Okezue Bell is a Nigerian-American high school senior, activist, and social entrepreneur who has made a significant impact through his innovative ventures. Okezue founded and directs Fidutam, a SIM card app that provides micro-loans to low-infrastructure communities, and invented the WeArm, a low-cost prosthetic arm for amputees. He has impacted over 10,500 individuals and raised $235,000 through his initiatives. Okezue was named a NASDAQ Face of Entrepreneurship laureate for his humanitarian efforts.
Okezue has conducted research at Harvard Medical School, MIT Media Lab, and Boston Children's Hospital, which have received awards from the Regeneron Science Talent Search, and International Science and Engineering Fair, and was lauded as a Computer Science hero. He hosts STEM and education workshops with the UN and local organizations and mentors young people globally. He has worked with sustainability brands such as H&M and Perfect Day on scaling climate consumption to Gen Z and was recently appointed as a 2023 Climate Global Goals ambassador for the United Nations Association.
Bell been featured in Yahoo News, Forbes, and NPR. Okezue's efforts have been supported by Google and Softbank and honored by the government, including Vice President Kamala Harris, and he is a recipient of the Cameron Impact Merit Scholarship.