Nigerian, check. Young and winning at life, check. Slaying everybody’s life, double check!

Yes! This Nigerian woman just set a record as the youngest person to bag a PhD in Law from the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Bagging her LLB degree in International Law from Lagos State University, 26 year old Dr Romola Adeola has always been on top of her game.

She also earned the Taslim Olawale Elias Prize for the Best Student in International Law during her undergraduate years.

Her participation in the 2008 African Human Rights Moot Court Competition exposed her to the Centre for Human Rights.

After being awarded a DAAD scholarship for her LLM degree in 2012, she graduated with honors and  two awards in the bag for the overall Best Dissertation and  for the Best Performance in the module: Human Rights in Africa.

Completing her doctorate degree in just 3 years, she still took time to speak on behalf of the Centre on issues of internally displaced persons, migrants and refugees.

She is a proud holder of two other diploma degrees from Åbo Akademi University: One degree in Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the other in International Protection of Human Rights.

She is a trailblazer and an example of how African women keep breaking records and smashing stereotypes in all works of life.


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