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Nigerian woman creates soil-free salad factory in Abuja



Angel Adelaja

Angel Adelaja launched Fresh Direct Nigeria in 2014 to provide fresh fruit, vegetables, and meats to urban communities without access to farm land.

She uses a method of growing plants without soil, also known as hydroponics, coupled with old shipping containers to create stackable container farms.

These farms use less water than traditional farming and produce a 15-times higher yield.

Her business is environmentally-friendly, cost effective, and sustainable thanks to technology.

Adelaja is a Nigerian American who returned to Nigeria to cater to the expanding class of nutrition-conscious urbanites.

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Meet Nigerian brothers who built mobile web browser, Crocodile 3.0

They are from Edo State, Nigeria. They are blood brothers. They are extraordinary teens. And they are impatient when technology does not work.



Osine and Anesi Ikhianosime

The young duo recently became rather agitated when Google’s browser was taking too long to load onto their mobile phones, Google Chrome.

This can be upsetting to any adult, teen or other. However, not many adults would have rectified the problem the way the 13 and 15-year-old brothers decided to.

Instead of fire up their mobile phones to dial customer service at Google, they decided to just build an internet browser of their own. From there Crocodile Browser Lite 3.0 was born!

Anesi and Osine, forever precocious and curious, were reared by parents who have stressed high aspiration for their boys since birth. So, naturally, they think outside of the box. And when they can’t do so, they just build another box

The ambitious boys declared they wanted to build their own technology company when they were just 7 and 9 years of age. The kids were inspired by the Windows operating systems from Microsoft and figured that creating their own company was an absolute must. They did that. They call it “Blu Doors” and it’s still the name of their tech burgeoning empire today.

At 13 and 15, the Ikhianosime brothers are pretty regular teenage Nigerian boys who love soccer and socializing with friends. Though, it’s safe to say that the brothers may love the game of coding even more. The boys are self-taught students in the art of coding. They obviously are ones who do not like to wait for others.

Anesi and Osine took advantage of the free computer use at school and created their own coding curriculum. They used the school computers to log on to sites like Code Academy and Code Avenger, reading books like “Games for Dummies” and “Android for Game Development” to etch out the foundation of their new empire.

Their Crocodile Browser Lite 3.0 is a browser designed to help low-end phones easily access the internet with no disruptions. Not everyone in the developing world can afford the latest super-cool smartphones we enjoy in the West. And those who can’t need browsers that work.

Their Crocodile Browser Lite 3.0 has already received a rush of downloads and will be available in the Google Play store this year. Show the young tech titans your love and support! Bookmark, and download. We wish the Nigerian tech teens, Anesi and Osine Ikhianosime all the luck in the world.

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