- A unique motorbike that looks like a helicopter has been built by a 19-year-old Imo state indigene
- Fans have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the invention by Kenneth Akobundu, as some hailed the teenager for his creativity
- In recent times, African teenagers have been displaying their creativity and it further proves how blessed the country is
A 19-year-old boy from Imo state has built a unique motorbike that looks like a helicopter and has got people talking on social media.
The teenager identified as Kenneth Akobundu rode his motorbike around as a group of people watched in admiration.
The video of the invention was posted on LinkedIn by Ndubuisi Ekekwe and Nigerians have shared their thoughts on the motorbike.
Social media user, OPB Opia noted that the young boy sacrificed a lot of resources to build the motorbike, adding that people would assist him in proceeding to the next stage if they were aware.
"If people can imagine what personal resources of his got him to this stage, they will rather put up links to resources that will help him proceed to the next stage. Innovators are driven by imaginations...."
Engr Babatunde Segun wrote:
"This is one of the people government must train and develop their technological ideas to develop our nations productivity ideas. Where is Ministry of Science and Technology?"
"Not all Nigerian youth are lazy, please encourage home grown ideas and invention. Let the boy be trained to work with Defence and Security institutions in producing locally our own goods."
Olúwatóbi Williams B wrote:
"The video reminds of a popular image of the Wright brothers during flight. That was over 100 years ago. Kenneth has done exceptionally well to build this."
"Prof, if I had a chance to speak with Kenneth, I would tell him to direct this energy to build drones and quadcopters because that way, we may still have an edge in developing systems peculiar to our terrain."
In similar Briefly.co.za news, what could be better than working with your son? One man, Martin, and his son, Joshua, wowed South Africans with their creativity. Their story was shared online by a woman, Shena Kelly Macdonald, who wrote:
"This is Martin and his son Joshua, he's selling these beautiful egg baskets."
Martin Masiyakurima started making wireworks since his primary school days in Zimbabwe in 1976. The proud dad explained:
"When I finished Secondary School in 1987, I got a job as a messenger at Stella Nova Studios and learnt photography and film development in 1988."
"I left my job after four years in March 1992 and started to make wireworks, selling them at Silveiria House in Chishawasha."
South Africans were inspired by the post and they immediately showed Martin and Joshua support, stating that they too would like to support and asking Martin how it would be possible for them to do so.
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