Amalu Chikamso: The young Nigerian man building sports cars using scraps from dustbins

Amalu Chikamso

A young Nigerian man called Amalu Chikamso built a sports car using scraps from dustbins. His invention has gone viral, attracting several reactions.

Amalu told reporters that, people thought he was mad when he began his escapade of moving from one dumpsite to another in search of scraps.

He narrated that, his search made him become conversant with almost all the dustbins and trash sites in Enugu, the eastern region of Nigeria. He would spend his entire day, morning till night scampering for scraps.

The 21year-old revealed that building a car has always been a childhood dream. He recalled that, as a child, he would always find himself playing with plastics which eventually turn into a toy car.

He added further that, on his way to school back in the days, he would stop over at a dumpsite to pick scraps for his works before continuing his journey. Eventually, he went on to build his first helicopter prototype.

Though his works are praiseworthy, he noted that he never got any form of support. Lack of support made him almost give up but he still continued with a mindset of building things that were real instead of just prototypes.

He went on to build his first car that had the engine of a manual Golf vehicle. Unfortunately, the engine knocked. He eventually got an automatic engine and designed it in a way the car wouldn’t somersault in a case of an accident. At the moment, he is still not done with his dreams. He is still interested in going into a tertiary institution to get a degree but more interested in acquiring more knowledge in mechanical engineering.


Author: Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a Sierra Leonean writer, storyteller, Neo Pan-African and founder of The African Dream media platform. Abu Bakarr Jalloh began telling the stories of change-makers in Africa in 2018 as a writer for Salone Messenger. Mr. Jalloh has worked tirelessly to uncover the stories of change-makers in Sierra Leone and the continent of Africa at large. Due to his passion to tell inspiring and compelling African stories, Mr. Jalloh founded The African Dream, an online media platform that tells inspiring and compelling African stories. Contact email: WhatsApp: +23276211583

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