Nzambi Matee is the founder of Gjenge Makers, a social enterprise that recycles and up-cycles waste plastic into construction products. Nzambi Matee is a materials engineer who designed her own machines. Nzambi Matee’s factory produces 1,500 bricks each day, made from a mix of different kinds of plastic.
As we’re celebrating ‘Black History Month,’ this month we will be bringing you exclusive content celebrating black people that are doing amazingly well in Africa and outside the continent of Africa. Today, we celebrate Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green — a multi-disciplinary physicist and the second African American woman to graduate with a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham whose extraordinary genius work has made her the first person to successfully cure cancer using laser-activated nanoparticles.
Iddris Sandu was born in 1997 in Accra, Ghana. He is a Ghanaian architectural technologist. He was born in Accra, Ghana, and raised in Compton in Los Angeles, California. He created the world’s first smart retail store experience along with Nipsey Hussle. The store is called “The Marathon Store”.
Manute Bol, born in 1962 was a Sudanese-born professional basketball player and political activist.
Listed at 7 ft 6 inches or 7 ft 7 inches tall, Bol was the tallest player in the history of the National Basketball Association
He came from the Dinka Tribe of South Sudan, a tribe of extraordinarily tall men. Manute would tell the story about how he once killed a lion with a spear while watching over his family’s herd of cattle back in Africa.
Emmanuel Alieu Mansaray is a 24-year-old self-taught Sierra Leonean inventor, engineer, renewable energy expert, and a student of the Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Geology. He attained his high school certificate from the Methodist Boys High School, Freetown. It all started in 2018 when he built the first locally made solar-powered tricycle in Sierra. Fast forward 2020, Emmanuel Alieu Mansaray invented the first ‘solar-powered’ car in his country, Sierra Leone. His passion for the environment and to solve social issues affecting his community led him to invent the solar-powered car. He called the car ‘The imagination Solar Car’.
Two young Kenyan innovators have started an initiative which will contribute immensely towards the campaign to make life easier for persons living with disabilities.
The innovators, David Gathu and Moses Kinua who live about 30killiometers from Nairobi have built functioning robotic arms; many people are amazed by the technical knowledge of these two young boys who reportedly did not acquire any form of tertiary education.