Trevor Noah to feature 8-year-old chess champion in new movie

Trevor Noah to feature 8-year-old chess champion in new movie

- An 8-year-old boy from Nigeria has become popular for winning a popular chess competition in New York

- The young boy called Tani Adewumi had lived in a homeless shelter with his family

- Winning the competition has won the interest of several individuals and corporate bodies

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Tani Adewumi, an 8-year-old boy whose family had to fleed Nigeria for greener pastures, won a chess competition in New York City and is set to be featured in a movie produced by Trevor Noah.

According to BecauseOfThemWeCan, the young boy with his family has been living in a homeless shelter for a while and Tani only started to play chess two years before the competition.

Upon winning the contest, Tani became popular and drew the attention of many individuals and corporate institutions including that of the popular comedian Trevor Noah.

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The corporate body to first identify and make the family's story public was the HarperCollins Publishing.

The popular book publishing company is set to publish the inspirational story into a book next year as part of a collection it has already been working on.

Paramount, another corporate body, followed that immediately to acquire the story as a movie. Reports have it that the story would portray faith, peace, community, and love to motivate many lives with the story of the young boy.

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Trevor, who is the producer of the film, along with his partner is yet to disclose when exactly the movie would be out.

Meanwhile, a Kenyan inventor known as Morris Mbetsa has created drones that capable of flying human beings in the air, which has become known as flying taxis.

Reportedly, the gentleman comes from an extremely poor background. He had to go through thick and thin to get out of that situation and become who he is today.

According to him, he has been fascinated with technology right from childhood.

Morris says when he was growing up, he never liked to watch television as many other children do.

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