Chimamanda’s Undying Love For Made In Nigeria

Chimamanda Adiche is a Nigerian writer of novels, short stories, and nonfiction. The literary giant who has deep affection for her African roots has recently displayed support for Nigerian artists. 

These photos culled from her Instagram handle @chimamanda_adiche shows her stunning at various international events wearing exquisite designs by Nigerian artists.

She recently stunned on the red carpet of Glamour Woman of the Year Awards, New York wearing @the_ladymaker. Also, at 2017 Eudora Welty Lecture Lincoln Theatre, Washington DC she wore @sheisdeluxe, at Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year Awards, London she was spotted wearing @moofadesigns while at Centre de Cultura Contemporània, Barcelona, the prominent African writer dazzled in @adabyalterego.

The fashionable author, who is attracting new generation of readers to African literature, with her ‘Wear Nigerian’ Project is also exposing Made-in-Nigeria fashion to the international stage.

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Davido, Mafikizolo To Perform At The MAMAs

davido2MTV Base has announced multiple MAMA nominees, Davido and Mafikizolo as the first performers at the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal supported by Absolut & The City of Durban (MAMA).

Popular Omo Baba Olowo crooner, Davido and South African Afro-pop duo, Mafikizolo are both tied with Uhuru as the most nominated artistes in this year’s MAMA, notching up 4 nominations each, and going directly head-to-head in Song of the Year, Artiste of the Year and Best Collaboration. Additionally, Davido is nominated for Best Male, while Mafikozolo leads the contenders in Best Group.

The 2014 awards are set to feature stunning performances from African and international artistes, including the awards’ signature collaborations between artistes of different genres and cultures – a high point of every show.

Nominees from the length and breadth of sub-Saharan Africa are represented in the nominations for this year’s music categories, including 2Face, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Clarence Peters, Danny K, Davido, Diamond, Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, Efya, Fally Ipupa, Flavour, Fuse ODG, Ice Prince, KCEE, Mafikizolo, Olamide, P Square, Professor, Phyno, R2bees, Sarkodie, Tiwa Savage, Uhuru, Wizkid, Zakes Bantwini among many other local and international acts.

In this year’s newly introduced lifestyle award categories, Chimamanda Adiche, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Trevor Noah, Lupita Nyong’o and Yaya Toure are nominated for Personality of the Year. Clarence Peters, Leti Arts, Rasty and Anisa Mpungwe are nominated in Transform Today by Absolut. The nominees for the MTV Base Leadership award and Best International are still to be revealed.

EN: Critics Sing Praises Of Love And War Movie, “Half Of A Yellow Sun”

half of a yellow sunIf you read Chimamanda Adichie’s award winning novel, Half Of A Yellow Sun, then you are about to get a second dose of awesomeness.

If you haven’t, consider this an exciting second chance as the film adaptation of the book has passed through its first screening, in Lagos, ahead of its much-anticipated April premiere.

Popular movie critic, Shaibu Husseini said “if you had read Chimamanda’s book, you will not expect anything less from this film,” stressing that the movie is “a pointer to the fact that good movies can actually come out from here”.

Another critic, Funsho Arogundade rated the movie ‘A’ in terms of delivery. He mentioned that the Nigerian cast had done justice to their characters, especially Onyeka Onwenu.

On his part, famed movie maker and actor, Kunle Afolayan, commended the overall effort put into re-enacting Nigerian history.

Also, EN is casting its spotlight on African Magic Viewers’ Choice Award winner for best documentary, Stanlee Ohikuare, who bagged a statuette for his documentary entitled ‘Deadwood’. In this interview, Ohikuare tells us the inspiration behind the true-life documentary.