Emmanuella Samuel, Chimamanda Adichie, Lupita Nyong’o Nominated For New African Women Awards
Six-year-old Nigerian comedian, Emmanuella Samuel has been nominated for the New African Women Awards, which sees 67 women vie for awards in 12 categories, including New African Woman of the Year.
Emmanuella has risen to YouTube stardom by appearing in videos on her uncle’s Mark Angel Comedy channel. Many of the videos she appears in have had over 1m views. Her success began with her “this is not my real face” skit, which has more than 3m views.
The inspirational women are from the worlds of business, finance, sport, media and politics.
Other nominees include actress Lupita Nyong’o, Olympic gold medalist Vivian Cheruiyot and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Prominent Somali politician Fadumo Dayib has been nominated for New African Woman of the Year and took to Twitter to show her appreciation.
Winners in each category will be announced on 12 April at a Gala Dinner in Dakar, Senegal.