Meet The Nigerian Family Reported As The Smartest in Britain

You might have heard about the Imafidons in the past. They are literally a family made of child prodigies. Recently, Black America Web highlighted the Britain based unit for a “Little Known Black History Fact.” Read about the brilliance of the Imafidons below.

Peter and Paula Imafidon

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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 current highest achievers. At 9-years-old they made history as the youngest children in British history to attend high school. They are now in their third year. 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 23 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. Four years later, 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 19) 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 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.”

  1. Anonymous Reply

    that is unbelievable

  2. Anonymous Reply

    U Are Blessed,i Want My Children To Be Like Your Own.

  3. Anonymous Reply

    You just gave the secret Everyone has a unique way of learning. Gentle Samuel. Port Harcourt Nigeria.

  4. Anonymous Reply

    wow! you just made me believe we can be what ever we want to be.
    Please sir, was the secret. Thanks.

  5. Anonymous Reply

    wow! you just made me believe we can be what ever we want to be.
    Please sir, was the secret. Thanks.

  6. Anonymous Reply

    Gift Ogbu – we all hav a cerebellum with more than one million cells, so its high time we know dat and use it to develop Nigeria.They dont hav a supernatural brain its just practise,motivation,hardwork, smartwork and discipline. Its HIGH time we VALUE EDUCATION.

  7. Anonymous Reply

    I am proud to have you people as Nigerians.wishing you greater heights in life.

  8. Anonymous Reply

    Vanessa D. – I’m so proud of these children. Nigerians like me , they are an inspiration to other children. We learn from this model also … Teachers & parents all pls incorporate … Congratulations to the imafidons !!

  9. Anonymous Reply

    Fantastic !!

  10. Anonymous Reply

    Edos are always on top of the game

  11. Anonymous Reply

    This is wonderful

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    Nice one

  14. Anonymous Reply

    I am proud of you and your kids Dr. Chris. keep scaling higher heights

  15. Anonymous Reply

    Wonderful, great. I wish I should become a baby and start all over again.

  16. Anonymous Reply

    What is the mother’s occupation? I am doing a project on this family

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