In recognizing Africans that are doing amazing and exceptional work in Science, Education, Technology, Art, Politics, Social work, Media, etc. Priority Performance Projects in partnership with Plus94 Research, The African Dream, and The University of Pretoria are coming up with an award ceremony called ‘The African Genius Award’ to recognize and appreciate the exceptional work of Africans in Africa. The African Genius Award is a special project undertaken by the company Priority Performance Projects. They aim to recognize exceptional Africans that have made an outstanding contribution towards the realization of African self-determination, dignity, and exceptionalism.
A Ghanaian secondary school student, Samuel Aboagye, has created an amazing Bluetooth speaker box using a regular water gallon.
This 18-year-old kid from Accra, Ghana named Kelvin Odartei created his own car from scratch using scrap metals with an estimated cost of around 8,000 Ghana Cedi (US$1383)
The shy 21-year-old has built a car inspired by his love for luxury car brand Lamborghini by using scrap materials and old car parts. He said because he cannot afford a luxury car he decided to try and build himself one.
Karuhimbi risked her life by sheltering refugees from those wanting to see them dead. Her little house became a safe haven for Tutsis, Burundians and even three Europeans trying to escape violence during the genocide. She reportedly hid people under her bed, in a secret space in the roof, and there are reports that she dug a hole in her fields for people to hide in. She would even shelter babies who had been rescued from the arms of their dead mothers after being left to die. The exact number of people she sheltered is unknown, but it is believed to be around 100-150.
A Ugandan innovator, researcher and engineer Nsamba Christopher, the founder and director of the African Space Research Program, is in the final stages of building what is going to be the largest and technologically advanced baby incubator in the world. It’s manufacture from the backyard of his home in Ntinda; where he built his workshop.