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Ivara Esege: All you need to know about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s husband



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Ivara Esege Biography; Net Worth, Child, updates Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Husband.

Ivara Esege, a famous Nigerian, British-American medical doctor, was born on August 4, 1967. He is currently working as a medical doctor in the United States of America.

Ivara Esege rose to prominence as the husband of renowned Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Ivara Esege Biography & Profile Summary

Full Name:Ivara Esege
Date of Birth:August 4, 1967
Place of Birth:Enugu
State of Origin:Enugu
Occupation:Medical Doctor
Net Worth:$5 million
Wife/Spouse:Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Highly respected author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is married to Ivara Esege.

They tied the knot in 2009.

There are no wedding pictures, as Chimamanda, despite being a very well-known public personality, prefers to keep her private life private, which is why many people are unaware that she has a husband.

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. Soon after, he relocated to the United States, where he completed his postgraduate training at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 1995. 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.

They welcomed a baby girl together in the summer of 2016.

About his Wife, Chimamanda Adichie

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 in a very nice neighbourhood on the outskirts of Baltimore, so there is hardly any reason to leave it often.

While it seems like the happy couple has 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.

Net Worth

Dr Ivara Esege, whose primary source of income is in the medical field, has an estimated net worth of $2 million to $25 million.

Who is Ivara to Chimamanda?

He is Chimamanda’s husband.

Does Chimamanda Adichie have a husband?

Ye. She is married to Ivara Esege. The couple got married in 2009.