CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE: FIRST WOMAN TO BE MADE CHIEF IN HER HOMETOWN

 CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE: FIRST WOMAN TO BE MADE CHIEF IN HER HOMETOWN
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As the saying goes: “ The apple does not fall far from the tree”. Just like her father, Professor James Adichie, who was given the chieftaincy title of Odelora ( Writer for the People), Chimamanda has also added another feather to her cap.

 

Recently, Nigerian award winning writer, Chimamanda Adichie was bestowed with chieftaincy title of Odeluwa (Writer for the World) by the traditional ruler of her community, Abba in Njikoka local government area of Anambra state, Igwe Leonard Nwankwo Eze.

 

The colorful ceremony attracted many dignitaries and high elites in the country including the governor of Anambra state, Chukwuma Soludo, the Chairman of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company EEDC, Sir Emeka Offor, as well as the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Professor Ozumba, among others.

 

Speaking at the ceremony, Chimamanda Adichie who attended the event with her husband, family and friends expressed the remarkable honour as a call to do more for her community, as she said “it is a blessing to me. I accepted this honour because of my parents”.

 

The writer also disclosed that she is the first woman in her hometown to be made a chief. She said; “I am the first woman in my hometown to be made a chief and it makes me happy to know that more women will follow”.

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Grace Amos

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