available on the Internet such as the Code Academy. As they got better they recognised that there was a “need” to develop a “browser” which could be used with the type of cheap smart phones that people in Africa generally buy. Cheap phones or imitations cannot process data as well as more expensive phones, causing the user many problems.
“I learnt to code by myself. I started in 2013, I used sites like Code Academy, Code Avengers and books like ‘Android for Game Development’ and ‘Games for Dummies’,” said Anesi.
While both brothers write code, Anesi designs the user interface.
According to their mum, Mrs Ngozi Ikhianosime, who is a Math teacher, “Oseni could already use a PC before could read, at age 3.” She says it’s all he does since he learnt to code. She also says that his school was also essential in his learning to code at such a young age, as the students have access to computer and internet facilities. At home, they each have their personal laptops.
She says of Anesi, who is in his final year of secondary school, “After Anesi is through with his secondary school education, will attend A levels, after which he will go to MIT in Boston for his first degree, because the university has the facilities he needs to learn well.”
Anesi says that he’d like to develop another app that solves real social problems, such as traffic and communication.
It is obvious that with the proper guidance, these teen duo may well be the Bill Gates of Nigeria.