Last year, Kelvin Doe’s video went viral showcasing his self-made engineering prowess when he built his own radio station in his hometown of Freetown, Dwozark in Sierra Leone. Commonly known as DJ Focus, on a daily basis Kelvin would broadcast news, play music and host talk shows.
The 14-year-old African genius has inspired his community and people across the globe with his journey of resilience, creativity, and ingenuity. Kelvin’s success story began when he emerged as a finalist at the GMin’s Innovate Salone, hosted by an Organisation that promotes local innovators to come together and solves local problems with local solutions. Through this competition, Kelvin stood out for creating a generator from scrap.
Through Innovate Salone, Kelvin applied to build a community radio station, in order to empower his community. His determination has now preceded him across the globe meeting the likes of Hillary Clinton. However, he still remains a favorite within his community, who consider him a well-balanced and focus young man, who has great taste in music.
Since 2012, after Kelvin was the youngest person in history to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner program” at MIT. He has won numerous Innovator awards, made it onto Forbes 30 under 20 lists for the most promising entrepreneurs. Now at the age of 20 years old, Kelvin Doe runs his own social enterprise, KDoe-Tech Inc, which empowers innovators to tackle challenges facing their own communities.
Africa would love to see more Innovators such as Kelvin Doe, we are here to promote and celebrate them every step of the way. South Africa salutes you, Kelvin!