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Last month, US-based Ghanaian architectural technologist Iddris Sandau was honoured with a Technology and Entrepreneur Award at the fourth annual Culture Creators 2019 Innovators and Leaders Awards held in Beverley Hills.
Iddris created the world’s first smart retail store experience alongside much-loved late rapper Nipsey Hussle.
Aged 10, Iddris learnt computer programming using a public library, and by 13 had worked as an intern on several Google projects, included Google Plus.
At 15, he created a smartphone app that made it easier for his classmates to find their classrooms. That same year he was presented with the Presidential Scholar Award by Barack Obama.
Watch Iddris’s speech at the Culture Creators 2019 Innovators and Leaders Awards Brunch, above.