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

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

- Kensmith Rechiel is a Nigerian teenager who is making the country 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 7, and it will be safe to say the sky is the starting point for him

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

Kensmith Rechiel is a Nigeria wonderkid from a humble background that 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 in Umuebo Umuezeala Owerre of Ehime Mbano LGA in Imo state, the 6th child of a family of 10 explored his creative abilities and talents at the age of 7.

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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 airplane 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 YEN.com.gh regional correspondent Duru Victor, Kenneth, 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, Kenneth'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.

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, who hails from Imo state, 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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