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Monday, 6 January 2014

Jason Njoku & Chimimanda Adichie on BBC's Today Programme

Earlier today, leading Internet entrepreneur, Jason Njoku and literary star Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie were interviewed by the BBC's Evan Davis and Nkem Ifejika, as part of the BBC's focus on Nigeria as one of the world's leading emerging economies. The show was broadcast to millions of people around the world on the Today Programme and on the BBC's NewsDay on the World Service.

Chimamanda's hair is epic! Haven't seen that in a long time. See another pic after the cut...



156 comments:

♥ ȊƦȋƺȟ ƘƦȋϻ ♥ said...

Dis her hair thooo hmmmm

Rough Diamond said...

D hair tho!!!!
Sleep Tinz *yawn*

Anonymous said...

Her hair is catchy! Epic!

jeneviv Emma said...

Ok...yarnin....gdnite pals.

Bonita Bislam said...

Dis her hairstyle reminds me of tales by moonlight,me likey

@pas_pee said...

if she carry brazilian and peruvian hair such brain no for dey her head... #MyWifeToBe

Anonymous said...

can't believe i missed it this morning. Oya where is iplayer?lol

ONYX GODWIN said...

lol.... dat hair reminds me of mama ibo wen i was a kid...all natural woman.

Anonymous said...

Her hair is too ugly!

Anonymous said...

Did you know that the hippo "sweat's blood"?

Chukwuka Anwuli said...

Wow!that hair represents a typical African/Nigerian woman!

Anonymous said...

The takeover by young Nigerians. Linda, if I were matchmaking, I'd hook you and Nkem Ifejika up. Get it, girl...if he's single.

Anonymous said...

BAM sliping tins naw..Steadyman Say So....

naija tonero said...

Beautiful african hair style

MARCEE said...

I JUST LOVE THIS WOMAN...DID MY PROJECT ON FAMOUS PURPLE HIBISCUS..SHE IS INDEED BEAUTIFUL

mike dejay said...

I love this lady Chimiamada

Advise Me Naija said...

Great people,keep achieving.Going to be among them soon..

Anonymous said...

Abeg what is wrong with Chimamanda, she's taking this her africanism to another level! Just pack your hair and stop playing with me Lmao!!!!

Edy James said...

So true, miss those days

Anonymous said...

I will like to see this style trend

Anonymous said...

I love chimamanda, a true african beauty. Cant wait till everybody looses their weaves and go back to this style, put their chinese out of business. I love how natural she is.

Girl in the black scarf. said...

WHAAATTT??? There are intelligent, conscious, and graceful looking dark skin girls left in LAGOS???? Na Lie, with natural thread styled hair toooo, a crown befitting of a pure blood West African woman???? Na lieeee
Where they do that at?
Thought your kind was extinct Chi. Join the bandwagon, get the skin together and that hair right hunney ... you know what they say 'white is right. black is wack' ERASE!

Anonymous said...

ISI OWU

Anonymous said...

This chimamanda is just. Wowo

Anonymous said...

And her face is 2 oily..d truth is she doing uS proud.

Anonymous said...

So much admire d literary star
Adichie..so humble in speech nd character
Wish I cud drink ginger beer.lolzs
A star doing sumting different*nt d usual 30k brazilian hair#

Ugo said...

I am proud of her

Anonymous said...

Yea really african!

Anonymous said...

Ds girl is making waves. Kudos girl. preCious

Anonymous said...

Lovin d hair!!!

Anonymous said...

That hair is a good example of why it is great to be an artist.

hilary obiorah said...

Now y'all see what Ebuka meant when he talked about Amanda selling out? This woman has never used a weave, she is a complete African loyalist.

cynthia ikwueto said...

The hair style is truly African. It's on point

Anonymous said...

My gawd chimamanda X_X wats dat on yur head??? Great young achievers tho.. Linda, as usual b depositing my comment in the bank.. Na ur way na..

Anonymous said...

Ishi owu....lovely. proudly African. Linda take note with all those fake Brazilian weaves

Queen Eliza. said...

This girl too much no be only weaves abeg give us Isi Owu true Afican Child.

Namdy said...

Dis girl loves her roots 2 d bone. So proud of u...

priceless jewel said...

her hair reminds me of 'Ali n Simbi',brave move tho bt i dnt fink i cud eva rock such....lol

Anonymous said...

biko d hair na wa! go get a perm jor, wrong trademark

Anonymous said...

UGLY. VERY UGLY. I understand the idea of embracing your roots, but not with this.....shes a grown woman, she should do other styles befitting her status. There's didi, even kpatewo for better.

