Eyram Tawia

Eyram Tawia


Speaker Fak'ugesi Arcade
Eyram Tawia is CEO and Cofounder of Leti Arts, an interactive digital studio that creates Afrocentric mobile games and comics. His love for comics and computer games helped to spur his interest to learn to program while in junior high school as he wanted to make the comics he drew as a youngster come to life on the computer screen. He is convinced that Africa will make a salient contribution to the world of game development and believes that this will create new job opportunities that will boost Africa's GDP.

Eyram is a frequent speaker at tech conferences and has had stints at the Game Developers Conference and the US-Africa Business Leaders Summit. He has won several awards for his contribution to the industry including the British Council Young Creative Entrepreneurs Media Awards (2012), Vodafone Ghana and Global Appstar 2014 competition and the Africa Entrepreneurship Award. In his bid to promote African success, he published his ‘unfolding’ biography Uncompromising Passion: The Humble Beginnings of an African Video Games Industry documenting his journey while aiming to inspire young Africans to tell our stories.

He studied at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology in Kumasi, Ghana and at the Meltwater Foundation, where he was a Software Teaching Fellow, inspiring others while also working on his own projects. He is also a Mandela Washington Fellow and a member of the Harambe Alliance.

Faku'gesi History

2019: Futures and Networking Panel Discussion