Sunday, October 6, 2013

Nigerian Zuriel Oduwole wows Malawi Children

Nigerian sensation Zuriel Oduwole made history as the youngest person ever to be interviewed on Forbes magazine. Yes, I mean, the most popular magazine Forbes. Zuriel is an award winning documentary film maker, conference speaker and writer.
Nigerian Zuriel Oduwole wows Malawi Children
Zuriel with Malawi Ambassador Jackson

Nigerian Zuriel Oduwole in Malawi
 Following her feature in the Forbes Africa magazine, Zuriel Oduwole, the incredibly gifted and talented Nigerian Girl child, has just concluded her visit to Malawi, where she formally launched the second country destination point in her Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up program, aimed at inspiring the African Girl Child. Nigeria was her first country in March this year. She was welcomed to Malawi last Wednesday by the US Ambassador, Jeanine Jackson and the Public Affairs officer, Gabriel Hons-Olivier. Ambassador Jackson described Zuriel as a true Ambassador of Mutual Friendship, who has done an incredible job as a global citizen to bring a fresh perspective on the need to educate the African Girl Child.
Nigerian Zuriel Oduwole
Zuriel with Jesse Jackson

Nigerian Zuriel Oduwole african tour
 Zuriel visited several schools, including the Bishop McKenzie School, Dzuka Girls High School, and the largest school in Africa for AIDS related Orphans - Jacaranda School. She interviewed the schools founder; Marie Da Silva, a CNN Hero winner in 2008, on the challenges of delivering on the promise of the schools free education for the Orphans, in a tough environment like Malawi. Zuriel capped off her stay with a visit to a radio station, where she spoke to students and their parents on the value of early education, and the need to keep the Girl Child in school. She has since left Malawi for Tanzania, the next stop of her program tour and arrived early this afternoon.
Nigerian Zuriel Oduwole pictures

On her way through this program, for Africa Zuriel has now interviewed 8 current African Presidents and 2 former African Presidents, covering a wide variety of topics from the UN Millennium Development Goals, to the Education of Africa's children. These include the current Presidents of Liberia, Kenya, Cape Verde, South Sudan, Mauritius, Tanzania, Malawi, and Nigeria. She also recently interviewed on a one-on-one a select few high power delegate in New York to the just concluded Clinton Global Initiatives, including the Rev Jesse Jackson, and the Denmark delegation to the UN, on DANIDA's activities in Africa.

She is due to focus on the Caribbean region next, where she is scheduled to start meeting with leaders from the region starting with Jamaica, later this month.


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