Exclusive: Teen builds aircraft & sea boat before turning 18

Exclusive: Teen builds aircraft & sea boat before turning 18

- Kensmith Rechiel is a teenager who is making the continent proud with his creativity

- The young boy built a motorbike, single seater aircraft, a two-seater sea boat and some remote-controlled cars before his 18th birthday

- Kensmith explored his creative abilities and talents at the age of seven and it will be safe to say the sky is the starting point for him

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Africa no doubt has never been lacking in talent. In fact, Africa is overflowing with a retinue of untapped talents only waiting to be discovered.

Kensmith Rechiel is a Nigeria wonderkid from a humble background who has built a motorbike, single seater aircraft, a two-seater sea boat and some remote-controlled cars before he turned 18.

Born to the family of Rechiel, the sixth child of a family of 10 explored his creative abilities and talents at the age of seven.

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Nigerian teen built single-seater aircraft, 2-seater sea boat before turning 18

Kenneth test-running his invention. Photo credit: Ndubuisi Ekekwe/LinkedIn.
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And at the turn of 16, he had built an RC scale aeroplane that flies which he called "Donko King".

His talents and inventions came into light when a video of him riding his locally-made motorbike hit the internet.

In a chat with Briefly.co.za regional correspondent Duru Victor, Kensmith, who just completed his secondary school education, lamented how lack of funds and financial wherewithal has hampered his desires of creating robots and further consolidating on his invention as his father is without work while the family lives off his mother's bean cakes business.

He said: "I discovered my talents when I was 7 and have been building things ever since including locally-made remote-controlled cars, single seater aircraft, two-seater sea boat and the most recent is the motorbike.
"My major challenge so far has been finance. I do some menial jobs to make sure I invented and built something."
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Despite financial limitations, Kensmith's family has been very supportive of his talents.

The 19-year old wants to become an aeronautical engineer in the future so he can create robots and further explore his talents.

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In other news, a little boy displayed his creativity by building an automated teller machine (ATM) that dispenses cash.

In a video that has gone viral on social media, the boy showed onlookers how the ATM dispenses cash.

The boy could be seeing inserting something that looks like an ATM card into the machine and onlookers were stunned as the machine dispensed cash.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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