- Teenage filmmaker of Nigerian descent, Zuriel Oduwole, has been honoured in the United States
- The young girl was featured alongside 27 other people for Black History Month in Beverly Hills, California
- Social media users flooded her comment section with congratulatory messages after she made the disclosure on Facebook
Nigerian teenage filmmaker Zuriel Oduwole was one of the 28 people that got featured for Black History Month in Beverly Hills, California, United States.
According to the 18-year-old girl who took to her Facebook page to make the disclosure, she does not live in Beverly Hills but was chosen because of her contribution to the empowerment of the girlchild.
In her words:
"I dont even live in that city. But they count my helping end girl marriage in Mozambique, teaching unemployed women in Africa film making, and inspiring American girls as some reasons they chose me.
"Truthfully, every day is indeed #Blackhistorymonth as there are not enough days in the year to celebrate our rich American history and #Blackhistorymonth2021."
Social media users flooded the comment section of her post to congratulate her.
Dianne Baskin wrote:
"Congratulations young lady. Black excellence at it's finest!"
Chris Ilozue commented:
"Congrats dear, will always be proud of you.."
Henry Bedeley said:
"Congratulations Zuriel, the whole black race is proud of you."
In a similar news, the year 2021 is seeing Nigerians record outstanding achievements and also getting recognised for those feats. The latest Nigerian to be in this mix is Joel Ele-Ojo Adams.
Joel, on Thursday, February 11, received from the Queen of England one of the highly respected and prestigious honours in United Kingdom for his amazing contributions and research work that have come in handy for the UK military.
The young man, according to Niger Delta Connect, graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Niger Delta University, Bayelsa state.
Tunde Ososanya, a Legit.ng editor, is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He's passionate about what he does and finds fulfillment in informing the people. Ososanya is the author of Later Tonight: a Collection of Short Stories.
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