- Hakeem Oluseyi is a great inventor and scientist who is helping young minds reach for the stars
- The man who had one of the toughest childhoods shared how he moved from wanting to be a gangster to a nerd
- Now, the American man helps young and underfunded scientists and scholars achieve their dreams of greatness
Hakeem Oluseyi is all shades an accomplished man. According to Wikipedia, the American man is a cosmologist, inventor, educator, science communicator, author, actor and astrophysicist.
Presently he helps underfunded science enthusiasts reach for the stars. Hakeem, blog.ted reported in 2012, formed a hands-on astronomy data education grant in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg.
But the great inventor had it rough as a child growing up in one of the toughest communities in the US.
His tough childhood
In an interview with blog.ted, the educator recalled how he had wanted to be a gangster as a young boy.
A young Hakeem then did drugs at that time. His parents had divorced when he was 4 and things were rough with his mum shouldering all the responsibilities.
Hakeem who was pivotal in the creation of new generation of transistors for computers was moved out of the inner cities in New Orleans, USA where they lived and this improved his psyche and desire.
He would go on to study at the University of Stanford in US.
Man moves from being jobless to a celebrity
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported about how popular Tiktoker Khaby Lame moved from losing his job to becoming king of comedy on the social media platform.
The 21-year-old thrills his over 60 million followers from taking advantage on life hack videos usually considered to be difficult and trends, according to NYtimes.
The Senegalese was without job for months and rejected his dad's advise to look for another job. He instead chose to make video uploads on Tiktok.
The young man would spend hours in his humble apartment creating contents and today it is paying off. He may not have to look for a job as he earns well from Tiktok and does collaborations with big brands as well a celebrities.