Chimamanda Adichie Nominated For Forbes Africa Person Of The Year! 2 Other Prominent Nigerians Also Nominated


Chimamanda Adichie, Aliko Dangote, and Arunma Oteh have been nominated in this year’s Forbes Africa Person of The Year award. Chimamanda, known for her acclaimed book “Half a Yellow Sun” and her talk on TED “We Should All Be Feminists” could be the first writer to win the award if the cards fall her way.

She will be going up against fellow Nigerians, Arunma Oteh, the director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission since 2010 – responsible for the regulation of the country’s capital markets, which includes the Nigerian Stock Exchange, and business mogul Aliko Dangote, documented as the richest man in Africa.

Other nominees are Thuli Madonsela (South Africa) and Donald Kaberuka (Rwanda) President of the African Development Bank.

For more information, and to learn how to vote be sure to visit the Forbes Person of the Year site. Public opinion is said to have an influence on the way the judges will vote.

So we ask you you. Who do you think should win?


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