(Swipe 👈🏾) Keep that same energy for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie that you have for Charlize Theron. IJS.
From BuzzFeed (June 2014): “#UzoAduba, the actress behind #OrangeIsTheNewBlack fan favorite Suzanne "#CrazyEyes" Warren, talks about her Nigerian name and wanting to be called "Zoe." In an interview with #TheImproperBostonian, Aduba talked about why she never considered changing her name as an actress. “When I started as an actor? No, and I'll tell you why. I had already gone through that. My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is #Uzoamaka, which means "The road is good." Quick lesson: My tribe is #Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, "Why?" I said, "Nobody can pronounce it." Without missing a beat, she said, "If they can learn to say #Tchaikovsky and #Michelangelo and #Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.””