"I wanted it to be as personal as possible" - Chimamanda Adichie on being a mom


First it was Dija, now it is Chimamanda Adichie..Okay, we are loving this new trend of keeping your private life, private!

We bet you didn't know that top writer, Chimamanda Adichie had already given birth to a baby girl..well, now you know.

The award winning kept her delivery under wraps and only just announced in a very recent interview that she is a now a mother.

Several months ago, we reported that Chimamanda was pregnant after she was spotted with her baby bump a few months ago in Lagos (HERE).

Well, in an interview with Financial Times, Chimamanda stated that she hid the fact that she was pregnant and had delivered her baby because she wanted it to be personal.
This is the first time I’m saying it publicly. I have a little girl. I have some friends who probably don’t know I was pregnant or that I had a baby, I just feel like we live in an age when women are supposed to perform pregnancy. We don’t expect fathers to perform fatherhood. I went into hiding. I wanted it to be as personal as possible.
This is the first child of Chimamanda and hubby Dr. Ivara Esegee.


  1. Whaoooo
    I love this thread
    Congratulations to her

  2. Nice one. I love it that way...some things are meant to be personal and this is one of those things.


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