ThisDay Board of Editors: ThisDay Nigeria, has awarded Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as The Woman of the Decade, 2020.
The choice of Adichie for the award: A Woman of the Decade Award, was made by the editors of the media firm after a painstaking exercise in commemoration of it’s 25th anniversary that took place in Lagos.
The award was presented to her by JP Clark Bekederemo, an iconic, award winning and an internationally celebrated poet and playwright.
Chimamanda Adichie is a Nigerian-born author whose works have helped to focus on Nigeria and its culture and stirred a global conversation around the place of women in a modern world. Her books, especially “Purple Hibiscus,” “Half of a Yellow Sun,” and “Americanah,” have won her many awards. She is also a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.
Editors picked her as their choice for the woman of the decade.