I am pleased to introduce Onoriode Reginald Aziza. Upon his recommendation as a Young Bar Alpha I conducted my own research and boy was I amazed! He has done amazingly well for himself and after speaking to him I only hope I can show you how inspiring he is.
Reginald comes from Delta State, Nigeria. His Dad is a retired civil servant and his Mom is a Professor of Linguistics at Delta State University. He is a triple first-class lawyer, having made first class law degrees from the Obafemi Awolowo University, the Nigerian Law School and the University of Cambridge.
With over 25 academic awards (including the Faculty of Law Prize for the Best Student in the Faculty of Law OAU, the Mohammed Bello Prize for the Second Best Student at the Nigerian Law School, and the Wolfson College Jennings Prize for a Distinction on the Master of Corporate Law in Cambridge), he is fortunate to be in a rather privileged position in his career.
Called to the Nigerian Bar in 2013, Reginald is our YBA this week. The aim YBA is to showcase young exceptional lawyers who are, or planning to specialize/form a niche for themselves in various areas of Law both in Nigeria and abroad. It will also showcase young Lawyers doing amazing things in and for our country.
It was a pleasure speaking with him and in this interview, we see how he developed his passion for corporate law practice, alongside his natural flair for litigation and how he hopes to nurture it into a full blown legal career in time.
BA: Hi Reginald!
Reginald: Hello. Hope you are well?
BA: Very well thank you, and thank you very much for agreeing to do this interview with me.
Reginald: It is my pleasure. Thank you for having me on board, and congratulations on the fantastic job you are doing on this platform. It is deeply refreshing to see people like you who are willing to commend and celebrate the successes of your peers.
BA: First of all I would like to say a big well done on all your achievements, you have really done well for yourself and you must be proud. What has been your driving force in all of this?
Reginald: Thank you for the commendation; although to be fair, I do not see it as a big deal. I believe my single driving force has been an unrepentant commitment to excellence. It is all I have ever wanted to do and be: excellent. As I have said and will always say, I am no genius and I certainly do not consider myself as naturally gifted or smart. I believe I have only been thirstier than most in pursuing excellence. I believe, as did Aristotle, that excellence is not an act but a habit. The pursuit of this habit of excellence has thus been my driving force. Continue reading “YBA – Onoriode Reginald Aziza”