Paul Azunre: Company Co-Owned By NSMQ Winner Designs Text To Speech App To Improve Language Learning

Paul Azunre: Company Co-Owned By NSMQ Winner Designs Text To Speech App To Improve Language Learning

  • A former NSMQ winner has designed a web application that translates English into Twi
  • The app seeks to make learning Ghanaian languages easier, especially for foreigners
  • Many people who commented on the video praised Paul Azunre and his company for the innovation

The co-founder of Ghana Natural Language Processing and an alumnus of Opoku Ware School, Dr. Paul Azunre, is trending for all the right reasons after his company developed a text-to-speech web application.

The app, which translates English into Twi, is aimed at revolutionizing language learning in Ghana.

Photo of Paul Azunre
Paul Azunre' company develop text to speech app Photo credit: @pazunre @NSMQGhana/X
Source: Twitter

In a video sighted by on X, Paul Azunre, a former National Science and Maths Quiz winner, demonstrated how the app works and the benefits for its users.

"Quick demo of the voice-to-voice translation between English and Twi that you can try today on our web app. This one is from the perspective of a tourist visiting Ghana and needing to get around. Brought to you by the amazing team at @GhanaNLP," his post read.

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At the time of writing the report, the video by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumnus had 127,000 views and 50 comments.

Watch the video of the app

Ghanaian comments on the video

Many people who commented on the video commended Dr. Paul Azunre on the new innovation, whereas others also opened up on ways to improve the app.

@Eddybless100 added:

The great Paul Azunre

@SocratesBin stated:

Solving prevalent problems

@benarsen1886 stated:

Great project and a very huge step. Hopefully we get to train the Twi translation to get the accent perfect.

@PossibleKwaku stated:

The accent of the twi is not 100% it for me...good project

@amuquandohclem wrote:

Can users choose from a list of translation voices? Like a switch between a feminine and a male.

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Glad to see Twi NLP. This is in its early stages, so I am just excited about how far it goes. As for the tourist example thing, this wouldn't really be impactful since many locals speak English. But I could see this maybe being helpful for foreign doctors and patients in Gh?

The app has different languages

Speaking in an interview with, Dr. Paul Azunre said the app also works in other languages.

He also expressed hope that the company will get more support to improve the app and advance its mission.

"The app already contains many languages, both inside and outside Ghana. We have Ga, Gurene (Frafra), Ewe, Dagbani, and many more. We would need a lot of funding to support all that work, though. We hope to raise money for doing this through subscriptions to our API. People can also buy a $1 a month mobile app subscription to support us (search for Khaya on the App Store)."

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