17-year-old Nigerian girl gets admission into 19 world’s leading universities

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17-year-old Nigerian girl gets admission into 19 world’s leading universities

By: Onifade Bello A.

Oludamilola Oluwadara Adekeye, a 17-year-old Nigerian girl has been granted admission to study in nineteen leading universities in the world.

A student of Brighton College Abu Dhabi, Oluwadamilola got admission into Yale, Stanford,  McGill, Berkley, Columbia, London School of Economics, among other world’s top universities.

Dami as she is fondly called stated that she is yet to decide which course to study in tertiary institution; although she may opt for International Relations and Economics.

Oluwadamilola said, “I am 17 years old and I’m a student of Brighton College Abu Dhabi. I was recently accepted into 19 out of the 20 colleges I applied to. I’m still undecided but I might double major in International Relations and Economics.”

Despite her involvement in music in her school, her consideration seems to be exposure in global relations and how economies work. “I’m very involved in music at my high school. I’m in three musical groups and I started a fourth,” she said.

With this new feat, Oluwadamilola has joined Nigerian-born teenagers who have been accepted into Ivy League schools. Others who have attained similar feat in recent time include Ifeoma White-Thorpe, Nina Uzoigwe and Jude Okonkwo.

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