Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie, the mother of renowned Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is dead. She was 78 years old.
Mrs Adichie’s demise happened on Monday, March 1st, 2021 in Awka, Anambra State.
“It was very sudden and we are devastated,” a family spokesperson said.
She is survived by her six children: Ijeoma, Uchenna, Chuks, Okechukwu, Chimamanda and Kenechukwu; as well as nine grandchildren, in-laws and many relatives.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by her family later.
TheNewsGuru recalls that Chimamanda lost her father back in 2020.The professor of statistics celebrated his 88th birthday on March 1, 2020.
The Emeritus Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) hailed from Abba, Njikoka local government area of Anambra. He had been living in Nsukka since he retired.