Stanley Anigbogu: Growing Up As A Young Nigerian Innovator Was Hard
After winning many national and international awards, the 22-year-old Stanley Anigbogu still thinks of more records to break: ‘passion and talent are things we develop when we are doing what makes us happy. But true happiness is doing what you love – and are good at.’
Stanley grew up in Onitsha, Anambra State, where he lives with his family. At an early age, Stanley was very curious to know how things around him work. He says: ‘I started with wires, batteries at five. Since then, I have been exploring and trying to come up with inventions.’
At 18, Stanley found ArtechHub – a STEAM company that equips young Nigerians with relevant technology skills needed for the future workforce. A tipping point in his entrepreneurship journey was when he began teaching young people coding, robotics, and local technologies at subsidized rates.
“Growing up as a young Nigerian innovator, it was hard to gain access to materials, tools, and mentorship.”
Stanley had his own history of hard knocks. As a boy, he worked twice as hard to get to where he is today: “I sold my provision in school, picked and sold scrap metals, and loaded trucks on the streets, to get funds to work on my projects. Now I can give back to society. I want to make sure no kid goes through what I went through to achieve their dreams.”
Giving Back To Society
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ArtecHubs has successfully reached over 5500 plus students in Nigeria, and Morocco combined. His start-up, Sparknuit, provides a reliable, available, and cheap source of electricity to hard-to-reach areas.
Stanley Anigbogu has received several awards, both local and global recognition:
J & J Champions of Science 2020
A Diana Award Recipient in 2021
Falling Walls Engage Winner in 2021,
The Opportunity Desk Impact Challenge Winner in 2021.
Stanley is a Google Creative Campus fellow for 2020/2021 and a Cannes Lions Roger Hatchuel Student Academy 2021 Class, Anambra Young Innovator of the year 2021, Global Young Changer 2022.