Good news from Nigeria! According to Newswatch Times, two Nigerians, Obi Brown and Chijoke Ezegbo, have won the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Innovation Competition last week.

The duo won the award for most innovative product/service as well as most innovative idea.

In their article, Newswatch Times provide a short description of the winning projects:

“The winning product in the most innovative product category, Study Lab Math, is a repository of over 1300+ videos solving math problems in over 49 topics in the NERDC curriculum for senior secondary school math. The videos are solved by a team of math teachers led by West Africa Examination Council Chief Examiner.

Dedicated Traffic Mapping Device, DTMD, which emerged the winning idea in the most innovative idea category is a GPRS enabled traffic navigation device with voice over interface, which is affixed to a vehicle windshield to help users navigate their way through traffic by accessing real-time traffic data and suggesting shorter/alternate routes.” (Source: Newswatch Times)

Since I am eagerly following projects aimed at promoting innovation diffusion in Africa, I was curious to learn more about the Etisalat Prize for Innovation:

“Etisalat Prize for Innovation is a concept initiated by telecommunication company Etisalat in Nigeria to reward entrepreneurs (techpreneurs) for their new innovations.

The 2015 Etisalat Prize for Innovation awards will be giving in two (2) categories;

    Most innovative products or service launched within the last calendar year.

    The most innovative idea for driving mobile broadband use in Nigeria.” (Source:

It will be interesting to learn more about the implementation of these two winning projects as well as the Etisalat Prize for Innovation. If there is any news, I will surely keep posting about the subject.

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