In 2018, it was announced that Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie had been named the winner of the 2019 Everett M. Rogers Award. She was honored for re framing the discourse on race, gender & identity.
The award has been presented every year since 2005 in honor of Everett M. Rogers, whose “Diffusion of Innovation” is the second-most cited book in the social sciences.
The event was held on the 7th of February and trust Chimamanda to represent Nigerian designers.
Dean Willow Bay and Marty Kaplan of the Norman Lear Center provide opening remarks, followed by Black Panther actor, Danai Gurira.
See photos from the award show below.