17-year-old Nigerian, Damilola Adekeye, accepted into 19 of the world’s top universities

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Oludamilola Oluwadara Adekeye has been accepted by 19 of the 20 top-tier universities she sent admission applications.

The 17-year-old prodigy is a student at Brighton College, Abu Dhabi.

Some of the universities she was accepted into are Columbia, McGill, Berkeley, Yale, Stanford, and London School of Economics.

Dami, as she is called, says she is very involved in music at her secondary school.

“I’m 17 years old and I’m a student at Brighton College Abu Dhabi. I was recently accepted into 19 out of the 20 colleges I applied to,” she said.

Dami says she’s still “undecided” about her course of study but she is leaning towards international relations and economics.

“I’m very involved in music at my high school. I’m in three musical groups and I started a fourth,” she said on CNN.

“I’m still undecided but I might double major in international relations and economics.”

Adekeye joins the long list of Nigerian-born teenagers who have been accepted into Ivy League schools.


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