Meet The Young Man Who Built Nigeria's First Locally made Drone

Meet The Young Man Who Built Nigeria's First Locally made Drone

He was only 17 when he built Nigeria’s first indigenous drone. Now, he is on a mission to building an aircraft.
David Opateyibo started building static models of airplanes with paper as a kid-driven by passion and a quest to know why birds fly.
After extensive research, he moved on to creating drones including the one he developed for the Lagos State government as a student at the International College of Aeronautics.

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50 Comments

  1. Mike Abe-Moh on July 19, 2021 at 12:08 am

    This kid must contact ADDI the organization will certainly help in his journey.

  2. truth4reel on July 19, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Haterz just can’t help it

  3. Sam Nuthu on July 19, 2021 at 12:10 am

    +254745208244

  4. baye abdou on July 19, 2021 at 12:11 am

    merci africa

  5. pepe la pew on July 19, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Good job , good luck .

  6. Rinato on July 19, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Instead of putting money for technological research. FG will rather spend millions of dollars to send people to mecca to stone the devil.

  7. HahThatsWhatSheSaid on July 19, 2021 at 12:13 am

    So, he bought a drone that came partially assembled, attached the rotors, and now claims he built it. Sounds about right.

  8. CHEDDA on July 19, 2021 at 12:14 am

    how can i send him some parts?

  9. Ouattara Adama on July 19, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Very nice job brother

  10. A.I. AURRISS US on July 19, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Nicely done

  11. NigeriaRC on July 19, 2021 at 12:18 am

    He is not the first 🤷and this is assembled

  12. Stephen Nweke on July 19, 2021 at 12:19 am

    It is only Biafra will recognize and help you, Nigerian government is very tribalistic, if you are not fulani, they will not help you.

  13. Conteh Lamin on July 19, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Unbelievable well done

  14. Eisa freestyle on July 19, 2021 at 12:22 am

    This great work let him keep it up 💪

  15. John Paul Mendez on July 19, 2021 at 12:22 am

    first locally made drone, pretty much just bought parts and assembled it. What a BIG NEWS!

  16. Biscuit Tv on July 19, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Rubbish 😂😂 is that what you should be posting on TVC for USA drone Na normal thing

  17. Charming Films Documentaries on July 19, 2021 at 12:25 am

    It’s not Nigeria alone that talents go waste.. it’s across Africa…

  18. kenneth efeya on July 19, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Stupid and senseless report we like to copy everything being made already all we do is copy and paste what’s so special about what he made he bought a drone dismantled it and made it look simple and u hear saying what mr reporter ?
    Tell me how much did his family pay u to bring him on the news so the world can see ?

    Sorry not a big news for me tell him to make something néw inventions are out there that have already been made don’t remake rather create something never done before

  19. Sulaiman Zakariyu on July 19, 2021 at 12:25 am

    This is young people Nigeria is looking for. Not some young people who distroy FG properties and individuals properties, building not distroy.

  20. Muhammad Yakubu on July 19, 2021 at 12:29 am

    He assembled drone should have been the headline of this reports. This is a DIY project

  21. Sam Nuthu on July 19, 2021 at 12:30 am

    +254745208244

  22. Sunny BOY on July 19, 2021 at 12:30 am

    you can buy it on alibaba you just assemble it and fly

  23. Wilfred Kuyonza on July 19, 2021 at 12:31 am

    He assembling the material available so this is not an invention it is a copy and paste there so many video similar like this on youtube any one can do this

  24. Grothag on July 19, 2021 at 12:32 am

    So the challenge was to get the parts ? I assume this was big win for post office ? Or smugglers ?

  25. Bot Jabber on July 19, 2021 at 12:33 am

    There’s no government

  26. BadDinesh on July 19, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Assembling is not a innovation anyone can do it, what a cheap news.

  27. Chioma Ejike on July 19, 2021 at 12:35 am

    please where can I find this drone parts in Nigeria;

  28. Jimmy Jay on July 19, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Wooow nice

  29. funk house on July 19, 2021 at 12:40 am

    No the pathetic government will prefer to go Chinese or benefit from imported drones
    The story of Nigeria is pathetic
    Common sense and intelligence missing from the system
    These innovators scattered around the country need assistance

  30. Brian on July 19, 2021 at 12:41 am

    This just in, man in Africa assembled commercially available parts…

  31. Lameck Nicodemus Mawela Nkomo on July 19, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Blessed is the Child of Africa. Let’s unite and sponsor our own Arise Africa Arise

  32. Diego Junior on July 19, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Lol he bought drone parts and coupled it….. So he built nothing

  33. Carl Salacao on July 19, 2021 at 12:51 am

    This guy is a legit model aircraft hobbyist. Meanwhile the reporters are just ignorant.

  34. Danyal Denath on July 19, 2021 at 12:51 am

    1:52 I was looking for that rpm terminology and not just the other ‘speed’ terminology other Africans use in there aircraft videos.

  35. WizardBeard on July 19, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Not sure why this is news. Pretty easy to assemble a drone.

  36. kenneth efeya on July 19, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Amazing so ur first plane wants to take off on an interlocking tile how does the black man think imagine normal airplanes landing and taking off on such runway disaster big one

  37. ousmane DIOUF on July 19, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Well done

  38. YUKKY DUKKY on July 19, 2021 at 12:57 am

    he should join the rotor riot crew

  39. ousmane DIOUF on July 19, 2021 at 12:57 am

    Well said

  40. Josey Mras on July 19, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Where can we order?👌💯💯

  41. Rc Nation on July 19, 2021 at 12:59 am

    Impressive

  42. Minani Elysee on July 19, 2021 at 1:00 am

    I am proud to be black

  43. Woken- N-blessed on July 19, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Where are these African governments? What is wrong withese people? How the hell are they not taking these young people and fund their technologies ANF further educate them to help the continent? It’s like they don’t realize that the world is going robotics. Soon it will be unmanned vehicles coming to destroy your damn countries. Start get with technologies so you can defend your people and stop depending on the West as saviors. Too much old man running the continent. They are too relax on security of their people.

  44. Kelechi Owunnah on July 19, 2021 at 1:00 am

    He should try to weaponize it and come and l will tell him where to send it.

  45. no u on July 19, 2021 at 1:02 am

    bruh just buy a mavic

  46. Aldrin Biato Naldoza on July 19, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Ready in the market

  47. Terry Lewis on July 19, 2021 at 1:03 am

    U wouldn’t get that support from Buharri govt there’s no money in that for them to pocket,

  48. Ahmed Deedat Jalloh on July 19, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Keep growing

  49. Džiber Džiberović on July 19, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Two words PARTS ASSEMBLER

  50. mudiaga onota on July 19, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Do not worry about government, friend, help is on the way for you! If they could help you, they would already have done so.

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