Eyram Akofa Tawia, the young CEO of Leti Arts and one of the most accomplished, celebrated young entrepreneurs in Africa will soon launch his book, Uncompromising Passion – The Humble Beginnings of An African Video Game Industry.
The book tells the story of a young man who chose to pursue his dreams with unwavering focus. It tracks Eyram’s journey from Buroburo Road on the KNUST Campus to the present day, putting Ghana on the world map of video game development through the amazing creative work being birthed at his company, Leti Arts. The book, which will be launched on November 4, 2016 at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, will bring together important players in the Ghanaian startup ecosystem, distinguished guests, role models and supporters of Eyram’s journey.
The book documents an African success story in a way that will educate, inspire and even entertain readers. Co-authored by Samson Ojo, it chronicles Eyram’s journey while shedding light on the support(friends, family, acquaintances) to grow. It talks about the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the education system engendering it, which will make great reading and provide great insight.
In the book’s foreword, Ato Ulzen-Appiah, a longtime friend of Eyram writes: “Journeying through this book, aptly captured by Samson Ojo, is like experiencing a comic from Leti Arts. The book has the jovial DNA of Eyram, it can be likened to an entertaining and educative road trip from Accra to Ho and back”.
Eyram talked about his inspiration and motivation in the book’s introduction, “I believe Africa needs to accept new directions to grow; and Gaming is one of the major directions we can take. I am inviting you to share in my journey so far. The highs and the lows, the laughter and the tears; the unfolding story”.
The launch will be chaired by Mrs Jane Kwawu, an independent international consultant and a gender activist with a great reputation in the UN. A relative to Eyram, she will shed light on the family support that shapes such an awesome success story.The event expects some distinguished guests including the Netherlands Ambassador H.E Mr. Ron Strikker, Bright Simons (mPedigree), executives from telecoms companies, Prof Kwesi Adarkwa, Dr Rudith King and Prof Mrs Victoria Dzogbefia, among others.
November 4, 2016 will be a celebration of African ingenuity and innovation. The dress code is appropriately African in addition to white. The event starts with arrivals at 6pm, and will run till 9pm. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided. The author will present book excerpts and lead a presentation talking about the Leti Arts journey and the African Video Gaming industry. A Q&A session and short speeches from some guests will follow.
The launch is also a fundraising event as 1000 copies of the book will be distributed to educational institutions in Ghana for reading, motivation and inspiration. The book will also be launched briefly at Barcamp Ho 2016 on October 29 in Ho since the Volta region is dear to Eyram.
Also published on Medium.