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Vote for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in the 2015 Forbes Africa Person of the Year Awards

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been shortlisted for the 2015 Forbes Africa Person of the Year Awards.

The Forbes Africa Person of the Year is awarded annually to “the individual who, for better or worse, has had the most influence on business in the year gone by”.

The 2015 Person of the Year Award judging panel is:

  • Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa
  • Methil Renuka, Editor of Forbes Woman Africa
  • Aubrey Matshiqi, South Africa-based political commentator
  • Joseph Bonyo, editorial manager – East Africa for ABN
  • Peace Hyde, West Africa media personality

2015 Forbes Africa Person of the Year Awards nominees:

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Famed Nigerian author, weaving stories that present a true African picture to the world.
  • Muhammadu Buhari – President of Nigeria, new broom launching a fight against corruption.
  • Mohammed Dewji – Entrepreneur and philanthropist who spent the year strengthening MeTL Group, his family business employs tens of thousands of Africans and trades across the continent.
  • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – African Union Chairperson, working towards a united and strong Africa. She has pushed the cause of women and that of land rights in 2015.
  • Arunma Oteh – New Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank, wants to lend power to the elbow of women in Africa.

Public votes will make up a weighted portion of the judging panel’s final decision. You can submit your vote on the Forbes Africa website. Voting closes on Thursday, 15 October, 2015.

This year’s Forbes Africa Person of the Year will be announced in Nairobi, Kenya, on November 26, 2015.

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