- 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.
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
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: