Published 7 years ago by: AYOOLA ADEBAYO
at 28-06-2012 10:58PM (7 years ago)

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21 year old Nigerian Chibundu Onuzo recently added to her growing list of plaudits when she was voted the UK's No.1 Best Black student of 2012.

This was decided by a panel of leading black Britons at a glittering ceremony at the Houses of Parliament on Thursday 7th June 2012, in front of an invited audience of MPs, senior business heads, family members, friends and press. The award was given by Rare Rising Stars. By winning the award, she also became the first woman to come out tops in the list of the U.K.'s Best Black Students.

She became a focus of attention two years ago after signing a two novel deal with U.K. publishing heavy weight, Faber & Faber which has published books by 12 Nobel Laureates and 6 Man Booker prizewinners.
By virtue of the deal, she became the prestigious publisher's youngest ever female author and she was featured on CNN during Nigeria's 50th year of independence.

Onuzo who has been writing since she was 10 just published her book, "The Spider King's Daughter", which was longlisted for the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for debut novelists alongside a Booker prize-nominated Oxford professor.

She grew up reading classics like Jane Eyre and David Copperfield and those of Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

henryihuoma at 28-06-2012 11:18PM (7 years ago)
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Igbos no dey carry last, lat time it was an Igbo guy in USA dis time is an Igbo girl in Uk. thumb up my Igbo Siblings
Udalaoji at 1-07-2012 06:19AM (7 years ago)
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God will help you but don't forget that you are a Naija
dickman2 at 26-07-2012 12:46AM (7 years ago)
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odprince at 19-02-2013 10:37AM (7 years ago)
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i love the news and i wish her the best in future...
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PoliticxGuru at 26-08-2015 06:09AM (4 years ago)
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Good one