26-year-old Anne-Marie Osawemwenze Ore-Ofe Imafidon, a computer, maths and language child prodigy who is one of the youngest to pass two GCSEs in two different subjects while in primary school has been named among those to receive an OBE, Order of the British Empire in 2017 UK Honours list.
Another Nigerian on the list is Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu DBE FRCN (born 2 July 1947) a British-born nurse, health expert, tutor, lecturer and medical professor of Irish and Nigerian descent.
Anionwu contributed to opening the first sickle cell and thalassemia counselling centre in the UK. She also helped create the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice at the University of West London. She retired from her careers in 2007.
She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to nursing and the Mary Seacole Statue Appeal.
Turner Prize-winning painter who is best known for his paintings incorporating elephant dung, Chris-Ofili, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
Another Nigerian on the 2017 UK Honours list is Jeremiah Oluwatosin Ayotunde Emmanuel, a Cadet Colour Sergeant with the Army Cadet Force in London awarded a Medal of the Order of the British Empire for services to young people.