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"Never Judge a book by its cover they say" - Funnybone shares experience meeting Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | BellaNaijaComedian Funnybone only has praises for writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie after meeting her in the UK.

The comedian shared his experience, saying they had a conversation, argued, laughed, and he learned so much.

He understands the concept of feminism now, Funnybone wrote, and agrees with Adichie on the Twitter bio of politician Hillary Clinton.

Her humility is out of this world, he wrote, and she was welcoming and willing to explain the facts. He wrote:

I had one of the most interesting and thought provoking conversations of my life yesterday. such a humble and warm soul, her humility is out of this world. we argued , laughed and i asked questions, but with ease she addressed every question and i was left speechless. how can one person be loaded with so much knowledge, i totally understandd the concept of FEMINISM now more than ever before.
The concept of feminism is not only reaching out to men who stereotype woman, but also to woman who accept the stereotype and uphold it. gender should not be a limitation and if the woman is capable then she should do the job regardless.
i asked and she also cleared the air on the hilary clinton twitter bio issh, i must say that i agree with her totally. hilary didnt rise to the top because she was a wife or mother. she did so first because she was qualified to do the Job.
She also pointed out that there are EXTREMISTS in every human endeavour, be it religous or even political. so yes there are some extremist feminist too. those who totally misunderstand the concept of feminism and what it represents.
Never Judge a book by its cover they say. i naturally thought i was meeting some strong genderlised woman who wudnt even give you space to share your point of view, but she was welcoming and willing to put her facts straight to you calmly. her global exposure didnt defeat her origin. she speaks fluent igbo and understands the tenets of the igbo culture too.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, chukwu gozie nnem

Ya gazie..

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i had one of the most interesting and thought provoking conversations of my life yesterday. such a humble and warm soul, her humility is out of this world. we argued , laughed and i asked questions, but with ease she addressed every question and i was left speechless. how can one person be loaded with so much knowledge, i totally understandd the concept of FEMINISM now more than ever before. The concept of feminism is not only reaching out to men who stereotype woman, but also to woman who accept the stereotype and uphold it. gender should not be a limitation and if the woman is capable then she should do the job regardless. i asked and she also cleared the air on the hilary clinton twitter bio issh, i must say that i agree with her totally. hilary didnt rise to the top because she was a wife or mother. she did so first because she was qualified to do the Job. She also pointed out that there are EXTREMISTS in every human endeavour, be it religous or even political. so yes there are some extremist feminist too. those who totally misunderstand the concept of feminism and what it represents. Never Judge a book by its cover they say. i naturally thought i was meeting some strong genderlised woman who wudnt even give you space to share your point of view, but she was welcoming and willing to put her facts straight to you calmly. her global exposure didnt defeat her origin. she speaks fluent igbo and understands the tenets of the igbo culture too. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, chukwu gozie nnem Ya gazie..

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18 Comments

  1. Fizzy

    May 7, 2018 at 7:16 am

    I didn’t know Funnybone could be this fluent. My bad. Never judge a book by it’s cover – so so true. I have always admired NCA. To understand her is to open your mind read and assimilate. A lot of people do not understand the concept of feminism. It is not about “US vs THEM”. It is knowing who you are/self awareness, growth, development of self while understanding diversity and respecting all others. Simply put, it is about fairness, respect and equity.

    • Ada_ugo

      May 7, 2018 at 11:19 am

      Keyword being equity, NOT equality! and that’s where most people seem to be getting it wrong

    • carlosdanjuma

      May 7, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      FunnyBone is a graduate from Theatre Arts Department, University of Jos, 2010. So am not so surprise.Real name Stanley Chibunna.

  2. Nana

    May 7, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Feminism is about equality, not equity please. As for Funnybone, Ha! Of course you just had to have firsthand knowledge that Chimamanda is a ‘humble’ woman who ‘understands the tenets of Igbo culture’ before you could understand and accept ‘the concept of feminism.’ You’ll be alright.

    • Californiabawlar

      May 7, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      I swear I wish she was proud and b—hy. Hasn’t she earned the right to be? A man would be called a boss if he were wouldn’t he? And by the way who is Funnybone that she has to be humbled towards? he should do his worst.

    • san

      May 7, 2018 at 10:12 pm

      @nana na fight? you will be alright too nana.

