As we all know that a girl child is as important as a male child in today’s world, we celebrate the International Girl Child Day.
Wednesday, 11th of October, 2018 is known all around the world as International Day of the Girl. It’s a day created by the United Nations in 2012 to highlight the challenges girls face around the world.
According to the United Nations, the day promotes the “empowerment” of roughly 1.1 billion young girls currently living in the world.
In a bid to partake in this day, we have carefully highlighted Nigerian teenage girls putting our beloved country on the world map today.
Check them out!
Tomisin Ogunnubi is a 14-year-old student of Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, Lagos. She made the news in 2016 for developing a mobile tracking application called ‘My Locator’ . The App was recognized by Google and can be found on the Google Play Store.
The App. which is able to tell one’s location makes transportation easy by showing directions and time needed to get to another location. It also comes with a special feature that makes it easy for people in distress to dial the Lagos state emergency number 767.
2.Ify Egypt Ufele
13-year-old Egypt Ify Ufele is a Nigerian American Fashion Designer that proves that you can turn your insecurities to a success story. She responded to bully by creating her own fashion line called the ‘Chubii Line’.
She has been featured by various news outlets and her clothing has been exhibited in New York Fashion Week. Ify Ufele is now an International Anti-Bullying Advocate and an inspiration to many.
Impressive Georgia Oboh who is just 17-year-old made history recently when she became the first Nigerian to feature in the Ladies European Tour (LET), which teed off at the prestigious Dar es Salaam Blue Course in Rabat, Morocco.
Oboh, who started playing golf when she was 6 years old, is already one of the most highly rated female golfers out of Africa.
Oboh is one of the 17 Nigeria’s flag bearers to the global multi-sporting events following a wild-card awarded to her to compete at the games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The wild-card was made possible following the concerted efforts by the Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) and the Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC).
In just 2018, Oboh has featured in five professional events, including the LPGA Nigeria, where she came second, the LET Access series in France and Switzerland, as well as the 2018 Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco.
4.Teenage Girls At The World’s Technovation Challenge
The girl group who have now become Africa’s Golden Girls is made up of five brilliant girls which include Promise Nnalue, Jessica Osita, Nwabuaku Ossai, Adaeze Onuigbo and Vivian Okoye.
The Nigerian team, led by Uchenna Onwuamaegbu Ugwu defeated representatives of other technology giants including the USA, Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and China to clinch the gold medal.
Emmanuella, born July 6, 2010 is a young comedian making waves all around the globe. At just 6 years old, her videos on You Tube got as high as 8 million views. She gained a lot of fame on the Internet after her debut appearance in the comedy skit, “My Real Face” by Mark Angel Comedy.
She has hosted comedy shows along side top rated Nigerian comedians like Basketmouth and Bovi. She is also a recipient of a number of awards among which is the G Influence Niger Delta Special Talent Award.
Esther Okade is a Nigerian-British born Math whiz-kid who stands out among her peers as she is one of the very few 13- year-old’s that is already a university undergraduate.
According to CNN, this talented 13-year-old enrolled at the Open University when she was just 10-year-old, a UK-based distance learning college, in January. She is already top of the class, as she recently scored 100% in a recent exam.
This outstanding youngster planned on finishing the course in two years and afterwards, going to do her PhD in financial maths when she is 13.
Amarachi Uyanne born July 17, 2004 popularly known by her stage name Amarachi, is a Nigerian child singer, dancer and violinist. She is best known for winning the maiden edition of Nigeria’s Got Talent.
She successfully debuted in the music industry with the chart-bursting single “Amarachi Dance” in 2013. Amarachi is now 14-year-old and she’s still making waves around the world.
Zuriel Elise Oduwole, born in 2002 is a girl education advocate and film maker best known for her works on the advocacy for the education of girls in Africa. Her advocacy has since made her the youngest person to be profiled by Forbes.
The 16-year-old girl is also the world’s youngest filmmaker to have a self-produced and self-edited work after her film showed in two movie chains, and then went on to screen in Ghana, England, South Africa, and Japan. She has met with over 24 Presidents and Prime Ministers in line with her education advocacy work.
Emmanuella, a 9-year-old girl and grade five pupil of Skycrest School Lagos, has already established herself in Information and Communication Technology as she showcased the website and a mobile app she designed on Friday, July 20, 2018.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oziofu, who is passionate about ICT has diploma certificates in Desktop Publishing, Advance Excel, Adobe Page Maker, Advance PowerPoint and Corel Draw.
Kambinachi Kanu, who is 10 years old emerged as the winner of the 2018 edition of Ericsson’s ‘Girls Who Innovate’ competition under the 9-12-year-old category.
She received a job shadow day with an Ericsson technical employee, an Ericsson blog/social media feature, and a 1,000 EUR star prize. Aside Kambinachi, there was also another African, a Ghanaian in the 16-18 years category that made it to the finals and was a part of the 6 regional winners chosen.