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My family’s experience during my parents’ funeral reaffirmed my reservations about Nigerian churches -Chimamanda Adichie
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My family’s experience during my parents’ funeral reaffirmed my reservations about Nigerian churches -Chimamanda Adichie

Renowed author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has said that her family's experience during the funerals of her parents has reaffirmed her reservations about churches in Nigeria.   Chimamanda lost her mum, Grace Ifeoma Adichie, on March 1, 2021, months after she lost her father. She along with her five other siblings buried their mum in May.   In an article titled ''Dreaming as a singe family'' which was published in the latest edition of the L’osservatore Romano weekly bulletin, Ms. Adichie alleged that the church did not treat her family with compassion as they should during the funeral of both her parents.   ''My family’s experiences during my parents’ funerals served to reaffirm, if not renew, my reservations about the Nigerian church. So much could hav...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Mum laid to Rest
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Mum laid to Rest

The remains of Grace Ifeoma Adichie, the late first female Registrar of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka , and mother of author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has been laid to rest in her hometown Abba, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, on Saturday, May 1. Her funeral mass took place at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Abba, the Bishop of Awka Catholic Diocese. Chimamanda's husband, Ivara Esege, was present to show support and pay his last homage to his mother-in-law. May her soul rest in peace, Amen.   Watch video clips from the funeral below  
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Loses Mum Months after Losing Dad
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Loses Mum Months after Losing Dad

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has lost her mother, Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie. The mother of the renowned Nigerian novelist died on Monday, March 1, in Awka, Anambra State. She was 78 years old. "It was very sudden and we are devastated," a family spokesperson said according to Guardian. She is survived by her six children: Ijeoma, Uchenna, Chuks, Okechukwu, Chimamanda and Kenechukwu; as well as nine grandchildren, in-law and many relatives. Funeral arrangements will be announced by her family later. This comes just months after Chimamanda lost her father.
My Parents Didn’t Name Me Chimamanda – Adichie
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My Parents Didn’t Name Me Chimamanda – Adichie

Multiple award-winning author, Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie, has revealed that she was not born with the name, Chimamanda; instead, she created it. She noted that her parents did not christen her with the name. She said, “I made up the name, I invented the name Chimamanda. I created, Chimamanda; my parents did not name me Chimamanda. It is true. The reason I decided to talk about it is because they say that culture does not change. Do you know how many people in Igbo land that are called Chamamanda today? “It happened shortly before my first novel was published. I was born Ngozi Grace; my mother is Grace. Growing up, I always felt that I was not Grace, that was my mother and Ngozi felt too common to me. In primary school, I was Ngozi.” In an interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu for Bo...
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 pictured buying corn by the roadside in Anambra state
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Chimamanda Adichie pictured buying corn by the roadside in Anambra state

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie shared a photo of herself buying corn and pear by the roadside in Anambra state.   The renowned author visited her hometown, Abba in Anambra state, and decided to get "oka na ube" (corn and pear).   Sharing the photo, she wrote: "Oka na ube. In my ancestral hometown, Abba, Anambra State, repository of so many happy memories."  
A Nigerian, Bode Asiyanbi Wins BBC Play-Writing Award
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A Nigerian, Bode Asiyanbi Wins BBC Play-Writing Award

Since Africa’s first Nobel Prize for Literature winner, Professor Wole Soyinka, blazed the trail in 1986 by taking home that prestigious prize, the seed sown has spawned several other acorns scattered all over the land. [/b] Nigerian writers in different genres of literature have been persistently pushing the limits of creative writing. Ben Okri, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nnedi Okorafor and several other young writers from Nigeria have shown through their works that another Nobel Prize may just be around the bend. Asiyanbi is the writer and the brain behind the story of ‘Chief Daddy’ that was filmed by Niyi Akinmolayan and produced by EbonyLife Film. He won his third award in play-writing from BBC International Play-writing Competition shortly after the cinema release of ‘C...
Watch Chimamanda Adichie dance in new Video
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Watch Chimamanda Adichie dance in new Video

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has shown the world another side of her by busting a move as a song played. She is mostly known as someone who is serious minded and discusses topics that require one to task the brain. But she is letting the world know that she can dance too and have silly fun. Sharing a video of herself dancing, she wrote: And just because one was not blessed with the gift of rhythm does not mean that one should not, from time to time, make futile but enthusiastic attempts Watch the video below:   View this post on Instagram   And just because one was not blessed with the gift of rhythm does not mean that one should not, from time to time, make futile but enthusiastic attempts... ? A post sha...
International Women’s Day: Anto Lecky Recreates Photos Of Nigerian Women Who Inspire Her
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International Women’s Day: Anto Lecky Recreates Photos Of Nigerian Women Who Inspire Her

