Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (born 15 September 1977) is a Nigerian writer.

She is Igbo.[1] She has been called "the most prominent" of a "procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [that] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature"

Born in the town of Enugu, she grew up in the university town of Nsukka in southeastern Nigeria, where the University of Nigeria is situated. While she was growing up, her father was a professor of statistics at the university, and her mother was the university registrar.

Adichie studied medicine and pharmacy at the University of Nigeria for a year and a half. During this period, she edited The Compass, a magazine run by the university's Catholic medical students. At the age of 19, Adichie left Nigeria and moved to the United States for college. After studying communications and political science at Drexel University in Philadelphia, she transferred to Eastern Connecticut State University to live closer to her sister, who had a medical practice in Coventry. She received a bachelor's degree from Eastern, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2001.

In 2003, she completed a master's degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University. In 2008, she received a Master of Arts in African studies from Yale University.

Adichie was a Hodder fellow at Princeton University during the 2005-2006 academic year. In 2008 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. She has also been awarded a 2011-2012 fellowship by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Adichie, who is married, divides her time between Nigeria, where she teaches writing workshops, and the United States.

Writing career Adichie published a collection of poems in 1997 (Decisions) and a play (For Love of Biafra) in 1998. She was shortlisted in 2002 for the Caine Prize for her short story "You in America".

In 2003, her story "That Harmattan Morning" was selected as joint winner of the BBC Short Story Awards, and she won the O. Henry prize for "The American Embassy". She also won the David T. Wong International Short Story Prize 2002/2003 (PEN Center Award), for "Half of a Yellow Sun".

Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus (2003), received wide critical acclaim; it was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction (2004) and was awarded the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (2005). Her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, named after the flag of the short-lived nation of Biafra, is set before and during the Biafran War. It was awarded the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction.

Her third book, The Thing Around Your Neck (2009), is a collection of short stories.

In 2010 she was listed among the authors of The New Yorker′s "20 Under 40" Fiction Issue.[6] Adichie's story, "Ceiling", was included in the 2011 edition of The Best American Short Stories.

In 2013 she published her third novel, Americanah.


He is One of Naija's Best Music Video Directors. Clarence Abiodun Peters is the CEO of multimedia content creation company CAPital Dreams Pictures. Born in Ibadan, Nigeria with the genes of legendary musician Sir Shina Peters and actress Clarion Chukwurah, Clarence Peters aka Capital is the most sought after director in the industry at the moment. He has already done some amazing videos like 9ice's Street CredibilityShayo by Durella, Nobody Test Me by the Choc Squad ( M.I and co.), Only Me by 2baba himself andRemember by Bracket featuring 2face. Yeah, Clarence is that good, everybody wants him. At just 28, He has already won director of the year at the Nigerian Music Video Awards 2008 and the best music video at the HipHop world Awards 2010 for Finest and is a well known name when it comes to music in Naija. He is so popular that 3 of every 5 videos seen on TV is directed by him. He specializes in motion pictures of all formats from HD (High Definition)/SD (Standard Definition) to 16mm/Super 16mm/ 35mm formats.

Clarence attended Government College, Ikorodu and Camp David Academy Secondary School, Ogba. As a kid, Clarence worked as an actor with Owner of SoundCity, Tajudeen Adepetu for two years. He starting directing at just 18 years of age when he directed 40 episodes of the TV series "Everyday People". He later moved to South Africa where he attended the City-Varsity Summon Television Academy in Cape Town and gained a degree in directing and cinematography. He returned to Nigeria to direct his first music video, Fujiby Darey. He founded CAPital Hill record label with his secondary school mate and friend, Tha Suspect who is also an artiste under the label.

As the call for entrepreneurship as a viable panacea to Nigeria’s raging unemployment and economic downside increases; Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of 3Invest Limited, Ruth Obih, is one of the few Nigerian youths to have hide the call and seek to through entrepreneurship strengthen Nigeria’s economy. She has been named the Most Aspiring Business Person of the Year 2012. Obih was honoured with this award last Friday by the Nigerian Youth Economic Summit Group; organiser of the Nigerian Youth Merit Awards, NYMA and National Youth Economic Summit, NAYES.

The Nigerian Youth Merit Awards is an annual event aimed at recognizing outstanding achievements amongst youths in Nigeria as well as a few youth-friendly individuals and organizations that have shown unparalleled commitment to the development of Nigerian youths in various sectors of the economy and all works of life.

Obih’s award came against the backdrop of her passion and contributions to reposition Nigeria’s Real Estate Industry as an economic cash cow for the nation. In the past five years, Ruth Obih, young and enterprising, has risen to become a force to reckon with in Nigeria’s Real Estate. With different innovative and technologically-driven platforms, she has through creativity and innovation given voice to Real Estate in Nigeria.

Apparently motivated by the huge potentials locked in Nigeria’s Real Estate and the benefits of the sector to Nigerian’s emerging economy; Obih redefined the sector by making it attractive and convenient for investors and consumers to access information through “Real Estate On Air”, Nigeria’s first syndicated Real Estate Radio show; 3investonline.com, Nigeria’s premier Real Estate Information Service Portal; and Real Estate Unite, an annual business-to-business Real Estate Conference, exhibition and Awards aimed at elevating standards and making Nigeria’s Real Estate Market investible.

Presenting the award to Ruth Obih at the Awards night held at The Civic Centre, Lagos, Director General of the Mathematical Centre, Prof Solarin extoled Obih’s virtues and business acumen as a young Nigerian passionate about her industry and what she does.

Reacting after receiving the awards, Obih thanked the organisers of the awards, partners of her company and her team at 3Invest Limited. Ruth Obih has been in the forefront of Real Estate Revolution in Nigeria. Her zest and creativity has endeared her to major brands and personalities in the sector working on major projects such as; International Housing Finance Workshop, World Facility Management Day, Fine and Country Intensive Real Estate Marketing Training hosted by UK’s Real Estate Agency Trainer of the Year, Richard Rawlings. She was recently inducted as a life member of the Alumni Association of the Enterprise Development Centre, EDC, Pan-African University.

Ruth, a barrister at law expanded her skills to become a real estate analyst with committed passion for real estate practice. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of 3Invest Ltd, a Real Estate company specialized in providing acquisition and investment services for private clients and funds looking to invest in Nigeria’s real estate sector.

In the wake of the global financial meltdown and plummeting real estate value, Ruth found innovative ways to remain relevant in the industry. Thus, in January 2011, she started “3Invest Intelligence”, an innovative division of the company focused on real estate media and advocacy. Through the vision of 3invest intelligence, several thousand Nigerians and real estate investors have been empowered with useful and relevant information to make wise investment decisions. Her hard work and determination to make a meaningful impact in the industry has even caught the attention of FORBES AFRICA, which recently profiled her in September 2012 “as different”.