Never Breathe What You Can’t See
Photos,Poems and Letters to
I say that I'm not impressed by your achievements, I lie. There are Nigerian
engineers and scientists actually, but there is 'A NIGERIAN SCIENTIST' and he
is Emeagwali. You are a source of inspiration to all
from a poor background who feels that they have no place in this world.... They
call you the Bill Gates of
I did not realize fully that l was communicating with 'one of the greatest minds of the Information Age', ... Philip Sir, you constantly inspire me whenever l look at your photograph in my room. You make me not to over sleep and overplay. I always remember your accomplishments, therefore l soldier on.... I love you for who you are and for your efforts to liberate humanity. Truly you are the first among equals.
The journey through your website provoked an inventive mind, moments of deep thought, pity for the African child, even for oneself, but most of all, it also provoked uneasy interest.... It is amazing that with all your daunting profile yet you chose to remain rustic and often descend from your Ivory tower to share in our agony....That there are so many undiscovered Emeagwalis, that alone could evoke the dullest mind to develop some sort of emeagwalism.
Honestly, I do not share the same view of O Bill Gates Africano no matter the quarter it emanated from because it undermined your intellectual capability and profile, since your name has been painted in gold with the likes of Alexander Graham Bell and Albert Einstein. Bill Gates should not be used to quantify your superior intellect. Well, what I stated above is my personal opinion.
Have a good day
SANDA DAR ES SALAAM
You and your wife must increase your family size. Your son appears to be a fine young man. Your must give more Emeagwalis to the world. Peace unto you and yours. Great man of the century.
on all your wonderful achievements. I felt more proud as an African and indeed
a Nigerian after reading about your wonderful accomplishments. What every black
man need today is more Dr Emeagwali's and a forum to
positively showcase our achievements. Left to CNN and the BBC's
"Dr. Emeagwali your intelliegence as well as the furtive minds of other scientist of African Ancestory are light years ahead of european so called great minds. They are in the way of progress. I sometimes wonder where we would be as an African people in terms of evolution mentally if we did not have to endure generational white beastial agression. I know that someday we as a people will be delivered. Forgive my diatribe. Love, health, and infinite happiness."
May 17, 2002";
name to me is Mr. inspiration. I visit your site
everyday just to get me refreshed on what i need to
do to accomplish my dreams. Brother, keep the flame burning, we are behind you
all the way. I love you with all my heart and I wish there is a way I can make
it possible to meet you in person. This is my dream. I lack words to describe
what I feel in me right now. May be
someday in the future, i will be able to swing by
your city and just say hi. Keep in mind the son of
Son, Olubusayo, 17 a genius in making advised me to
read through your page. My fear is that how many Nigerians will have the
opportunity of developing themselves like you and how many parents have the
means of sending their children who are geniuses to where their talents can be
developed and harvested for the development of their environment? A genius who is not
exposed to the right
environment or misused will use his or her talent to destroy his
or her environment. This has always been my fear. May the Lord God help
This man inspires me! That is a rare thing for me.
Benjamin J. Swanson,
someone wants to know or learn about
Never have I ever read such about a Nigerian who has combined among others such qualities as being handsome, intelligent and young.
Amajam Abwaku Chibok,
think is high time you come back to your roots and contribute in rescuing your
like you should be on television instead of Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods so
that black people can know that there is use for the brain between their
ears.... I just wish they would stop calling you the Bill Gates of
am an AFRICAN born in
I work for the Board of Education. Tomorrow morning, your name and achievement will be announced in the school's public address system... The little honour I can give your name, is to ensure that, just after the pledge of allegiance tomorrow morning, the people will know.
An awesome website. A colossal achievement.I might add. It's huge! ... You know the nuts and bolts of the 21st century computers & the internet rests on your shoulders ... do your thing lad. And good luck!
To arrive at this intellectual podium is a herculean feat , but your actions and inaction from this podium will be judged by history ... your must have to contend with and tolerate the idiosysncracy and myopia of current African governments, you have to transcend the barricades of bias and move on to the 'higher calling' of salvaging Africa from the morass of intellectual and technological bankruptcy. This should be the tall order of this new millenium. While you do this, even though you may not hear our voices, be yea reassured we will support you in spirit and will respond, anytime you give the clarion call: Igbo kwenu!!!!
Uka Sherif Anyanwu,
A rough sea breeds a good sailor. You are a good sailor, with focus, vision and a rich heritage. An impressive site and an even more impressive personality. Truly an inspiration to me and many other intelligent Nigerians who wonder what life can hold for them when the odds are 'stacked' against them. While going through your page i found out 'i believe i can fly' isn't just a song. In my flight someday, i know i'll come to share ideas with you. That is ONE of my goals in life.
