Articles by Zuriel Oduwole
Here in America, when you see or hear the word COP, the first thing that word conjures is a police officer or some form of Law Enforcement person. He or she is probably keeping
24 Nov 2020
One January afternoon in 2012, I as a nine-year-old girl, accompanied by my parents and younger siblings were ushered into a large but very modest waiting room in Ridge – Accra. I was nervous, not because it was Ghana, or that the heat was sweltering. Rather, it was the very first time I was going…
17 Jun 2019
If you are a sports fan, perhaps like many around the world, you would be glued to your TV today, watching the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
27 May 2019
I am in Jamaica, as a guest of the government here, and also for some of my projects in girls’ education. Like many other countries in parts of Africa, they have some social challenges - teenage pregnancy, poverty, some crime etc. I had to say these things, because these are real, and it’s what I have seen. But if I were a news reporter, that's what all my story would be about. But I'm not a news reporter. I am a girl, a filmmaker, an education advocate, a youth, and I say things as I see them.
15 Apr 2019
This is strictly for adults. It really is, and I would like to start by asking this simple question, and that is “why is the 52% not enough to convince people to change”.
18 Mar 2019
I am in New York, where the United Nations 63rd annual CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) event is taking place till March 22nd, 2019. The UN Secretary General has already spoken to open the event, and there are people they called ‘High Level Delegates’, dashing madly from one hall or meeting, to another.…
18 Feb 2019
What about Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, who helped as Nigeria’s Finance Minister, to reduce the country’s external debt, I met her last September at the UN, she’s really smart.
24 Dec 2018
When I was either 5, 6 or about 7 years old, my parents always said if you were among a few friends and one of them suggested...
19 Nov 2018
This is going to be a very interesting one for me this time, because what I saw last week in Egypt made it all real for me. It was a cool thing to see. First off, I have to agree with everyone who has said it is tough being a leader, because if you are even an excellent...
22 Oct 2018
On September 23rd last month at the 92nd and Y theater in New York, there was already a crowd outside lining up to get in as early as 8AM. It was the first day of the 73rd UN General Assembly side events, and if you thought there was a long human traffic line to get…
17 Sep 2018
But I have a serious question, and this is it: “What Did Africa Do?” In the last three years, I have had the opportunity to visit some parts of Abuja and Lagos, for some of my Girls Education projects, but more recently, to speak to kids about the power of media,....
18 Jun 2018
I have heard of the word Commonwealth before, but right now, it has a new and seriously cool meaning because of my dad. We left our hotel in Lagos last month back to my project site, and he asked the gentleman driving us to pull over because he needed to get more phone cards. I…