To celebrate International Women's Day yesterday, former Big brother Naija housemate, Anto Lecky has recreated photos of some Nigerian women who inspire her professionally and personally. These women according to her have been able to break barriers professionally while dealing with personal issues impeccably. She recreated photos of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Chioma Ajunwa, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ameyo Adadevoh, Mo Abudu, Tiwa Savage, Genevieve Nnaji, Nike Davies-Okundaye, Kemi Adetiba and Linda Ikeji. She wrote; "This International Women’s Day, I pay tribute to some Nigerian women who inspire me professionally and personally, who have been able to break barriers professionally, while dealing with personal issues impeccably. You should know who all of these women are alre...
“I Named My Granddaughter Chimamanda” Spanish Fan Tells Chimamanda Adichie
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“I Named My Granddaughter Chimamanda” Spanish Fan Tells Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wore a huge smile on her face when a Spanish fan told her that she named her daughter Chimamanda, after the writer. The Half of a Yellow Sun author is in Cartagena, Colombia, where she was invited to deliver the inaugural Gabriel Garcia Marquez lecture at the Hay festival. Following the lecture, Ms Adichie met with fans and it was a very emotional one for her, with a big fan, who could speak neither English nor Igbo, letting her know that she named her granddaughter after her. Sharing a video of the encounter, Chimamanda wrote: ‘I named my granddaughter Chimamanda,’ she said.  Deeply moved by the warmth and love in Barrio Nelson Mandela. I have never wished so desperately that I spoke Spanish. Thank you, Cartagena. ~CNA Watch the ...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie And Wole Soyinka Pictured Together
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie And Wole Soyinka Pictured Together

Two writing giants from Nigeria, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Professor Wole Soyinka met and took a photo which the former shared on Instagram. Sharing the photo, Chimamanda showered the Nobel Laureate winner with glowing words. She wrote: [i] You are, for me, a guiding light: Your courage. The ease with which you inhabit your skin, speaking your mind, unburdened by apology.
Chimamanda Adichie Speaks On Trump Referring To Africa As A “Shit Hole” And More At The 2018 Le Monde Festival In Paris (Photos/Video)
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Chimamanda Adichie Speaks On Trump Referring To Africa As A “Shit Hole” And More At The 2018 Le Monde Festival In Paris (Photos/Video)

Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was the guest of the Monde Festival, which was held from 5 to 7 October in Paris and she touched on quite a number of interesting topics. The discussion was moderated by Maryline Baumard, editor-in-chief of "World Africa". During the powerful interview held at the Opéra Bastille on Sunday, October 7, Chimamanda denounced the "dishonesty" of the debate on immigration, evoked her identity as an African woman and her feminist struggle. Chimamanda, while addressing Donald Trump's description of Africa as a "shithole country", gave an answer that was pithy and sharp and got her a loud applause from the audience. She said: There are things that are said by people and we do not care! Because we know that it comes from a sidereal vacuum....
I Nearly Cried When I Saw My Mother Read Comments About Me Online— Chimamanda Adichie
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I Nearly Cried When I Saw My Mother Read Comments About Me Online— Chimamanda Adichie

Renowned Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has expressed how saddened she felt about the backlash her question to Hillary Clinton, an American politician, generated on social media, particularly among Nigerians. Speaking to a group of young Nigerians during a hangout session in Lagos on Saturday, Adichie said she was surprised about the reaction the question generated, noting that it made her sad seeing her parents read horrible things Nigerians said about her. In an interview with Hilary Clinton, the author, whose work has gained recognition, including winning the Orange Prize award, asked the female politician why she had described herself first as a ‘wife’ before other things on her social media bio. This question, which Adichie said she considered harmless, brought b...
Chimamanda Adichie Wins 2019 Everett M. Rogers Award
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Chimamanda Adichie Wins 2019 Everett M. Rogers Award

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been honored with the 2019 Everett M. Rogers Award. The annual award is named in honor of the late USC Annenberg professor Everett M. Rogers. It is presented every year by the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California (USC) on behalf of the university’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. The prolific writer is being honored for “reframing the discourse on race, gender and identity”. She will receive the award and speak at the USC Annenberg School in February 2019.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Covers Elle India’s September Issue
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Covers Elle India’s September Issue

