In another surreal moment of Nigeria to the world, Chimanda Ngozi-Adichie has featured on the coveted September issue of British Vogue.
She, alongside other phenomenal women to reckon with, were chosen by the Duchess of Sussex- Meghan Markle and British Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edward Enniful.
It took Meghan Markle and Edward Enninful seven months to guest-edit and create a list of women ranging from different fields of fashion, entertainment and politics to represent this powerful issue tagged “Forces For Change.”
According to British Vogue, Forces For Change features 15 “world-leading women who are reshaping public life for global good”.
Others featured alongside Adichie in the issue include South Sudanese-Australian supermodel – Adut Akech, Latino Actress and Producer – Salma Hayek, American super model and philanthropist – Christy Turlington, British fashion model – Adwoa Aboah, 19-year old activist and actor – Yara Shahidi, among others who continue to inspire and empower women in different aspects and ramifications.
The issue also features an exclusive interview between The Duchess and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, a candid conversation between The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry and Dr Jane Goodall and other inspirational articles centered on world change.
Speaking on the issue Edward Enniful commented;
“For the past few months, the Duchess and I have been working together on this shared passion project: to dedicate British Vogue’s biggest issue of the year to all the remarkable women who are redefining our world for the better. We have called it – and them – our #ForcesForChange.
The story begins with this cover, starring 15 changemakers, all titans in their respective fields, who have been personally selected by the Duchess and myself for the powerful and positive differences they are making in our world. The 16th slot will appear as a mirror on the printed cover and was included at the special request of the Duchess to show that you – that all of us, in fact – are part of this moment too.
It’s been a real labour of love and I feel very humbled today to be able to finally unveil it to the world.
Chimamanda Adichie is renowned for not just her writing prowess but also for her contribution to women empowerment and development, for her famous cutting-edge TED talks, for her international awards and for prompting African culture and fashion at international events, proving repeatedly that she’s a true force of change.
Read about how the Duchess became the first guest editor of the magazine’s September issue in its 103-year history at Vogue.co.uk now, and discover the full cover story in the new issue, on newsstands Friday 2 August.”
Credits: @britishvogue @chimamanda_adichie
By Sarah Oyedo