    • Ada_ugo

      May 9, 2018 at 2:58 am

      @ Nana, if feminism is about equality and not equity, no wonder many feminists aren’t making as much of an impact as they purportedly should; perhaps those feminists fall under the misinformed category that Adichie alludes to. A woman can never be equal to a man. And I hope in 2018 noone just had a coronary reading that. I will also say in the same vein, that a man can never be equal to a woman. Giving the rights of a man to a woman would do little to serving her purpose, and vice versa. Equity, however, is about recognising the NEEDS of each gender, and addressing those needs, so that EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES exist between both genders.
      So when people who tag themselves as feminists are ready to change the world, they would see that they would be more effective on the battle line when they fight for gender equity, as opposed to gender equality.
      As a practical example, Gender equality would say a woman should work just like the men – 5 days a week, and get 5 days a week pay that is equal to what the men are taking home. Hurray! But Gender equity, on the other hand would say a woman should work on days she can, and on days she needs to take off for female-related matters, eg the homefront or her period, etc, she takes those days off, and still receives equal pay as her male colleagues. Does that not make more sense?

    • Nana

      May 9, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      @Ada_ugo, No.

  3. isaid!!

    May 7, 2018 at 11:54 am

    @Nana, you sre so funny…. but i get you. Loud and clear

  4. Moreni

    May 7, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    They both look so cute. So simple. So stressless. Beautiful picture. Reminds me of my campus school days!

  5. gbaskelebo

    May 7, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Funnybone really? Do I call this ass licking or image laundering? All I see here is “stockholm syndrome appeal” until the knife visits you (that is presently their best weapon) and it will be death of us men! Maryam Sanda, Udeme Odibi, Victoria Gagariga, Folashade Idoko, Yewande Oyediran and a host of others and not talking about subtle methods like poisoning and assassination through assumed robbery, Chimamanda should keep preaching the feminist doctrine, her minions are hearing her and practicing it well! abeegi… unto second base tinz joor!

    • The Real Oma

      May 7, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      @Gbaskelebo, I am totally shocked at the ignorance of your comment.
      Like I don’t even know where to start.
      I don’t know who is worse, you or John…
      You will be alright last last.

    • gbaskelebo

      May 7, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      @ The real Oma, you will forgive my ignorance, but I will crave your knowledge and wisdom to tell me which of the ladies stated above didn’t use a knife? Also if their husbands did not end up dead! If what I said is “true” I totally accept my ignorance, in addition this only happens when the “equality” doctrine gets beyond the office and social sphere and creeps into the home and is judiciously and efficiently practiced! Wa Lahor ooo.!..

  6. Mrs chidukane

    May 7, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    So beautiful and fresh faced. Love her.

  7. Bridget

    May 7, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    People won’t research well. Before the presidential race for Clinton started, although they were married, Hilary’s surname was Rodham, not sure of the correct spelling. Why did she change her surname? Hilary is the epitome of a woman who has ridden on the back of her husband’s success. She will not be where she is without the brand name Clinton. 90% of her popularity is becos of her husband. Mind you there is nothhing wrong with that, it should be the case. I am really disappointed in Adiche sha, She was favoured for a purpose, to empower the average woman in naija but to my amazement she taken up a campaign that is not adding value to the average woman/mother in Africa.
    There has always been powerful women and there will continue to be. But the issue is how have u used that power to influence and impact?

    • Mohammad

      May 8, 2018 at 1:22 am

      Ode

  8. UZOAMAKA

    May 8, 2018 at 2:55 am

    I’m here for Nana’s comment because there in lies the truth of it all- please read it again
    “Feminism is about equality, not equity please. As for Funnybone, Ha! Of course you just had to have firsthand knowledge that Chimamanda is a ‘humble’ woman who ‘understands the tenets of Igbo culture’ before you could understand and accept ‘the concept of feminism.’ You’ll be alright.” oti abom

  9. Baybie

    May 9, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    When people make statements like ‘a woman can never be equal to a man’ My question is, why on earth would one human think they have to be superior? Yes, strengths and weaknesses differ but aren’t we all just flesh,bones and blood? Why the superiority fight? Last time i checked, God is the ultimate one that can claim to be superior. I personally think its pointless for one human to be claiming ‘lord’ over another. At the end of the day, we all can’t see life the same exact way even though we all have two eyes.

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