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the cover star for the September issue of Elle India's digital magazine. The Nigerian writer was dubbed "The Original Feminist" by the magazine. In an exclusive interview with Elle India's editor Supriya Dravid, the feminist icon spoke about storytelling spirits, her scandalous cooking habits and endless curiosity with people's lives. The interview would be out soon.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is Elle India’s September Digital Cover Star | Talks Storytelling spirits, Scandalous Cooking Habits & More
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is Elle India’s September Digital Cover Star | Talks Storytelling spirits, Scandalous Cooking Habits & More

The cover for Elle India‘s September issue is out and Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the gorgeous cover girl! The issue is yet to be released but Elle confirms via their social media platforms that the renowned author opens up about much more than feminism with editor Supriya Dravid. Adichie talks storytelling, warms up with talks of some of her scandalous cooking habits and more. See Elle India’s Instagram post:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Is The Stunning Cover Star For M Magazine’s Latest Issue
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Is The Stunning Cover Star For M Magazine’s Latest Issue

Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the stylish cover girl for the latest edition of French magazine, M Magazine. The renowned author talks feminism, Beyonce featuring her “We should All be Feminist” speech, fashion and feminism in the issue which rightly captions her as “Une Femme Puissante’- “Powerful Woman”.  The magazine wrote about the author: After her international best-seller “Americanah”, published in 2013, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has become more than a recognized writer, a star, courted around the world. Africa’s megaphone, she lives on horseback between the United States, who crowned her, and her country. An entre-deux that she assumes, without giving up her identity, decidedly Nigerian. Behind the lens is photographer, Thurstan Redding. The America...
Chimamanda Adichie Speaks On Being A Mum And How Its Affected Her Writing
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Chimamanda Adichie Speaks On Being A Mum And How Its Affected Her Writing

Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has said that she feels sorry for men because they can’t experience the changes that come with giving birth. She said this during an interview with online entertainment publication, Vulture, where she spoke about how motherhood has affected her writing career. She revealed that becoming a mother opened up “a new emotional plane” that has contributed to her art positively. "My baby happened, and it’s important to talk honestly about this because having her changed a lot. Having a child gets in the way of writing. It does. You can’t own your time the way you used to" she said. 'But the other thing that motherhood does and I kind of feel sorry for men that they can’t have this, is open up a new emotional plane that can feed your art” she...
I’m Sorry For Men Because They Can’t Have Babies – Chimamanda
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I’m Sorry For Men Because They Can’t Have Babies – Chimamanda

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has continued with her feminist views on the global scene risking the regular outrage from male folks. Celebrated Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has said that she feels sorry for men because they can’t have the experience of giving birth. Chimamanda said this during an interview with online entertainment publication, Vulture, where she spoke about how motherhood has affected her writing career. She said that becoming a mother opened up “a new emotional plane” that has contributed to her art positively. “My baby happened, and it’s important to talk honestly about this because having her changed a lot.   “Having a child gets in the way of writing. It does. You can’t own your time the way you used to.   “But the other thing that motherhoo...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Gives Insight On Feminism On “The Daily Show” With Trevor Noah
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Gives Insight On Feminism On “The Daily Show” With Trevor Noah

Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was on “The Daily Show” with host Trevor Noah and she discussed her book “Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.” Before speaking about her book, Chimamanda was asked what she thinks is the reason people see the word “feminist” as a negative thing. “I think that feminism has long been associated with the most extreme versions of it,” she answered, continuing that people assume a feminist is a woman who hates men. Discussing her book, she shared that it first was a letter to a friend who had just birthed a baby and asked how she could raise that child feminist. Since birthing her own child, she continued, she has learned that it’s much more difficult to practice it than to teach how to practice it. Asked why this was so,...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Speaks At Amherst College’s 197th Commencement & Receives Honorary Degree
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Speaks At Amherst College’s 197th Commencement & Receives Honorary Degree

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was the honorary speaker at Amherst College’s 197th commencement exercise over the weekend in Massachusetts and she also received an honorary degree from the college. For her address, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke “Writing Fiction and Performing Citizenship” at their Johnson Chapel. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received her degree alongside political scientist Danielle S. Allen, SPL Center co-founder Morris Dees, environmental security advocate Sherri Wasserman Goodman, art historian Kellie Jones and health advocate Philip J. Landrigan. In her talk today, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said that “in writing fiction, I am free to be radically truthful, not with facts, but with deeper emotional truths.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Receives Honorary Degree From Duke University
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Receives Honorary Degree From Duke University

