Beyonce, Dua Lipa, Chichi Nwanoku Listed In “BBC Woman Power List”

By Njideka Agbo

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.

She is also a founder member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Others included in the List is Beyoncé, Dua Lip and Taylor Swift.

See the list below:

Woman’s Hour Power List 2018 – The Top 10


Taylor Swift

Vanessa Reed (PRS for Music)


Stacey Tang (MD of RCA Records)

Gillian Moore (Director of music at Southbank Centre)

Rebecca Allen (President of Decca Records)

Marin Alsop

Chi-chi Nwanoku

Maggie Crowe (Director of events at BPI)


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