Texting your friends and ‘:)’ isn’t quite enough?
Meet O’Plerou Grebet, who has created more than 350 downloadable emojis with West African cultural references.
The 21-year-old from the Ivory Coast aims to study 3D design and virtual reality so he can find new ways of honouring African tradition.
Video journalist: Arwa Barkallah for BBC Africa What’s New?
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First published 20.10.19: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-50090980/meet-the-student-who-has-created-african-emojis