Chimamanda Adiche becomes first Nigerian to bag UN Global Leadership Award
Ace Nigerian writer and feminist, Chimanda Adiche, has bagged a UN Global Leadership Award. The multi award-winning writer was honoured for her work using literature and storytelling to connect with people across generations and cultures on issues of gender and racial equality and being a leader on the frontlines of global progress.
Adiche was recognised by the United Nations Foundation on November 20, at the "We the Peoples": 2019 UN Foundation's Global Leadership Dinner, Vanguard reports. It was gathered Adichie is not only the first Nigerian honoree but also the youngest African to receive the UN Foundation Global Leadership Award. Excited about the great feat, Adiche shared a photo of herself on her Instagram page and expressed joy over bagging the prestigious award. Before Adiche, previous honorees of the award include former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Kofi Annan.