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has received an honorary degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Adichie was one of the 6 conferred with the degree at the ceremony, all of them describes as people who have changed the world in extensive ways. “Few writers have captured the challenges of immigrants and others navigating those changes as Adichie,” the university said. Others honoured with the degree are: the CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra; former Durham, Mayor William Bell; Phil Freelon, lead architect for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Dr. William Kaelin, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School; and Attorney Russell M. Robinson II.
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...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Has Replied Nigerians Criticizing Her Feminism Stance
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Has Replied Nigerians Criticizing Her Feminism Stance

US based Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who was back-lashed by Nigerians on social media over her comment on Former American First Lady, Hillary Clinton, has given her response to the series of attacks on her. In her interview with Hillary Clinton at a PEN World Voices Festival lecture at the Cooper Union in Manhattan on Sunday night,  Chimamanda had asked the former first lady why she had the title 'wife' on her bio on twitter. Many Nigerians felt that she was beginning to take her feminism campaign a bit too far. In fact a popular Nigerian OAP, Daddy Freeze mentioned that she can never achieve what Hillary Clinton has achieved in her lifetime. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie however took her time to write a lengthy post as response to those criticizing her on the interview. ...
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: "...
Dencia Speaks About Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Says “I Can Bet $10k She Cooks, Cleans, Feeds Her Husband & Is The Average African Woman At Home”
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Dencia Speaks About Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Says “I Can Bet $10k She Cooks, Cleans, Feeds Her Husband & Is The Average African Woman At Home”

Singer Dencia on Twitter has waded into the trending topic of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s question to Hillary Clinton. Chimamanda had asked Hillary if it was her choice to identify first as a wife, according to her Twitter bio, and why, if she did choose to. Social media users had kicked up a storm, criticising her for the question. Dencia, on her part, has said Chimamanda is not a feminist. She wrote: Dear chimanda, u aren’t a feminist if u are telling a female what to do.Weirdest thing is,chimanda’s followers I know don’t know she’s married with a kid.I can bet $10k she cooks, cleans, feeds her husband & is the average african woman at home.Let women live how they want. Whatever her name is, the feminist lady who thinks like a backword clock U’ll be surprised what most women thi...
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 Ngozi Adichie Takes Geneva In Style
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Takes Geneva In Style

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been in Geneva for the just-concluded International Film Festival & Forum For Human Rights. At the event, she had a special reading of her book, Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, a letter she wrote to a friend who had just given birth to a girl. Continuing her #WearNigerian movement in the Switzerland city, Chimamanda looked beautiful flying the Nigerian flag fashionably in various Nigerian made designs. First, she wore a purple floral dress by Nigerian fashion designer Ejiro Amos Tafiri. Next a red and black organza shift dress by Imad Eduso, paired with riding boots and a red long sleeved top. She stepped out again looking chic in the Meena print SS16 Lantern Dress. Chimamanda took on menswear ...
Chimamanda, Fela Durotoye, Tony Elumelu, Oby Ezekwesili, Sanusi L Sanusi And More Nigerians Top List Of 100 Most Reputable Africans
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Chimamanda, Fela Durotoye, Tony Elumelu, Oby Ezekwesili, Sanusi L Sanusi And More Nigerians Top List Of 100 Most Reputable Africans

Leading Global Reputation-Management Consulting Company, Reputation Poll has released its inaugural list of 100 Most Reputable Africans and Nigeria has the largest number of reputable persons in the list. Nigeria leads the list with 21 individuals while South Africa, Kenya, and Ghana, follow respectively. The Nigerians on the list include: Prof Yemi Osibanjo, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Fela Durotoye, Ngozi Okojo-Iweala, Obiageli Ezekwesili, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Amina J Mohammed, Chris Oyakhilome, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Cardinal Francis Arinze, Tony Elumelu, Akinwumi Adesina, Chris Imafidon, David Oyedepo, John Momoh (founder Channels TV), Paul Enenche, Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, Mosun Bello-Olusoga. The list features individuals from diverse sect...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Book Gets A Special Reading At The International Film Festival & Forum For Human Rights In Geneva
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Book Gets A Special Reading At The International Film Festival & Forum For Human Rights In Geneva

