US-Based Nigerian Professor Uju Anya Gets Engaged At 47

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Uju Anya, a Nigerian professor working in the United States, has announced her engagement to her partner, Sirry Alang.

She announced her engagement on her social media pages.

In an Instagram post, Anya revealed photographs from their engagement ceremony.

In an accompanying caption, she stated that her future partner, Alang, proposed to her, and she accepted.

“My darling love, my sweetest heart, the woman of my life, Dr Sirry Alang asked me to be her wife and I said yes,” she wrote.

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In a series of postings on X, Anya described how Alang planned the proposal with their children and friends.

The 47-year-old scholar described the moment as “filled with happiness, unadulterated, and overwhelming joy”.

“And so it happened! Sirry and I are officially wives-to-be. Aso Ebi colors we don’t know yet, but the wedding will happen in the DC area sometime in the next two years,” she wrote.

Uju Anya works as a lecturer in the United States at Carnegie Mellon University. Her post wishing the late Queen Elizabeth II an “excruciating pain” went viral in 2022, which is when she rose to fame.

On the other hand, Alang is an American-Cameronian health services researcher.

She teaches sociology and health, medicine, and society as an associate professor at Lehigh University.

It was rumored that Anya and Alang had earlier married to men and had kids.

In other news, Anya, in an interview with a foreign-based news platform, The CUT, revealed her reasons for wishing the Queen “excruciating pain.”

She said the late Queen Elizabeth II’s throne “represents the legacy of enslavement and colonialism and its direct harm,” adding that she supervised the British government that caused very painful harm to her and “the harm shaped my entire life and continues to be my story and that of the people she harmed.”

Anya, had tweeted hours before the Queen’s death, saying, “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”

She said:

I was just reading the BBC, which had been making announcements that there were worries for the queen’s health and death was imminent. It brought on a whole lot of emotions and pain about who this monarch was and what she represented.

Not just in the broad sense of what her throne represents – the legacy of enslavement and colonialism, but also the direct harm. People say, ‘Oh, she’s just a figurehead, she didn’t really do anything, as if she’s somehow withdrawn from this. They tell me, you’re talking about colonialism. Was that even in your lifetime?”

“My experience of who she was, and the British government she supervised, is a very painful one. The harm shaped my entire life and continues to be my story and that of the people she harmed — that her government harmed, that her kingdom harmed, however you want to frame it.

The genocide of Biafra killed 3 million Igbo people, and the British government wasn’t just in political support of the people who perpetrated this massacre; they directly funded it. They gave it political cover and legitimacy.

She told The CUT,

“This wasn’t just something I just read about. I was born to colonial subjects on both sides of the family — one parent from Trinidad, where the British enslaved people, and one parent from Nigeria. They met in England at university and moved back to Nigeria after independence in 1960.

My parents were survivors of this genocide. My three siblings, two of them under the age of 10 at the time, were survivors.

My mother was pregnant with my brother, who was born during that time; he was a war baby. This was the legacy I was born into in 1976. I spent the first ten years of my life living in Nigeria, and there was always this specter of who was lost.

My earliest memories were from living in a war-torn area, and rebuilding still hasn’t finished even today. Half of my family was slaughtered with guns and bombs that this queen sent to kill us.

“Queen Elizabeth was a representative of the cult of white womanhood.”

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