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Saturday, October 05, 2019

Chimamanda Listed 4th In Africa's 100 Most Influential List

This woman is practically the most celebrated Nigerian outside of Nigeria......Congratulations Babe!!!









Multiple award winning Nigerian author, Chimanda Ngozi Adichie has been named as the fourth in Africa's most Influential people in 'Africa's Report'
She is the only female in the list,and has paved a way for herself in the literary world.

The author of 'Purple Hibiscus' and 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' , Amanda has continued her stratospheric ascent and is often seen behind a mic as in print these days – engaging audiences about racism, sexism and the human condition.


She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including in 2008, a Macarthur Fellowship, popularly known as the Macarthur Genius Award. She also received fellowships at Princeton University and the Radcliffe Institute of Harvard University.



Her books have been translated into over 30 languages and are used in school curriculums around the world, including Nigeria. She has won numerous prizes, including the Commonwealth Prize for her first novel, “Purple Hibiscus.” Her second novel, “Half of a Yellow Sun” was awarded the Orange Prize for Fiction (subsequently renamed the Baileys’ Prize), which is the world’s top award for female writers.


In October 2018, she was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize, named in honor of playwright and Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter.
With many of these awards, including the Orange Prize, the Macarthur Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN Pinter Prize, she has the distinction of being the first Nigerian and in fact, the first African, to receive these recognitions.


She has received 14 Honorary Doctorate degrees from leading universities around the world, including from one of her alma mater, Yale University; has spoken at some of the most influential global institutions such as the United Nations General Assembly, and is known for her courageous speaking out against injustice. Adichie’s influence transcends writing, with the New York Times calling her, “the rare novelist to become a public intellectual."


Her unique dressing style has also earned her spots on top global fashion magazines and style publications.

She has always been a strong contender of the buy Nigerian and promote Nigerian products.

Culled from The Sun.

40 comments:

  1. She has a very bright star

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    1. And a brain to go with it.

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    2. My word! Anon 19.46 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  2. I love her o much. My role model. Brilliant lady.

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  3. "Adichie, who was born in the city of Enugu in Nigeria, grew up as the fifth of six children in an Igbo family in the university town of Nsukka in Enugu State. While she was growing up, her father James Nwoye Adichie was a professor of statistics at the University of Nigeria. Her mother Grace Ifeoma was the university's first female registrar."

    Do you still need to know where her brilliancy came from? Great woman!!! Making your proud about the female child.

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  4. Very simple woman especially in dressing. I love what you're doing girl!

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    1. And some slay queens who has nothing to offer but there butts won't leave our spaces with their fake Gucci etc.

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    2. And you had to shade. Una go dey alright.lazy youth

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  5. One of God's best gifts of our time to save the girl child. To show that brains trump boob selling.

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  6. I so much I admire this woman, she's a wonderful writer, I have read most of her books. Great talent she's got

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  7. They have managed to rename her Amanda. How can "Chimamanda" be difficult to write?


    OA

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    1. Ask me o.
      Her name is CHIMAMANDA . meaning My God will never fail

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  8. Though I do not buy all her ideology but one cannot deny she is good at what she does. Congrats Ma!

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  9. I tell any man who cares to listen, thank God for Chimanmanda. I love this woman for setting a tone for young Nigeria women who might have never had the zeal to do so.

    You rock girl

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  10. She is a great role model for young ladies.

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  11. Read all of her books,shes great at what she does.Thumbs up sister.

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  12. We should all be feminists.
    A trailblazer and an amazing woman. I stan everyday πŸ™Œ

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  13. She was studying medicine/ pharmacy in Nigeria....I guess the usual pressure of 'once u're brilliant go to science class' that is rampant in Nigerian schools. But she decided to follow her heart and see where it led her. Morale: do what you're good at. I hope more of these choosing the right career talks go on in our secondary schools. SDK's love child

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    1. Say it louder!!! Heard she wasnt doing well in uni here, so even her old classmates are surprised at the feats shes achieved.
      Not like she wasnt brilliant, she just was on the right place

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    2. She was doing well. It just wasn't her preferred course of study.

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  14. Way to go πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘

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  15. Very talented woman! Big ups Adichie!

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  16. Now this is someone that deserves this spot and not some so called nigerian oprah winfrey. Its time to recognise people with real and true integrity.

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    1. Celebrate her and stop the comparison. Every achiever is unique in their own way, they can't be the same. Work on your self and try to be on this spot too, you can make it if you stop blurring another's star. Congrats to both amazons they are inspiration to the girl child.

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    2. Mafren @anon 21:31 will you shutup there. Your nigerian oprah winfreh is also good at blurring peoples stars as you put it no be today. Ask those that have worked with her

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  17. I still wish to know what happened to kainene..

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    1. Me too😁

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    2. Which of the Kainenes.
      The one in (Half of a yellow sun) who was in love with the oyibo goldsmith or

      Kainene Agary the author of (Yellow-Yellow)???????

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  18. Now this is a real role model and a mentor. I am go proud of this woman!
    See how Ivy league schools are rushing to honour her with Doctorates. Everybody just wants to identify with her, even Hilary Clinton!
    Breaking new grounds, barriers and boundaries.
    Chimamanda, you're one woman I look forward to meeting...

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  19. You are a great woman. I wish I can meet you one on one. You are so talented darling 😘

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  20. Congratulations, you are a role model to so many people.

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  21. If you want to celebrate someone why don't some people stop all this nonsense comparison. Everybody got their lives to live the way they want everyone cannot be a literary giant. If time and chance smiled on someone then thank God for them.

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  22. Chimamanda, is indeed a great role model for women the world over but particularly, for the African girl-child. You rock, girl!

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  23. Meanwhile some lowlife somewhere that is anonymous on blogs,will be abusing her lwith so much hatred..keep wining my sis...proud of you....we should all be feminists truly!

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  24. Love her write ups and her vocal nature. She's a strong woman

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  25. The REAL SLAY QUEEN

    Not these charlatans that are advertising surgically supported ministries of flesh and bone of limited tenure before depreciation and age finish them despite packaging

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