Happy Childrens Day from ZODML! We join you to celebrate children all over the world. Nigerians are known all over the world to stand out in education and today, we showcase our talented kids.
1. Peter and Paula Imafidon: Sixteen year-old twins, Peter and Paula Imafidon, are Nigerian children Nicknamed “the Wonder Twins,” Based in London, Peter and Paula are Great Britain’s current highest achievers. At 9-years-old they made history as the youngest children in British history to attend high school and the youngest to ever pass the University of Cambridge’s advanced mathematics exam after participating in the Excellence in Education program. The twins joined the ranks of their gifted siblings, Anne-Marie, Christina and Samantha Imafidon who also hold world breaking records in academics.
2. Esther Okade: If you haven’t heard of Esther, you will see her as just an 11 year old girl in love with cartoon characters like Elsa in Frozen. But she is actually a maths guru with special love for algebra. At the age of 6, she sat for her first high school qualification exam usually meant for 16 year olds and made a C. She attempted it again the next session at the age of 7, and made an A. Her mum, recounts that from the age of four, Esther began to show signs of the intense fascination that calculations would hold for her. Presently, she is writing a book called ‘Yummy Yummy Algebra’ to help other children with maths.
3. Akorede Odukale, populary known as Koredesax, is a saxophonist and drummer . He was the winner of Nigeria’s Got Talent, Season 2. Akorede says he draws his inspiration from Nigerian Music icon, Lagbaja. His dream came true when he got to perform at Lagbaja’s annual concert held at the General Hospital, Ikeja.
4. Chimelum Tasi- Amadi: A 13-years old Nigerian set a new academic record after writing the Cambridge Checkpoint Examination. According to a statement from the teenager's school, the City of Knowledge Academy Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, his academic feat has landed him a spot at Phillips Academy Exeter USA- a world renowned Prep School that prepares students almost exclusively for the IVY League Universities in the USA. His academic performance was not totally a surprise as he had earlier dazzled keen watchers of educational terrain with award-winning performances at both the American Mathematical Competition and the Cowbell Mathematics Competition.
5. Joan Jeremy is 9 years old talented violin player . Not only does she play the violin well, but she also composes her own symphonies. The talented young girl started playing in her home state, Delta when she was 7 and in less than 2 years, she came to national attention with her performance. Joan has shared stage with A list entertainers like AY, Akpororo, Harrysong, Uti and a long list of others. She has also performed for the governor of Delta state and other top dignitaries across the country on various occasions.
6. Amarachi Uyanne is a Nigerian born dancer and violinist who became a household name and the youngest millionaire after winning Nigeria’s Got Talent in 2012. She attended South Point Primary School in Benin and successfully made her debute in the music industry with the chart-busting single “Amarachi Dance” in 2013.
7. Eveshorhema Samuel Alli and Ibukunoluwa Oladeinde developed a cure for Halitosis or bad breath. They carried out research on African walnut (Coula edulis), a member of the tree nut family common in Nigeria. At the end, they discovered that apart from its cancer-fighting properties, it contains rare antioxidants that are beneficial for the heart and circulatory system, weight control, reproductive health in men, brain health, diabetes, and cures bad breath. They proudly represented Nigeria at the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, California, USA. Their project won a Life Science Award of $1,000 in the Medicine and Health Science category, courtesy, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.
8. Tudor- Mendel Idowu: In 2014, 8 year old Tudor Mendel-Idowu and his sister 11 year old Hazelle Mendel-Idowu were the only Nigerians to take part in the Child Genius of the Year 2014 in the UK.. 20 highly gifted youngsters between 7-12 faced two grueling rounds: Logic and Reasoning and Memory Recall – where they had just one hour to commit 104 randomly shuffled playing cards to memory. Hazel Mendel-Idowu was out of the competition in the second round, but Tudor Mendel-Idowu scaled through to the final stage on Sunday August 10th and made it up to 2nd position. In 2015, he won the EuroTalk Junior Language Challenge on his third attempt.
9. Chioma Delia Innoma: Chioma who is living in Germany, loves painting and drawing. Within a very short time, she has produced a large number of beautiful collection of artwork. With proper guidance and motivation, Chioma is destined to become one of the most successful artists in Germany and Nigeria. Her mother, Delia Innoma, the editor of Diamond Celebrities, has no doubts about it. “Chioma will soon make it to the Guinness Book of Records,” she said.