In a growing economy where youths still blame their laziness and unproductivity on the lack of employment opportunities, as a result of their location or background and so on. Young Michael Ukoma a thirteen-year-old entrepreneur from Nigeria is making a difference.
He is among the youngest and best upcoming tech entrepreneurs in Africa showcasing his talent to the world. Michael Ukoma invented a battery-operated fan that will last for up to 19 hours. He calls them “Blue Wind Fans,” and they come in different shapes and sizes from table top to free standing. Once the fans are charged, they can run for up to 19 hours – isn’t that an amazing one?
Michael represents a growing trend in countries like Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, and South Africa where schools are becoming dedicated to encouraging youths to develop exceptional solutions to the country’s problems.
Michael makes his fans from aluminum and wire, and uses old cartons for packaging, making them very affordable for low-income families. The fans are presentable and modern looking, with a high-tech appearance. As a young entrepreneur, Michael has more plans for his future – he wants to eventually manufacture not just fans, but also engine parts, and aircraft.
Young tech entrepreneurs like Michael are not disappointing the schools or their communities as they develop innovative products that will not only improve lives but also have huge potential for commercialization and development of Africa.
What is your opinion about today’s African youth and their contribution to the society?