Nnedi Okorafor Becomes The First Nigerian to win “Hugo Award”

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The Hugo Awards are given annually to highlight the best science fiction works.

Three Africans were nominated for 2018 Noble Price award, and two of our beautiful daughters were among, same Nnedi Okorafor and Chimamanda Adichie were chosen.

There is something I love about Nnedi Okorafor, she is not a noise making type, her hard work keep speaking for her. Having Igbo and pure African  names is another part of her that keeps melting my heart…Having traditional African names doesn’t take away her intellectual capacity and also she has shown that Africans are confident.

 

In fact, I love her so much; Nwada Nnedi, I love you so much. You will always be my role model.  We will make sure we tell our kids about you! We need people like you as a role model for our young ones !

According to Wikipedia,Nnedi Okorafor (full name: Nnedimma Nkemdili Okorafor; previously known as Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu; translated from Igbo into English as “mother is good”;Okorafor’s parents traveled to America to go to school, but they could not return to Nigeria because of the Nigerian Civil War. The American-born daughter of Igbo Nigerian parents, Okorafor has been visiting Nigeria since she was very young.

The Hugo Awards are a set of literary awardsgiven annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The awards are named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories, and were officially named the Science Fiction Achievement Awards until 1992.

 

Nnedi Okorafor is a role model

Kingsley A Ojimadu

 

 

 

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