Black teen Amanda gets big award in Scotland, video captures her excitement

Black teen Amanda gets big award in Scotland, video captures her excitement

- A 16-year-old Nigerian Amanda Amaeshi has been celebrated as the 2020 recipient of the Glasgow Times young Scotswoman of the year award

- In response to the honour, the teenager said she hopes her award inspires other young people to always do good

- Amanda is not only an advocate, she is also an award-winning writer and her recognition spans to the UK

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A Nigerian-Scottish teenager, Amanda Amaeshi, has won the 2020 Glasgow Times young Scotswoman of the year.

The Glasgow Times editor, Callum Baird, made the announcement in a ceremony that was held in collaboration with the St Enoch Centre.

Powerful moment Nigerian teenager Amanda gets big award in Scotland, video caputers her happiness
The teenager has been described as a passionate advocate against injustices. Photo source: TheCable/Scotland BAME Writers Network
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The editor described the Nigerian girl as one that is of immense inspiration, saying the board is glad to have her as its winner.

According to him, the 16-year-old girl has over the years created a track record of speaking strongly against racism and injustices in whatever guise.

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Amanda stated that she hopes the award will inspire those of the minority to seek change in their society, adding that the award has made her a role model to many other young people with dreams.

The Nigerian girl said she believes if everyone comes together to fight injustice, it can be stamped out entirely.

Anne Ledgerwood, the director of Enoch centre and also the award judge, added that Amanda has a strong passion for standing up for things that are really important in society.

The teenager lives in Dunfermline in Scotland. The Cable reports that she is one of the 18-girl guiding youth advocates in the UK and is also a versed writer who has won an award.

YEN.com.gh compiled a few reactions to her winning below:

@Ikiebey said:

"Congratulations Amanda Amaeshi. You are certainly an inspiration to young people."

@jocknroll said:

"Well deserved award for my daughter's friend Amanda. An amazing young woman. Well done Amanda!!"

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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a 13-year-old Nigerian racer, Ugo Ugohchukwu, joined that pool of nationals doing great things with his latest deal with McLaren Racing team.

The young Nigerian won FIA European karting championship. With his latest contract, McLaren will be supporting him as he scaled through the junior categories of the sport.

Source: Yen

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