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Chimamanda Adichie Shows off her Nieces and Nephews
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Chimamanda Adichie Shows off her Nieces and Nephews

Chimamanda Adichie took to Instagram to show off 6 out of her 8 nieces and nephews. The novelist and her younger brother posed with their niblings as they all wore t-shirts honoring Chimamanda's late mum, who was recently buried. Chimamanda captioned the photo: "Here are six of the nine grandchildren who blessed my mother's life. She adored them. As do I. They are kind and brilliant and funny and often crazy in all kinds of delicious ways. "We are fortunate to be able to mourn together as a family, with tears and laughter, with stories told and re-told. "(The interloper in the picture? My brother @kadichie.)"  
“How Does A Heart Break Twice?” – Chimamanda Adichie Mourns Her Mum’s Death
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“How Does A Heart Break Twice?” – Chimamanda Adichie Mourns Her Mum’s Death

Renowned author, Chimamanda Adichie took to her Instagram handle to to pay a touching tribute to her 78-year-old mum, Grace Ifeoma Adichie who died on March 1, 2021. Mrs Grace Adichie died on the day that would have been her late husband's 89th birthday. She died 8 months after her husband, Prof. James Adichie, who passed on after a brief illness in June 2020. In the post she wrote, she narrated the events that surrounded her death as she disclosed to be heartbroken twice. Adichie revealed that her mother was unwell but after visiting the hospital, she became better. Afterward, the doctor sent an update that she’s fine, only for her to be transferred to the teaching hospital. “Two hours after she arrived at the teaching hospital, she died. It was March 1st. My father’s birt...
“How does a heart break twice?” Chimamanda Adichie mourns as she narrates how her mum died 8 months after her dad
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“How does a heart break twice?” Chimamanda Adichie mourns as she narrates how her mum died 8 months after her dad

Chimamanda Adichie has returned to social media nearly two months after her mum's death to pay a touching tribute. The renowned author lost her 78-year-old mum, Grace Ifeoma Adichie,  on March 1, 2021. Mrs Adichie's death happened on the day that would have been her late husband's 89th birthday. She died 8 months after her husband, Prof. James Adichie, who passed on after a brief illness in June 2020. Since her mother's death, Chimamanda has stayed off social media. She returned on April 28 to post a tribute to her mother. The Half of a Yellow Sun author shared photos of her and her mother, including one she took with her mother on her wedding day. How does a heart break twice?" Chimamanda captioned the post. Narrating how her mother died, Chimamanda said Mrs ...
Don’t Use Feminism To Justify Your Wickedness – Chimamanda Adichie
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Don’t Use Feminism To Justify Your Wickedness – Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is trending on Twitter after an old video of her talking about using feminism to justify wickedness surfaces. The renowned author made this statement during an interview. She said in the video: "I often say to young Nigerian feminists, please do not use feminism to justify your wickedness. "So you have some of these young women and I'm talking to them and they sound really mean and I say, you know what, this isn't feminism,  you're just really nasty." Watch it below. https://youtu.be/HVHq-gs7gjE
Nigerian writer Akwaeke Emezi calls out Chimamanda Adichie and JK Rowling; accuses them of supporting the killing of transgender children
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Nigerian writer Akwaeke Emezi calls out Chimamanda Adichie and JK Rowling; accuses them of supporting the killing of transgender children

Nigerian writer Akwaeke Emezi has slammed Chimamanda Adichie, JK Rowling,  and their supporters. Akwaeke, who used to call herself a fan of Chimamanda and is one of the beneficiaries of her writing workshop, took to Twitter to accuse Adichie and Rowling of supporting the killing of transgender children. Born in Umuahia and raised in Abia state, Nigeria, Akwaeke identifies as "they/them" and removed her breasts last year as part of her journey to becoming gender-fluid (read here). Having experienced what it's like to grow up as a transgender in Nigeria, she became a critic of her former benefactor Chimamanda Adichie and JK Rowling because she doesn't agree with the views they've expressed about transgenders. Chimamanda, who has campaigned for LGBTQ rights in Nigeria, faced b...
Igbo People Can’t Unite for Presidency yet Talk about Biafra – Chimamanda Adichie
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Igbo People Can’t Unite for Presidency yet Talk about Biafra – Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie gave her opinion about Biafra during her interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. The renowned writer wondered how Igbos can achieve Biafra when they can't unite towards selecting a Nigerian president who is from the region. The 43-year-old said Igbo people need to rethink how they strategise politically before talking about secession. She said: "There is no Biafra. There are new movements but, for me, it’s a question of being practical. Where would the border be? What is propelling these movements is a sense of marginalisation, which I think is completely valid. "But this idea that the answer is independence is what I’m not convinced of. Nobody has made a logical case for me. Quite frankly, I’ve observed the terrible leadership that we have in the southeast. ...
The Address President Buhari Could Gave Given – Chimamanda Adichie Rewrites Buhari’s EndSARS Speech
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The Address President Buhari Could Gave Given – Chimamanda Adichie Rewrites Buhari’s EndSARS Speech