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie attended the just concluded International Film Festival & Forum For Human Rights in Geneva on Saturday, 17th of March. Chimamanda was at the event for a special reading of her book, Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, a letter she wrote for a friend who had just given birth to a girl. At the event, fifteen women of all ages and backgrounds read, in their language, passages from the book. Chimamanda herself read a passage from the book in Igbo. Among the readers were actresses Aïssa Maiga and Leila Alaouf, and singer Barbara Hendricks. See the list of readers below. Katia Akselrod | Russian Leila Alaouf | French Olga Baranova | German Radhia Bouzaine | Arabic Laure Dieudonné | Creole Silvia Fabiani | Ita...
Checkout Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie & President Of France’s Wife Brigitte Macron
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Checkout Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie & President Of France’s Wife Brigitte Macron

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was spotted recently with the wife of the President of France, Brigitte Macron. The Americanah author shared a photo of herself and Brigitte Macron on her “Wear Nigerian” Instagram page. Although the story about their meeting was not shared, Chimamanda revealed that she is currently in Paris. In the photo Chimamanda is repping Nigeria in a colorful and chic Ituen Basi cape and cornrows on her head.
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...
Nigeria Turns The Page On Literary Past
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Nigeria Turns The Page On Literary Past

Lagos - Mention Nigerian literature and the first names likely to spring to mind are Chinua Achebe, the author of "Things Fall Apart", or the venerable Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka. But Africa's most populous nation has a new crop of writers whose work is a far cry from the post-colonial era of their esteemed predecessors. Olumide Popoola's novel "When We Speak Of Nothing", for example, tells the story of a gay teenager seeking the father he never knew in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt. The book, which was published earlier this year, is written in a language mixing African pidgin with London slang, and includes comical descriptions and textspeak. For Emeka Nwankwo, from Nigerian publisher Cassava Republic, breaking conventions and expectations about literature i...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie To Receive 2018 Barnes & Noble Writers For Writers Award
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie To Receive 2018 Barnes & Noble Writers For Writers Award

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been announced as one of the recipients of the 2018 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award. She is being honored for her work with the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop in Nigeria. The announcement was made by Poets & Writers. Chimamanda will receive the award alongside other writers Steve Cannon and Richard Russo. According to Susan Isaacs, chairman of Poets & Writers’ Board of Directors and also the chair of the committee charged with selecting the honorees, “We receive nominations from writers, publishing professionals, and others in the literary community. From the information about the nominees and their accomplishments, we select three writers and an editor who exemplify Poets & Writers’ core values: servi...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nicki Minaj Featured On The New York Times Style Magazine’s “The Greats” Issue 2017
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nicki Minaj Featured On The New York Times Style Magazine’s “The Greats” Issue 2017

The New York Times Style Magazine has released its annual The Greats Issue. Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the 7 cover stars featured in this 2017 issue as part of the magazine’s plans to celebrate masters in their fields. Others include rapper Nicki Minaj, innovator of modern theater Stephen Sondheim, influential auteur Park Chan-wook, artist Claes Oldenburg, fashion designer Dries Van Noten, and actress Amy Adams. Chimamanda talks about growing up in an upper-middle-class home of six children, and how she gave up a career in medicine for her true passion, writing. Writer Dave Eggers, who profiled her for the magazine, wrote, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of those rarest of people: a celebrated novelist who has also become a leading public intellectual. In a cultu...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Receives Bard College’s Mary McCarthy Award
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Receives Bard College’s Mary McCarthy Award

Renowned Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has become the first Nigerian to be awarded the Mary McCarthy Prize for her thought-provoking novels and charismatic public presence. The Mary McCarthy Prize in short fiction includes a cash award, publication of a collection of short stories, standard royalty contract and a short novel or novella. She attended the Mary McCarthy Prize in Bard College as a special guest. Chimamanda’s first novel Purple Hibiscus published in 2003 won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and has been translated to over 30 languages. Her second novel Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) won the Bailey’s Women Prize which is the world’s top prize for female writers. Her novel Americanah (2013) received the National Book critics Circle Award including many other recognitions like ...
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Ovie Success Ossai And Efe Hang Out After He Slammed BBNaija

