American entertainment conglomerate, Walt Disney animation studio has announced details on a Lagos themed animated series titled ‘Iwájú’.
It will be collaborating with African comic book entertainment company, Kugali.
Kugali was founded by three Nigerian comics artistes, Tolu Olowofoyeku, Ziki Nelson and Hamid Ibrahim.
In a statement released at the ongoing Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the film production company confirmed that production has started with talents from Nigeria, Uganda, London, Montreal and Burbank.
Although details of the upcoming series have not been disclosed but Ziki Nelson, the series director and co-founder of Kugali revealed that the series will talk about inequality and class division.
“That’s the everyday reality of life in Nigeria and other parts of the world, and [themes include] the consequences they have on a society and challenging the status quo.”
Tolu Olowofoyeku, one of the co-founders of Kugali noted the team’s choice to use Lagos, which is a commercial city, provided an interesting base for the story.