Nigerian writer and feminism advocate, Chimamanda Adichie, who has just been chosen as one of the six recipients of the Duke University’s Honorary Award in Durham, North Carolina come May 13th, showed her excitement at meeting Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, March 11th, at an afternoon tea event organized in honor of billionaire American media mogul.
Stars gather in London at Vogue Magazine’s Edward Enninful’s tea reception to honour Oprah Winfrey over the weekend for her role in the film “A Wrinkle In Time”. Enninful hosted the media mogul and other celebrities to an intimate afternoon tea at the Connaught Hotel.
In attendance were Chimamanda Adichie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Reese Witherspoon, Ava DuVernay, Steve McQueen, Idris Elba, his mother Eve Elba, and his fiancee Sabrina Dhowre, Mindy Kaling, and more.
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On the other hand, Chimamanda Adichie will be receiving the Duke University’s Honorary Award in Durham, North Carolina on May 13th, alongside the CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra; former Durham, Mayor William Bell; Phil Freelon, lead architect for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Dr. William Kaelin, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School; and Attorney Russell M. Robinson II.
Chimamanda Adichie has before now, warned not to be called ‘Mrs’ but ‘Miss’. She said in her interview with Naij;
Before we start, please, I just want to say that my name is Chimamanda Adichie. That’s how I want it; that’s how I’m ad-dressed, and it is not Mrs but Miss. Ms: that’s how I want it. I am saying this, because I just got a mail from my manager this morning. It seems that there are people who attended the church service, and they wrote about it, addressing me as Mrs. Chimamanda (Esega). I didn’t like that at all. So my name is Chimamanda Adichie, full stop.