21 year old Nigerian Chibundu Onuzo recently added to her growing list of plaudits when she was voted the UK's No.1 Best Black student of 2012.
This was decided by a panel of leading black Britons at a glittering ceremony at the Houses of Parliament on Thursday 7th June 2012, in front of an invited audience of MPs, senior business heads, family members, friends and press. The award was given by Rare Rising Stars. By winning the award, she also became the first woman
Chibundu Onuzo, a female author is from Nigerian UK
Onuzo who has been writing since she was 10 just published her book, "The Spider King's Daughter", which was longlisted for the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for debut novelists alongside a Booker prize-nominated Oxford professor.
She grew up reading classics like Jane Eyre and David Copperfield and those of Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.