NOTE to television broadcasters: please include subtitles to enable all Nigerians hear and understand Fellow Nigerians, This is a difficult time for our nation, but together we will prevail. On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020, in the Lekki area of Lagos, innocent Nigerians exercising their democratic right to protest were attacked by soldiers of the Nigerian Army. Some died. Many were injured. This terrible incidence has no place in our country. The role of the Nigerian Army is to protect the lives of Nigerian citizens. I condole with the families of those who were killed and with all those who were injured. I have ordered an immediate investigation and have directed that a report be presented to me in the next five days. As commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, the ultima...
I once had a crush on Michael Essien – Chimamanda Adichie
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I once had a crush on Michael Essien – Chimamanda Adichie

Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie has revealed that she once had a crush on Ghanaian football star Michael Essien.   The revelation was made in the introduction she wrote for a picture book, Africa? The Future of Football, which is authored by a photographer Pall Stefansson.   Recalling how Nigeria was absent at a football tournament she watched in her introduction titled "Football Nationalism", Adichie said she became "Ghanaian" after the Ghanaian football team caught her attention.   She wrote;   "I watched the game with my best friend, Uju, often shouting and then hugging each other when Ghana finally beat the United States. “You know some of our boys started playing this game without shoes’, Uju said. ‘Our boys’ were, of course, the Ghan...
Chimamanda Adichie’s Father, Prof James Adichie Is Dead
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Chimamanda Adichie’s Father, Prof James Adichie Is Dead

According to a statement credited to Uchenna Adichie, sister to Chimamanda Adichie, and widely circulated on social media, Prof James Adichie, their father, has gone to be with the Lord. He passed on around midnight yesterday June 10, 2020 in a private hospital near his home. He was ill briefly, (not Covid-19).We are celebrating him! He lived a good life and was 88 upon his death. Brief profile of Prof James Adichie James Nwoye Adichie (Odelora Abba), is from Abba in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State and was the first Nigerian Professor of Statistics. He's a husband to a lovely woman, Grace Adichie, who was the first female Registrar of University of Nigeria Nsukka, and a father to a host of children including literary icon, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. He wa...
“There’s an Epidemic of Male Entitlement” – Chimamanda Adichie Speaks on Rape
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“There’s an Epidemic of Male Entitlement” – Chimamanda Adichie Speaks on Rape

Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie, has reacted to the increase of rape and murder of females in Nigeria, stating that there is an epidemic of male entitlement. Adichie made this known during a United Nations virtual forum on sexual and gender-based violence on Wednesday. Citing recent cases in Nigeria, the feminist decried the pervasiveness of rape and other forms of sexual assault on women and girls in society. She said; “I think that there is an epidemic of male entitlement towards female bodies. It’s a global epidemic, and it’s something we need to address. “What I have noticed in reactions to these horrific cases is that there is a language around rape and sexual assault on women that we really need to think and talk about. “We live in a culture that diminishes ...
Chimamanda Adichie Delivers UPenn’s Commencement Address, Becomes 1st Black Woman Since 1978
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Chimamanda Adichie Delivers UPenn’s Commencement Address, Becomes 1st Black Woman Since 1978

Award-winning Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has been reportedly named the first black woman in the world, since 42 years ago, to deliver a speech at the University of Pennsylvania. Introduced by the school’s president Amy Gutmann, Chimamanda became the first black woman to deliver the Ivy League school’s Commencement address since 1978, when then-US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Patricia Harris did so. Chimamanda spoke virtually to the class of 2020, who chose her as their Commencement Day speaker, telling them about what strange times we live in. These may be strange times – they certainly are for me – but I want to urge you to remember that there is so much to celebrate. You’ve done it. You’ve graduated. Congratulations. The author will be speaking p...
Chimamanda Adichie Hosts Lupita Nyong’o in Lagos
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Chimamanda Adichie Hosts Lupita Nyong’o in Lagos

