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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Photos: Chimamanda Adichie Feted at Literary Evening 2013

Award winning writer, Chimamanda  Adichie was recently feted at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria island Lagos. Other guests at the event include Nico Vervelde MD/C.E.O Nigerian Breweries, Binyavanga Wainana, Aslak Sira Myhre, Eghosa Imasuen, Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser Nigerian Breweries. More photos when you continue...





75 Comments:

  • At 25 August 2013 at 12:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    the lady i admire @ chimamanda

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 12:46 , Blogger ★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

    Chimamanda; a profound literary buff! Nice one!

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 12:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I don't like her, she has an holier than thou attitude.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 12:49 , Blogger Debby Akinola said...

    So??? Next

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 12:51 , Blogger welmax said...

    Congratulations...proud of u...

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 12:51 , Anonymous Soul said...

    She looks nice.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 13:09 , Anonymous lily said...

    wow my role model! love u plenty my love........wish a brother of mine will take u as a wife lol

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 13:13 , Anonymous Mich said...

    Good to see real talent celebrated.
    Chimamanda is perhaps one of Africa's finest contemporary writers.
    Its too early to start calling her 'best',that would be pure disrespect to the memories of Ngugi Thiongo,Chinua Achebe,Sly Cheeney Coker,etc.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 13:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I love Chimamanda...mwaaaaahh

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 13:21 , Anonymous Stella said...

    @Lily...It's a shame she's already married, that's the Doctor husband beside her. Love her, always natural

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 13:21 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Why is she standing like that on the first pic? Well, nice pic sha...

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 13:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Abnormal gown lenght...but apart from that she looks great!

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 13:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm sorry, she's taken!!!Btw,I love her natural hair!Been trying to keep mine for sometime now and I'm rocking it well and the toasting has doubled! lol...Just realized men like it natural..
    KOME

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 13:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I really love your Novels,purple hibiscus is my favorite,really hope to meet you one day.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 13:37 , Blogger alluring belle said...

    Very gud.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 13:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Keep wishing because she is already married. That is her husband in Orange.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 13:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thing is she is already married!!!

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 13:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @ lily, she don marry na. if not ,i for don marry am. Ur brother nor for get chance.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 13:50 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lol
    I think she's married init?
    Meanwhile she looks so young in the last picture
    See girls it's not all about bleaching being over exposed Barbie dolls!
    You can achieve success and fame if you want by using your brains
    Eyes rolling!

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 13:55 , Anonymous faith said...

    i love her too. Keep writing for me. U inspire me

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 13:55 , Blogger Ify Ejim said...

    Honor well deserved. Kudos 2 U.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 13:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    She's married.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 14:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    She is married o.thats her hubby sitting next to her left.sorry:(

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 14:07 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ogbeni,she's married with kids.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 14:12 , Anonymous jessica morphy said...

    Ma tots @lily and blessed is he dat has her as a wife,cause she is a role model

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 14:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Any time I hear this Name "CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE" am always happy, I wish am her husband. Despite her Fame and recognision in the society,
    she is still as humble and lovely as Virgin Mary. Unlike those who always seek for attention all the time.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 14:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    PRINCE CHARMING,with all your good English I want you to be like this lady too ok?

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 14:16 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I PRAY TO BE KNOWN FOR MY WRITE UP SOMEDAY.IF ONLY MY PARENTS HARD D MEANS I WOULDAV BEEN PUBLISHING 4RM AGE 17 NW AM 20 N STIL YET AL I C IS MY WORKS N DREAMS NONE ACHIEVED YET.HELP ME LORD.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 14:17 , Blogger Chiemeka Donald said...

    Ada anyi ji eme onu riba,Chukwuma na ima nda kwanu....Chukwuemeka kwuru otu ahu....Aunty Linda biko postuo comment mu ooh..chukwugozie gi

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 14:18 , Blogger Chiemeka Donald said...

    Ada anyi ji eme onu riba,Chukwuma na ima nda kwanu....Chukwuemeka kwuru otu ahu....Aunty Linda biko postuo comment mu ooh..chukwugozie gi

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 14:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I believe she's married to the guy wearing orange...too late hun :)

    Dee dee

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 14:22 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow my type so happy 4u! Will meet u soon! #zara#

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 14:34 , Anonymous shalewa said...

