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Born in Lagos Nigeria in 2000, Abolaji Amosu grew up in an upper-middle-class family of six. After her father convinced her mother to experience a new life in the United States, the family arrived in Philadelphia in 2006. Forced to repeat the third grade, Amosu pushed herself to defy stereotypes associated with Africans and excelled in her studies. In her interview, Amosu describes growing up in America as a Nigerian immigrant, how she struggled with her cultural identity, and how both impacted her studies and social life.
Enitan “Enni” Aigbomian (b.1992) was born in Lagos, Nigeria to a family of six. When she was five, her mother moved to the United States. Three years later, Enitan was ecstatic when she was able to rejoin her in the United States. Life in Queens, New York, and then in the suburbs of Philadelphia, however, presented challenges as well as opportunities. As a teenager, Enitan battled to find her own unique identity as both a Nigerian and an American.