Multiple award-winning Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been named as one of the 100 Most Influential People of African descent by the Africa Report.
According to reports, Adichie is number four on the list, and is the only other Nigerian on in the Top 5 apart from Aliko Dangote who is number one.
She is also the only woman in the Top 5. Adichie is followed on this list by number 5, Trevor Noah, South-African born television personality and comedian who is one of the leading talk show hosts in the US, having taken over from Jon Stewart on the award-winning “Daily Show”.
In a series of articles published on their platform, The Africa Report, a highly credible publication, named the top 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 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.
From all of us here at Naijazzy, we say a big congratulation to her.