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5 Things to Know About 15-year old Faith Odunsi, the Global Open Mathematics Tournament Champion



If you watched Faith Odunsi‘s Cowbellpedia episode, you’ll be pleased to know that she just proved herself again.

The young mathematics star recently won the Global Open Mathematics Tournament, against participants from across the world, taking home the $1,000 prize money.

Sharing her experience, Faith had a conversation with Punch and here are 5 things we noted from the interview:

Her background

Faith is a 15-year-old SS3 student from Ijebu in Ogun State who attends Ambassadors Schools, Ota, where she was made an ambassador.

Mathematics and Information and Communications Technology are her favourite subjects.

According to her, she got her mathematical skills from her father who is a medical doctor while her mother is a businesswoman. Her parents are supportive during her competitions, offering advice and reading tips and they are very proud of her accomplishments.

She won the competition with a margin of 30 points

The first stage and second stages of the competition were computer-based tests and Faith scored 66 marks each in both stages. The quarter and semi-finals were on Microsoft Teams where the first to put in the correct answers got 10 points.

Although Faith entered a tiebreaker in the third round, at the end of the fourth round, Faith won the competition with 40 points while the first runner up had 10 points.

She set a new record in the Cowbellpedia Mathematics Competition in 2018 

Faith first won the hearts of many in 2018 when she set a record in the Cowbellpedia Mathematics Competition by answering 19 questions in 60 seconds.

Watch below: (From the 20:42 mark):

She wants to study computer engineering

With no particular school in mind, Faith would like to study Computer Engineering outside Nigeria “because the facilities are better abroad and the experience is better. I don’t think I will be limited in Nigeria; I just think the opportunities will be better abroad.”

Other competitions she participated in

Faith has also participated in several other competitions including the national Olympiad which she has been doing since she was in JSS2 and was made the Queen of Mathematics from JSS3 to SS2. She has also taken part in the South African Mathematics Olympiad where she received medals, Kangourou Sans Frontieres, American Mathematics Competition and Pan-African mathematics Olympiad where she also received a silver medal.

Congratulations Faith! We are definitely rooting for you❤


  1. Vivian

    March 12, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    You go, girl. So so proud of you ?????

  2. Irene

    March 30, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    My Dearest Faith, you have clearly found your greatest gift, your essence, your power. Let NO ONE rain on your parade. Go out into the Universe and conquer, soar and enjoy all that the Universe has to offer you. You are BLESSED, You are ROYALTY, You are DIVINE!!! LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE!!!
    One Love, Peace and Guidance little sister Goddess!!!

  3. Hamdallat

    April 5, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Well-done,I hope to be like you someday.

  4. Olusegun Oni

    May 27, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Congratulations to Faith and her parents. My advice to Faith’s parents is to take the girl away ASAP from Abuja. Nigeria is no longer safe for patriotic and brilliant people

  5. Favour

    June 23, 2021 at 1:39 am

    I hope to be like you some day More knowledge, wisdom and understanding

  6. Ageba hemense

    August 27, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    dear faith, you did well, but I encourage you not to be distracted and above all, submit yourlife to Jesus, for God is deliberate to reveal himself to you, don’t be afraid.

  7. Stephen

    October 7, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Wooow Am really proud of you, Am impress also I wish to be like you one day ?

  8. Fatimoju Adekunle

    October 22, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Sis. Faith,its a big opportunity for you to be where you are,don’t misuse it. I pray the Lord Almighty give you the ability to remain on top.

  9. Nancy patnelli

    April 12, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    I thank God for your life, you are amazing. Receive all the blessings the Lord have for you. Congratulations ??

  10. ASP. Isong

    May 4, 2022 at 8:27 am

    Well done, little queen,
    i no is not your doing and not your grace,, but God grace,,,
    all i will tell u is to put God first in everything anywhere you mind found your self,,
    Nigeria,, are pound of you,
    congratulation miss Faith…

  11. Israel

    August 22, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Congratulations faith! You are a winner and I look forward to hearing from you like other great female Nigerians like okonjo iweala, kemi adeosun, Tobi amusan , and ese brume.

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