Tuteria an app developed by 27 year old Nigerian developer, Godwin Benson, continued to wave Nigeria’s flag far and wide when it recently won an engineering award given by the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering.

The app which links students and qualified tutors in surrounding areas defeated 16 other participants across sub-Saharan Africa on the journey to a prize of £25,000.

The app which follows the model of businesses like Uber and Airbnb allows students book lessons using an upfront online payment system while Tuteria is paid a commission of 15 to 30 percent of every transaction.

Benson intends on using the prize money to expand his company’s reach beyond Nigeria with the long term intention being to include online classes and video courses that companies like Lynda currently provide.

Source: BBC