Sunday, March 30, 2008

HONORABLE AFRICANS - ADICHIE, WEK, AND ASSEFA

The April edition of "Ebony" magazine handpicked eight Africans for their contributions to the world. Three female Africans made the list for the urban publication's series, "Ebony In Africa. The females included are Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Ethiopian designer Gelila Assefa.

The men that made the list are Tanzanian architect David Adjaye, South African singer Johnathan Butler, Zimbabwean co-founder and CEO of The Africa Channel James Makawa, Malian filmmaker Manthia Diawara, and Nigerian computer scientist Philip Emeagwali.


[ALEK WEK, CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE, AND GELILA ASSEFA]

credit: EBONYJET.COM


Urban publications are realizing the excellence of Africans as VIBE magazine also highlighted popular blog, NAIJARULES.COM. Ebony in Africa list moved me to do one of my own....

Here's my list that some of you may or may not like:
1. Nigerian bloggers have made a significant impact in conveying a positive outlet of how the world perceives Africa as a whole. Disagree, take a look at my blogroll.
2. The blogger who wrote THIS LIST! Everything on that list echoes the mindset of Nigerians.
3. It took a scandal for THIS DAY JOURNALIST Nduka Obaigbena to get noticed.
4. THE MAN BEHIND THIS MOVIE!
5. Each and every one of THESE FOLKS including Sade, Ayo, and Seal.
6. The creative minds behind NAIJALIVE.NET!
If you would have made a list of notable Africans and their significant contributions, who would have made the list and why?

8 comments:

Hair Azara said...

YAY i AM Da first lol, I like being the first in people's blogs, LOL...am crzy. Anyways hmm..who would be in my list..No names come to mind all I can think of are the "blog-trepeneurs": u, bella, linda, funmi, all this blog owners I admire!! the person(s) behind Haute Magazine, all this up and coming designers, the lady behind CheetahX, the tufaces, p-squares, and d-banjs, Basically young people following their dreams and making it HAPPEN!!!

Chi-Chi said...

I knew I forgot a whole bunch of significant African/Naija folks. (There are million and one, lol!) P-Square and 2Face is most definitely needs to be recognized. "African Queen" became Naija's love anthem...thanks to "Phat Girlz".

And I agree - young people and blog -trepeneurs are making it happen.

Ladybrille said...

Chichi,I really think blog-trepreneurs have taken it to a whole new level. Your blog for example, very well done.Engaging.

Chi-Chi said...

Thanks LB for your support. blog-trepreneurs are becoming a great medium that the press are now finally realizing its significant value.

shop liquorice said...

verrrrrry cool! africa is in the building!!! lol...

Chi-Chi said...

^Yes we're very much so in the building, lol! Thanks for stopping by :)

afrofabchic said...

Hey chi-chi, I love your blog! I have been checking on it for a while now, keep it up and thanks for showing me love on my blog.

Chi-Chi said...

Thanks for stopping by, afrofabchic! I'll return the favor in my next update :)