Somkele’s success story reaffirms the veracity in the popular catch-them-young phrase. Famous for her roles in Dreamwalker (2012), 93 Days (2016), The Wedding Party (2016), The Arbitration (2016), the TV series Gidi Up (2013), she has made a good name and career for herself in the Nigerian movie industry.
Salihu, one of Nigeria’s youngest Ph.D. holders, graduated with a first-class honours degree in information technology from the Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus. He had his master’s and Ph.D. at age 25, making him the youngest Ph.D. holder in northern Nigeria.
Aderenle Sonariwo’s story is one of courage to pursue one’s passion without the fear of failure. Her passion and love for art was the driving force behind her quitting a well-paid job as an auditor with one of the world’s best accounting firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), in a clime where people hardly leave their paid jobs.
For Osunkojo, a dancer, teenage actress and playwright, venturing into TV/film writing, producing and directing marked a major positive turn around in her career as she has morphed into a reputable multi-award winning TV/film producer.
Bidemi’s her foray in the Nigerian PR industry started with running PR campaigns for small fashion brands after she graduated from law school. In spite of her little beginning and challenges she faced as a young entrepreneur, she has morphed into a reputable public relations executive and social entrepreneur through her impeccable service delivery and cutting edge innovative ideas.
Nigerian-American multimedia journalist, Chika Oduah, sure isn’t your regular pen pusher. Far from it. With her work in television news production and as a writer and photographer, she has continued to tell and preserve the African narrative.
That this young man won the 2016 Future Awards in Education may not be a big surprise. With a first-class degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Lagos, he is sure not a stranger to laurels. It’s, however, instructive that he decided to channel his knowledge to education, therefore portraying a desire to secure a stable future for other young people in the country.
How far can one ever go with making up faces and fixing hairstyles? Well, very far if you were Theodora Mogo. For every young person out there who has ever believed in not just dreaming about also chasing the dream, as well acquiring the relevant skills to make the dreams come true, Mogo’s story will continue to inspire.
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