Proudly dh'rey said...

Like her hair.

Anonymous said...

That hair is a no for me
#missyO#

dida said...

Weldon ppl, thanks for making our great country pround. God bless you

Ikenna Okonkwo said...

I love this woman

eni dtee said...

i love this!Our naija and African babes should be more like her and try to be the best Africans we can be.Every one is trying to be light skinned.Love yourselves the way you are and be the best of it and the world will like u just like that

Anonymous said...

nice,but how will she sleep?

Anonymous said...

I dey tell u@tells by moonlight.

cherish george said...

OmG! Hehehehe. . Funny hairstyles. Dat's jst to stand out different huh! ?

Amarachukwu said...

This na real igbo woman,say NO to brazilian hair!

shannia said...

Her hair style tho..guess dat her style kul

Anonymous said...

The girl is going places lol'

Chinonye Sarah said...

I only see chimamandas hair!!!! Itaf try dah iyaf seen it too!like the tales by moonlight days!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mkponkiti hair style !she's so laid back.

Anonymous said...

That's a real woman for you! Women should try emulate her.

Anonymous said...

Rough diamond,must she always fix weaves.biko.mayb she has noticed dat d weavons take away her literary skills nd a "kiko" adds more 2 it...repping her culture

Anonymous said...

Her hairdo is curious bsides its scary

Phemz said...

the hairstyles that caught our pops eyes back then... nice linda post my comment oo

fase oluwafunmilayo said...

I Love her hair... Me likey!

hannah oyindamola said...

Which kind witchcraft hairstyle be dis

Anonymous said...

Brain box

Alloy Chikezie said...

Chimamanda is a confirmento african babe


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Alloy Chikezie said...

Yeah love her hair so much


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Anonymous said...

abeg who dey hammer dis chimamanda sef,d babe go swit ooh

Anonymous said...

Her hair is great. She's a true African queen unlike all you Negropeans that claim African but yet dispice everything that has to do with her. You even go as far as wearing Brazilian, Indian, Peruvian hair and so on - all in a bid to look like your slave masters or conform to their standard of beauty. Chimamanda is a woman that understand what it means to be African as well as take pride in our culture and heritage. So if you don't like her hair, it's a clear case you are still suffering from mental slavery.

chioma said...

Chim, my role model.
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Lynda Akuka said...

She's pretty with her hair style and looks younger too

Lynda Akuka said...

She's pretty with her hair style and looks younger too

Anonymous said...

Igbo making we Nigerians proud every minutes of the day. Chimamanda, if u have a sister like just let me know, i will come and marry her right away. Lol

Anonymous said...

Wow lovely hair.
*ADEFUNKE*

Chy nkem said...

D hair, YES! #IdentityofanAfricanchild

Anonymous said...

Chimamanda a complete woman of elegance, very unique,classy and intelligent. See how natural and good she looks with the epic hairs of the early 80s. My mum use to make them while I was a child. Linda you know am ur big fan but when it comes to chimamanda, you are on ur own. Just listening to her talk on tv gives me goose bums. If I marry her, will never let her do house chores for one day. She is in a class of her own.

jummai michael said...

She doesn't care!!!
Kudos to both of them

Anonymous said...

She's an inspirations to many, she's tries portraying african unique beauty

Funminuro said...

Like the hair. It shows that she is proud to be an African girl.

olu scot said...

That hair show were exact she coming from, that really cool though

Ebuka Udowelle said...

I love her because she's always Africanized,I love DAT hair dear keep it up

Anonymous said...

The hair reminds me of Fela's dancers

JOYCHY said...

and dat hair is a NO NO........

@celebritylovife said...

Lol@tales by moonlight! She started all down here nd nw she's up there! Go gurl @Adichie. Melike*hugs*

Ann Marie said...

simbi is a girl. upon all the exposure wey this woman get

Joy Chidinma said...

Chimamanda kinda hairstyle tho! Who still does it! This is no way of preserving our heritage1 Its horrible abeg! #MyOwnNoGood

MrsBankyW said...

Weldone guys....I know she's trying to look all natural but her hair is??? Her husband dey try sha...wetin concern me

loris luv said...

Dis gal is so natural....love her

Ugo Chime said...

She appears to be pregnant. Love d hair. She's been rocking it for a while.

Anonymous said...

Expressing beauty in her Africanness. I just love chimamanda! Proudly naija

pearla said...

Lovely...am loving dis babe

Stephen Ikiyei said...

Ladies enuf of brazillian hairs, try this hair style and lets see how u will look....*jus saying

Anonymous said...

U r right Bonita , tales by moonlight....I like it(meemee).

