Statues of top African scholar and 9 others erected in New York; photos drop

Statues of top African scholar and 9 others erected in New York; photos drop

- Some women have been honoured with statues erected in New York in the United States of America

- The list of honourees include media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, actresses Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett and Zimbabwean scholar, Terarai Trent

- According to reports, Trent, who is now 54 years old, taught herself how to read and write

YEN.com.gh is in possession of photos of women who have been honoured with statues in New York, United States of America (USA).

The statues are of accomplished women such as media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, actresses Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Zimbabwean scholar, Terarai Trent.

Edition.cnn.com reports that Trent, now aged 54, taught herself how to read and write as she lived with her parents in the rural parts of Zimbabwe.

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She moved to the USA in 1998 with the help of an American non-profit organization that visited her village.

In other news, a 19-year-old Nigerian, Kennedy Ekezie, will soon start a global tour to help develop Africa’s best talents.

Ekezie intends to find young Africans who are ready to contribute and become ambassadors of the continent.

He would achieve this by visiting 20 cities in 12 weeks in a bid to locate the best young Africans for his organization, Africave.

The talent development enterprise is focused on developing young and talented people in Africa in an attempt to deal with negative stereotypes.

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