Satirical animated TV show Adefellas, from Nigeria’s Basement Animation Studios, will be screened at FupiToons Festival in November.
FupiToons is Africa’s first festival for African-made kids’ short animated films. It was set up by African Animation Network in partnership with Joburg Film Festival (JFF).
Mbuotidem Johnson, creative director at Basement Animation, told Content Nigeria: “Adefellas has been selected to be part of a one-hour screening at the FupiToons Festival, which will run parallel to Discop Johannesburg 2018 and tour Africa in 2019,”
FupiToons takes place at Cinema Nouveau Rosebank in Johannesburg during JFF between November 9 and 17.
“Adefellas is a humorous expose on friendship, dating, problem solving, education and socio-cultural commentary in an African context. Basement Animation decided to create Adefellas because there is a dearth of quality original African Animated content,” Johnson said.
“We believe, as African creatives, we are strategically positioned to tell our own unique stories of the issues facing us in a manner that not only entertains but also instils positive values in our kids.
“We feel excited at the opportunity to put Nigeria on the map when it comes to quality African Animation content. This will open doors for coproductions and more opportunities for other Nigerian animation studios.”
Adefellas is currently not being aired on any Nigerian television station but Basement is working on more episodes that will be made available on its YouTube channel in late 2019.
“The FupiToons Festival is an exciting time for Basement Animation and the Nigerian animation industry as a whole. It is an opportunity to put Nigeria at the forefront of the African animation revolution,” Johnson said.