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Chimamanda Adichie Buries Her Father Amidst Tears, Encomium and Fanfare

The burial, kept in the home town of Chimamanda Adichie, Abba in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra, began with a Holy Mass commanded by Auxiliary Bishop Jonas Benson Okoye of the Awka Catholic Diocese.

It was certainly a mix of tears, encomium and excitement on Friday, October 9, 2020, as Nigerias numerous award-winning author and literary crackerjack, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie buries her daddy, Late Prof. James Nwoye Adichie.


It drew the attendance of Ex Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State, the Vice-Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Professor Charles Esimone, amongst other intellectuals and characters, consisting of the members of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (Anambra State Chapter) who went to commiserate with the Adichie Family.

In his homily, Bishop Okoye– who checked out the bibles both in Igbo and English, explained Prof. Nwoye Adichie, throughout the pontifical burial mass that kept in St. Pauls Catholic Church, Abba

Chimamanda Adichie Speaks On Her Fathers Death.

Adichie providing an eulogy

” My father was an extremely remarkable, kind and loving dad. He was also a client and honest man of stability. He constantly had time for his children. In truth my daddy was the bedrock of whatever I am today. I do not think I might have had a much better father than him. I love him, and I will miss him a lot,” she informed journalists in an interview

The imaginative author was perfectly decorated in a masterfully stitched white garment. She however seemed the most bereaved among others, being herself, the Daddys Daughter.

Adichie also required to her Instagram to share a video of her hailing her daughter in Igbo with a caption that says her daddy did it to her, and so she must do it for her daughter.



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Izunna has gotten over 25 awards, and has over 2000 articles published online, both nationally and globally, cutting throughout innovative writing and journalism.

Izunna OkaforIzunna Okafor is an acclaimed Nigerian author, poet, journalist, essayist, editor, translator, press agent, Igbo language activist and administrator who hails from Ebenator in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria.


Nwa Odelu-ora Abba (daughter of Odelu-Ora of Abba– a title offered to Prof. James Nwoye Adichie) as composed on her Instagram page, depicts the depth of her love for her dad, and how his death has affected her..

Late Prof. James Nwoye Adichie who passed away at 88, was the very first professor of Statistics in Nigeria. He is endured by Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie (partner); Ijeoma Adichie, Uchenna Adichie, Chuks Adichie, Okey Adichie, Chimamanda Adichie, and Kenechukwu Adichie (children), in addition to grandchildren and other relatives.Izunna Okafor writes from Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria

He composes completely in English and Igbo languages, and has actually released tremendously in both languages.

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Weeks before the burial was held, Adichie expressed most of her sensations about the circumstance in a memoir that was published by the newyorker. The memoir takes us down her memory lane and into her individual feelings about her dads death



” My daddy was a really remarkable, kind and caring dad. My daddy was the bedrock of whatever I am today. I dont believe I could have had a much better dad than him. I like him, and I will miss him so much,” she informed journalists in an interview

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