[VIDEO] 9-Year Old Builds a Blockchain Voting Dapp for Nigeria Election at the ‘Blockchain4Good’ Abuja Hackathon


A nine-year old has built a blockchain voting Dapp for Nigeria election at the Blockchain4Good hackathon, organized by Blockchain Nigeria User Group.

Damilola Owonibi, the 9-year old blockchain developer, becomes the first and youngest blockchain developer to get such recognition on the African continent.

Speaking about the experience, Damilola said:

“I had a great experience and I learned so much. We saw how blockchain could bring out the future of Nigeria.

Damilola Owonibi, the 9-year old who Built a blockchain Voting Dapp in Nigeria

Speaking about the hackathon, Chuta Chimezie, Founder / Coordinator, Blockchain Nigeria User Group said:

“Our Blockchain4good Hackathon tasks our burgeoning youths to create real-life blockchain solutions.”

The hackathon, which was part of the Abuja Blockchain & Digital Assets Conference 2019, was attended by a number of reputable guests that included:

  • Dr. Isa Pantami – Minister of Communications
  • Ho. Femi Gbajabiamila – Speaker HoR, Nigeria
  • Prof. Kingsley Moghalu – Fomer Deputy Governor, CBN
  • Lawal Ahmed – Executive Director, Keystone Bank Plc

As blockchain education, especially among the youth, continues to grow across the African continent, real use cases applications, like the one Damilola built, are going only going to increase.


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