Philip Emeagwali, you are forever closest in my heart to inspiration!! I have two finches each with a name Philip Emeagwali.
X'ane 'Greyster' Maori,
Couer D'Allene (
GOD BLESS YOU. For you are the true son of your
father. Your achievements are like a 'window dressing through which light
percolates into the
It took me over two years to complete the tour of your website, which involved opening several pages per day, and continually thrilled to a dose of scientific homily.
It is my pleasure to identify with you and your family, while praying that God Almighty will elect your offspring 'Ijeoma' as yet another upcoming wonder in modern science, relying on the Ibo adage of 'like for like' a snake does not avoid giving birth to a long object.'
I take pride in spreading the gospel of your ingenious scientific breakthrough mainly to avoid a situation of someone else claiming the credit 'as usual' in several years to come.
I must say that your website is highly educative and more extensive than the website of most multinational corporations. ... Your biography is one of great source of inspiration. One that is no less rugged, playing from an uneven ground. From grass to grace, and from the obscurity of scientific laboratory to the pedestral of world prominence.
During these period, I spent greater part of my leisure making copies of the pages of your website for presentation at several African cultural fora. I have emailed over 1000 pages of your website to friends accross racial divide.
I have shown this to my children to encourage them. I've also been more encouraged to face the difficulties black men face in this country with greater hope and refusal to give up. Now I know that I'm a winner and never will I give in to the detractors any longer.
I must say that, bar none yours is the best and the baddest for music that I have experienced. ... The content and quality of your web site rate 5 stars plus two extra stars for being black originated and black owned! ... Emeagwali.com is 'tha Bomb'!!!!!!!!!!!!
CEJWorks @ aol.com
I feel happy when people say that I look like Philip Emeagwali, who wouldn't?
The hardships you went through to succeed has been a source of inspiration to me. Each time dwell on my own suffering here I think of how you would have handled yours. Mine is nothing compared to yours so I use that as a standard of what my threshold for suffering should be.
believe it is an insult for you to be called the Bill Gates of
If you had been a white man, you probably would have been the richest man in the world and your company would be in Fortune500. Every single person on this planet would have known who you were in a few days after the media does it's thing.
was about 10 years ago.... my brother told me that an Igbo man in
mincing words, I, Egbeama, Cyprian Emeka, a graduate of Electronic Engineering,
Egbeama, Cyprian Emeka
Your omission from Time magazine's past issue on this century's great scientific minds was inexcusable.
Ronald T. Jones
I am Scottish and a person who has endured trials in life.... I have sisters and brothers I don't even know, one of whom is biracial Nigerian/Scottish.... I bow down in respect to you and your wife and give you my deepest respect for your many achievements.
are Buffalo Soldier. Stolen from
I found your site very interesting and your history very fascinating. I am recommending you as a model to our young students of Imperial School Kaduna.
I surely hope that you have a bunch of highly trained body guards. We all know what happened to many of our great leaders in the past. God bless you Emeagwali.
you are an inspiration to many of us especially from
What an interesting man you are; it has been fascinating stumbling upon your website. I wish I had caught your talk at Harvard, but unfortunately I didn't.... I appreciate your openness and candor on a wide variety of subjects and look forward to hearing about you and, even perhaps, from you in the future.
Great Site and Wonderful Contributor to the world of technology you are. I'd just like to say thanks for blazing such a wonderful trail for some of us to follow. I am a 'veteran' of this young computer industry, but in no way on par with what you have accomplished and provide us all. It fascinates me that we have come so far so fast and I attribute a great deal of this progress to people like yourself. Thanx again and again!
the first pride of
yona fares maro,
always a valued woman behind every every successful
man; I would say 'good job' to Mrs. Emeagwali. Prof. Emeagwali is more appreciated abroad than at home.
SAMUEL OLAKUNLE ARAOYE,
TRULY, YOU'RE A GIFT. YOU'RE ONE OF THOSE GUYS THAT MAKE NIGERIAN PROUD, BUT I APPRECIATE YOUR WIFE EVEN BETTER, FOR BEHIND EVERY SUCCESSFUL MAN THERE IS A MORE SUCESSFUL WOMAN! HOW ABOUT THA? GOD BLESS.
Dr Professor Ph. Emeagwali has done us proud. I think we all should raise hands up to ask the Almighty God grant him sound health, long life, more blessings.