Ace Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie hosted Kenyan-born Hollywood actress, Lupita Nyong'o in Lagos yesterday February 22. The private reception hosted in honour of Lupita Nyong'o, was attended by some Nigerian celebrities which include D'banj, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Omawumi, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Toolz, Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Ebuka, Flavour, Bovi and many others. This is coming ahead of the screening of Americanah, an upcoming drama miniseries by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Lupita Nyong’o featured in the ten-episode HBO series directed by Danai Gurira. Americanah is a novel by the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, for which Adichie won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Fiction award. It has been a passion project for Nyong’o, the Kenyan-born Oscar winner who optione...
Chimamanda Adichie Honoured With The Global Leadership Award
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Chimamanda Adichie Honoured With The Global Leadership Award

Award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has successfully bagged another top award by the UN Foundation Global Leadership. Chimamanda who has gotten over 16 awards since 2002 has been honored with the Global Leadership Award by the UN Foundation Global Leadership. She was recognized at the “We the Peoples,” the 2019 UN Foundation’s Global Leadership Dinner, held in New York yesterday.The event is held annually to commemorate the UN Charter and the work of UN agencies.
“It’s Almost As If We Have Forgotten How To Be Ashamed” – Chimamanda Adichie
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“It’s Almost As If We Have Forgotten How To Be Ashamed” – Chimamanda Adichie

Felabration 2019, A festival organised to celebrate the late Nigerian Legendary Afrobeat Artist -- Fela Anikulakpo Kuti began with a symposium. The topic was "Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense". The speakers invited to speak at the symposium were: Akala (United Kingdom) Chimamanda Adichie Bobi Wine (Uganda) Prof Akin Oyebode Venue was at NECA Hall, Hakeem Balogun Street, Ikeja Lagos At the symposium, while speaking of the deplorable condition of Nigeria, the Nigerian Popular Writer and Novelist, Chimamanda Adichie said :“It’s almost as if we have forgotten how to be ashamed” Other dignitaries, including Nigerian Playwright and Noble Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka were present at the symposium.
Wole Soyinka And Chimamanda Adichie Pictured Together At The Felabration 2019
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Wole Soyinka And Chimamanda Adichie Pictured Together At The Felabration 2019

Two of Nigeria's best writers; Wole Soyinka and Chimamanda Adichie were part of the panel of speakers at the Felabration 2019 Symposium The Symposium which is tagged; 'Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense' reflects Fela's popular song back in the days that tackles teachings that have been passed down from our predecessors in the areas of parenting, money management, love of foreign life, food and hair which have tremendously contributed to the deep state of despair in the country. Other members of the panel were Ugandan singer and politician, Bobi Wine and British rapper, Akala. Felabration is an annual event to commemorate Nigeria's musical legend and activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and also highlight the nation's troubling issues and the way forward.
Chimamanda Adichie Only Woman To Make Top 10 In 100 Most Influential Africans List
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Chimamanda Adichie Only Woman To Make Top 10 In 100 Most Influential Africans List

Multiple award-winning Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been named as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans by the Africa Report. Adichie is Number 4 on the list, and apart from Aliko Dangote who is number 1, she is the only other Nigerian in the top 10. She is also the only woman In a series of articles published on their platform, The Africa Report named the top 100 Africans “who control the levers of power across politics, business and the arts: from billionaire barons to unpredictable peacemakers and soft-power superstars”. The Africa Report said of Adichie that she “continues her stratospheric ascent and is as often seen behind a mic as in print – engaging audiences about racism, sexism and the human condition.” Adichie has received numerous awards and r...
Chimamanda Adichie Receives The ‘Prism Of Reason’ Award In Germany
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Chimamanda Adichie Receives The ‘Prism Of Reason’ Award In Germany

The Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie received the Prism of Reason award on her 42nd birthday in Germany. She took photos from the event to her social media page and captioned it "So grateful to have received the 'prism of Reason' award from the citizen of Kassel, Germany, on my birthday, September 15. Grateful to have turned 42, Grateful for family, friends and fans. Dalu nu rinne"
Chimamanda Adichie Makes Meghan Markle ‘Forces For Change’ Vogue List
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Chimamanda Adichie Makes Meghan Markle ‘Forces For Change’ Vogue List

Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie has been featured in Meghan Markle’s ‘Forces of Change’ list for British Vogue cover. The Duchess of Sussex, picked 15 women she considers strong proponents for change for the upcoming September edition of the magazine which she co-edited. The Duchess, who gave birth to her first child in May, reportedly spent seven months working with British Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Edward Enninful on the issue. She said in a statement that she had sought to steer the focus of the September issue, usually the year’s most read, to “the values, causes and people making impact in the world today.” “Through this lens I hope you’ll feel the strength of the collective in the diverse selection of women chosen for the cover as well as the team of support I called...
Chimamanda Adichie & Her Husband, Ivara Dine With Barack & Michelle Obama
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Chimamanda Adichie & Her Husband, Ivara Dine With Barack & Michelle Obama

Renowned Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was pictured at a private dinner with former US President Barack Obama, former First Lady Michelle Obama and other VIPs. Ms Adichie's brother, Chuka posted the photo to his Instagram page with the caption: "When my definition of a great evening is some of the greatest minds I admire meeting to have a private dinner and when the great minds include my darling little sister @chimamanda_adichie, President Barack Obama Michelle Obama @michelleobama, Steven Spielberg and his wife."
Chimamanda Adichie Awarded Doctor Of Letters, Honoris Causa By Yale University
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Chimamanda Adichie Awarded Doctor Of Letters, Honoris Causa By Yale University

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been awarded a Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa degree by the Yale University, Connecticut. The popular novelist took to her Instagram page moments ago to make the announcement. This is the 9th honorary degree received by Adichie from a major US university in honour of her exceptional achievements as a novelist and speaker. She was awarded same award by the American University in Washington DC in May 2019. Her award-winning novels, short-stories and talks have been celebrated globally and has arguably set the tone for conversations about feminism amongst other topics. Her last publication was titled "Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions," in March 2017. Her 2009 TED talk,"The Danger of a Single Story," has over 17 mil...
Ebuka Shares Pics From His Graduation As American University Honours Chimamanda
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Ebuka Shares Pics From His Graduation As American University Honours Chimamanda

Media Personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, has shared photos of his 2011 MSc graduation from American University, where Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie was recently awarded a doctorate degree. American University awarded Chimamanda with a Doctor of Humane Letters award. Ebuka who is a proud Alma Mater has now shared a photo of Chimamanda, congratulating her for being a fellow Eagle.
The Suave Man In Lagos Drives A Range Rover But Is Penniless- Chimamanda Adichie
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The Suave Man In Lagos Drives A Range Rover But Is Penniless- Chimamanda Adichie

Chiamamnda Adichie who reflected on living in Lagos in her new essay, stated that the suave man in Lagos drives a Range Rover but is penniless. The celebrity author who revealed that she has lived part-time in Lagos for 10 years and always complain about it each time she returns from her home in the US, added that her complaint borders on its allergy to order, its stultifying traffic, its power cuts. Further stating that the suave man in Lagos drives a Range Rover but is penniless in her essay for Esquire's new Travel & Adventure issue, Chimamanda Adichie wrote; Lagos will not court you. It is a city that is what it is. I have lived part-time in Lagos for 10 years and I complain about it each time I return from my home in the US — its allergy to order, its stultifying traffic...
Daddy Freeze Attacks Author Chimamanda Adichie, Says ‘You Are Just A Twisted’
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Daddy Freeze Attacks Author Chimamanda Adichie, Says ‘You Are Just A Twisted’

Media personality Daddy Freeze has again come for award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie. Freeze who has always had issues with Adichie and her ideology of feminism, while reacting to a tweet, dragged the Purple Hibiscus writer into the mix. A Twitter user had taken to the platform to share her experience she had interviewed. According to the young lady, during the interview, the young man had commented on how nice she smelled, causing her to tell him that was rude. Reacting to the tweet, Freeze said the young lady is just a twisted Chimamanda, suggesting that feminism caused her to react that way.
Wear What You Want To Wear – Chimamanda Adichie Advices Young Women
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Wear What You Want To Wear – Chimamanda Adichie Advices Young Women

Popular nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie advice young women to be their own selves in an exclusove interview with CNN. She said though shes old but what helps her most is wearing what she wants to wear and to exercise freedom over their choices and not to have to perform for somebody else. Watch the interview below   View this post on Instagram   "Wear what you want to wear. It's really important to own yourself " - Nigerian author @chimamanda_adichie advises young women to exercise freedom over their choices and not have to perform for somebody else. . . Credit: @cnn .. #Tblogwoman #ChimamandaAdichie #Author #nobelprize #IWD2019 #InternationalWomensDay #internationalwomensday2019 #AfricanVoices10 #tric...
Chimamanda Adichie Speaks on Social Media, Donald Trump, And Feminism
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Chimamanda Adichie Speaks on Social Media, Donald Trump, And Feminism

