Miss Ebony 2019 -Giulia Olayemi live on 9ja Voices – A MUST WATCH
Giulia Olayemi is 23 years of age and is half Nigerian, half Italian. Giulia will be entering her 3rd year as a Medical Student at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She previously graduated from Queen Mary University of London, with a 1st Class Honours in Biochemistry.
Asides from her studies, Giulia advocates empowerment and supports her local community. She has multiple roles, one being the Black and Minority Ethnic Officer for Barts and the London Students Association, where she acts as a voice for BME-identifying students. Giulia is also a tutor, avid Netball player, student ambassador and singer in her spare time.
Giulia has undertaken multiple voluntary roles, both within university and independently. As part of the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award she achieved in 2014, Giulia volunteered for a year with the British Heart Foundation Charity. She has been a mentor for young children through a youth group she founded in her local community called ‘Young CoRez’ in 2014, as well as academically supporting children as a tutor.
One of her proudest achievements to date included being a volunteer at King’s College Hospital for 4 years. Due to her extraordinary efforts, she was selected to be a representative for King’s Volunteers and met the HRH Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in 2014.
Furthermore, Giulia was the Sponsorship Officer for Equip Africa Society 2016/17, which supports the registered charity, Equip Africa Charitable Trust (EACT). During that year, she and her committee managed to raise over £2000 for EACT. Not only this, she was the HR Officer for St John Ambulance LINKS Branch, an organisation that encourages young adults to learn lifesaving First Aid skills and volunteer at both local and national events.
As a result of her efforts, Giulia was selected and awarded by People’s Palace Projects, a department connected to Queen Mary University of London, to travel to Rio and work with an NGO called AfroReggae in 2017. During her time there, she visited multiple favelas and supported performing arts workshops.
She has great plans this coming year to make meaningful changes and leave a long-lasting legacy. This includes improving quality of health care in hospitals across Nigeria, addressing the crisis of orphans, as well as challenging the mind-set behind skin lightening creams. Giulia’s desire to constantly push boundaries has propelled her to do everything she does and make real contributions to society.
Guilia was hosted by the 9ja Voices programme team anchored by Mr Olayomi Koiki – A MUST WATCH interview
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