A 27 year-old Nigerian, Anne Marie Osawemwense Imafidon has being decorated by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the prestigious honour of Member of the Most Excellent British Empire (MBE) on Friday for her services to young women with specialty in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Imandon is the eldest daughter born to Pro. Chris Imafidon is an Edo born prodigy whose family has being dubbed the most Brainy Family in Europe. Anne Marie holds the record of being the youngest girl to ever pass GCCE Examination both for Mathematics and Technology and A-level computing at the age of 11 in Britain.
An MBE is an award given by thhe Queen of England for an outstanding service to the community or local hands on service. She receives a scholarship to study Mathematics in Johnn Hopkins University at age 13 in 2003 due to her exceptional briliance.
Two years later she proceeded to Oxford University to commence her degree in Master setting another record as the youngest Masters degree holder from the Ivy League University.
“Like every parent would feel, we are still in shock. This is simply God-orchestrated. I, personally never believed that her young career would accelerate to this historic height. This is beyond belief,” he said in a chat.
The Imafidon family definitely have the achievers blood running in their DNA as not only Anne-Marie dominates their achievements wall of fame. The father said in his own word.
Her sister, Christina, 24, is the youngest student to ever get accepted and study at an undergraduate institution at any British university at 11; another sister, Samantha, 17, having passed two rigorous high school-level mathematics and statistics exams at the age of six, while the twins, Peter and Paul, made British history as the youngest students to ever enter high school when they became the youngest to ever pass the University of Cambridge’s advanced mathematics exam, setting world records by passing the A/AS-level math papers.
Others Nigerians who will also be honoured this year include Prof. Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu, a Professor of Nursing, who gets an OBE for her services in nursing and the Mary Seacole statue appeal, Chris Ofili, an artist who gets a CBE for his services to arts and Jeremiah Oluwatosin Ayotunde, a Cadet Colour Sergeant who gets an OBE for his services to young people and the community of London. Top ranking tennis star, Andy Murray, is among the hundreds of achievers to be honoured.