Ivara Esege Biography; Net Worth, Child, updates Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Husband
Highly respected author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is married to Ivara Esege.
They tied the knots in 2009.
There are no wedding pictures, as Chimamanda, despite being a very well-known public personality, actually prefers to keep her private life private, which is why many people are not aware that she has a husband at all.
According to MyLife, Ivara Alistair Esege was born on August 4, 1967, which makes him roughly a decade older than his wife. Unlike Chimamanda Adichie, he is not Igbo, but he is Nigerian. Apparently, his father worked as a doctor and was a close friend of Chimamanda’s parents, and his sister was actually a good friend of her sister. Talk about destiny!
In 1989, Ivara graduated from the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medicine, and two years later from the Teaching Hospital at the same university. Not long after, he moved to the United States, and in 1995, he completed his postgraduate training at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). As a matter of fact, Mr. Esege works there to this day.
Ivara Esege is a well-educated and highly trained medical doctor. He is a physician, and he specialises in Family Medicine. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at UMMC. In 2009, Esege received his certification in Family Medicine from the American Board of Family Medicine.
The couple welcomed a baby girl in the summer of 2016.
As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a feminist, it is no wonder that there is equality in her household. After she gave birth, Ivara was actually the one who stayed at home with the child for the first six months. After that, the childcare was split fifty-fifty, where Esege worked three days a week, while Adichie worked the remaining four.
These days, Chimamanda spends more time in America than she does in Nigeria, as her husband does not want to be apart from the family for too long and he cannot abandon his practice in the States. Besides, they have a large cul-de-sac house on the outskirts of Baltimore in a very nice neighbourhood, so there is hardly any reason to leave it often.
Now, while it does seem like the happy couple have a perfect marriage, Chimamanda still protests against being called Mrs. Esege. She does not want to be seen as wife first and everything else second, so despite being happily married, she prefers to be regarded as Ms. Adichie.