Dr. Emeka Anyanwu,
doing my researches on your person and all your achievements I felt so proud to
say this is someone from Nigeria who has shown to the world that, 'the body can
be enslaved but not the spirit.' All
Africans or people of African origin that use the computer and browse through the internet or
whatever purpose they use computer
should be very proud that one of their own has proved to be the FATHER
OF INTERNET. It is now wide open to the world that it is only when people of
all races are given equal opportunities that we see people manifesting their
true talents, skills and gifts. ... Like we say in my part of
strongly believe that one day you will give us the AIDS vaccine (although this
is not your field). Perhaps the combination of you and Prof. Dale Emeagwali and other prominent scientists will produce a
think tank to help create the vaccine or get an AIDS cure. Short of addresing this very important priority, all of
King god Philip Emeagwali
- A "Living Hero Moment"
Hoteph Beloved Ones:
Ancestral greetings, blessings,
loving, and light throughout all creations and above.
King god Philip Emeagwali
Because of the honor you give to the Afrikan Carbon Family, because of the progress that you seek, because of your resolution to lead the Afrikan people back to their righteous mind-set not abandoning them there, because of the seen and unseen power in you, you fall into the position of "A Living Hero," and this is the moment.
King god Emeagwali helped give birth to the supercomputer, the technology that spawned the Internet.
King god Philip Emeagwali is credited for inventing a formula that allows supercomputers powered by thousands of processors to perform billions of calculations per second -- a discovery that made international headlines and inspired the reinvention of supercomputers.
The supercomputer comprises of thousands of networked computers and the Internet also comprises of millions of networked computers. The supercomputer spawned the Internet.
Emeagwali's 1970s hypothesis on 64,000 networked computers around the Earth led to his programming of 64,000 processors inside a big box to perform 3.1 billion calculations per second, a world record in 1989. For the latter achievement, he won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize, which is the “Nobel prize of supercomputing.”
Born in 1954 in a remote Nigerian village, Emeagwali was declared a child math prodigy. His father nurtured his skill with daily arithmetic drills. In 1967, the civil war in his country forced him to drop out of school at age twelve. When he turned fourteen, he was conscripted into the Biafran army. After the war ended, he completed his high school equivalency by self-study and came to the
As true Afrikan Queen goddesses, it is our duty to eloquently equip our Afrikan King gods/Queen goddesses with the most vital and essential tools and weapons that will strengthen our Afrikan male/female Warriors on the Front-line.
The eloquent words from the Queen goddesses lips, are to:
For Iron Sharpens Iron.
A nation will rise no higher than its woman, and the profound eloquent words from the Queen goddesses lips to a Warrior (male/female) lighten his/her load, which frees him/her up to do battle.
King god Philip Emeagwali, as you enter any room, may your presence always have the appearance of a gazelle, like a Stag on the mountain.
May the wisdom that comes forth from your lips,
from your heart, a love which consumes with fire for the Afrikan
Carbon Family, terrify
nations, and shake kingdoms with truth.
I plea with you Mighty Warrior Philip Emeagwali. Let no people, place or thing, cause you to miscarry or abort your mission.
Carry your mission to its full term. I plea with you My Beloved brother Philip Emeagwali to do nothing to cause an interruption for your love for the Afrikan Family.
I do not need to look for you among the flocks of other men.
To you My Beloved brother Philip Emeagwali, continue to, excite the hearts, souls, and mind of the people (with truth) like a mare excites the stallions of Pharaoh's chariots.
I plea with you Mighty Warrior Philip Emeagwali, to continue to ride on in majestic to victory for the defense of truth and justice. Your strength will win us great victories, and Afrika Will BE BORN AGAIN.
Afrika is for the Afrikans.
May these words continue to fill you with energy, power, and Spirit for the struggles to come, and there are many.
For if we get tired of racing against men (oppressors), how can we race against horses. If we cannot stand up in open country (america/Diaspora), how will we manage in the jungle (Afrika). Many have joined in the attacks against us. Let harmony (which confuse the enemy), with understanding be the shield that protects you.
I know a King god when I see one, and I know how and when to BOW.
King god Philip Emeagwali
I AM my brothers and sisters Keeper.
Honorable Marcus Garvey. Up! Up! You mighty ones.
You can accomplish what you WILL.
And, WE WILL WIN. WE WILL WIN. WE WILL WIN.
I KNIGHT ALL Mighty Warriors with the only tools and weapons I have, and that is the power and weapon of Eloquent Words.
I speak to you from THEE Frontier of THEE Future on THEE Outskirts of THEE City of
Afrika! Afrika! Afrika! Afrika! Afrika! Afrika! Afrika! Afrika! Afrika!
Here is loving you.
goddess IsIs Akkebal/Iya of Afrika (Holy Spirit lover)
Mother of ALL Goddesses
Goddess Of Afrika
Being THEE Change THEE World Needs To See
Emeagwali Had an Idea[MSOffice4]
had an idea;
to him it was very clear
that bees planned and constructed
honeycombs that can't be obstructed
by inefficiency. So, he thought
a computer made that way ought
to be powerful, efficient, fast.
It was and better that the past!
