How international magazine rejected my pictures for looking ‘too glamorous’ – Chimamanda Adichie

Renowned Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has narrated how an international magazine rejected her pictures because she looked “too glamorous”.

Adichie gave the narrative on Instagram while sharing pictures of herself which were rejected by the unnamed magazine.

Adichie, in a post shared on her Instagram page on Tuesday, was dressed in a white cowl neckline blouse and earrings by Christian Dior. She also wore sparse make up and a radiant smile.

“It was a cover shoot for an international magazine. Or it was supposed to be. The magazine rejected the photos.

“They didn’t want me ‘looking too glamorous,’ they said. And so the cover didn’t happen,” she wrote in the caption.

Chimamanda, who has always advocated for patronising Nigerian creatives through her Project Wear Nigerian initiative, also used the medium to celebrate the Nigerian talents who had created the look and shot the pictures.

How international magazine rejected my pictures for looking ‘too glamorous’ –Chimamanda Adichie_

“What does one do with rejected photos but show them anyway, primarily for the vanity-boosting benefits of such an act, but also to celebrate and thank these talented people in Lagos, photographer: @mannyjefferson, stylist: @zinkata1, hair: @tasalahq, makeup: @bregha, production manager: @kingebuka, nails: Victoria Obot,” she wrote.

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