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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks #MeToo, Feminism & Gay Rights on CNN | WATCH on BN TV



Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks #MeToo, Feminism & Gay Rights on CNN | WATCH on BN TV | BellaNaijaChimamanda Ngozi Adichie was on CNN to discuss the #MeToo movement, feminism, and rights of LGBT people with Christiane Amanpour.

The writer who revealed earlier this week in Stockholm that she was sexually harassed in Lagos at just 17 once again discussed the experience.

She also talked about growing up feminist in Nigeria, saying:

I became a feminist because I grew up in Nigeria, and observed the world. And just saw what felt to me like an injustice that made no sense.

See the interview below:


  1. John

    April 20, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    I like this girl hutsle typical igbo spirit hutsle.

    The way she dey use all this feminism, gays and liberal views dey enter and manipulate white people is a work of art.

    The other day .. when I read that all of a sudden she was sexual molested by an unnamed man in lagos so as to solidify her position in the #metoo movement. .

    I wasn’t suprised when I heard she won plenty awards the following days…

    you gotta respect the hustle man..

    I wonder what trick she will pull of to win a nobel prize.

    maybe she will divorce her male husband and come out as a lesbian…who knows

    I won’t underestimate her oo..igbo people can do and undo.

    • Bade

      April 20, 2018 at 5:04 pm

      You are a troll. Have several seats.

    • Be

      April 20, 2018 at 11:29 pm

      F you for real! You can’t insult the whole tribe just state your opinion.

  2. TEE

    April 20, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    I am in agreement with your views on feminism, but your concurring to western impression on gay right angers me a lot. You would have told them to accept polygamous marriage and not criminalizing the act. until they accept polygamy as human right , Africans will never legalize homosexuality. They should quit forcing their opinions on us and allow us to deal with bigger problems that will take us out of poverty.

    • SCO

      April 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      she didn’t ask for homosexuality to be legalised, she asked that it shouldn’t be criminalised. and i agree with her, especially where they’re doing their thing privately, why should it affect anyone? why should our poor government spend money criminalising it when there are worse problems on the continent?

    • omomo

      April 20, 2018 at 6:35 pm

      you have a point there..

  3. Efe

    April 20, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    She should name him if she is so much of a feminist

  4. Manty

    April 20, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Are his initials N.O ? There’s only one big man in media I can think of capable of doing that now as he did 2-3decades ago. I bow for women that oogle around his bloated ass

    • miss_nk

      April 21, 2018 at 1:36 am

      First name Nd__a? That was my thought as well.

  5. Anon

    April 21, 2018 at 6:27 am

    While I’m not crazy about @john comments, I agree with portions of it in this case . When I heard her sexually harassed story, I shook my head. I honestly don’t believe it and mainly because I did not just know her today. This girl , when she was about that 17 age, was dating an old, married man …a top military guy . In fact when I heard the sexually abused story, I was with my hubby who I knew casually even then ..and he jokingly asked if the abuser was that man. While I’m happy for her star which is shining very bright, there’s a feeling , in my head though, that she knows exactly what oyibo people want to hear and is happily giving it to them. And this is why she will speak politically correct . At the end of the day, this is her hustle and like a typical Naija and African , she is maximising it to the fullest. Kudos to her . It’s her time. When people get tired of feminism, she may get the other idea and start tackling polygamy and the African right to live their culture. That one will push her into limelight again and she will start speaking tours all over the world. This is her business like yours may be selling clothes or working somewhere

    • Manny

      April 26, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      Stop spreading false stories

  6. Truth-be-told

    April 21, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Out with it biko. Which is Nd_____….

  7. Bowl

    April 21, 2018 at 10:51 am

    @ John., you will need spiritual deliverance from the dense shadow of the Igbo man . Lols Chimmamanda isn’t seeking Wesrtern validation or she wouldn’t be riling them so much.( you may need to refer to her previous speeches. Most are on you tube ) Her views on LGBT are quite independent.

  8. Letty

    April 22, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    I think it was her eldest sister that actually married an old military guy. She said gays should not be criminalized…If God in his holiness does not strike us down when we sin who are we to criminalize gays. They have their maker to contend with…she probably didn’t say anything about the man putting his hand so casually over her breast because we as humans compartmentalize and tell our truths when we choose to. That must have been humilating and demeaning and as she said she has always wanted to be taken seriously and if she had said it earlier it would not have resonated..

  9. Bowl

    April 23, 2018 at 10:21 am

    @ Anon, CNA has a mind of her own. She is on a mission. not hustle. She gained my respect by separating herself from Beyoncé . I do not think she is pandering to anybody’s validation !

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