His 65,000 processors fit a design,
you might say, that bees would divine.
3.1 billions per second calculations!
To the Doctor citations and acclamations!
His world's fastest computer now
predicts the weather's when, and how.
We'll know of future global warming
and when and where the earth is storming
Dr. Philip, how does he do this?
Wouldn't it be intellectual bliss
to have a similar needed skill
and be the first person to fill
a world wide technological need!
Father helped Dr. Philip to succeed.
Father's decision when Philip was age
nine was worthy of a genius or sage.
His decision - Philip would every day
solve 100 math problems - no work, no play.
Today Philip believes the daily drills
increased his mediocre math skills.
We should salute his father's decision
that shaped a mind for creative precision.
Father Emeagwali was a visionary
who understood the "necessary."
1989, for Philip was the year,
the outstanding year, of his career.
He won the Gordon Bell Prize, known
as the Nobel of computing. A milestone
his supercomputer invention, helps the field
of petroleum by a better gas yield
and will eventually lower gas costs
thus less unrecovered gasoline losts.
Dr. Emeagwali's computer invention
may some day mean more attention,
power, for personal computer users
with more options and more choosers.
He is husband, father, achiever
research scientist, a modern believer
in technology, and the hope for more
young students to open the computing door.
Portrait of an Achiever[MSOffice6]
Dr. Dale Brown Emeagwali
Microbiologist, National Institutes of Health
National Technical Association’s (NTA)
Scientist of the Year
Dale Brown Emeagwali,
portrait of an achiever;
an example of a believer
in a liberal education
for a “knowing” nation.
Dale Brown Emeagwali,
role model, inspirator;
advocate, youth motivator;
in microbiology and biochemistry.
Dr. Dale Brown Emeagwali,
youth science volunteer;
promoting science as a career;
keeping expectations high;
helping youth reach for the sky.
Dr. Dale Brown Emeagwali,
role model, wife;
mother, celebrator of life;
intellect, poet, writer;
science literacy fighter.
Dr. Dale Brown Emeagwali,
researcher, with biological finds,
professor, shaper of minds;
guiding new vision, diversity
for student growth at the university.
IKEMEFUNA 1 OF
By Henry Ekwuruke, EuroAfricaCentral Magazine
Wisdom that tackles the problems of humanity
The understanding and stigma unfolds
The untold truth revealed
And now it can be told
Let the sons and daughters of our mother
And be happy for good things rest
In our cursed land; though we aren’t
A people rich in culture and heritage
Great in history but ours not told
Our history denied and forgotten!
Wanting to know, yet limited and no fact
Rejoice and be glad for the jinx is broken
A prophet is out – speaking out without words
Like the “mbaise” foul – watching, learning and working
No good thing comes out of these people?
Indeed a lie and sad tale
He defiled the knowledge to a truth
He had known the truth, but he needs proof
And he did and archived it!
Philip Emeagwali – a Prophet from
A place where they “knowledge” says
No good thing come out from
Has made the black people proud and happy
You really did
Telling the world that the beautiful ones are yet to be born
Africans are best, even in penury
Imagine the inconveniences and set backs
You patient, goodwill and hardwork persist
Taking a people to their glory along side self
world that a prophet is out of
And many more prophets are coming after you
The cut hairs of Sampson (African people) is growing back to stronghood
You really defiled the myth, a prolific inventor of African origin
They said a prophet is hardly acknowledged
In his country home, I acclaim you for what you
Yet to receive honour from his people – he has and we need him
More than ever, a gift to a troubled people
The tidings has been proven. He is really “IKENGA”
I nominate you also for the award and title
Of “IKEMEFUNA I OF AFRICA” “Dike, Izuru ka emee”
For no two things than
Restoring the dignity of the black people and
Making us know our history and true stories,
Yet untold until you told them.
[MSOffice1]"Agbor Dancers" - 1999 (Bode Fowotade)
We dance in a frenzy, but with a rythm. We dance in a mood, but with our souls. Pleasure can be found in many an activity but through our dance we reach that state that elevates us above all pressures.
[MSOffice2]"Alabaru" - 2002 (Raji O.E.)
Basket load carrier typical of African markets. Mother seeks clients while daughter holds on to mother affectionately.
[MSOffice3]"Without a silver spoon" - 2002 (Bode Fowotade)
The rich are friend's to the rich and the poor to the poor. The rich gets richer and the poor poorer. I have nobody to comfort me body and soul. I paddle my own canoe alone. The trouble for the day is enough for the day. I do not know what tomorrow holds for me without a silver spoon.
“The Poetry of African American Invention: When One Door Closes Another Opens"
[MSOffice5]Emeagwali (with 65,000 processor supercomputer in the background)
“The Poetry of African American Invention: When One Door Closes Another Opens"