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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

11yr old Zuriel Oduwole appointed ambassador by Tanzanian 1st lady

Africa's child ambassador, eleven year old Zuriel Oduwole, the Nigerian girl making the global case for educating the continents Girl Child and in the process, re-branding Africa, has been appointed an ambassador by Tanzania's First Lady. Zuriel was in the country last week - which was her second county stop on her East African leg to launch the acclaimed Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up project aimed at inspiring/encouraging African girls.

On October 11th, Zuriel was in Dar Es Salaam to the attend the United Nations UNFPA event which focused on reducing the incidence of child marriage in Tanzania. After speaking at the event, she was formally invited to the office of the first lady Mrs Selma Kikwete (Zuriel pictured with the first lady above). Mrs Kikwete commended Zuriel for her leadership at such a young age, she also commended her for bringing issues of girl's education to several African leaders, then the first lady formally appointed Zuriel an ambassador for the largest foundation focused on gender issue - Wanawake na Maendeleo Foundation (WAMA) of which she's the founding patron.

Zuriel was presented with an intricate 3 foot statue of unity, the same type presented to the US president, to symbolize the effect of Zuriel's in the lives of Africa's young women. #BeInspired.

71 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kudos girl!Naija we no dey appreciate our own now.PHD(pull her\him down)syndrome on go gree us.May God Help Us!

Niyi Daramola said...

Awesome









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Anonymous said...

No b small tin o.any way,I wish her all d best

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Congrats to the kid, indeed age doesn't have to necessarily hinder how or when you impact to your world.

Iamboody said...
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Iamboody said...

She's made us proud!

ONYX GODWIN said...

Awwww!! Lovely! Jst 11yrs old?wow! #beinspired *ONYX GODWIN*

DANILOU said...

Inspirational. More of this,
Nigeria, more of this! And not acid baths, celebrity vulgar twitter wars, lewd instagram selfies....endless list. I wish her all the best.

Anonymous said...

I know she can make such HAPPEN.

OlᵘwᵃDᵅᵐ!lᵒlᵃ said...

This is it..Good one..

Mich said...

Highly inspirational.
In this era where most girls are more concerned about the color of their shoe bottoms,the texture and quality of their weaves and the kinds of cell phones they use rises a pretty young lass(far younger than the half naked,picture taking,instagram bimbos out there) with a message of hope and liberation for the girl child.
Good luck with your course,Zuriel.

adeniyi opemipo said...

Thank you for making Nigeria proud!!!




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BUKOLA SAMUEL said...

Well, I'm not surprised. The gurl has had interviews with the likes of Oprah and even once interviewd Obama. This is just in relation to the various achievements this Little Nigerian Lady has gotten stacked up.

If you hearing about her for the 1st time, well give urself some more awe @ http://bukolasamuel.blogspot.com/2013/09/meet-zuriel-oduwole-10yr-old-nigerian.html?m=1

BLOGLORD said...

Correct! Brilliant outspoken girl!

#girl power!

Commendable!

concerned citizen said...

Beautiful.

Read More About 11year old Zuriel said...

This Little girl makes me elated whenevr I remind myself she's Nigerian, we're good people with a terrible govt. #thatsall. Nigerians would more than excel given an enabling atmosphere like the US or even Tanzania

Anonymous said...

That is great

Anonymous said...

This is turly inspiring

Anonymous said...

Lol @half naked picture taking bimbos

Anonymous said...

Thumbs up,she will go places.

Anonymous said...

Wat a pretty young lady....keep it up gal...gd luck

Miss Nomic

Mae said...

I'm inspired.. Very intelligent girl..

michael umeadi said...

This is great

Anonymous said...

U r jez so ryt Mich...as 4 me o...dere is nufin worthy of emulation in sum of our celebs in Nigeria's lifestyle...I only luk up 2 God nitemi O...God bless u Zuriel!

Gracie said...

Keep it Up Zuriel....Am inspired!

NoskyJay said...

good gal. keep up the good work. but i fear when i heard u r a Nigerian gal.no let senator kill ur dream in two year time.

Anonymous said...

Why I'm really inspired Zuriel's achievement, you forgot to mention d fact that Zuriel is an Nigerian American (more of an American), and while we celebrate her, we really have no claim dere. She's a product of the American system...let's fix our system so we can produce Zuriels that we can be proud of

Anonymous said...

Congratulations>>>>>>>>>>>>





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Anonymous said...

Nigerian babies b goin places
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Good job baby I say Well done to u.

wemimo adesemoye said...

Wow am inspired! Linda today is mi baiday wish me hapi baiday na..

ST. KIZITO BOUTIQUEZ said...

Way forward youngin

Anonymous said...

