Meet 14-Yr-Old Zuriel Oduwole, Most Influential Nigerian Who Interviews World Leaders 


This 14-year-old American born Nigerian girl, Zuriel Elise Oduwole is known as an education advocate and film maker who constantly fights for the rights of African girls to education.

In 2014, 12-year-old Oduwole reportedly became the world’s youngest filmmaker to have a self-produced, self-edited work after her documentary, A Promising Africa, was screened in over 5 countries. On April 21, same year, she was listed as the most Powerful teen in the world by New York Business Insider in their listing of “World’s Most Powerful Person at Every Age.”

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Besides her education advocacy which has granded her honours to meet and interact with more than 20 presidents – of Jamaica, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Liberia, South Sudan, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Guyana and Namibia, as well as prime ministers, Zuriel was listed in 2015 Elle magazine as one of the “33 Women Who Changed The World.”

Zuriel Oduwole with Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and other officials.


Zuriel at 10 years old speaking with South Sudan’s President

According to the documentary of the 14-year-old on Wikipedia, Oduwole was bestowed with an honorary ambassador title in Tanzania by Salma Kikwete, in October 2013, and a computer lab in one of the country’s schools was named after her.

Young Zuriel Oduwole met with her 23rd World Leader, the President of Malta, Her Excellency Mary Louise Preca, in October 25,  to share her ideas on building a network of female world leaders to tackle the issue of “out of school children”, especially Girls, around the world. Below is her Instagram post about the meeting.

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The young achiever is obviously headed in the right path towards becoming a noble laureate with all the accolade and amazing work she has engaged in.