- Nigerian girl based in the United States is set to resume to the university at the age of 14
- The 14-year-old is a talented and brilliant Nigerian who has achieved her dreams at a very young age
- Fifehanmi Bodunrin is a martial arts expert who wants to become a pilot when she is older
A hardworking Nigerian girl who is living with her family in the United States has made the country proud as she graduates from secondary school at 14. The teenager is set to resume into university in September this year.
In an interview with NBCDFW, the teenager talked about her love for books, martial arts and her dreams of becoming a pilot.
The 14-year-old Fifehanmi Bodunrin, who is set to start her education at a prestigious university in September, revealed that she read 500 books one summer when she was only 5 years old.
She said: "One summer, there was this thing at the library to read books and I read 500 books."
According to her, reading is like being in another world entirely. She said: "Once you start reading, if you're really invested in a book, then it's like you're not even there anymore like you're inside the book, you can imagine it in your head. I really like it."
The young girl also revealed that her love for martial arts started when she watched Kung Fu Panda. Fifehanmi, who is a third-degree black belt in karate, noted that martial arts taught her focus.
She said: "I watched Kung Fu Panda, and I was like this is for me, this is who I want to be. It's honestly just for you to know that you've done something, you've worked hard on something and now these are the results."
Fifehanmi is the oldest of her parents' children, Bankole and Bawo Bodunrin. Her mother Bawo revealed that Fifehanmi has always been focused. She said: "Even as a baby when you read those books to her she was all like laser-focused."
The young girl credited karate for teaching her determination and discipline, which gave her the courage to be part of the United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol.
In the interview, the 14-year-old talked about her plans to become a pilot. She said: "Honestly I don't really know what the future holds, but I know that being a pilot is my main goal right now."
"There's this thing called sleep, I really like sleeping, and you think it's like, 'oh I like sleeping,' no, no, no, like sleeping is a hobby, sleeping is an activity for me."
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh gathered the report of a 66-year-old grandpa who did not give up on education and proved that it can never be too late to get one. In some photos that surfaced on the internet, the age man was spotted in his Junior Secondary School (JSS) uniform as he posed for the camera within the school premises.
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