Zuriel Oduwole directs first Hollywood project


Zuriel directing the documentary

IT is true that for more than a century, Africa’s best natural resources have found their way to Europe and America, under various circumstances, some positive, and others not.

These include mineral resources in Africa’s spoil, and human talent, who were nourished from food grown on Africa’s soil. Today, many Africans are distinguishing themselves in various fields in the new world of Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia.

One of such, who has made regional and global headlines throughout most of the last 20 months is 12-year-old Nigerian girl – Zuriel Oduwole.

She is the youngest person in the world to be featured in Forbes Magazine at age 10 in 2013, the youngest person to meet and interview more than 15 world leaders presidents and prime ministers), the youngest person in the world to be featured in ELLE Magazine’s Global 33 Women’s List, the youngest person to self-produce and show their film in commercial cinema chains, the only African to make Business Insiders Global Powerful 100 list, the youngest person to address more than 23,000 children in nine countries on Education issues, the youngest business and feature guest on CNBC, CNN African Voices, BBC Africa and Bloomberg TV, and now comes a new one.

Zuriel has now made her film directorial debut in Hollywood, calling the shots for a project shot in the Disney Studios in California.

At 12, she is the youngest African to accomplish this. She then went on to direct a new Girls Confidence documentary for Procter & Gamble’s Always brand, in New York a few days ago.

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