Zuriel Oduwole from Nigeria is one of the youngest filmakers in the world today. At the age of 15, she has already interviewed 24 heads of state and government during which she tries to convince them about the need to invest in the Education of girls.
“I have spoken to presidents and prime ministers, about making policies to ensure that girls go to school so that they don’t get married at a very young age like 12 or 13 which happens in some countries. So I have spoken to presidents mostly in the African continent like Nigeria, Tanzania, South Sudan, Kenya, Liberia and also some here in Europe as well like Croatia and Malta.” Oduwole said.
General observation and statistics indicate that African girls are less likely than boys to enroll and remain in schools.
Oduwole’s dream up , speak up and stand up initiative has been helpful in empowering young girls and rebranding the image of Africa.