by: Henry Agunanne
Since its inception, Titans Basketball Academy has always promoted player development beyond the court. This vision has been bearing fruits over the years as athletes go out and explore outside basketball.
About the Young Titans Basketball Academy Athletes
Michael Ochoga, Chinonso Ubochi, and John Ukeje are young basketball players of Titans Basketball Academy. They are also students of Government Secondary School Karu and beneficiaries of the NBA and ExxonMobil sponsored Power Forward Program. “The three wise men” – as Coach Andre Achebe, Head Coach of Titans Basketball Academy, fondly calls them – are tech-inclined boys who have a considerable range of knowledge in computer programming and coding.
We hear sayings like ideas run the world, and youths are leaders of tomorrow. These young boys have proven this countless times and have also shown that they are also leaders of today. They are intuitive, ingenious, and hardworking founders and owners of Stereosoft Incorporation. Michael Ochoga, a certified digital marketer, is the C.E.O. Chinonso Ubochi, a tech guru, is the C.T.O. John Ukeje runs systems algorithm and is the C.F.O. Stereosoft Inc. purpose is youth empowerment through technology. They are involved in website design & management, app development, graphic design, copyrighting, and content management. It is safe to say that these young boys are clearly on the part of becoming young owners of a successful tech company in Nigeria.
About the App
Recently the three wise men finished coding their first app and have christened it FuelMe. FuelMe is designed to facilitate the purchase of petroleum products from the comfort of your home. According to Michael Ochoga, “the world is becoming digital and it has become very cliché to have to always drive into a gas station to get fuel or other petroleum products”. He added, “we have Bolt or Uber to solve having to go to a transport station to get a ride and Jumia Foods to help get food delivered to your doorstep, but whenever we need fuel we have to go to the gas station”. He believes their app will fix this problem. They are hoping to get investors to invest in their idea to unlock the potentials of the software.
FUELME App interface
These young boys have shown an aptness for time management in the way they have balanced playing basketball, their studies, and being young owners of a potentially big franchise. According to Chinonso Ubochi, “Titans Basketball Academy has been a pushing hand and was what brought us together to start up something like this to teach kids like us life skills is also important.” He added, “Coach Andre Achebe has always been our guide, always there to encourage us”. The three wise men have shown that basketball is, and has never been, a barrier toward educational and other life pursuits.