Two months after criticizing the Big Brother Naija show, Delta state Governor Okowa's aide was spotted chilling with the winner of the show, Efe Ejemba in Asaba. Ovie Success Ossai who blasted BBNaija in an interview, said it’s shameful to win prizes from amorous and indecent actions. Ossai told NAIJ.com in Asaba that: "Since BBNAIJA came into the scene after some years, it has influenced Nigerians very negatively most especially the Nigerian youths on immoral relationships.” He said considering the unholy displays and shows on BBNaija, Nigerians youths have been badly influenced, a development which he said has the tendency of affecting students and taking the precious time that could have invested into studying their books. He said: “If only there could be an educating version o...
Chimamanda Adichie Elected Into American Academy Of Arts And Science
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Chimamanda Adichie Elected Into American Academy Of Arts And Science

Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, along with 227 new members, the Academy announced today. In March, Chimamanda was also elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the second Nigerian to be so honoured, after Professor Wole Soyinka. She will be inducted in May. In the announcement by the Academy of Arts and Science, Chimamanda was listed among 40 Foreign Honorary Members from 19 countries elected by the Academy.
BellaNaija’s Uche Pedro, Amina Mohammed, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Lupita Nyong’o Nominated for the 2017 New African Woman Awards | See Full List
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BellaNaija’s Uche Pedro, Amina Mohammed, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Lupita Nyong’o Nominated for the 2017 New African Woman Awards | See Full List

The New African Woman magazine has released the nominees’ list for the second edition of its New African Woman Awards. We are so excited with this list because it’s another opportunity to celebrate women who are making a positive impact in their various fields of endeavour… and because our Founder/CEO Uche Pedro was nominated in the New African Woman in Media category. YAY! Uche and CNN‘s Zain Ejiofor Asher were among the nominees in that category. Chosen in 12 categories, 68 groundbreaking women made the final list which will now be adjudicated by a special panel of judges, and the winners in each category will be announced on April 12, 2017 at a Gala Dinner in Dakar, Senegal. The second edition of the New African Woman Forum (NAW Forum) is scheduled to hold in Dakar, Senegal,...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Covers The April Edition Of New African Woman’s Power Issue
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Covers The April Edition Of New African Woman’s Power Issue

Award winning Author and Activist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is changing the game one word at a time and it’s not surprise why she is on the cover of the April Edition of New African Woman‘s Power Issue. She is indeed one of the boldest voices of our generation and she speaks to the magazine exclusively.   Credits Interview: Belinda Otas Art Direction: Karishma Mehta Photography: Joupin Ghamsar Hair: Charlotte Mensah
Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie Makes Fortune’s List Of 50 World Leaders
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Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie Makes Fortune’s List Of 50 World Leaders

Nigerian born author Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie has been named among the top 50 world leaders for 2017 by Fortune Magazine. The “Half of a Yellow Sun” writer was ranked 42 on the list that has Theo Epstein, President of the Chicago Cubs as number one. Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma and Pope Francis are ranked second and third respectively. Other prominent persons on the list are Melinda Gates in fourth, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is tenth, while Basketball star, LeBron James takes the eleventh spot. Former US Vice President, Joe Biden is ranked twenty-third, as Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau is thirty-first on the list. Speaking on Adichie, Fortune Magazine, said, “The prize-winning Nigerian writer has won admirers with her prose and a pair of viral TED Talks (one...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Responds To Critics Of Her Trans-women Comments
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Responds To Critics Of Her Trans-women Comments

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has responded to the controversy facing her recent comments on women and trans-women. She had, in an interview with UK Channel 4, for the promotion of her new book “Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions”, said that it’s difficult to equate the issues of women and trans-women because it’s simply not true. Her comments caused a stir in the media. While some persons agreed with her, others said she should not discriminate between women. The Half of a Yellow Sun author wrote on Facebook: Of course trans women are part of feminism. I do not believe that the experience of a trans woman is the same as that of a person born female. I do not believe that, say, a person who has lived in the world as a man for 30 years experiences gender in th...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Speaks on Police Killings in America
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Speaks on Police Killings in America

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Wednesday, spoke about racial issues in America and the continual reports of black people killed by police. In her novel Americanah, her protagonist, Ifemelu, starts a blog about race in America from her perspective as a Nigerian immigrant. The blog, called “Raceteenth or Various Observations About American Blacks (Those Formerly Known as Negroes) by a Non-­American Black,” is funny as well as insightful. 'The blog in Americanah—I wanted it to be funny. I wanted to poke fun, because I think many of the ways race manifests itself in this country are actually quite funny so I hoped that people would laugh,” Adichie said at the Washington Ideas Forum, an event produced by The Aspen Institute and The Atlantic. Her interviewer, Mary Louise Kelly, ...

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