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Nigerian-American Media Entrepreneur Uzoamaka Maduka featured on the 2014 Forbes 30 Under 30 List



Uzoamaka Maduka - January 2014 - BellaNaija

Forbes is profiling the brightest under-30 entrepreneurs changing the game in the USA.

From finance to media, music, Hollywood to tech and art, media to food, they are all listed in its annual list.

Of the 34 men and women on the Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Media list, one Nigerian shines bright.

Nigerian-American Uzoamaka Maduka, a co-founder of The American Reader, a monthly journal of literature and criticism, ranks high on the list.

Uzoamaka Maduka on Forbes - January 2014 - BellaNaija

Here’s what Forbes had to say about Uzoamaka;

Maduka is a mix of modern and throwback: A child of Nigerian immigrants and Princeton graduate, she decided to start a literary magazine, in print, at a time when most of her classmates were dreaming of launching hit apps. There’s a daily website, too, and a partnership with helps with digital distribution.

To read other individual’s featured in any of the categories, click here

Congrats Uzoamaka! Great to see another young woman with Nigerian roots doing great things!


  1. Nina

    January 7, 2014 at 5:46 pm


  2. Ife Love

    January 7, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Great to see such a young lady with vision… Keep up the good work


    January 7, 2014 at 6:04 pm


  4. Iyke

    January 7, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    And she’s carrying her NATURAL HAIR!
    #team Sapiosexual#

    • right

      January 7, 2014 at 7:35 pm


      Dencia and fan club take notes

    • idoublecrossmyheart

      January 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      And natural skin. I think we should have meetups for those with natural skin SINCE it is becoming extinct in Nigeria. Same goes for natural hair without weaves, wigs, and a chemical relaxing agent.

  5. Oyin

    January 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I’m impressed. I love to see young women making a difference. It brings more joy to my heart when it’s an African/Nigerian. I will check out her website.

  6. X-Factor

    January 7, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Wow.. Great!

  7. Endo

    January 7, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Truly inspirational! We need more stories like these.

  8. Temitope

    January 7, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Yes! More stories like this on our timelines please!

  9. Dr. N

    January 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    See her pretty face! 26? What am I doing, biko?

  10. Leah

    January 7, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Beauty, Brains and Natural. Look at that hair and glowing skin. Well done mama.

    • idoublecrossmyheart

      January 8, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      Have you noticed that successful women in mainstream media…And I do not mean in entertainment but in the literary, finance, etc worlds are natural. As in, very inspirational. They know what’s up.

  11. Cancel Reply

    January 7, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Attagirl! 🙂

  12. MyView

    January 7, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    On top of that she is gorgeous too. BN you should put her picture on your cover to replace Eku (whom I absolutely love) Of all the bleaching and fakery you guys have promoted this week, It would be nice to to show the other side which is natural and true beauty. Will be checking out her site.

  13. Mz Socially Awkward...

    January 7, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    “The American Reader”, you say? First I’ve heard of it but it’ll go on the list for checking out & possible bookmarking. Congratulations to her, it’s no small feat to be recognised by Forbes for doing notable things. And thanks for bringing us positive news of Nigerians in the spotlight, BN!

  14. Elsa

    January 7, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Am in love!!!!!!!

  15. tish

    January 8, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Atta Girl!!!

  16. Modella

    January 8, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Great feat at such an age!!!

  17. Grown Woman

    January 8, 2014 at 9:22 am

    While some people are busy focusing on marriage tinz, shes busy making a big name for herself.So proud of u girl…


    January 8, 2014 at 10:09 am

    She is such an inspiration, and very beautiful too!

  19. Grace Tsumbu

    January 8, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    At Dr. N lol… you are doing something. You have a blog and i’m sure you got dreams and passions to purse. Take take baby steps and be consistent! it won’t be long when you will be celebrated 🙂

    • Theresa

      January 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      That was very sweet of you Grace. Its always nice to hear encouraging words. Wishing you all the best. BTW I’m not Dr N, but I too was encouraged by your comment.
      Welldone to Uzoamaka, continue riding higher girl!

  20. me

    January 8, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    This is inspirational and we need more of this in 2014. Not selling dangerous creams to the masses.

  21. Gloo

    January 8, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    This is very inspiring…..this kind of thing should be on the front page of all our local newspapers and not the kind of horrible news that makes headlines these days…

  22. Uzoamaka

    January 9, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    lovely……. Am tripping

  23. Girl Bye!

    January 9, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Look at this beautiful woman; Congratulations sister x


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