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Young Nigerian Lady graduates from Harvard University as a Lawyer, celebrates achievement

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Young Nigerian Lady graduates from Harvard University as a Lawyer, celebrates achievement
Young Nigerian Lady graduates from Harvard University as a Lawyer, celebrates achievement

Nigerian Chinyere Amanze has made her country proud after graduating from the prestigious Harvard Law School, United States. On her graduation day, she was honored to meet the first-ever black female US Supreme Court Judge, Ketanji Brown Jackson, who broke a 233-year-old record.

Chinyere marked her achievement on her Linkedin page, noting that she was inspired meeting the Judge. She wrote, “I had the pleasure of graduating Cum Laude from Harvard Law School and meeting a fellow HLS alumna who is also the first Black Woman to sit on the Supreme Court. A little graduation magic and a lot of graduation inspiration.”

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Chinyere’s educational background includes attending The Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Maryland for elementary and high school. She went on to obtain a Bachelor of Art in International Comparative Studies and Markets and Management from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, she proceeded to Harvard Law School to earn her Doctor of Law (JD).

Speaking of her future prospects, Chinyere said, “I could not be more excited about my future as an attorney.”

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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.