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The Smartest Family In Britain Today, Is A Nigerian Family

By The Nigerian Voice

Twelve year-old twins, Peter and Paula Imafidon, are black children from Waltham Forest in northeast London. Nicknamed “the Wonder Twins,” Peter and Paula are Great Britain’s highest achievers. At 9-years-old they made history as the youngest children in British history to attend high school.

The children became the youngest to ever pass the University of Cambridge’s advanced mathematics exam after participating in the Excellence in Education program. 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 county champion in rugby, would like to teach math. Both students are musicians.

The twins joined the ranks of their gifted siblings, Anne-Marie Imafidon, who was the pioneering child among the young genii. Now 26 years old, Anne-Marie spoke six languages and graduated from high school at age 10. In 2003, when she was only 13, she was granted a British scholarship to study Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. And at 17, Anne-Marie obtained her Masters Degree from Oxford University.

Anne-Marie was the youngest person to pass the A-level computing exam. Just last year she was called a “serial world record breaker” in the September 2011 edition of “Higher Education Digest.” Anne-Marie has mentioned that she believes in mentoring children to help them succeed. She is involved in the S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program to help fulfill the need for math and science female leaders. She is currently working in a high-level position at an international investment bank in the United Kingdom.

At 11 years old, Christina Imafidon (now 22) was the youngest student in history to attend a British university – the United Kingdom University. Christina is now working as an intern with the Citigroup Corporation as well as conducting research on mathematics with Oxford University.

Fifteen 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.

Dr. Chris Imafidon and Ann Imafidon, their parents, raised the children with a guided discipline. The father emigrated from Edo State, Nigeria to London over 30 years ago. 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 varios academic levels using Skype and web technology.

His family has been used as a model to improve scholarship in Europe and Asia. He 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.”

Chris Imafidon can be found on twitter @chrisimafidon and Anne-Marie’s Twitter ID is @aimafidon

Your Comment

Goddy | 3/27/2016 1:31:00 PM
Great achievers, may God help them impact humanity much more positively.
Bunmi | 7/19/2016 10:42:00 AM
Great news! More Grace
Yemi | 2/3/2017 4:10:00 PM
Impressive!!! May God continue to order the steps of this family.
Omolara Tijani | 5/13/2017 3:57:00 PM
Wooooow! Did I tell you am a Nigerian! Oh, yea! I am. A proud one at that. I also read that last year may 27th, of the 92 graduating students at Howard University, (Doctor of Pharmacy candidates), 43 students were Nigerians, and of the 27 awards given, 16 went to Nigerians! Isn't that beautiful?
kunle | 7/19/2017 8:12:00 AM
am so happy for this great family from Nigeria...
Ramsey | 10/21/2017 9:50:00 AM
Such a nice and thrilling family to belong to. But note that the vital key to those achievements is discipline!
Emmanuel | 1/28/2018 7:48:00 PM
Vital key is not discipline. Discipline is only one of it. There are very many children from discipline and responsible homes in Nigeria. The difference was in the LOCATION. Thank God he migrated to the UK, if this family was still in Nigeria, NOBODY would have heard of the Imafidon's
Ladigbolu, k.a. | 11/21/2017 10:04:00 PM
What a family! Keep impacting positively. Nigeria need you.
Okey | 11/23/2017 10:26:00 AM
The secret to this uncommon achievement needs to be taught in our school system. Nigeria should do well to invite him to help our system
Grace | 11/25/2017 8:31:00 AM
The family raised the children with guided discipline.
Segun Adegelu | 11/26/2017 1:10:00 PM
Wao! This is beautiful! A good motivation and encouragement to all. The secret is in discipline and mentoring, which started with their grandmother. Everyone has a role to play in raising a child, and the family. May God bless this family the more. Respect!
akinlade oluwaseun | 12/9/2017 1:33:00 PM
its not a nigerian family but a brithish family. if they are nigerians, they would be no where to be found....
DanielMajesty | 12/23/2017 8:15:00 PM
Awesome story...inspiring...
tunde | 2/2/2018 7:32:00 PM
keep it up kids...
Akinyemi Wale | 4/13/2018 6:25:00 PM
It's no news that Nigerians are doing fine overseas I'm proud to be a part of Imafidons yet so many of us are here wtout d chance to go overseas. Keep it up my people. You will not die untimely. Amen
Jefferson Ige | 5/28/2018 11:54:00 AM
The Environment You Lives Will Have A Little Influence On What You Will Be In Future #BESMART#
Afolabi | 6/18/2018 1:21:00 PM
Sixtus | 6/20/2018 1:22:00 AM
Hahahaha... People said the secrete was in discipline. No, the secrete was that the father had democratic attitude and fortunately for him still, he and his family landed on a democratically fertile soil; hence, you will always hear him say: "teach a child according to the way he learns". This assertion somehow implies that educational systems should be structured in a way an individual can easily flourish/rise up! Such educational system will definitely have a democratic character, and will be distinct from Nigerian system of "cram" and "pour" which exhibits an autocratic character!
Charles | 7/12/2018 1:15:00 PM
Great family. I admire their performance and inspired by their father's statement below... He 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.”
inyambe | 8/10/2018 4:36:00 PM
only effort discipline and good environment are accounted amongs others which will really help a child to learn fast but remember a gifted child is always a gifted whether he learns or not he will still do well in all ratifications of life above all every body has his own gift in life some are talented while some are gifted so where did you belongs
Saa-lingo | 8/25/2018 2:43:00 AM
No body has ever mentioned the intelligential gene being an embodiment of the Imofidon's family genetic constitution. Dont stop at the twins father,, look at both his parents.
kingsley ifebuche ugwu | 9/7/2018 10:44:00 AM
genetic constitution,environments and determination elavated such a noble and industrious day i will be in the list of the world smartest family.
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