Notable Nigerian lawyer, Tunde Okewale makes GQ’s World’s Coolest men list

30 year old Nigerian/British lawyer Tunde Okewale was included in GQ
magazine’s list of the 35 “coolest” men under 38 years old. Tunde, who
comes in at number 33, was called to bar in 2007.

The human rights advocate was listed alongside the
likes of Prince William, Drake and Tom Hardy. GQ described Tunde as
having “celebrity” status within the English legal profession. The mag
said Tunde was included in the list because he “was named one of the
best-looking men in the legal world” by several blogs and also because
he set up Urban lawyers, an organisation that is making the law
accessible to young people.

Born to Nigerian parents, Tunde Okewale came to the
UK when he was just a year old. He grew up on a council estate in
Hackney, London and put himself through law school working at
Sainsbury’s.

 Speaking about his life, Tunde said:

“I am a black kid from a working class
family that grew up in Hackney, and I am hoping that young people will
look at me and say, ‘if he can do it, I can do it’. It doesn’t have to
be something in the legal profession, whatever you are passionate about
go for it and give it your all.”

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