In a world where technology shapes our lives, a young girl from Nigeria dared to dream big. This is the story of Emmanuella Mayaki 

Meet 17-Years-Old Tech Whiz, Emmanuella Mayaki Making Waves In The Industry


With a passion burning brighter than the brightest of stars, she defied all protocol and pushed beyond the boundaries of what was thought impossible.

At just 17 years old, this Nigerian teenager has achieved what many can only dream of – developing a mobile app that’s changing lives. Her journey is an inspiring tale of passion, innovation and dedication.

Early Days Of Emmanuella Mayaki 

Emmanuella Mayaki’s interest in technology began at the tender age of 9. At that age, she had obtained Diplomas in Advanced Powerpoint, Desktop Publishing and Advanced Excel.

She also enrolled to study Web Development and Graphic Design at NIIT, as well as Mobile App Development at Tech24.


She spent hours learning how to code and develop software, driven by a desire to make a difference.

Emmanuella at age 11, became a Software Programming Instructor in the United Kingdom.

She got a job as an after-school-coding Club Instructor at the Southfield Primary School, Coventry England. Emmanuella teaches kids her age how to code.

In 2018, Emmanuella had developed her mobile app, and a website respectively called Emma’s ICT Academy and webiste.


She also has skills in the use of HTML, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, Jquery, PHP, WordPress, MySqL, Python, Java and Graphics Design.

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Acceptance Into The University 

Emmanuella Mayaki at age 13, set a new record as one of the youngest persons to be accepted into a University in the U.S.

Emmanuella Mayaki secured a spot in the highly competitive Programme for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG) at Mary Baldwin University, U.S.A to study Computer Science in the spring, a testament to her exceptional talent and dedication

Also, she scored a 91% mark of 1,300 in her Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

Emmanuella Mayaki’s Awards And Recognition

Emmanuella’s talents haven’t gone unnoticed. She’s been invited to speak at international conferences and events, sharing her story and inspiring others.

Her app and website have also received accolades from global tech giants, solidifying her position as a rising star in the industry.

Microsoft’s Legacy Project Virtual Museum honoured Emmanuella Mayaki by featuring her as a recipient in their Women’s History Month Experience in 2021, showcasing her inspiring story and accomplishments

Furthermore, Emmanuella Mayaki inspires a new generation of young girls around the world to pursue their dreams and make a difference.

Solidifying her position as one of the most influential and groundbreaking female-change-makers of our time.

In the year 2021, Emmanuella featured in CBBC’s My Life series for International Women’s Day.

Besides, in May 2022, she was nominated as a STEM icon by STEM Kids New York City (NYC).

The organisation went on to name her as their inspiration after researching social justice issues around their target audience for their app.

 A Role Model For Young Girls

Emmanuella’s story is a testament to the power of passion, dedication, and innovation.

She’s a shining example of what can be achieved with hard work and determination.

Also, she is a reminder that age is just a number.

However, as she continues to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems, we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this talented teenager.

Emmanuella’s achievement has made her a role model for young girls and women in technology.

She’s proof that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible, regardless of age or background.

Her story has inspired many to pursue careers in tech, breaking down barriers and challenging stereotypes.

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