After recently winning the Mary McCarthy Award, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has won a French award; Le Grand Prix de l’héroïne Madame Figaro for her latest book Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions . Congratulations on the award.
When Nigeria’s State Security Service arrested Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the modern secessionist group Indigenous People of Biafra, many thought that agitation for the defunct Republic of Biafra would be silenced. Instead, the struggle has been re-awakened.
America’s Got Talent was privileged to have Kechi Okwuchi grace its stage. The Nigerian, whose story inspired many, sang beautifully as well. After surviving a plane crash in 2005 that claimed the lives of 60 of her classmates, she stood before the world and sang her heart out. Her story has gone viral, and definitely more people will be rooting for her to win.
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie keeps breaking boundaries, winning a special Mary McCarthy award for her thought evoking novels and charismatic public awareness. Adichie was last month conferred with an honorary degree from Haverford College, an institution in Pennsylvania, United States.
Nigeria’s high level of unemployment, especially among the young and recent graduates, is one of the major factors responsible for the spread of job recruitment scams, Valentine Iwenwanne writes.
The disease of forging education certificates has infected every sphere of public life in Nigeria, including politics. In fact, several politicians have been embroiled in scandals involving fake certificates.
Babajide Olatunji (27) is a Nigerian visual artist and autodidact who works from Ile Ife and born in Okitipupa. At a glance you would think his art is in fact photography. Olatunji spent many years of self-directed study researching art historical movements and modes of production. Speaking to This Is Africa, Olatunji said his art has always been a part of his life. His earliest influence was watching his elder brother create cartoon characters and smileys. Visualization and creating sketches were to him, the best ways he could understand the world around him.
Nigeria might be a country facing too many challenges, but the latest announcement by the Minister for Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu that the country will soon use indigenous languages to teach Maths and Science is a welcome development if implemented.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has made headlines again, and it’s all for good reasons. After being conferred with an honorary degree from Haverford College in the middle of this month, another honorary degree awaits her at Williams College where she’ll be the principal speaker at the Williams College’s 228th Commencement Exercise.