Lai Mohammed hails Mo, Chimamanda, Omotola, calls them Great Ambassadors


The Federal Government has congratulated Mo Abudu, Chimamanda Adichie and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, over the honours recently bestowed on them
on the global stage, calling them great ambassadors of Nigeria.
In a statement in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the three honorees are iconic women in the Creative Industry who have brought great honour not only to themselves, their families and their industry, but also to the

He described as well deserved the listing of Mo Abudu, the Chief
Executive Officer (CEO) of EbonyLife TV, and Nollywood star Omotola
Jalade-Ekeinde among the top 50 women ”who are doing extraordinary
things on the worldwide stage” by Variety magazine, a weekly American
entertainment magazine.

Mohammed also said the already well-adorned cap of Chimamanda
Adichie has been further festooned after her
novel, Americanah, was listed in the New York Times’ list of 15
remarkable books by women that are ”shaping the way we read and write
fiction in the 21st century”.

He said the women are role models whose achievements will inspire a
generation of young Nigerians to also do extraordinary things.

”Of more importance is the fact that these women’s achievements have
transcended gender, nationality or race, placing them on the rarefied
class of global, timeless achievers,” the Minister said.

He said the great honours bestowed on the women will further focus
world attention on the nation’s burgeoning Creative Industry, thus
placing it on the right pedestal to take the world by storm.


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