My Unlikely Journey from The Streets to the Stars

Written by on November 26, 2021

Oluseyi, who’s tall and charismatic with an easy laugh, recalls the arrival of the 22-volume set, how powerful it looked lined up against their empty wall. He quickly opened the first volume, starting at “A” and began fervidly reading.

When he reached “E” something life-changing happened. “I met Einstein,” he says.

After devouring Einstein, the teenager raced straight to volume “R” for Relativity and was soon conducting his own experiments, dodging street gangs on his bicycle while testing a speed-versus-time theory.

Soon he was teaching himself to code . . .

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