Little Emmanuella, Chimamanda Adichie nominated for New African Women awards

Little Emmanuella, Chimamanda Adichie nominated for New African Women awards

- Little Emmanuella has been nominated alongside African women bigwigs for awards

- The seven-year-old comedienne, Joan Okorodudu and Chimamanda Adichie among others are nominated for the New African Women awards

- The award is being organised by New African Woman magazine

Success at times has nothing to do with age otherwise, little Emmanuella won’t make the list of women nominated for the New African Women awards.

The award event is being put together by the pan-African bi-monthly, New African Woman magazine.

It is to celebrate and honour exceptional African women who have made a positive impact and contributions in their communities, and the continent at large, in the last 12 months.

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Little Emmanuella, Chimamanda Adichie nominated for New African Women awards

Little Emmanuella nominated for the New African Woman on the Rise (The Next Generation)

The award ceremony is expected to take place on the eve of the New African Woman Forum, which takes place at Dakar’s Terrou-Bi Hotel on 13 April.

See their category below:

New African Woman on the Rise (The Next Generation)

Botlhale Boikanyo (South Africa) – Spoken word child artist/actress

Emmanuella Samuel (Nigeria) – Young Comedienne

Rebeca Gyumi (Tanzania) – Anti child-marriage campaigner – Founder – Msichana Initiative

Jaha Dukureh (Gambia) – Anti FGM Activist & CEO Safe Hands for Girls

Vivian Onano (Kenya) Youth Activist/ Member -UN Women Global Civil Society Advisory Group

Sonia Mezzour (Morocco) – SG, Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency

Warsan Shire (Somalia) – Poet

Ndeye Fatou Njie (Gambia) – CEO TiGA Swimwear

New African Woman of the Year

Amina J Mohammed (Nigeria) – Deputy Secretary General – United Nations

Fadumo Dayib (Somalia) – First female presidential candidate

Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie (Nigeria) – Author/Women’s Rights advocate

Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang (Gambia) – Minister of Women’s Affairs and Overseer Vice President’s office

Thuli Madonsela (South Africa) – Former Public Protector

Madjiguene Sock (Senegal) – President of the Women’s Investment Club/ Global Operations Partner – Dalberg

Little Emmanuella, Chimamanda Adichie nominated for New African Women awards

Chimamanda Adichie nominated for New African Women of the Year award

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Emmanuella had won two awards at the Afro Australia Music and Movie Awards in Sydney, Australia in 2015. She was crowned the Princess of Comedy by the Australian government.

The little comedienne is Africa's youngest YouTube awards winner. She has one of her videos having up to 2.5 million views on YouTube.

Little Emmanuella and Uncle Mark speaks on their stardom with NAIJ.com TV below:

Source: Entertainment.naija.ng

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