NIDCOM presents Diaspora Icons magazine to CNN British-Nigerian presenter Zain Asher

The compendium also featured Asher's brother, BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, amongst others.
Zain Ejofor Asher

Zain Ejofor Asher

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has presented CNN's British-Nigerian presenter, Zain Ejiofor Asher, with her copy of the Diaspora Icons' Compendium.

NIDCOM Chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, shared a video of the presentation to Asher during her recent visit to Nigeria.

The compendium, titled “+600 Diaspora Icons @ 60,″ is a compilation of over 600 thriving Nigerians abroad with amazing and inspiring success stories in music, movie, journalism and other professions.

The commission launched the magazine to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary.

The compendium also featured Asher's BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning brother, Chiwetel Ejiofor, amongst others.

She said, "We presented Zain Asher @zainashercnn her copy of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission's Publication “600 Diaspora ICONs at 60” during her short trip to Lagos.

"Her brother, Chiwetel Ejiofor is also featured in the publication.

"We will continue to tell our good stories and celebrate Nigerians worldwide."

Zain Ejiofor Asher is a British Nigerian news anchor at CNN International, based in New York City.

The 38-year-old new anchor was born to Nigerian parents, Arinze Ejiofor, Obiajulu Ejiofor in London and grew up in West Norwood, South London.

Her mother Obiajulu was a pharmacist working in Brixton and her father Arinze was a doctor who sadly passed away during a road trip in Nigeria in 1988.

Chiwetel was in the car with Arinze during the accident but he was the only survivor and was badly injured, leaving him with a permanent scar on his face.

Zain is of Igbo descent; her family are originally from Enugu state and as well as her famous brother, is excelling in her field.

Chiwetel has starred in 12 Years A Slave, Doctor Strange, Salt, Maleficent, and The Old Guard amongst others.

Zain's memoir Where The Children Take Us will be published by HarperCollins in April 2022.

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