AfroTalez – The ever-increasing proliferation of smartphones was also behind Nigerian entrepreneur Elizabeth Kperrun-Eremie's idea: create an app that promotes traditional African stories.
She said: "I noticed a few very young children playing games like Temple Run on a phone and they were so good at it and paying so much attention.
"And it hit me; here was a way to promote our African stories (and the morals they teach) on a new medium, without which these kids may never have hear or see them. While developing we also saw it as an opportunity to integrate traditional educational material such as numbering, object recognition and more. Ensuring that they learn and have fun at the same time."
Launched in October 2013, Kperrun-Eremie has seen her edutainment app grow to 50,000 users. Her team at Lizzie's Creations are currently working on their upcoming early May release of the second iteration of AfroTalez.