The Imafidons, a Nigerian family based in UK have popularly been dubbed “Britain’s Smartest Family” as the family is made up of genuises and prodigies. They have also said to have broken lots of world records.
Dr. Chris Imafidon who is the patriarch of the Imafidon family and Ann Imafidon are blessed with five gifted children whose names are Anne-Marie Imafidon 25, Christina Imafidon 21, Samantha 17 and the 14-year-old twins Peter and Paula Imafidon.
He is currently working as a renowned scholar and international education consultant to several governments. He also serves as a mentor and coach to American students at various academic levels using Skype and web technology.
Here are his children and their exploits:
1. Anne-Marie Imafidon:
In 2003, Anne-Marie Imafidon became the youngest person to pass the UK A-level computing exam when she was only 13.She went on to attend John Hopkins University in Baltimore and received her master’s degree from Oxford University, all before she turned 20 thereby making her the youngest graduate ever to attain a master’s degree from Oxford University at age 19. She specialized in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Now 25, Anne-Marie speaks six languages and currently works as an enterprise collaboration strategist at Deutsche Bank in the UK. She is also the founder of Stemettes, to inspire the next generation of women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M)program.
2. Christiana Imafidon:
At 11 years old, Christina Imafidon (now 21) was the youngest student in history to ever get accepted and study at an undergraduate institution at any British university at the tender age of 11. Christina is now working as an intern with the Citigroup Corporation as well as conducting research on mathematics with Oxford University.
3. Samantha Imafidon:
17-year-old Samantha Imafidon had passed two high school-level mathematics and statistics exams at age 6. She became the youngest girl in the UK to attend secondary school at the age of 9.
Samantha was the sibling who mentored the twins to pass their own math secondary school test when they were also 6 years old. She is a gold level champion in the 100m and 200m relays.
4. Peter and Paula Imafidon:
The twins Peter and Paula Imafidon are nicknamed “the Wonder Twins,” Peter and Paula are Great Britain’s current highest achievers. At 9-years-old they made history as the youngest children in British history to attend high school.
They astounded veteran experts of academia when they became the youngest to ever pass the University of Cambridge’s advanced mathematics exam.
They set world records when they passed the A/AS-level math papers. Peter Imafidon, who is also a 100m and 400m relay champ in London, has said that he would like to serve as Prime Minister one day and his sister Paula, a country champion in rugby, would like to teach math to students.
Dr Imafidon strongly believes that anyone can achieve what he has achieved with his family through a specific model for education.
In his own family, if one child had a reading assignment, there was a communal effort. “If you really want a child to learn anything, find out the best way that child learns,” says Imafidon. “Every human being has a unique way of learning.”