Professor Catherine Obianuju Acholonu was one of the most phenomenal women and leading African Pre-Historian of our time.
She was the first African woman to gain a master’s degree (1977) and a Ph.D. (1987) from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany. From 1999 to 2002, she was the Special Adviser on Arts and Culture to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, under ex President Obasanjo.
Late Prof Acholonu is the author of over 16 books, many of which are used in secondary schools and universities in Nigeria, and in African Studies Departments in USA and Europe.
She is a very strong advocate of traditional Igbo culture and those who knew her very well address her as Ezenwanyi.
She passed on as a result of kidney failure, May her brave soul rest in perfect peace….Amen.
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