Two Sundays ago, I was at the Lagoon Restaurant, Victoria Island, Lagos, to interview Tolulope Iroye, a 28-year old young Nigerian inventor and technology enthusiast who has, despite not having any formal training post-secondary school, has risen beyond obscurity to clinch the Best Use of Technology Award at the last edition of The Future Awards, Nigeria’s most prestigious youth awards, in January 2011. Calm and unassuming, this talented young man has refused to allow a family tragedy take him down. Instead of wallowing in self-pity and blaming other people for whatever misfortune and challenge life has tossed at him, he believes that a man is never a failure until he accepts it. Click here to read the full story on BellaNaija.com. Your comments are highly welcome! –GN!