Little Emmanuella nominated for the New African Woman on the Rise (The Next Generation)
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
Chimamanda Adichie nominated for New African Women of the Year award.