Dencia attacks Chimamanda over criticism of Hillary Clinton’s Twitter bio


Cameroonian-Nigerian singer, Reprudencia Sonkey, popularly known as Dencia, has launched an attack on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie over the latter’s criticism of former US First Lady Hillary Clinton’s Twitter bio.

Speaking at a PEN World Voices Festival lecture at the Cooper Union in Manhattan, New York on Sunday, Chimamanda queried Mrs Clinton for beginning her Twitter bio with ‘wife’, rather than her career achievements.

“In your Twitter account, the first word that describes you is ‘Wife.’ And then I think it’s ‘Mom,’ and then it’s ‘Grandmother,’” Chimamanda said. “And when I saw that, I have to confess that I felt just a little bit upset. And then I went and I looked at your husband’s Twitter account, and the first word was not ‘husband’.”

The statement caused a social media storm on Monday, with many condemning the award-winning writer for taking her feminist campaign too far.

One of the unsparing critics is Dencia, who said many of Chimamanda’s followers don’t know she is married with kids.

She added that she can bet $10k Chimamanda “cooks, cleans, feeds her husband and is the average African woman at home.”

An angry Dencia described Chimamanda’s thinking like that of a “backword clock”.

Those thinking of marriage, she said, should do a psychiatric evaluation of their partners to make sure they do not end up marrying crazy wives or husbands.

Chimamanda is married to Ivara Esege and they have a daughter together.

Dencia, 30, has a reputation for trolling celebs on social media.

She has tackled Yemi Alade for saying she should quit singing, and Wizkid for having an affair with his manager.