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August 17, 2013 – Nigerian Woman Invents Electricity Generating Soccer Ball, Soccket ball

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday expressed delight over the creativity of a 25-year-old Nigerian, Jessica Matthews, who invented a power-generating football called SOCCKET ball.


Matthews, who is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Unchartedplay, was at the Presidential Villa, Abuja to present the ball, which can generate three hours of light from 30 minutes of play to Jonathan.

She also presented an energy-generating skipping rope to the President.

While congratulating her on her creativity and innovativeness, Jonathan said he was impressed that Matthews, who trained as a psychologist and economist, developed herself in the field of science.

He described her feat as a proof of the quality of human resource present in Nigeria.

The President said the invention was useful as a major tool that could be used to mobilise young Nigerians and encourage them to think more deeply.

Matthews said, “Sometimes power is lost and you say what can you do to solve this situation and I saw my cousins and everyone playing football, playing with everything not even with football alone.

“I say this is amazing and they can rival Messi. If we can take this kinetic that is generated here and use it to address the issues that we really have; kinetic energy is used for windmill, why not the ball?”

She said although the items were already on sale in New York, she had not started making them in Nigeria.

She, however, said when they would be made available for sale in Nigeria, the cost would be equivalent to what people pay for a solar inverter.

Minister of Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, said the Federal Government was looking at the possibilities of manufacturing the items in Nigeria and see how to make them cheaper for Nigerians.

He said, “Jessica is a Nigerian, she studied at Harvard University, she went to Business School and actually taught herself Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. So, she is an inspiration to every Nigerian especially our children in Nigerian universities. This is a product not only for Nigeria, but a product made in Nigeria by a Nigerian and for the world.

“The second thing is that the product is actually versatile, it is not just about the electricity you see, you can use it to charge your mobile phones, for fans, so there are so many things for which it can be used.”

[Culled from Saturday Punch]

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  1. 2kool

    August 17, 2013 at 4:00 AM

    Hmmmm! Nigeria is really blessed with human resourse(s). Wow! This is amazing! Congrats Jessica. We Nigerians are proud of you.

  2. tobith

    August 17, 2013 at 7:37 AM

    its kul!

  3. KC4LIFE

    August 17, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    ank u 4 bringing alternative solution to phcn power shortage,wentin d naija leaders go talk again power problem ova,start subsidizing d price, foolish leaders.

  4. Chi

    August 17, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Wow!!!! Good work girl. Mr Olusegun Aganga we hear ooo, indeed she’s an inspiration buh how much technology is present in our Nigerian Universities to achieve such? Abeg e, let us be nd don’t remind us of how good our Universities are. Mtchewww. Go gurl

  5. chapatti

    August 17, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    This is quit amazing. Hope this girl will be encouraged. I appreciate you jessica.

  6. john

    August 17, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Y she no go fit event dat kind tin: Harvard university to b univrsty of i….oooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh

  7. bezo

    August 17, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Make this girl go do beta thing, I non see any beta thing 4 here, I just dey say the truth

    • henry

      August 17, 2013 at 10:27 PM

      Don’t you think you need help?if you cannot see anything good in what this daughter of Naija had done definitely you need help or you take your drug.

  8. Umar Abdulhameed

    August 17, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    We are proud of you Mathew Jessica,that is purely energy harnessing.

  9. Abubakar

    August 18, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    Don’t be too excited about your new ambassadorial deal. Follow ur passion to the core. Don’t only invent in Nigeria, go worldwide

  10. Sleo

    August 18, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    Thumbs up for u jessica for the job weldone, That’s a product of Havard University doing great thing and she also developed her skill but the issue in Nieria is a reverse case ”How do we raise expertise when Nigerian public

    universities are been shut? How do we

    develop young minds when they sit at

    home doing nothing or wasting key

    development hours on Social network‬……A word is Enough for the wise

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