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‘Inspired by the spirit of Lagos’: Disney releases trailer for Afro-futurist animation Iwájú

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In Disney’s upcoming animated show, Iwájú, nothing is what it seems.

The limited series is set in a futuristic Lagos, Nigeria and tells the coming-of-age story of Tola and her best friend, Kole, according to a series description.

Together, “they discover the secrets and dangers hidden in their different worlds”, the description states.

The series is set to be made available on Disney+ from 28 February.

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Iwájú is produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Kugali Media, which is an entertainment company “focused on telling stories inspired by African Culture”, according to their website.

Their stories “respect the history, embrace the present and imagine the future of Africa”, the website states. Part of their core values is also supporting African creators.

The show’s description reads: “Kugali filmmakers -including director Olufikayo Ziki Adeola, production designer Hamid Ibrahim and cultural consultant Toluwalakin Olowofoyeku – take viewers on a unique journey into the world of Iwájú, bursting with unique visual elements and technological advancements inspired by the spirit of Lagos.”

Iwájú is part of a larger wave of Afro-futurist animation delivered by major studios, including shows like Kiya and the Kimoja Heroes, Supa Team 4 and Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire.

 

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Anikulapo’ Returns Bigger, Bolder in ‘Rise of the Spectre

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Trailer for ‘Anikulapo: Rise of the Spectre’, a spinoff of the hugely successful 2022 period piece, ‘Anikulapo’, debuted last Tuesday. This followed the official poster unveiled days earlier, by the producer/ director, Kunle Afolayan, to the delight of Nollywood buffs online.

The six-part epic series is primed for release soon. Viewers will get to continue the intriguing and fascinating story of Saro and Queen Arolake. The original movie tells the story of Saro, who arrived in Oyo as a stranger and a traditional textile weaver.

Saro and Arolake are caught in a forbidden romance as she is an unhappy wife to the King. The two eloped and Saro becomes a man of influence after being saved from death by a mysterious bird. Soon, the lovers are torn apart by Saro’s betrayal.

It ends with Arolake disappearing after destroying what made Saro powerful. While in ‘Anikulapo: Rise of The Spectre’, in a race against time to avoid a dismal fate, traveler Saro returns to the Oyo Kingdom with orders to complete a nearly impossible task.

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With Kunle Remi returning as Saro and Bimbo Ademoye as Rolake, the lovers-turned-foes are joined by a unique pack of Nollywood veterans and stars such as Sola Sobowale, Jide Kosoko, Lincoln Owo Ogunde, Taiwo Hassan, Gabriel Afolayan, Adewale Elesho, Uzee Usman and Lateef Adedimeji.

Other fan favorite and exciting new cast members include Adebayo Salami, Moji Afolayan, Aisha Lawal, Adeniyi Johnson, Funky Mallam, Sokoto Alabgedeorun, Ropo Ewenla, Olayiwola Razaq Olasunkanmi, Kayode Aderupoko, Damilola Ogunsi, Oyindamola Sanni, Sunday Omobolanle, Sisi Quadri and Titi Kuti.

The much anticipated ‘Anikulapo: Rise of the Spectre’ was solely shot at the Kunle Afolayan Production (KAP) Film village in Oyo with a cast and crew of 600 people. Upon its debut in March, the series will be available for streaming in 190 countries.

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Movie Snippet: A Weekend to Forget

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A Weekend to Forget is a movie that tells about Seven friends who reunite for a weekend getaway after years of being apart. But things aren’t as smooth as they hoped, as old tensions and unresolved issues surface.

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