Ol's Network said...

I just love this CHimaamanda. Hopefully one day my book sef will be published and critically acclaimed

Oluwaseun Bamidele said...

dats simbi's hair style back den.... hope u guys can rem? lolzzzz

Anonymous said...

Ha!chimamanda,african lady to d core. I love her!

Anonymous said...

Our mothers used to plait us like that when we were little. wow...childhood tinz
Now weaves heve taken over.

Anonymous said...

So here are still tpeople who know how to thread hair in this era of peruvian, brazilian etc hair? Interesting.

Anonymous said...

Why don't u try this epic style,for a change aunty Lin? Are u not tired of this your parted in the middle weave hairstyle you've carrying for so many years non stop?
Be daring... give it a try, nah. *winks*

Anonymous said...

Chimamanda feminist toh gallant*lovestruck*you rock sweerie.
Bum!

Anonymous said...

To those who swear by weaves and think natural is ugly:

Does this woman look ugly, even with that hairstyle? Inferiority complex!

Anonymous said...

Kai, Linda, all these natural hair advocates will now storm this blog and roast all weave wearers.

Anonymous said...

Awww! U r really making us proud. God bless u.

The C.E.O said...

These guys should be role models to young people!! They keep repping our Naija for all the right reasons!!

ESSIEN RHOSEMAYRY said...

HER HAIRSTYLE, ME LIKEY

Anonymous said...

Linda, our daughter,

This woman and her hair reminds me back in the days, when we were young, daddy with his afro and his flared trousers used to te me to the ball for a dance. hmmm. We used to plait hair like this or wear big big afro. I am looking at the pictures... how time flies.

The chidren are now grown and independent. Now we are proud grandparents.

I will show these old yellowish pictures and ask daddy to take me to dance, like back in the days when he was a young bubbling, handsome boy and me an innocent little girl who knew "nothing", who was her father's daughter.

God bless you Linda, for bringing such beautiful memories. Make i call your papa now,mummy must dance with her boo. Na so u call, am? boo?

charles said...

nice one Linda, constructive stuff

White Gardenia said...

Cool headed, cool hairstyle.

White Gardenia said...

Cool headed, cool hairstyle.

KELE GOLDMIND said...

The gleams of Young, best & brightest Africans of Igbo Extraction making us Proud, ...keep doing great!

Anonymous said...

Dat's good.her hair is cute,shows she is an African ad proud of her culture

mary moore said...

Wow!

chemmywalata walata said...

The lady is unique in her ways

Anonymous said...

Everytin abt her is literature,nice

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha, I love this ooo, Linda tell me you will do such type of hairstyle I just love this

Jerry said...

She is trying out the African authenticity thing with her hair.

Anonymous said...

I love this lady!!!gorgeous.....see the way she rocks our African hairstyle.amazing!!!

pat Anima said...

Awwwwww my Igbo Brothers n Sisters doing us proud. Linda Ikeji inclusive. Proudly Igboite. **smile n wink*

Anonymous said...

Chinekennaaaaaaaa

Anonymous said...

Good to know!!! Nigerian Youths have to emulate the the paths of these guys

Miss Whemy said...

I love dis girl,her write ups inspire me a lot.

Anonymous said...

IGBO people representing well.u go girl

miss pearl said...

She is portraying d real african lifestyle in her dressing.

roxie said...

chimimanda is a beauty tho... love her simplicity

Anonymous said...

african woman

mercy macauley said...

A true african beauty. Epic hair indeed.

mercy macauley said...

I love her hair style. Truly nigerian.

Anonymous said...

My great Igbo brother and sister, Jason and Chimamanda keep making Nigeria proud...


Adebola Williams said...

Igbos making us proud #GreatTribe

daniel oluwajuyintan said...

Good things comes out of good minds.

Anonymous said...

Jeez! What is she trying to pass across with this kinda wacked hair

Anonymous said...

CHIMAMANDA MY AFRICAN GODDESS

Anonymous said...

She portrayed our rich culture!kudos...

Anonymous said...

Chimanmanda your hair is truly African


AU

Anonymous said...

She is such a nuisance!! It is bad enough that her current novel is poorly done and only promoting hair & herself...sad

Yoruba man said...

Beyond cocaine trafficking and 419, it is heart-warming to see something good coming out of Ibo land. Linda, if you like don't post this. It maters not.

Anonymous said...

Great lady. No be all these yeye Nollywood celebs.

Anonymous said...

With all due respect she looks like some farmer's daughter. I understand her natural hair life style but am sure she could have found a better hair style. She is supposed to inspire other naturalistas and aspiring naturalistas- but she is quite frankly off putting with this look.