    You have the internet at your disposal, start a blog or something.start from somewhere, Tunde Leye is a big example. Don't let circumstances you can't control deprive you of your talent.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 14:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thats Rapulu there! Big ups. Great man of Udoh.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 14:52 , Anonymous del said...

    Wish I had the means. MFA at John Hopkins or University of East Anglia...oh well, gotta keep praying and of course writing.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 15:06 , Blogger Psychotic bitch said...

    All this pple that write in ibo, Yoruba and different languages on this blog. R u guys daft or what? Do u think everyone is from ur village. Write English or don't comment

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 15:46 , Anonymous Soul said...

    If she's married to the white guy, then she's a big hypocrite. How can she say black women lack self esteem because they don't feel confident wearing their Natura hair but here she is sucking the face of one, phucking one and even married him. I loved me some Ms. Adichie but kettle and pot love... glass houses and stones...

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 15:59 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Start by working on your English grammar, unless you plan to write in another language. Good luck!

    Dee dee

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 15:59 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Chinua Achebe et al are not "contemporary"

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 16:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Errm her husband is the person in orange. He is not white, just a light skin Igbo man.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 16:22 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I used to like her but I realised that she has this in better than everyone thing going. And she's a tribalist. Also she tries to make it seem that everythong is non African. These days u hear people condemning those who use weaves. Also her books make it seem like u can do wrong and get away with it. For instance olanna sleeping with Richard and not suffering any consequences. Then the babe in anericanah whats her name and the dude. Cant belive I have forgotten their names. Anyways the girl got guy despite the fact that what she did was steal another mans wife. But her b ook made it seem like it wasnt a bad thing

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 16:22 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I think I agree with u but den I've never met her. I'll give d benefit of doubt

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 16:32 , Blogger ezehuch said...

    Dat's my role model,I luv u.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 16:59 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Bwahahahahahaha!!!okpokacha gi aru!ewoooo...ndo o nne.bwahahahahahaha*ty*

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 17:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Luv dis gurl! N her novels! My role model

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 17:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Luvly decent gown, unlike our wanna be celebrities dat wanna be like white! I luv dis lady!

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 17:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Keep represntn africa

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 17:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Luv dis gurl! N her novels! My role model

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 18:15 , Blogger Sifushka said...

    @Soul- look very well. The man she is married to is bi-racial (aka mixed race, or if you prefer 'half-caste, or mulatto'). So I really fail to see your point about her being hypocritical. And as far as I can see I really don't understand what being married to a man of any race has to do with self esteem or hair issues. Just sayin'.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 18:24 , Anonymous ME said...

    She is so pretty n her husband is really handsome, more power to you both. Godbless

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 18:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    She's so beautiful n talented.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 18:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Cute hubby!

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 19:55 , Blogger bonita bislam said...

    OMG! Each tym I see chimamanda ma role model,I hv a feelin I hvnt arrived yet.She inspires me 2 grtness.U rock swidy!!!

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 20:21 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Kudos! Girl. I love your work and you are my role model

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 20:42 , Blogger _OGECHUKWU said...

    Mumu. What are you blabbing??? Mtcheeeew

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 20:55 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    U need a crash course on hw to spell and mk correct sentences first.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 21:08 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dude!
    Learn how to speak english first so u won't kill us when we read ur books.
    Go to school!!!

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 21:08 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Shut up

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 22:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anon 3:59,instead of reading someone's comments carefully and understanding it,u just jumped into conclusion.Mich didn't say Chinua Achebe et Al were contemporary,he clearly made to separate statements there.the 2nd statement was used to further buttress the first.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 22:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    She's looking cuter everyday and that's what fame n money can do to u. Good 4 her. I admire her talent 2 knowing how artists like me struggle to make a name 4 ourselves, she's already famous.
    I guess it feels good 2 be her!

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 22:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dear anonymous august 15, 2013 at 2:16pm, drop ur email on this forum as a reply to this comment.

