Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Biography / Profile

Adaobi Tricia Obinne Nwaubani was born in 1976 to Chief Sir Chukwuma Hope Nwaubani and Dame Patricia Uberife Nwaubani in the city of Enugu, Nigeria. She is a novelist, essayist, journalist and humorist.

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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Early Life

Tricia grew up in her hometown of Umuahia, Abia State and schooled at the Federal Government Girls College Owerri, Imo State. As a teenager, she secretly dreamed of becoming a CIA or KGB agent. She studied Psychology at the University of Ibadan.  Her first income was from winning a writing competition at the age of 13. In her first year at university, she was a member of the Idia Hall Chess Team, and also a member of the university's (classical music) choir.

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Career

Tricia was one of the pioneer editorial staff of Nigeria's now defunct NEXT newspapers, established by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dele Olojede. She was also the editor of elan, the fashion and style magazine of NEXT. She was later appointed to the position of opinion editor.

She is the first writer in the history of world literature to capture the 419 scams phenomenon in a novel. The story includes a weird world of email scams – "419" frauds – laid bare in all its tawdry, funny, all-too-human glory. A credible family story underpins the gleeful comedy as ill-starred Kingsley revives his career thanks to uncle "Cash Daddy": the figure behind those offers of "$58,000,000.00 (fifty-eight million USD)".

In 2012, she was selected as one of 15 emerging leaders in government, business and civil society from across West Africa, to attend a "Leadership for Change" training program sponsored by the Private Investors for Africa (PIA). Managed by the African Leadership Institute (AfLI), the program aims to create a network of "world class, pan-African, high potential, emerging leaders across all sectors, working in partnership as catalysts for change in Africa".

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Personal Life

Tricia currently lives in Abuja where she works as a consultant.

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Awards

Tricia's debut novel, I Do Not Come to you by Chance, won the 2010 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (Africa), a Betty Trask First Book award, and was named by the Washington Post as one of the Best Books of 2009. She also won the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa in 2010 and was shortlisted for the 2012 Quadrennial Nigeria Prize for Literature.

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