The Shorty Awards honor the best content creators and producers on social media: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat and the rest of the digital world. The 10th annual edition of the show held over the weekend on Sunday, 15th of April, in New York.
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was one of the finalists for the awards and she walked away with the award of ‘Best in Literature‘.
She beat other nominees including Cleo Wade, Jon Ronson, Jonny Sun, Kevin Kwan andRebecca Traister to the prize.
Shorty Awards describes her in these words:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been one of the most internationally-acclaimed authors over the past 10 years. In addition to her novels, TED Talks, essays, and a speech sampled in a Beyonce’s “Flawless,” Chimamanda is responsible for drawing a new generation of readers to African literature. She uses her prominence to promote the beauty of her African heritage, and this year created an Instagram account for her “Wear Nigerian” campaign—a response to terrible economic policies that have hurt artisans in her home country. Her 100K+ Instagram followers and nearly 900K Facebook fans see all the amazing looks those designers create, while keeping up with the author’s global travels promoting her work and giving lectures.
For the event, Chimamanda was gorgeous in a dress by Nigerian designer Fablane by Derin.