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie sat down for an interview with FRANCE 24 and she shared her thoughts on topics such as social media, Donald Trump and feminism. The Americanah author, while speaking to FRANCE 24's Sonia Dridi during the first "Night of Ideas" in Washington, said the most challenging issue of our time is critical thinking. She said: One of the things I find most concerning is that I think critical thinking is imperial. I think that we have to be very careful that we don't lose sight of how important it is to think critically. I sometimes worry that technology means that we lose sight of empathy. And this evening I talked about how social media can sometimes make us forget that there's an actual human being on the other end... I think that the ability to think cr...
Chimamanda Adichie Names The 4 Writers That Changed Her Destiny
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Chimamanda Adichie Names The 4 Writers That Changed Her Destiny

Nigerian writer Chimanda Adichie, has mentioned 4 writers whom she said inspired her to go into writing. From what she said, if not for these writers, we wouldn’t be blessed with such interesting books as Half Of A Yellow Sun and Americana. Speaking at the Face Of Okija beauty pageant, she said; "Igboland produced great writers, if Chinua Achebe, Flora Nwapa and Chi Emecheta and Chukwuemeka Nkem had not written the books they did, when and how they did, I would not have had the emotional courage to write my own books and so today I honor them and I stand respectfully in their shadow."
Chimamanda Adichie Calls Melania Trump Racist
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Chimamanda Adichie Calls Melania Trump Racist

Acclaimed Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie has described United States First Lady, Melania Trump as racist. Adichie made the statement in a recent interview with international magazine, Esquire UK where she talked about her stance on feminism, Melania Trump’s visit to Africa and racism. When asked if she thought Melania Trump was racist, she answered in the positive with reference to Melania’s recent visit to Africa. She said: “Had you asked me this question yesterday, I would have said ‘yes’ and my evidence would be that she supported her husband when he was being incredibly racist to Barack Obama. “But I just watched an interview that she gave and I was just appalled by it. She sort of stepped out of a colonial 1750 guidebook about how to be in Africa. “There’s a pith h...
” I Don’t Know One Single Woman Who Wants To Be Famous For Having Been Assaulted” – Chimamanda Adichie On #Metoo (Video)
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” I Don’t Know One Single Woman Who Wants To Be Famous For Having Been Assaulted” – Chimamanda Adichie On #Metoo (Video)

Nigerian author and feminist icon Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke at the Frankfurt book fair on Tuesday and touched on the #MeToo movement. Adichie said at the opening of the world's biggest publishing event: All over the world today women are speaking up. Their stories are still not really heard. Women are still invisible. Women's experiences are still invisible.   A year after the #MeToo movement went viral and ignited a global discussion about sexual harassment, Adichie said there was much work left to be done. It is time for us to pay more than lip service to the fact that women's stories are for everyone. We know from studies that women read books by men and women. But men read books by men. It is time for men to read women.   In a thinly veiled referen...
Chimamada Adichie Explains What Feminism is in Pidgin
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Chimamada Adichie Explains What Feminism is in Pidgin

Nigerian feminism advocate and author, Chimamanda Adichie, who sat for a chat with BBC pidgin, explained feminism is in pidgin. ccording to Chimamanda Adichie ‘every woman wey dem born for this world dey equal to every man’. She further added ‘na the people wey no want make women equal na dem talk say feminist na person wey wan kill man and i no too get time for that kain argument because I want make we beging dey talk about real things’. CLICK HERE TO WATCH This is coming few weeks after the author said that  Jesus Christ’s treatment of women is an important symbol for gender equality. Chimamanda Adichie maintained that stories in the bible were rooted in particular cultures and the Jewish people at the time were patriarchal, however Jesus Christ’s treatment of women, was s...
Chimamanda Adichie Speaks Pidgin English, Reveals What Feminism Means To Her
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Chimamanda Adichie Speaks Pidgin English, Reveals What Feminism Means To Her

Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was a guest on BBC pidgin recently, and she pointed out what feminism means to her. Her main point, according to her, she wants people to start talking about how men and women are equal, and how women would not be deprived of things. See some of her points and watch the video below.... 1. Men and women are equal, simple 2. Women to inherit properties 3. Nigerian women to have the right to give their foreign husband's Nigerian citizenship 4. Men to help their wives with domestic chores   View this post on Instagram   #ChimamandaNgoziAdichie speaking to @bbc on what #feminism means to her. #BellaNaija bellanaija.com A post shared by BellaNaija (@bellanaija...
Chimamanda Adichie Says Jesus Christ’s Treatment Of Women is Symbol For Gender Equality
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Chimamanda Adichie Says Jesus Christ’s Treatment Of Women is Symbol For Gender Equality

Nigerian author and feminism advocate, Chimamanda Adichie, who addressed the press yesterday stated that Jesus Christ’s treatment of women is an important symbol for gender equality. Chimamanda Adichie maintained that stories in the bible were rooted in particular cultures and the Jewish people at the time were patriarchal, however, Jesus Christ’s treatment of women, was something new to the Jews. According to the Americanah author, this was symbolic and proves everyone is equal in the sight of God. ‘ When you use the bible to justify what in my opinion is injustice, the problem with this is that, I want to then ask you, let’s talk about the new testament, let’s talk about Jesus Christ, because, in general, Christianity really is about the coming of Christ. Now, let’s, actually l...
Chimamanda Adichie Says It’s Wrong To Use Feminism As An Excuse To Insult A Man
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Chimamanda Adichie Says It’s Wrong To Use Feminism As An Excuse To Insult A Man

Feminism advocate, Chimamanda Adichie who is currently in Nigeria, has revealed that her best selling book 'Americanah' will be adapted into a series, not a movie. According to the renowned author, Danai Gurira is writing the script for the series which will also feature Lupita Nyong’o as part of its cast. Some major highlight of the evening was Ms. Adichie’s talk on bride price and why she finds its commercialism disgusting. Chimamanda Adichie also told those present that it is wrong to use feminism as an excuse to insult a man.
Why Men Have A Higher Rate Of Dying By Suicide – Chimamanda Adichie
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Why Men Have A Higher Rate Of Dying By Suicide – Chimamanda Adichie

Speaking while giving a speech at Hubspot’s 2018 Inbound Conference, award-winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, revealed that men have a higher rate of dying by suicide as opposed to women. According to TheCable, she attributed the situation to patriarchy, which she says is both a blessing and a curse to men, adding that men are trained to suppress emotions, not to show vulnerability or ask for help. She said: “Both men and women suffer from the illnesses that lead to suicide but it is men that have a much higher rate of dying by suicide. “Why? Because men are socialized to suppress so many human parts of themselves, men are socialized not to ask for help, men are socialized to be afraid of fear, men are socialized not to show vulnerability. “From the moment we te...
Daddy Freeze Comes At Chimamanda Adichie, Says ‘Your Own Gender Will Continue To Let You Down’
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Daddy Freeze Comes At Chimamanda Adichie, Says ‘Your Own Gender Will Continue To Let You Down’

Controversial media personality Daddy Freeze has again come at author Chimamanda Adichie over her feminist views. Freeze, told the story of a broken down danfo bus on his way down from his church yesterday and instead of the women in the bus to come down and help push as the men did, they sat down and let the men do all the work. He added that Adichie’s view will not work here as nature and nuture will not allow it. Dear Chimamanda, yesterday, while driving home from our online church service held on the radio, I saw a broken down danfo bus. All the women remained on the bus, while the men assisted the conductor in pushing the bus, as the driver tried his best to jump-start it. – Seeing this, I realized that no matter how hard you try to propagate your feminist ideology, your own gen...
Chimamanda Adichie’s Latest Comments On Chivalry Is Ridiculous – Banky W
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Chimamanda Adichie’s Latest Comments On Chivalry Is Ridiculous – Banky W

Chimamanda Adichie comments on finding a problem with men holding doors for women has gotten a lot of people talking including music star, Banky W who thinks it is ridiculous. According to Banky W, most men hold doors for women because they are gently and romantic unlike the insinuation being portrayed by Chimamanda Adichie. "Chivalry is done nit because women are a weaker sex, but because some of us want to be gentlemanly and romantic. Apparently, this is not ok to her, but to me, this is just reaching. I'm sorry but this is now getting a little ridiculous. To each his/her own, I guess. Ugh," he wrote.
I Feel Lonely In My Fight Against Sexism – Chimamanda Adichie
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I Feel Lonely In My Fight Against Sexism – Chimamanda Adichie

