This year has been remarkable for people of Nigerian descent across the board, and on Tuesday, a few of them made political history when they were elected to important leadership positions in their states.
Segun Adeyina, Gabe Okoye, Solomon Adesanya, Phil Olaleye, Carol Kazeem, Esther Agbaje, and Adeoye “Oye” Owolewa were elected to the state legislatures of Georgia, Pennsylvania and Minnesota on Tuesday, November 8.
In Georgia, Segun Adina, Gabi Okoye, Solomon Adesanya and Phil Olali, all Democratic Party candidates, won their legislative seats as state representatives in their respective regions. Carol Kazim, also a Democrat, ran for state representative in Pennsylvania, and Esther Agbaji was re-elected as state representative in Minnesota. Adeoye “Oye” Owolewa was re-elected to the United States House of Representatives (Shadow Representative) in Washington, DC. Congratulations to all of these exceptional leaders.
In other news: Phyna, winner of the ‘Level Up’ award for Big Brother Naija, has received a new appointment with the Edo State Government as a Youth Ambassador. The reality star is undoubtedly winning at all levels. Ever since she stepped foot in Edo State, Phyna has been showered with love. The Edo State star has been appointed as the Youth Ambassador for the Middle East (Edo/Delta State).
Vinnie announced on her Instagram story, through the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, that she had a new appointment as the ambassador for the Middle East. Through the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, the Governor of Edo State has been declared an Ambassador for Youth from the Middle East (Edo/Delta). Gloryyyy”.
In addition, Phyna also received a new name from Esama of Benin. The king described her as “Olokonami”, meaning “goddess of wealth”. “Isama Banin called me Olokunameh which means Goddess of Wealth. Congratulations.”