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Nigerian Student Ufot Ekong Breaks 30-Year Academic Record at Japanese University



ufotAIt’s always so great to hear about Africans accomplishing great feats.

Meet Ufot Ekong, the Nigerian wonder student, who graduated with a First  Class degree and as the best overall student from Tokai University in Tokyo, Japan.


CCTV Africa reports that Ekong, who is from Akwa Ibom, is the the first Nigerian to achieve the aforementioned feat since 1965, and also solved a mathematical equation that could not be solved 30 yrs ago in his first semester.

Also, Ekong won a Japanese language award for foreigners, in addition to two patents under his name for developing an electric car. He is currently working with Nissan.

Photos of the car he developed:


Photo Credit: CCTV Africa/


  1. NK

    May 21, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Great…….. May God continue to fulfill you to greater things….Amen. We pray for our unborn children to attain this greater height and more…..Amen

  2. Ewa

    May 21, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Kudos to you Ufot!!! Wonderful achievement

  3. le coco

    May 21, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    congrats to this man.. this is amazing.. im still stuck on the patents… me i nor even get one… God bless you…. let me c that yeye person tht will cm n say all nigerians r criminals…

  4. @edDREAMZ

    May 21, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
    Niceone dude and dont bother coming to this country just stay wherever yu are and do big things….

    • Esosa

      May 21, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Lol. I’m tired of naija. Imagine, if the country is doing what it should, this type of talent and skills is what we need to develop the country not old raggedy, power hungry idiots whose brain is working fast in only stealing money but not to move the country better. It deeply breaks my heart

  5. Desire

    May 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm


  6. JENNY

    May 21, 2015 at 3:18 pm


  7. oy

    May 21, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    lol @don’t come back home

  8. Pat

    May 21, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Congratulatioms Ufot!!
    If only the resources in Nigeria could be used well and on the people Nigeria will be very developed like other oil rich countries. So many talents been lost due to huge corrruption and outrageous mismanagement of funds. Image billions of dollars been lost and nobody is accountable for it. The amount of money 1 politicians steals can cater for a whole state. Abacha has been dead a long time ago but millions of dollars is still been returned to Nigerian govt. which of course will still be embezzled. It is one thing for people in power to steal it is another thing to at least use some funds to improve the economy. Poverty should never exist in Nigeria, heath care should be readily available to the people rich or poor as well as good educational system. No Nigerian should ever have to leave Nigeria to seek greener pastures with the amount of wealth and resources the country has. Dubai is an oil rich country like Nigeria but you can’t even compare it to Nigeria. Nigeria is yet to have significant economic growth in my generation, I am hopeless that it will ever happen. It gets me really sad and angry because it has the potential to be a very great country which should be the case by now. Enough of rant.

  9. thorgan

    May 21, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Great nigerian product. He has really done this country proud with this amazing feat. This is an encouragement for me and you.

  10. polypoly

    May 21, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    werrrrrkkkk hunny!!! yasss, my akwa ibom bros

  11. Bellemoizelle

    May 21, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    This guy’s head is hot ooo! Congrats to Ufot! You are a great man!
    La Vie Est Belle

  12. Alice

    May 21, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    yes i know Ufot!!! his dad Elder Ekong was an amazing man… he thought us lovely songs nd was always glat Ufot is making him so proud ….

  13. mrs chidukane

    May 21, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Oh wow! So excited for him. Congrats. I can just imagine how his parents feel right now.

  14. dearestzee

    May 21, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Congrats Ufot,so proud of you,keep it going come back to Naija and help us with new Cars (Naija model)

  15. ogeAdiro

    May 21, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Yes oh! Boys are not smiling…

  16. Ewa

    May 21, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    While we’re celebrating you, some people are busy bowing down to Queen Dencia for slaying one cover. Different strokes for different folks..

  17. knowthis...

    May 21, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Please stay in Japan do not come back to this country that never celebrates it’s own. I know a young guy who graduated with a 1st class in Forensic science & Criminology from staffordshire University UK. & ever since he got back, he has been struggling just to lock down a job & when he was even got to meet some govt officials who claimed to want to help ,his ideas were stolen. So please dude do not bother coming home except u have the connections.

  18. Emi

    May 21, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Amazing, please take a bow you done every African proud
    Thank you and long may continue


    May 21, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Very well said by edwin chinedu . Please stay where u are

  20. BlueEyed

    May 21, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Congrats mr ufot, definately he is really good cos dem Asians don’t play, and a Nigerian went there and aced it!! Good job. south-south represent!

  21. uzbabe

    May 21, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    congrats, my dear keep it up.

  22. Clement wale

    May 21, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Wow! Ufot , u are a real man,gr8 work,gr8 achievement,keep it up,ur achievement has taught me a lesson and service has an encouragement fo me too. uve make us all as Nigerians proud.

  23. me

    May 21, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    If he is to come to Nigeria he should only be stopping by as a motivational speaker to the people of Ibom…. so they understand that life is a lot more than what they think. God grant you all the success you deserve….

  24. nnenne

    May 21, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Congratulations ufot.
    I love that you now work for Nissan because Nigeria and it’s tribalism will not appreciate you.

  25. Godwin

    May 22, 2015 at 5:16 am

    Now this worth celebrating as against celebrating the mediocrity the Nigerian creative industry(music,film and fashion) dishes out daily.Great News indeed.

  26. dbaby

    May 22, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Awesome achievement! May God increase you. This is what happens when Nigerian govt does not give us an economy, a system of education that works!
    Am glad too that Nissan gave this man a job immediately. Many talents have been discovered , young and old presently living in this nation, yet, the idea is made to rot in their brain. No government office, NGO gives them job. Only banks do such provided the genius was discovered through their own scholarship or award programmes. Why?
    Everything here is plated by politics. It is well

  27. max

    May 22, 2015 at 10:06 am

    KUDOS to him.Gov Akpabio should send him a G-WAGON not a Prado jeep this time.

  28. Dave Lionel

    May 22, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Thank you for doing our nation proud. It shows that we are not inferior but superior to the white and Asia when placed on the same learning condition. I am proud of you.

  29. selma

    May 22, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    God bless you more!

  30. nazzy T

    May 22, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    It’s call for celebration…naija we dey there..

  31. HENRY

    June 3, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Wow congratulations to Ekong .

  32. samuel

    June 7, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    wow!,what a gaient stride made by this rare gem of Africa!!!,ufot ekong,you have really proven beyond all reasonable doubt that ”what a white-man can do,a black man can do even better”more grease to your elbow.

  33. usiere akpan

    August 28, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    keep doing more keep away from politics

  34. John Akpan

    December 3, 2015 at 11:41 am

    This is the true son of Ikot Nte in Etinan local government area of Akwa Ibom State. Thank you for writing the name of our village in the world map. We are proud of you. Bravo!

  35. Maryam Adamu

    December 31, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    we are very proud of you ufot,congratulations.

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