The Jonathans will not learn from these @all instead they will go & employs useful idiots like Doyin & Reuben that can only support them when wat they are doing is completely wrong. We need young advisers not old & retarded fools like Reno dat can't think straight

hilary obiorah said...

She used team up with Malala, they'd make quite a pair. The dynamic duo

esosandraUTD said...

Amazing news,this is what we need,individuals that wil make us pround.

pwitie B said...

Kudos little lady am inspired

Esther neji said...

Excellent. Wish her d best

oge franca said...

Lovely

Anonymous said...

Brilliant...Signed: 'bigdick' Ayodele Esq

Anonymous said...

Dats d spirit of an IGBO GAL.GOD BLESS U MORE

Lydia Valch said...

Congrats girl. I hereby tap into your blessing. My child will always be great. Amen.

Anonymous said...

Kudos Zuriel. @ a young age Ħ̀ε̅ have started impacting positevely on ppl's life. The sky Ȋ̝̊̅§ Ʊя̲̅ starting point. May God continue to c u thru I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ Ʊя̲̅ course.

Anonymous said...

Quite inspiring....VALENTINOLOGY

Anonymous said...

Congratz girl. Nigerians! We never value our own. Just sayin...D Curious1

Anonymous said...

Smbody should help me with slimming pills. I have 3 kids, adding everyday upon the little I eat. I can't do strenuous exercise cos I hav hip pro. Pls advise me on a pill to take cos ma hubby is no longer happy. Tanx in advance

pealie said...

Learn how to speak good english .

Anonymous said...

Soo true..besides, they're both campaigning for the same cause

Anonymous said...

Mumu, why do you always try to claim what isn't yours. Igbo ko, Igbo ni

Joy ekeogu said...

That's cool gurl,keep it up.
http://misanubini.blogspot.com/,check it out.

Anonymous said...

See dis moron o,ibo gal ko.mschewwww.ODUWOLE is a yoruba surname and FYI Zuriel is an english name,not ibo. #post o aunty linda# I need dis mgbeke to knw d gal isn't ibo.

Anonymous said...

Hv u heard of clean9? Its a slimming solution dt helps u lose up 2 9kg in two weeks.also take green tea for cleansing,and try skipping evry morning.gud luck!!

Anonymous said...

That's cool

Anonymous said...

That's cool

Anonymous said...

We Nigerian has good product bt we don't appreciate dem. Congratulation my girl.

Eugenia Ekeji said...

Congrats Darling.

Gabbizcenzo Metuna said...

Dis Zuriel of a gurl is jst there.She has been an inspiration/mentor to many(Nigerians et foreigners alike)..............
Go Zuriel

Gabbizcenzo Metuna said...

Dis Zuriel of a gurl is jst there.She has been an inspiration/mentor to many(Nigerians et foreigners alike)..............
Go Zuriel

Gabbizcenzo Metuna said...

Dis Zuriel of a gurl is jst there.She has been an inspiration/mentor to many(Nigerians et foreigners alike)..............
Go Zuriel

Anonymous said...

We have child ambassador all the time ur only jst knowing about this....when I was in high school one of my mates was an ambassador bt all the same its a good initiative...

Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm inspired. Well done kid. S

Anonymous said...

God hlp u dear,I sha go places in lyf nd my unborn children sha be grter dan me.Amen

Anonymous said...

bravo

Anonymous said...

Mail me on shapieme@yahoo.com. I can show u pictures and give u options. Pills/ tea. They worked for me. Can't leave my phone no here

Ovoko said...

@ Pealie....there is no grammatical error in Lamboody's comment.

"She's" can either mean she is or she has. You are just a lousy busybody!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @October 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM, well said! You took the words right out of my mouth. We have a tendency to claim the glories and good works of Nigerians who grew up in and live in Western societies that have systems that enabled these so-called Nigerians to succeed the way they have. Right here in Naija, we have brilliant, innovative youths wasting away because the systems that exist here seem designed by some wicked souls to frustrate the ambitions of such people. Zuriel, I am very proud of you. Nigerians, stop claiming her achievements and seriously strategise and take action that can enable Zuriel-like kids in Naija to make a difference too.

Anonymous said...

@pealie, he actually meant "she has made us proud" not "she is made us proud" you might assume becos of the apostrophe. So you shld be the one to learn good english.thank me later.
Chidinma.

Anonymous said...

See small gal dey make impact and changing her world and her aunties dey here dey TWERK and turn dogs for "double-leather bellied men"!

Anonymous said...

Heard of body by vi! Here's my email demiladeayomikun@yahoo.ca! Let's tlk

Anonymous said...

woww! this is so inspiring

Anonymous said...

woww! this is so inspiring

Anonymous said...

Is as if dis useless igbo person is visually impaired is oduwole an igbo name idiot mumu

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