- At five years old, Kodjoe Mwobie can write the alphabet in English, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, German, and Korean
- He once went on holiday in Limuru and when the family came back home he wrote the number-plates for over 10 cars that were in the parking lot
- His parents' biggest question is their ability to successfully nurture his talent financially, intellectually and with the facilities at their disposal
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Kodjoe Mwobie Kimathi was born in October 2015 to Clifford Kimathi and Matilda Nduiga.
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What makes him different from many other children is his photographic memory, something the parents were quick to pick when he was still one year old.
"He learned the entire alphabet from A to Z when he was one year two months old and could write the numbers one to 100 way before he started school," his mom exclusively told said.
As Kodjoe grew into the second and third year, his parents started seeing the extent of his photographic memory even more.
First, the young man could read the Japanese words written in his mom's car, then remember all the names and numbers he saw whenever they were outdoors.
"We went for Christmas in Limuru in 2018, and when we came back home he wrote the number plates for all the cars that were in the parking lot. They were over 10 cars," expressed Matilda.
Over the years, Kodjoe has developed an interest in and mastered alphabets from different languages.
He started with the English alphabet aged one year and two months, Japanese numbers and the Russian alphabet in April 2020, Arabic and German alphabet in February this year, then the Korean alphabet on March 13.
"He was fascinated with my phone and that's where I knew he could write all our phone numbers, months, places we have gone, things he has seen on the way from school," the mother revealed.
She adds that as much as the young man can remember and write whatever he sees, sometimes he does not know what the words or numbers mean in detail.
"Kodjoe can write the name of the security company guarding our gate and their contact details, but when you ask him he doesn't know what that is. Or something like 'Gas, I deliver' plus the phone number yet not know what he wrote," she explained.
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With such a gifted child, his parents' biggest question is their ability to successfully nurture his talent financially, intellectually and with the facilities at their disposal.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian lady shared a video of her mum scolding her after she corrected her English.
The lady identified simply as Damilola shared a funny experience she had with her mother. Damilola explained that she tried to correct her mother's English, and her mother was offended.
In the video, her mother's furious voice could be heard giving her the lesson of her life. The lady shared the experience on Twitter.
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