What Esther Okade Has In Common With Okonjo, Chiejina, Emefiele, Ovia and Elumelu.

Anioma born Esther Okade is a 13-year-old British-Nigerian girl, who’s a mathematical genius achieving incredible milestones many kids her age only dream of and receiving a Ph.D. in financial Mathematics in 2018.

The 13 year old Anioma genius hails from Ibusa, Oshimili South LGA, Delta State.
Esther enrolled at the Open University, a UK-based distance learning college, at only age 10 in 2015 becoming one of the world’s youngest college students. Three weeks after enrollment, she was already top of the class, receiving a perfect score on her first test, which she said was “easy”. She’s long had a love for numbers and a dream to own her own bank by the time she is fifteen because she wants to help people.

Esther, lives in Walsall, in the West Midlands with her family and has always been interested in Maths. She wrote her first Math GSCE exam, a British high school qualification, at just six, where she received a C-grade. A year later, she outdid herself and got the A-grade she wanted. Then in 2014, she scored a B-grade when she wrote the Math A-level exam.

After enrolling for Ph.D,  she was quoted as saying...

I want to (finish the course) in two years. I actually wanted to start when I was seven. But my mum was like, “you’re too young, calm down.” So I’m going to do my PhD in financial maths when I’m 13. I want to have my own bank by the time I’m 15 because I like numbers and I like people and banking is a great way to help people. It’s so interesting. It has the type of maths I love. It’s real maths — theories, complex numbers, all that type of stuff. – Esther shared at the time of her Enrollment.

We can’t wait to see what Esther will achieve now that she’s gotten her Ph.D.
Although, achieving this incredible feat at such an incredibly young Age puts Esther in a league of her own but Anioma people are never short of intellectual powerhouses. With her declaration that she wants to be in the financial sector, one will not help but picture her surpassing the incredible feat of another Anioma born internationally acclaimed economist

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, a former Managing Director at world Bank, former Nigeria's Minister of Finance.
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo is an economist and international development expert. She sits on the Boards of Standard Chartered Bank, Twitter, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), and the African Risk Capacity (ARC).

The Anioma people also boast of other trail blazes in the banking sector including Barr. Emmanuel Chiejina,

a former Director of Access Bank, former DMD at Total E&P, the Chairman & CEO of Ashbard Energy Co. Ltd., and a member of board at Starcom Assurance Plc;

Dr. Jim Ovia, a former Director of Zenith Bank.

Dr. Tony Elumelu, a globally recognised economist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation.

Dr. Godwin Emefiele Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, etc.

Esther’s talent is in her DNA as her mother, Omonefe Okade, 37, is a mathematician. “Esther is doing so well,” she said, proudly. “By the time she was four … I saw that she loved patterns so developed a way of using that to teach her new things. I thought I would try her with algebra, and she loved it more than anything.”

“Applying to the university was an interesting process because of her age,” the math prodigy’s mom continued. “After they interviewed her they realized that this has been her idea from the beginning.” After a mandatory meeting with the vice-chancellor, Esther had to progress through a telephone interview, an essay, and a written math exam. She passed with flying colors.
Esther’s younger brother Isiah is 6 years old. Not to be beaten, the second young math whizz in the family is also studying for his A-levels. Both Esther and Isiah are homeschooled by Mrs. Okade, who teaches them out of the living room of their three-bedroom abode.

Esther’s parents’ reverence for education also covers other African Children.
Her father Paul and Omonefe Okade are building a primary school in their home country of Nigeria’s Delta region, called Shakespeare’s Academy. “On one hand, billions of dollars worth of crude oil is pumped out from that region on a monthly basis,” Mrs. Okade said, “and yet the poverty rate of the indigenous community is astronomical.”

Esther is also giving something back to the community. The industrious 10-year-old is writing a series of workbooks for children called “Yummy Yummy Algebra.” “As long as you can add or subtract,” Esther confirmed, “you’ll be able to do it.”
“I want to show other children they are special.”

With the Anioma brain and determination, Esther Okade may just present the key to unlock Africa's financial slavery.

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