Fight biafra war, wey dem never born by dem, wetin she no about the way ?
Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 05:12 PM | Upcoming
Reply
jar84 jar84 (f)
 Grin gd woman
Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 05:21 PM | Gistmaniac
Reply
Quote from: yane on 17-01-2014 03:09 PM
she is not educated,she join actress with jss 3 level,so u can,t blame her.
before you open your mouth,, and condemn people for not being educated,,, you first examine yourself very well,, go back to you statement or comment and see if it was error-free,,
Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 05:44 PM | Gistmaniac
Reply
ines ines (f)
Jealousy people dey here,,,,,,Una forget say,,no one is perfect ,,,carry on Genny,,,,let them they bla bla,,,,one love
Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 06:05 PM | Newbie
Reply
Quote from: steveoneal on 17-01-2014 05:44 PM
before you open your mouth,, and condemn people for not being educated,,, you first examine yourself very well,, go back to you statement or comment and see if it was error-free,,
hahahaha! omo dey guy na olodo.... big otondo.... no mind am.....Im neva correct himself.... na to run mouth like tap.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 06:07 PM | Gistmaniac
Reply
 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 06:09 PM | Gistmaniac
Reply
I no be Igbo but I see no Fumble in her answer.....Poster you no well oooo

Posted: (6 years ago) on 17-01-2014 06:25 PM | Hero
Reply
[1] 2 3