Anonymous said...

U don't have sense. Must she carry brazillian hair before she looks pretty in ur eyes?? Isi aki like u.lol

Anonymous said...

I love this chic

Anonymous said...

I just love Chimamanda! Her writing style is fantastic and her new book Americanah is a must read for every 'non-American or non-British' black. She has genuine respect and love for her country and it shines through in her writing. Her hair is beautiful just like Africa. I'm Nigerian incase anyone is wondering!

Anonymous said...

Please re write in English!

Anonymous said...

Lol!! True

Anonymous said...

You guys should be truthful joor,Everybody likes her hair cos of her status and achievements.if it were tonto or toke una go begin talk spoil mtchewwww.

laitan said...

chimamanda is reppin Africa well,standing out for ur culture brings out the best and originality in you not all these expensive artificial hair we see always,they have become tiring and burdensome abeg

Anonymous said...

I appreciate her natural hair ways and I like girls with natural hair but did she have to do this hairstyle? It's whack!

Annie Mbz said...

Awww!!!! Nkemji hair, very soon babes will rock dis hair

Anonymous said...

Chimamanda's hair highlights the natural hair revolution that's been occuring among many black women. They're giving up the creamy crack, weaves and braids for afros, twists and whatnot on their natural hair. Dressing their hair with weaves and perms was causing receding hairlines, outright baldness and other irreversible damage. So they've reverted to keeping their hair in its natural state.

Chidinma Onuoha said...

It is an inspiring story of success, Chimamanda!

JOYCHY said...

All d guys commenting trash about ladies, PLZ SHUT UP.
If we begin 2 make Chimimanda's hairdo, na una go complain pass & find us less attractive.

and d person who said Chimimanda has neva won a weavon. DATZ A BIG LIE. U can browse tru d internet.

I admire her, no doubt. If datz what she feels comfortable in *fine*. Dat doesn't mean dat dose who wear weavon's hv got nofin 2 offer.

After all its our lives.

Anonymous said...

I THINK SHES PREGNANT ..KINDA LOOKS TIRED...MORE GREASE TO HER ELBOWS...OUR YOUTH DOING GREAT THINGS

EmekaTalks said...

I admire these guys. But my Love for Chimamanda is priceless! :D

MY TURN said...

All you idiots hating on her hair, should shut up and grow some self esteem. So until she wears 22 inch aunti YINKA hair from the temples of India before you say something good. dafties!!! appreciate people for what is inside them not hair, clothes etc that's why low self esteem people like Chike Ike thrive in communities like this. Rubbish.

Anonymous said...

Abeg u talk tru. D brain n hairstyl dey at sync abi na in sync. Hahaahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Chimamanda take style dodge expensive brazilian and anwuruanwu wigs and weaves. From cornrows to this tie tie just to promote Americanah. Nice try. She now wants to be the next Buchi Emecheta. The joys of writerhood...yawns. E be like say she get belle. She don add weight small. Abi I lie?

Anonymous said...

chimamandas struggle to be different is on another level o. is ti a struggle to be different or to be African I don't even know. anyways more grease to her elbow

Anonymous said...

Excellent woman...but all this Igbo tribal comments doing us proud....ok Cossy and Afro Candy also doing you proud ???

Anonymous said...

Gosh. All Chimamanda did was to wear proudly the hair sprouting from her head. Don't hate. You too can scratch your head and feel your unencumbered scalp.

Ada said...

@Anon suggesting Linda and Nkem, the boy na my cousin, happily married with pikin.

That hair will easily land her on the cover of Essence o!

Anonymous said...

Ada, my suggestion was made with an "if he's single" caution. I've booted him from the pool in light of your revelation. Linda, I tried. You're on your own :-) LOL

DAYO BALOGUN said...

Shame really...None of the comments/conversation on this forum is as intelligent or relevant to Jason & Chimimanda awesome work representing our beloved Nation. None of the comments is remotely related to the fact the WORLD is finally waking up and recognising Africa, Nigeria as a socio economic POWER NATION, only if (WE) all get our acts together and focus on how each empowered individuals can make ingenuos positive & commercial contribution but No No No...we will rather to that effect been seen and read as condescending, using irrelevant materialistic casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details which are not confirmed as true.

Furthermore (to my rant) Jason & Chimimanda have kicked the door open for us all. This 2 very intelligent Nigerians (Creative-Technologist) have given us the platform so we can all leverage on.

The question is (to sound very common Nigerian) 'wetin U dey contribute apart from ya loud mouf sef?' Just food for thoughts...

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