In a new interview with The Guardian UK Chimamanda Adichie spoke on topics such as feminism, racism, how pregnancy affects women’s growth, the #MeToo movement and women and the culture of likeability. On the #MeToo movement, she said; I feel optimistic. But cautiously optimistic. It’s either the beginning of a revolution, or it is going to be a fad. We just don’t know … I do see in women a sense that ‘We’re done, this is it … No.’ and it gives me hope. On her fight against sexism, which saw her writing about it in Dear Ijeawele: A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions she said she is angrier about sexism than she is about racism. I don’t think sexism is worse than racism, it’s impossible even to compare. It’s that I feel lonely in my fight against sexism, in a way that I do...
Dr. Zainab Bagudu Comes For Chimamanda Adichie Over Her Tribalistic And One-Sided Views
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Dr. Zainab Bagudu Comes For Chimamanda Adichie Over Her Tribalistic And One-Sided Views

Award winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been receiving backlash after she questioned former Democrat Presidential candidate, Hilary Clinton, on why her Twitter bio began with 'wife' The First Lady of Kebbi State, Dr. Aisha Bagudu took to her official Instagram to speak on the controversy and Ms Adichie, whose views she described as "tribal, stereotyped and one-sided" while making it clear that she is not a huge fan of the autor. Read her post below...
Another Woman Tackles Chimamanda Adichie On Her Hillary Clinton Comment & Its Now Trending
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Another Woman Tackles Chimamanda Adichie On Her Hillary Clinton Comment & Its Now Trending

Blessing Abeng, a brand manager, has written an open letter to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie after the Nigerian writer questioned Hillary Clinton on her choice of Twitter bio. Blessing, who said she mostly agrees with Chimamanda but doesn't agree with her statement to Hillary Clinton, suggested in her letter, a different approach that can be taken to achieve the sort of gender equality where everyone is truly equal. Blessing suggested that rather than push for feminism, egalitarianism should be the way to go, so that the rights of not just women, but also that of men, is taken into consideration. Her post has gone viral with a lot of people agreeing with her opinion. One of those who agree with her is Betty Irabor. After reading the Twitter thread by Blessing, Aunty Betty replied: "...
Chimamanda Adichie Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted At 17 By A Big Media Man In Lagos
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Chimamanda Adichie Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted At 17 By A Big Media Man In Lagos

Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has revealed that she was sexually assaulted at the age of 17 by a big man in the media in Lagos, Nigeria. The writer made this revelation during an address at the just concluded Stockholm Forum for Gender Equality. While delivering the closing keynote address, Chimamanda told of how she had taken a book of poems she wrote to a “big man in the media” so he could support her in making the book go public, instead, he sexually assaulted her. She said he was friendly at first and impressed that someone her age had written a book. But the man soon came to her, slipped his hand under her shirt and bra, then squeezed her breast. She said she was so taken aback that she did nothing for seconds, then she pushed his hand away “gently”. She said: ...
Chimamanda Adichie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Others Honour Oprah Winfrey
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Chimamanda Adichie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Others Honour Oprah Winfrey

Nigerian bestselling author Chimamanda Adichie and British-Nigerian award-winning actor Chiwetel Ejiofor were among celebrities at an intimate tea reception in honour of American media mogul, Oprah Winfrey. The reception was organised by the editor in chief of British Vogue Magazine, Edward Enninful to celebrate Oprah’s role in Disney film ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ at the Connaught Hotel, in London. News Agency of Nigeria reports that Adichie and Ejiofor worked together in 2013 when Ejiofor starred as ‘Odenigbo’ in the film version of Adichie’s bestselling book ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’. Adichie is a multi-award-winning writer and her second book ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ won the Orange Prize. In 2008, she was awarded a MacArthur ‘genius’ grant. Her latest book ‘Americanah’ was recently...
Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah Listed Among 21st Century Books By Women
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Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah Listed Among 21st Century Books By Women

Chimamanda Adichie’s novel, Americanah, has been recognised as one of 15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way fiction was being written and read in the 21st century.” The book was listed by the New York Times Staff Book Critics among fiction books, each of which features a woman at its center, to mark Women’s History Month. According to The New York Times, on their selection process, the 15 books were fictional novels that addressed diverse issues. The international news magazine wrote on its website ‘nytimes.com’ that the list of fiction books was compiled to mark Women’s History Month, tagging the women ‘The New Vanguard’. The list aims “to think about these writers who are opening new realms to us, whose books suggest and embody unexplored possibilities in form...
Chimamanda Adichie Explains In Igbo What Her Gorgeous Dress Made Her Do
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Chimamanda Adichie Explains In Igbo What Her Gorgeous Dress Made Her Do

Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie was one of the many celebrities at Sunday's Vanity Fair Oscar Party and, as always, she looked Elegant in a Dior dress by Maria Grazia Chiuri. The writer explained how much she loved the dress, then said because of how beautiful it is, she was "happy to yili efe na-egosi ala m". Lol. For the benefit of those who don't understand Igbo, it means she was happy to wear a dress that shows her breasts.
Chimamanda Adichie Shuts Down French Interviewer Who Asked If Nigeria Has Libraries
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Chimamanda Adichie Shuts Down French Interviewer Who Asked If Nigeria Has Libraries

World-renowned Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie was in Paris on Thursday, Jan 25 for the 2018 edition of the 'Night Of Ideas' (Nuit Des Idees) and while there, she schooled an interviewer who made an ignorant comment about Nigeria. Ms. Adichie launched the third Night Of Ideas which held at the Quai d’Orsay in Paris. During the event, an interviewer asked Chimamanda if Nigerians read her books and when she replied in the affirmative, the interviewer asked another question that was so ignorant, to say the least. "Do they have libraries in Nigeria?" the interviewer asked. Chimamanda replied: "I think it reflects poorly on France that you asked that question." An African Twitter user resident in France gave an update of the interview via her Twitter newsfeed. The theme for t...
Chimamanda Adichie Calls Out Delta Airlines For Their Treatment Of Nigerian Customers And How Unpleasant Their Representatives Are
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Chimamanda Adichie Calls Out Delta Airlines For Their Treatment Of Nigerian Customers And How Unpleasant Their Representatives Are

Award-winning writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has called Delta Airlines out on their policies and the shabby way they treat their Nigerian customers, as opposed to how they treat foreign customers. The famous author was particularly displeased about Delta Airlines' policy which requires that Nigerian flights passengers physically present themselves and their credit card after purchasing flight tickets online or over the phone. This, she said, is not required for Delta flights to other countries. The mother-of-one told of an incident which happened in 2010 in which, though sick, she was required to physically present herself and the card she used in purchasing tickets online before her parents were allowed to travel. This led to them missing their flight. She went on to highlight mul...
‘I Never Said I’m Biafran’ – Chimamanda Adichie
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‘I Never Said I’m Biafran’ – Chimamanda Adichie

Award-winning writer, Chimamanda Adichie has dissociated herself from statements about Biafra. Sometime last months a certain report went viral that the ‘Purple Hibiscus’ author made statements that she was Biafran. Here’s what she wrote on Facebook to debunk the rumour; This headline below, and other similar headlines, which appeared on some websites: are false. They are completely invented; along with some accompanying quotes which have been attributed to me. I did not say or write those words. -CNA
Chimamanda Adichie Honoured With Doctor Of Letters At University Of Edinburgh
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Chimamanda Adichie Honoured With Doctor Of Letters At University Of Edinburgh

Accomplished Nigerian writer and author of ‘Americanah’, Ms Chimamanda Adichie has added to her array of degrees having been honoured with a ‘Doctor of Letters’ at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom. The honorary doctorate degree was presented to the writer by the university’s Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, at a special ceremony at the school’s St Cecilia’s Hall – Scotland’s oldest concert hall. At the ceremony, O’Shea stated that the award was given in recognition of Ms Adichie’s achievements as an author and public intellectual. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on July 5, 2017 received a similar honorary doctorate degree in recognition of his achievements as a public servant with strong commitments to equality and diversity. Fol...
The Okija And Ozubulu In Your Brand
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The Okija And Ozubulu In Your Brand

Flashback August 4, 2004. Police uncover the Okija Shrine in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State. They find more than 50 decomposing bodies and 20 human skulls while 30 witchdoctors (or priests), are arrested. Certain parts of the bodies found have been severed. Police Commissioner Felix Ogbaudu who led the raid sheds tears as he beholds the skeletal remains, decomposing bodies and skulls of fellow humans. Reports link the shrine to prominent politicians who engage the services of the priests there. Fast Forward. August 6, 2017. Worshippers gather at St. Phillip’s Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, for the 6 am mass. Before they say the Grace, unidentified gunmen invade the church. Several people are shot dead. Many are injured ...

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