Nigerian Lady Who Used to Work as a Cleaner Becomes First Black Person to Bag PhD From Canadian University
Posted: 14/Jun/2022

A Nigerian lady who used to be a hawker has become the first black person to obtain a PhD in Biomedical engineering from a university in Canada Sharing her inspiring story, the lady recounted how her mother used to be a farmer while her father struggled to raise money for the family 

After her Master's program, she started working as a cleaner and subsequently got scholarship to pursue PhD in engineering 

A beautiful Nigerian lady, Addy Olubamiji, has recounted how she became the first black person to obtain a PhD in Biomedical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. 

Addy in her recent post on Twitter, revealed that she came from a poor background but her determination to succeed made her excel. According to Addy, her mother was a farmer, while her father was earning so little. Addy at her tender age, would always go into the streets to hawk pepper so she can help her family. 

"Exactly 5 years ago today, I became the FIRST BLACK PERSON to obtain a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from @usask Canada . " I was the last, a girl child and raised by a mother who is farmer and a father who has little. I hawked pepper on the streets of Ibadan at age 10 to help my mum." The determined lady worked as a cleaner while schooling abroad Addy subsequently attended Obafemi Awolowo university where she graduated with a second class upper. She proceeded to Finland for a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering. During her masters degree, she worked part-time as a cleaner and did this after her Masters as well. 

Out of determination, she applied to over 100 schools for my PhD and finally got a full 3 year scholarship to pursue a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. READ ALSO It's a dream come true, says young lady who is flying for the first time, relocates abroad for masters degree Addy broke a record in Canada The smart lady became the first black person to bag a degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Saskatchewan, Canada. 

She wrote: "Today I walked the stage as the first black person to bag a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from University of Saskatchewan, Canada!! I walked this stage for you Mama Africa and for my Motherland Nigeria!"