The dreams of children are valid and hence must be nurtured.
In recent times, Nigerian children at a tender age have risen above the norm and shown that they can follow their dreams despite the obstacles.
Below are the 8 talented Nigerian children making us proud.
1. Emmanuella Samuel
Emmanuella, born July 6, 2010 is an actress and comedian making waves all around the globe. At just 6 years old, her videos on Youtube get as high as 8 million views. She gained a lot of fame online 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.
2. DJ Young Money
Super-kid DJ and Youngest DJ in West Africa, 10-year-old DJ Young Money signed a multi-million naira deal with K-Nation Entertainment, as the in house DJ of the Label.
The kid DJ who was official Disk Jockey at Tinubu’s Birthday earlier this month, has gotten accolades from Governor Ambode who tagged him as the future of African Entertainment.
3. Amarachi Uyanne
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.
Ozzy Bosco born January 7, 2007 is the Wonderkid who rose to fame after winning the season 7 of the Nigerian Kids Got Talent award. The 10-Year-Old since then, recorded songs with the likes of Olamide, Flavour and Terry G.
He is the youngest African entertainer to be signed Brand Ambassador by the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and Tigo Milk (CWAY Food & Beverages).
5. Ify Ufele
Ify Ufele also known as Egypt was born on May 3, 2005 started her own plus size clothing line for kids after being bullied about her size. She made plus size clothes debut at New York Fashion Week in 2016. The Nigerian-American made the Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21 List in 2016.
6. MaryLove Edwards
Marylove Edwards, born March 18,2005 who started playing tennis at age 4 won 2015 U-14 CBN Junior Tennis Championship and the NNPC Junior Tennis Masters. She just made History by ranking No.4 in the in the latest women singles tennis ranking just released by the Nigerian Tennis Federation (NTF).
7. Esther Okade
Esther Okade is a Nigerian-British born Math whiz-kid who stands out among her peers as she is one of the very few 10- year old’s that is already a university undergraduate.
According to CNN, this talented 10-year-old enrolled at the Open University, a UK-based distance learning college, in January and she is already top of the class, as she recently scored 100% in a recent exam. This outstanding youngster plans on finishing the course in two years and afterwards, going to do her PhD in financial maths when she is 13.
8. Zuriel Oduwole
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. Zuriel 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.
Oduwole has met with over 24 Presidents and Prime Ministers in line with her education advocacy work.