Zuriel Oduwole is a 14-year-old filmmaker who has interviewed a number of world leaders.

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Zuriel Elise Oduwole is an American girl education advocate and film maker best known for her works on the advocacy for the education of girls in Africa. She is of Nigerian and Mauritian descent[1] Her advocacy has since made her the youngest person to be profiled by Forbes.[2] In November 2014, at age 12, Zuriel became the world's youngest filmmaker to have a self-produced and self-edited work after her film showed in two movie chains,[3][4] and then went on to screen in Ghana, England, South Africa, and Japan.[5][6][7]

Oduwole has met with 24 presidents and prime ministers in line with her education advocacy work. Some of these include the leaders of Jamaica, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Liberia, South Sudan, Malta, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Guyana and Namibia. She has also appeared in popular television stations including CNBC, Bloomberg TV, BBC and CNN.[4] In 2013, Oduwole was listed in the New African Magazine's list of "100 Most Influential People in Africa".[8]

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