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Reading: Nigerian Lady whose mother was abandoned after father’s death wins Mastercard scholarship to UK, bags Masters degree
Reading: Nigerian Lady whose mother was abandoned after father’s death wins Mastercard scholarship to UK, bags Masters degree

Nigerian Lady whose mother was abandoned after father’s death wins Mastercard scholarship to UK, bags Masters degree

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A young Nigerian Lady identified Solace Ojotule has bagged a Master’s degree in Africa and International Development from the University of Edinburgh, UK.


According to Solace, she narrated that herself and her mother had to undergo tough times after their were neglected by her paternal family immediately after the death of her father.


The young and vibrant lady took to her LinkedIn account to narrate that her father died when she was at the age of 4.

Her paternal family seized all her father’s properties because her mother didn’t give birth to any male child to inherit the properties.

Her mother bared 5 female children.


“The girls were abandoned with their mother after all properties have been seized by paternal relations. Then the real struggle began for us as kids and for our mother who was now both the father and mother. All hopes went down the drain and it looked like there was no future for me. Life ended before it began in the real sense,” she wrote.


Her mother struggled to pay for their fees throughout her primary education, she recalled that she was unable to proceed to High School due to funding and would hawk when her colleagues are going to school.


Solace Ojutale later won the Mastercard Scholarship, which granted her the opportunity to study at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom.

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.
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