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Nigerian Elizabeth Anionwu Receives 2019 Pride Of Britain Award (Photos)

IgbereTV reports that popular American singer, Janet Jackson on Monday presented the 2019 Pride Of Britain Life Time Achievement Award to Nigerian Dame Elizabeth Anionwu.

Elizabeth Anionwu who was born on July 2, 1947 was the UK’s first sickle cell/thalassaemia nurse specialist in 1979. She helped to establish the Brent Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Counselling centre in the UK.

In 1988, now a Professor of Nursing, she created the Mary Seacole Centre For Nursing Practice at the University of West London. She holds a PhD. She retired in 2007. She published her memoirs Mixed Blessings from a Cambridge Union.

She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to nursing.

After the award, she expressed her feelings on Twitter. She wrote:

“Still in shock! Just presented with #prideofbritain Lifetime Achievement Award by @JanetJackson! Thank you Janet + to whoever chose me, @PrideOfBritain, @DailyMirror & @ITV. Last but not least, to my wonderful daughter @AzukaOforka & gorgeous granddaughter for all their love.”

Elizabeth Anionwu had a stormy beginning in life, but with persistence and hardwork, she attained prominence.

The Pride of Britain award is organised by The Mirror in collaboration with TSB. Since its inception in 1999, the award has been given to royalties, prime ministers and many who have contributed greatly in the fields of sports, entertainment, arts, and politics. The award is screened annually in November and is known to attract millions of viewers around the world on a primetime show on ITV, making it the really sought-after award on British television. Winners are randomly nominated by the public and a shortlist is drawn by a panel who are made of national figures. The winners of the award are announced at Pride of Britain Awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House in London.

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