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Africa is not short of talent but dependence on foreign aid for decades has eroded the confidence of many who feel all they need to do is wait and receive.

However, with the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), hitherto unseen explosions of excellence are popping all over the 54-nation continent heralding a shift from the begging bowl norm to creators of change and their own sustenance.

The best example of the adoption of technology and the expansive opportunities it has to offer is a Nigerian pharmacist, Adebayo Alonge, who is making heads roll in the global technosphere.

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Alonge, the CEO and co-founder of RxAll, emerged the winner in a contest with 4,500 contenders from 119 nations last year becoming the first African to win the BNP Paribas Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge.

But his innovation did not …