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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins ‘Best in Literature’ at 10th Annual Shorty Awards in New York



The Shorty Awards honor the best content creators and producers on social media: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat and the rest of the digital world. The 10th annual edition of the show held over the weekend on Sunday, 15th of April, in New York.

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was one of the finalists for the awards and she walked away with the award of ‘Best in Literature‘.

She beat other nominees including Cleo Wade, Jon Ronson, Jonny Sun, Kevin Kwan andRebecca Traister to the prize.

Shorty Awards describes her in these words:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been one of the most internationally-acclaimed authors over the past 10 years. In addition to her novels, TED Talks, essays, and a speech sampled in a Beyonce’s “Flawless,” Chimamanda is responsible for drawing a new generation of readers to African literature. She uses her prominence to promote the beauty of her African heritage, and this year created an Instagram account for her “Wear Nigerian” campaign—a response to terrible economic policies that have hurt artisans in her home country. Her 100K+ Instagram followers and nearly 900K Facebook fans see all the amazing looks those designers create, while keeping up with the author’s global travels promoting her work and giving lectures.

For the event, Chimamanda was gorgeous in a dress by Nigerian designer Fablane by Derin.

See the full list of winners here.


  1. Mrs chidukane

    April 18, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Congrats my Angel. I hope to meet with you some day.

  2. The Real Oma

    April 18, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    She. Just. Keeps. Winning !

  3. Joke

    April 18, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Speaking as one who has met her, as much as I appreciate what she’s doing as a woman and as a Nigerian, Mrs chidukane you may be thoroughly disappointed if you do meet her. Some people are better liked from far…Remember the “Elnathan Was One of My Boys at the Workshop” statement, well, just like I did, you most likely will get a dose of that which is “Ms. Adichie…”

    • Big Daddy

      April 19, 2018 at 11:49 am

      There are actually more people who have very loving accounts of meeting her than those like you who think she’s unapproachable. For every Elnathan John there are lots of Mazi Enwonwus and Eghosa Imaseuns.

  4. Moreni

    April 18, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Hey can you narrate how your experience was meeting her. I hate embarrassment and I am planning to go watch her talk with Clinton and hopefully see her

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