The American magazine, Time, published on 16th April its ranking of the world 100 most influential personalities. Only six Africans appear on the list divided in five categories (the Titans, Leaders, Pioneers, Icons and Artists).
The Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is the unique African listed in the category “Artists”. She appears in this group beside several great names as the actor, Bradley Cooper or the humorist, John Oliver.
At 38 years old, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of the bestseller “Half of a Yellow Sun” and “Americanah“, her third novel.
The humanitarian worker, Mustafa Hassan, appears for his part in the category of Pioneers. He is rewarded for his commitment in the protection of the rights of children living in the zones of conflict.
The Nigerian new elected president, Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian former Minister of Education and the co-founder of the Transparency International NGO, Obiageli Ezekwesili, the Tunisian president, Béji Caïd Essebsi, and the sadly notorious Boko Haram Islamic sect leader, Abubakar Shekau, appear in the category “Leaders”.
Original text by: Roger ADZAFO