The Nerve Africa has published its #YellowWall list of “Africans That Should Inspire You In 2019” which features Technologists, Innovators and others.
The Nerve Africa – an Africa focused growth information and digital news service that produces multi-perspective, simplified, engaging and high quality reportage has released their annual Yellow Wall List of Africans that should inspire you in 2019.
The list includes 33-year-old Ghanaian ICT Teacher, Richard Appiah Akoto of Betenase M/A Junior High School in Kumasi, Ghana.
He drew the Microsoft Word processing window on a blackboard with multi-colored chalk, to teach his students about computers—which the school did not have.
Next to make the list from Ghana is, Isaac Dogboe, 24-year-old Ghanaian born boxer, who made his professional boxing debut in 2013 shortly after an outing at the London Olympics.
Dogboe, also known as Royal Storm has fought 21 times and he has only lost once, knocking out 14 opponents in the process. His only loss came just weeks ago when he faced Mexican boxer Emanuel Navarrete in New York.
19-year-old software engineering student in Addis Ababa University, Betelhem Dassie.
She started coding when she was 9 years old, and now works at iCog Labs – Ethiopia’s research and technological company focused on Artificial Intelligence and robotics – as program lead for a couple of projects.
Giwa-Tubosun started Life Bank after the Boko Haram attack on the United Nations building in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city in 2011. With over 70 wounded persons after the incident, the Nigerian hospitals attending to victims of the blast ran out of blood supply.
To avoid this sort of issue repeating itself, Giwa-Tubosun launched the One Percent Project, a non-governmental organisation committed to educating people on blood donation and reducing incidences of blood shortages at hospitals.
South Africa’s music genius – Hugh Masekela and anti-apartheid activist and politician – Winnie Mandela; and Ghana’s and UN Former Secretary General – Kofi Annan were honored and recognized posthumously on the Yellow Wall.
Check out The Nerve Africa for the complete list of other Africans who have been recognized and listed on the Yellow Wall.
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