Monday, October 1, 2018

Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE places in top 10 of BBC Woman's Hour Power List 2018

Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE
(Eric Richmond)

Chineke! Foundation

October 1, 2018
“There is nobody who's done more for diversity in classical music than Chi-chi.”

Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE placed at No.9 in the BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour Power List, which celebrates the Top 40 most successful women having an impact on the music we’re all listening to.

Guardian Nigeria

Beyonce, Dua Lipa, Chi-chi Nwanoku Listed In “BBC Woman Power List”

By Njideka Agbo 29 September 2018

Nigerian- Irish double bass player Professor Chinyere Adah Nwanoku has made the BBC Woman’s Power List. In the list which has the likes of Beyonce and Taylor Swift, she takes the number nine spot.

Chi-chi, as she is popularly called, is the founder of the Chineke Orchestra, the founder of the first professional majority black and minority ethnic (BME) orchestra in Europe.

BBC Music Magazine

28 September 2018

Marin Alsop and Chi-chi Nwanoku placed in top ten of Woman's Hour 2018 Power List

Classical music artists are prominent on a list, topped by Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, of the 40 most powerful women in the music industry


Chi-chi Nwanoku set up the Chineke! foundation to help support black and minority ethnic musicians in their performing careers, with the orchestra making its debut in 2015. It became a resident ensemble at London's Southbank Centre last year.

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