Chimamanda, Omotola, great ambassadors-Says FG
By Udeme Clement
The Federal Government has congratulated Mo Abudu, Chimamanda Adichie and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, over the honours recently bestowed on them on the global stage, describing them as great ambassadors of Nigeria.
This formed part of the statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.According to him, “The three honorees are iconic women in the Creative Industry who have brought great honour not only to themselves, their families and their industry, but also to the country.
“The listing of Mo Abudu, the Chief Executive Officer ,CEO, of EbonyLife TV, and Nollywood star Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde among the top 50 women who are doing extraordinary things on the worldwide stage by Variety magazine, a weekly American entertainment magazine, is well deserved”.
He said, “The already well-adorned cap of Chimamanda Adichie has been further festooned after her novel, Americanah, was listed in the New York Times’ list of 15 remarkable books by women who are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century. These women are role models, whose achievements will inspire a generation of young Nigerians to also do extraordinary things”.
He went on, ”Of more importance is the fact that these women’s achievements have transcended gender, nationality or race, placing them on the rarefied class of global, timeless achievers. The great honours bestowed on the women will further focus world attention on the nation’s burgeoning Creative Industry, thus placing it on the right pedestal to take the world by storm”.