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Africa’s Gaming Champ – Eyram Tawia

Eyram Tawia

Eyram Tawia is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the gaming industry in Africa. At a very tender age the founder of Leti Games found his passion and was willing to follow it to wherever it will lead him. Whiles in Junior High School Eyram forced his father to get him his own personal computer, in fact his father had to pay for the computer in installments since he did not have money to pay the full price at that time. Unlike most African parents, Eyram’s father obviously believed in his son’s potential and supported him wholeheartedly.

As an avid gamer Eyram enjoyed playing games like Nintendo, however, he was not only interested in playing, he was also interested in creating his own game.

Eyram Tawia is a graduate from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) where he studied Computer Science. Prior to completing KNUST he transformed a game into 3-D, a clear indication of what he was going to do after school. After school he taught at the MeltWater Entrepreneurial School of Technology where he helped other passionate youth to fine-tune some of their projects. It was during this period that he met Wesley Kirinya from Kenya and together,joined forces to create games that do not only entertain but also depicts African legends. In 2009, Leti Games was founded, a fulfillment of his earlier passion not to only play games but create them and helping Africa to make a contribution to the gaming sphere.

Leti Team

It didn’t take long for the world to feel the impact of Leti Games and to recognize the hard work of Eyram Tawia in his quest to start a gaming revolution in Ghana and Africa at large. In 2012, he won the British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur Award and was a speaker at the Annual Global Game Developers Conference in 2013. In addition, Google Africa selected him as one of the 6 Innovation Heroes in Ghana. Aside all this Leti Games as a brand has also bagged some great awards and nominations both locally and internationally.

Eyram is very creative and talented, the numerous games by Leti Games attest to this fact. Growing up, he was inspired by people like Bill Gates and John Carmack. And read books like the “Art of the start’’ by Guy Kawasaki. Eyram Tawia is a true embodiment of youth in action and a person who wants to hoist the flag of Ghana and Africa. threesixtyGh recognizes the ingenuity of Eyram Tawia, a global change maker and a trailblazer.

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