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 back 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 jobs 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 recent Mandela Washington Fellow and a member of the Harambe Alliance.