Angelica, a daughter to Stella Damasus, a Nigerian actress, has bagged a scholarship to study at Columbia University after graduating as a valedictorian at a high school in the US.


Damasus broke the news on Thursday night on her Instagram page while also sharing a picture of Angelica. She penned a congratulatory message to the young scholar to which many Nigerians have been reacting.

“My beautiful daughter graduated high school today. I am such a proud mum right now. She didn’t only get a scholarship to @columbia she is also valedictorian of the class of 2020,” Damasus wrote.

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My beautiful daughter @angelicatooni graduated high school today. I am such a proud mum right now. She didn't only get scholarship to @columbia she is also #valedictorian of the class of 2020. #classof2020 #columbiauniversity

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Confirming her mother’s statement, Angelica took to her own handle to share photos of herself in a blue gown alongside her mum and other members of her family as Damasus held onto her plaque.

“It’s official! I’m a high school graduate. I’m so proud to be graduating with the class of 2020 as the valedictorian. It’s been a hell of a journey and I can’t wait to start the next chapter,” Angelica wrote.


Valedictorian is an academic title of success used in the United States for the student who delivers the closing statement at a graduation ceremony. The chosen valedictorian is traditionally the student with the highest ranking among their graduating class.

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