     
  • At 25 August 2013 at 23:11 , Anonymous Wanday said...

    She looks gorgeous. Best look so far

     
  • At 26 August 2013 at 02:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anon 4:22, Olanna lost her sister for her deeds with Richard. Ifemelu broke w Obinze bc she didn't want another woman's man.

     
  • At 26 August 2013 at 04:53 , Anonymous Femiluv said...

    Her husband looks biracial. Their kids will be cute.

     
  • At 26 August 2013 at 08:08 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    She looks great in that Gozel Green Orange Jagged-edge midi dress! i love her....

     
  • At 26 August 2013 at 08:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hmm,gud 4 her,her own beta..pple like us are still struggling to make smtin out of writing....may God make my dreams come true b4 i bcome depressed and discouraged....didi

     
  • At 26 August 2013 at 09:17 , Anonymous Quasi said...

    @ Anon 2:54 did you read the same Americannah we all read? HA!
    @ Anon 4:22 I understand you. I too had a vile taste in my mouth after reading Americannah...It brought memories of Kambili's dad in Purple Hibiscus,Olanna and Richard in HOAYS, one funny girl in the thing around your neck ( hes was a lesbian thingy) and then Ifemelu who decided to cut Richard out after she carried out an act of a sexual nature with the oyibo man she went to help to "relax" and then came back to Nigeria to scatter Obinze's marriage.
    It's like Chimamanda celebrates the immoral. Why can her books not be about glorifying good deeds? What message is she trying to put out there? I also USED to like her, have all her books to date, HARDCOVER too except for the thing around your neck which is paper back.
    Now, she comes off as cocky in her interviews and too highly strung! Its nice to see a celebrated person who's comfy in her own skin, who is relaxed and easy to deal with. She has this off limits vibe going and anyway, I've stopped liking her! END OF RANT! #OKBYE

     
  • At 26 August 2013 at 11:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This is anon 2:54 again. I read the same Americanah. What I remember is that she felt so shamed by her actions w the oyibo, she couldn't face Obinze and cut communication w him.

    She did not return to Nigeria to scatter Obinze's marriage. She came back to continue her life in her country. When she and he reconnected by starting an affair, she broke it off when it wore on her.

    It was Obinze who decided to leave his marriage after the long separation from Ifemulu. As usual, you all blame the woman when it was the man who took affirmative action to end his marriage bc he didn't love his wife as he should.

    Adichie does not glamorize marital break ups. She showed that Obinze made his choice after deep soul searching. He realised he could be a responsible father without remaining attached to a woman he'd never truly loved.

    The same for HOAYS. Readers recognised that the sisters and their family had forever changed bc of the line Olanna crossed w Richard. The family continued in an altered existence.

     
  • At 26 August 2013 at 12:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @ QUASI...thank you very much, I used to be crazy about her. After Americanah, that was it for me! The book was filled with vulgar language and very loose ideologies and lifestyle. I've put Chimamanda to rest. I was SO disappointed.

    Fiction or not!

     
  • At 27 August 2013 at 04:50 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Gaaan Sidannn

     
  • At 27 August 2013 at 07:33 , Blogger Chicadimples said...

    @Anon 11:42 tank very much, @Quasi, Haba u just twisted d whole story sha!

    Chimamanda, nwanyi oma eji ejemba,Ada igbo mara'mma!

     
  • At 27 August 2013 at 14:12 , Anonymous saka_stick said...

    Mumu,so you want her to be twerking everywhere like miley and rihanna.mtcheew

     
  • At 28 August 2013 at 18:44 , Anonymous Ada Ada said...

    better story. just what we need to be reading about.

    Gosh im so jealous of this girl. oh & I want that dress .......lol

    she looks beautiful inside and out

     
  • At 29 August 2013 at 07:39 , Blogger Mystique Makeovers said...

    Dts so true! Btw Chimamanda ur a true icon/role model of our time. Thumbs up

     
  • At 29 August 2013 at 18:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Pls God grant me such opportunities like hers...I've written good books but yet to get a good publisher. I have jigh hopes! Cleo

     

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