Multiple award-winning Nigerian author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has officially joined Twitter.
According to a statement released by her team, the Twitter handle @ChimamandaReal will be managed by them.
The statement further revealed that it became necessary to open an official Twitter account for the renowned writer due to fraudsters impersonating her on the microblogging site.
Chimamanda had in the past explained that she steers away from Twitter due to its drama.
The statement read:
Over the past few months, we have been made aware of individuals posing as representatives of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie via Twitter and trying to extort people by email under the pretext of negotiating speaking fees for Ms. Adichie.
As a result, an official Twitter account has been set up for Ms. Adichie. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s official Twitter handle is @ChimamandaReal. Any other account claiming to be associated with Ms. Adichie is not legitimate.
The only legitimate email contact information for Ms. Adichie’s representatives is listed on her website: https://www.chimamanda.com/contact/
The only legitimate social media accounts for Ms. Adichie are the following: