Sunday, August 25, 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:

Anonymous said...

the lady i admire @ chimamanda

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Chimamanda; a profound literary buff! Nice one!

Anonymous said...

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

Debby Akinola said...

So??? Next

welmax said...

Congratulations...proud of u...

Soul said...

She looks nice.

lily said...

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

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.

Anonymous said...

I love Chimamanda...mwaaaaahh

Stella said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

alluring belle said...

Very gud.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Thing is she is already married!!!

Anonymous said...

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

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!

faith said...

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

Ify Ejim said...

Honor well deserved. Kudos 2 U.

Anonymous said...

She's married.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Ogbeni,she's married with kids.

jessica morphy said...

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

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.

Anonymous said...

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

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.

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

Dee dee

Anonymous said...

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

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.

sam anderson said...

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

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.

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

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...

Anonymous said...

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

Dee dee

Anonymous said...

Chinua Achebe et al are not "contemporary"

Anonymous said...

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

ezehuch said...

Dat's my role model,I luv u.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Luv dis gurl! N her novels! My role model

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Keep represntn africa

Anonymous said...

Luv dis gurl! N her novels! My role model

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'.

ME said...

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

Anonymous said...

She's so beautiful n talented.

Anonymous said...

Cute hubby!

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!!!

Anonymous said...

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

_OGECHUKWU said...

Mumu. What are you blabbing??? Mtcheeeew

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Shut up

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.

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!

Anonymous said...

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

Wanday said...

She looks gorgeous. Best look so far

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.

Femiluv said...

Her husband looks biracial. Their kids will be cute.

Anonymous said...

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

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

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

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.

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!

Anonymous said...

Gaaan Sidannn

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!

saka_stick said...

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

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

Mystique Makeovers said...

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

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