Because of the difficulties he endured while building it, the adolescent chose to call it ‘Never Give Up.’
M48 TV posted a video on YouTube of him detailing how he built the automobile from the ground up and how long it took him to complete it, among other things.
In the footage, he can be seen testing the car’s engine before getting behind the wheel with another passenger and driving away down a street.
A stationary police patrol car can be seen in the background of the footage.
The one who captured the video can be heard interrogating the young man about how and why he built the car.
Kelvin Odartey, an 18-year-old junior high school graduate, built a car out of scrap metal in 2020.
After driving his self-built car to the 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) center to complete his last exam, the youngster became well-known on social media.
Odartei said that his car brand was called “Kejelvesuims.” He claimed that the moniker came from “a blend of my name Kelvin and Jesus.”
Odartey began creating cars after seeing a jet fly by while he was at home one day “I was asked whether I could build a plane, and I said that I could. Then it informed me that if I could do it, I should just get moving and do something.”
“So I built an airplane and carried it to school with me. The plane could fly to a certain altitude, but I didn’t like it. It needed to be able to fly higher and quicker. As a result, I decided to build a car on my own.”
Kwadwo Safo Jnr, the CEO of the Kantanka Group of Companies, which owns Kantanka Automobile, awarded Odartey a scholarship and agreed to guide him while he pursued his dream.