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Sucession: Sinmi Tokede

Sinmi Tokede

First-year Medical student

Many beautiful things fell in place for me to get where I am today. Who would have known my family making the brave decision to move to the UK from Nigeria in 2009 would be the genesis of something so marvellous? What initially seemed to be a quixotic ambition is now my reality. If you are reading this and identify as BAME, please keep working, keep striving for those grades, those internships. Don’t let your ethnicity diminish your aspirations, but rather let it fuel your work ethic because there is no ladder too tall for you to climb if you have the heart of a winner.

Photograph: © Henry Kamara

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