young innovator of the year

young innovator of the year

Winner - Mustapha Umarr Lolleh

Mustapha Umarr Lolleh is a Sierra Leonean born in a small Bo-chiefdom called Blama, Kenema District, in 1984, where he did both primary and secondary schooling. Though he grew up as an artist, his passion for innovation was driven by the numerous challenges faced by our society. He became motivated to advance his skills in community solving problems through innovation and technology. He was recognized as an innovator when he built his first radio transmitter in 1994, which was by then very paramount to transmit important information in terms of security.

Mustapha was able to undertake the SoWind (a combination of solar and Wind mill) innovation, and further created a solar tricycle called “kekeh” which is ultramodern and can carry six persons at ones, including the rider. He also provided phone charging centers to various deprived communities across Sierra Leone.

He has worked tiredlessly and succeeded in empowering and providing mentorship programs to young innovators as well as recognized institutions in Sierra Leone like, Light Salone Innovation etc.