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Zuriel Oduwole Speaks Alongside Bill Gates & Ndaba Mandela in Paris 



Nigerian girl-child education advocate and filmmaker Zuriel Oduwole spoke alongside Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Ndaba Mandela at an event organised by one of France’s largest social development NGO’s Printemps Solidaire.

The event brought more than 500,000 youths to the Champs Elysees, in celebrating the power of youths in changing the perception of social issues across the globe.

Zuriel shared her experiences as head of Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up (DUSUSU) Foundation. She spoke about balancing being a youth, with her interests such as Girl Education advocacy and Filmmaking. Ndaba Mandela, the Grandson of the South African icon Nelson Mandela and head of Africa Rising Foundation, spoke about the importance of a good Legacy, having come from one himself – Mandela.

Melinda Gates commended Zuriel for finding her passion early, and working to make a difference in the lives of girls across the globe. Zuriel shared her idea of building an e-school platform for girls in the rural parts of Africa.

Zuriel Oduwole in a chat with Melinda Gates

Zuriel Oduwole in a chat with Melinda Gates

L-R: Zuriel Oduwole, Bill Gates and Ndaba Mandela

L-R: Zuriel Oduwole, Bill Gates and Ndaba Mandela


  1. Anne

    April 24, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Ok. This one did not commit in South Africa. This is to show us that human beings are human beings irrespective of their nationalities. Many Nigerians are still doing us proud.

  2. Van

    April 25, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Mandela’s shirt is fire!

    Anyone know where to grab something like that.

  3. Tokstarr the Fakestarr

    April 25, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    This Zuriel babe is just a little irritant

    can she just get a minute to LIVE.

    Watched her interview with her pushy dad on youtube via the Nike Oshinowo show…

    when she decides to rebel,the world would not contain her madness

    • Ijeoma

      April 25, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      There’s absolutely no reason why you should come for a 15 year-old girl in this manner. She is doing an amazing job advocating for the education for girls in Africa; a lot more than the average adult is doing regarding this very serious issue. Tuck in your ignorance and celebrate a job well done.

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