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Photogist: Nigerian Teenager Meets With U.S Secretary Of State

Zuriel Elise Oduwole, a 14 year old Nigerian-American girl has met with the U.S secretary of state, John Kerry. She is known for being the youngest film maker in the world as well as for her advocacy for the education of the girl child in Africa of which she has met 23 presidents and prime ministers so far. Part of her many achievements at that young age is having a self produced and a self edited documentary which has been shown in two movie chains. born to a Nigerian father and a Mauritian mother, Zuriel is one of the Nigerians in diaspora that has made Nigeria proud. The excited lass posted pictures of her meeting and captioned a thankful message. In her words:

"Met John Kerry - US Secretary of State. Happy New year to you all and hope you had a Merry and Safe Christmas. I am just so very, very thankful to the LORD for where he is taking me and what he wants to do in the lives of the youth of this world today. I just met with the US Secretary of State, John Kerry in his office in Washington DC. Some of you might think so, you've already met 23 World Leaders and recently spoke at the UN. This is very different. Secretary Kerry's decisions affects the whole worlds foreign and economic policy. And next to President Obama, he is the most visible member of the US Government leadership. The whole world knows who he is. What's so cool is we talked about Girls Education, and all the State Department has done the last 4 years on this serious topic. Like me, he believes if all people in a society are included, especially Girls and Women, then that society does much better. I believe that so much. That's another reason I am teaching young children some basic film making skills, so they can add to their society's development. We all can do something very small, to empower others, or encourage others. I truly believe so"

See pictures of the meeting below:


Zuriel Oduwole, John Kerry, U.S Secretary of State






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