Dr. Oluwo Adedunmola is a remarkable young woman who achieved four successful businesses while studying medicine in Europe. Many young Nigerians look up to her as a role model because she has overcome challenges to reach her goals.
Dr. Oluwo was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, and attended the prestigious Queen’s College there. She decided to pursue both of her lifelong passions – medicine and entrepreneurship – simultaneously. She applied and got admitted into the six-year medical programme at the University of Debrecen in Hungary.
Dr. Oluwo did not let her academic workload stop her from following her entrepreneurial interests as a medical student. She founded and served as CEO of four businesses in different sectors, including fashion, beauty, education, and health.
Oluwo Academy, an online platform that offers mentorship and guidance to aspiring medical students, Oluwo Couture, a clothing line that specialises in African-inspired designs, Oluwo Beauty, a cosmetics brand that offers natural and organic products, and Oluwo Health, a health consultancy service that connects patients with doctors around the world, are all ventures she created and runs.
Being focused, organised, and diligent helped Dr. Oluwo balance her work and school. She also expresses gratitude for the support she received from her family, friends, and mentors. She graduated with honours after completing medical school in June 2021, and she plans to pursue a career in neurology.
She also wants to grow her businesses and provide young Nigerians with more opportunities. Dr. Oluwo is a shining example of what young people in Nigeria can achieve with effort, determination, and creativity.
She is one of the few Nigerians to have completed the demanding and highly competitive programme of medical school in Europe. According to the World Health Organisation, Nigeria has only 0.4 physicians per 1,000 population, which is much lower than the global average of 1.6.
Therefore, Dr. Oluwo’s achievement is not only commendable but also vital for improving Nigeria’s healthcare system.
The life of Dr. Oluwo is proof that nothing is out of reach for people who believe in themselves and their dreams. She has shown that it is possible to succeed in both business and academia and to have a positive impact on the world.
She serves as an inspiration to many young Nigerians who want to pursue their talents and improve their communities.
Rising Africa is proud to share her amazing story because she has demonstrated that nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it, work hard, and never give up.
Mustapha Khalilah Anjolaoluwa is another amazing young lady who has made history in the field of medicine. She recently graduated from Bowen University, Southwest Nigeria, with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB; BS) degree with five distinctions and the best-graduating student award in Family Medicine .
Anjolaoluwa, who also holds a BSc degree in Biochemistry, shared her achievement on Twitter, celebrating her induction into the medical profession and expressing her gratitude to God and her parents. She wrote: “I was inducted into the Medical Profession today. Dr. Mustapha Khalilah Anjolaoluwa, BSc.Biochemistry, MB; BS (BOWEN). 8 years, 5 distinctions, Best Graduating Student in Community Medicine. I am so proud of myself and I am thankful to Almighty Allah and my parents.”
Anjolaoluwa’s story is an inspiration to many young people who aspire to pursue their dreams and excel in their chosen fields. She has shown that with hard work, dedication and perseverance, anything is possible. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Nigeria has one of the lowest ratios of doctors to population in Africa, with only 0.4 physicians per 1,000 people as of 2018. This means that there is a huge gap in the health care system and a need for more qualified and competent medical professionals. Anjolaoluwa is one of the young talents who can help bridge this gap and improve the quality of health care in Nigeria and beyond. She deserves to be celebrated for her remarkable achievement and contribution to society. Continue reading about Khalilah’s story here.