This is why Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is only wearing Nigerian brands

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is supporting a campaign to buy local goods in Nigeria.

Story highlights

  • Author launched "Wear Nigerian" campaign to support local designers
  • Adichie blamed the government's "disastrous economic policy" for the decline of the Naira

(CNN)Acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has launched a "Wear Nigerian" campaign, for which she'll wear mostly Nigerian brands for her public appearances in a bid to support local designers.

Her outfits will be documented on a newly created Instagram page managed by her nieces, Chisom and Amaka.

    Dress: The Ladymaker, Lagos @the_ladymaker @zinkata1 #MadeinNigeria

    A post shared by Chimamanda Adichie (@chimamanda_adichie) on

    Adichie announced her decision in a post on her Facebook page Monday, where she blamed the government's "disastrous economic policy" for the decline in the country's currency, but said she saw the "Buy Nigerian to Grow the Naira" rhetoric as a "silver lining."
    Nigerians are using a Twitter hashtag to help their country's economy