Nigeria may be a country in crisis right now, but her citizens are making her proud–especially those in the Diaspora. Two days back we celebrated the achievement of 22 year old Emmanuel Ohuabunwa, news just filtered in that 21 year old Chibundu Onuzo has just been named UK’s Number 1 best black student.
The award was given by Rare Rising Stars. With this award, she is the first woman to top the list.
The 21 year old who got her first book deal at age 1 9, while still an undergraduate student at King’s College London, (she signed a two novel deal with U.K. publishing heavy weight, Faber & Faber), was also profiled by CNN when Nigeria marked her 50th independence anniversary.
Her latest book “The Spider King’s Daughter has already started garnering critical acclaim. It has been nominated for the £10,000 more and watch a brief video of her after the jump
Desmond Elliott Prize for debut novelists alongside a Booker prize-nominated Oxford professor.
Watch a brief video of her …..