Olamide's academic rigour and ambition led to full sponsorships to attend a number of institutions including Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, LSE and Oxford university before the age of 18. Olamide was also offered a full scholarship to study at Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College where she completed her A-levels.

Having attended both private and state school, Olamide founded #MadeInHackney to bridge the information and inspiration gap she believed was missing from state schools.

#MadeInHackney came to an end in March 2020. Over 3000 students were left inspired.


Emphasising the importance of GCSEs and the impact it has on student futures

Encouraging students to access elite institutions and stand out as an applicant

Preparation for university and emphasis on why they should apply early

“I am always keen to introduce our pupils to professionals who have an inspiring story and are making positive strides in their lives - so was delighted to welcome Olamide. Her authenticity in sharing her journey meant she successfully connected with our young people and helped them realise how much is possible if you are persistent and determined.”

Damian Alexis, Skinners' Academy
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