05 Jul '11, 9am

There’s Something Abuzz With GoodBuzz

There’s Something Abuzz With GoodBuzz

Africa is not known to generate many technology talents – the country is far more prolific in its music, sport and art – but here’s one young African who intends to buck the trend. Mawuna Koutonin is the founder of London-based GoodBuzz , and his story is the stuff of dreams. Mawuna Koutonin was born in a small village in Togo, West Africa to a father of 36 children. As a youth, he’d walk ten miles every day just to get to school. In 1993, it was during one of these long walks that he’d stumble on a philosophy that would determine his life’s path – that he’d do whatever it takes to succeed in life. He would trade in 1994, for example, his basic food allowance to pay for his first computer class while studying art and philosophy in Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (Lille I) . As the first amongst his siblings to attend university, Koutonin would finally grad...

Full article: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2011/07/05/theres-something-...

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