The Federal Government has congratulated Mo Abudu, Chimamanda Adichie and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde for the honours recently bestowed on them on the global stage, describing them as iconic women in the creative industry.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described the three women as great ambassadors of Nigeria.
Mohammed said that they had brought great honour not only to themselves, their families and their industry, but also to the country.
He described as “well deserved’’, the listing of Mo Abudu, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EbonyLife TV, and Nollywood star Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde among the top 50 women doing extraordinary things on the worldwide stage.
NAN reports that the trio were listed by Variety magazine, a weekly American entertainment magazine.
Lai mohammed said the already well-adorned cap of Chimamanda Adichie had been further festooned.
He noted that her novel, Americanah, was listed in the New York Times’ list of 15 remarkable books by women that are ”shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century”.
The minister said the women were role models whose achievements would inspire a generation of young Nigerians to also do extraordinary things.
“Of more importance is the fact that these women’s achievements have transcended gender, nationality or race, placing them on the profound class of global, timeless achievers,” he said.
He further stated that the great honours bestowed on the women would further focus world attention on the nation’s burgeoning creative industry, thus placing it on the right pedestal to take the world by storm.