10-Year-Old Nigerian-American Girl Becomes Youngest Person Interviewed By Forbes
Zuriel Elise Oduwole, a 10-year-old Nigerian-American girl is taking the World by storm as the youngest person to be interview by Forbes Magazine. Forbes Africa, specifically, featured Oduwole who is an award winning documentary film maker, orator and writer in their August 2013 edition.
Despite her young age, Oduwole has been dubbed “the next Oprah Winfrey” due to her experience interviewing business and world leaders. Her most notable interviews have been with the Presidents of Tanzania, Mauritius, and of Malawi; and Serena and Venus Williams during their world press conference in Nigeria, in which she received a standing ovation for the thought-provoking questions she asked the tennis superstars.
Besides getting her hustle on, Zuriel is known for her big heart which comes as no surprise since her her name means God is my rock. Zuriel is not afraid to share her success; She believes if she can walk a mile, her female peers can walk a mile and a half . The purpose of Zuriel’s media business is to help re-brand Africa’s image through exposing positive news that is happening throughout the continent. Revamping education development for girls in Africa is another important goal for Oduwole.
As far as her own career plans, Oduwole would like to become an Olympic athlete next. In an interview with TV 360 Nigeria she stated she would like to retire at the age of 19! You go girl!
Check out the rest of Zuriel’s interview below.