Welcome to another edition of Diaspora Quarterly. We are so excited to feature the Otedola sisters, daughters of Nigeria’s Oil magnate and one of the richest men in the country, Mr. Femi Otedola. Ife Otedola, popularly called DJ Cuppy, delved surprisingly into a male dominated world of DJing. Did she get any discrimination as a woman? Did being an Otedola help in anyway? We’ll find out in her interview with Diaspora Quarterly. Down to earth, humble, polite and very focused, Ife lives up to the mantra of nothing big comes from those who think small. Her sister, Temi, is also daring to be different in the world of fashion. With a passion for fashion and setting up a fashion blog which is already making waves, Temi is set to conquer that world. Presently studying History and Art at the University College, London, Temi, like her sister DJ Cuppy, is one young lady to watch out for.
We also have features of amazing Nigerian youths and achievers, from the Ikhianosime teen brothers who created an incredible web browser, to Dr Samuel Achilefu who invented the cancer goggles described as a feat of impressible excellence, to Osame, a 22 year old who was the first Nigerian student to earn a First Class degree at the University of Reading, to Onoriode Reginald Aziza, who has earned three first class degrees. Join us as we celebrate the achievements of Nigerians in the Diaspora.
Stories of Nigerians who decided it was time to return and did, like Dr. Chito Nwana, a consultant gynecologist, who is the focus in our star interview in this edition, and Dr. Bunmi Ode and many others, are worth reading and learning from. Of course our regular columnists will thrill you, as will our features on fashion, arts and fitness. And as we await the New Year, may it bring us all countless blessings and renewed hope and positive changes for our country