Prof Adichie, father of Chimamanda, dies

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Professor James Nwoye Adichie, the first Nigerian Professor of Statistics,  and father of award winning writer Chimamanda. Adichie,  has died.

A family member who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed this to the Anambra State Broadcasting Service (ABS) and said; “Our father, Professor J. N. Adichie, Odelora  of Abba, died late yesterday night, June 10, 2020, at Chira Memorial Hospital, Awkuzu”.

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Professor Adichie, who hails from Abba, in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, is the father of Award-winning writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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Aged 88, Professor Adichie became a Professor in 1976, at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, where he retired in 1997″.Until his death, Professor Adichie held the prestigious traditional title of Odelora Abba.

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