African toon Iwájú set to debut on Disney+
Iwájú, an animated sci-fi series produced by African entertainment company Kugali Media and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is set to premiere on global streamer Disney+ on February 28.
The show is about two kids who live in a futuristic Lagos, Nigeria. They’re friends but their bond faces challenges from a tech leader with a hidden criminal side. The city is split between the wealthy and the poor, adding to the tensions in their friendship.
The series features the voices of Kehinde Bankole, Femi Branch, Chioma Omeruah, Bisola Ayeiola, Toyin Oshinaike and Lala Akindoju, who is also the casting director.
“Iwájú has a release date and I am excited that the world gets to experience this beautiful work and meet the talented cast,” said Akindoju.
Aiyeola said: “One of my childhood dreams was to be a princess in one or more Disney cartoons. Fast forward many, many years (after realising I am but human) I voiced a character for a Disney animation, Iwájú,”
The series is created by Hamid Ibrahim, Toluwalakin Olowofoyeko and Kugali co-founder Ziki Nelson.