Black Boy Joy

Today, we celebrate our kings from all over the world. The ones who have and the ones who are thriving to make it big in life. I will let their stories and joy speak for them.

1.Kareem Olamilekan.

Kareem was born on the 14th of March 2007, and he learnt his craft from watching others. According to his parents, his interest in art was piqued when they relocated. He watched as registered students drawing a composition of kettle and headphones, he stood at the corner and participated with them.

He is mastering hyperrealism painting, pen drawing, pencil drawing, wall art and other forms of art.

2.William Kamkwamba

William Kamkwamba is an innovator, author and engineer. Now 30 years old, in 2007 he built a wind turbine to power a few electrical appliances in his family house in Wimbe, using blue gum tree, bicycle parts and materials collected from a local scrapyard.

Since then, he has built a solar-powered water pump that supplies the first drinking water in his village and two other wind turbines and is planning on 2 more, including one in Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital city.

3.Rarmani Wilfred

Ramarni Wilfred is a young boy who has joined Mensa after scoring higher than Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Albert Einstein in an IQ test. Ramarni started showing signs of being a genius when as a child, his favourite book was an encyclopedia. He could read and write by the time he started reception at school and in 2013, at the age of 10 and still in primary school, wrote a philosophy paper on fairness that earned him a 2:1 and a mock Oxford graduation.

4.Maxwell Chikumbutso

Maxwell Chikumbutso is a 27-year-old Zimbabwean who invented the world’s first ever green power generator which can produce electricity using radio frequencies. He has designed and built an electrically powered vehicle and a hybrid helicopter which uses six different types of fuel.

Having dropped out of school at 14 years old when he was a Form 2 at Kuwadzana High School, Maxwell has no formal training in technology or science, he has it all comes from revelations of blueprints and visions which he has used to formulate his inventions. He is the owner of the company SAITH Technologies.

In July 2017, he closed up shop in Zimbabwe and moved to California, USA. However, it is reported that after he made his announcement, he was never heard from again and he has actually gone missing.


I came across this picture on Twitter. There was not enough detail to research and write more about him but I could not add him to the list. This is a true definition of thinking outside the box. His furniture is amazing and so thought out.

If anyone has any details about him, please feel free to comment. The world needs to know about him and his incredible art.