South African animated series My Better World has been nominated for an International Emmy Award in the Kids Factual & Entertainment category.
The 55-episode series follows the adventures of six African teens as they navigate the complex challenges of school, family and friendship. Along the way, they discover their strengths and learn how to support each other.
The series is based on a transformative life-skills course produced by a diverse team of African creatives, and brought to life by a team of 35 animators. Each episode features an inspiring documentary on real-life heroes across the continent and making a difference in their communities.
The series is made for teens across Africa in Swahili, English, Somali and Hausa and is produced by South Africa’s Fundi Films in collaboration with Johannesburg-based MAAN Creative for Impact(Ed) International.
It airs on channels and broadcasters including NTA Knowledge in Nigeria, AIT-Nigeria, ZNBC in Zambia, Luntha TV in Malawi, Akili Kids in Kenya, Tumpanni TV in Ghana, and Arewa24 and Citizen TV in Kenya.
The winners will be announced on November 21 at the 50th International Emmy Awards in New York City.
Moses Babatope, co-founder and MD of Nigerian production and distribution company FilmOne Entertainment, has been selected as a juror for this year’s 50th International Emmy Awards.
The company said on Instagram: “We congratulate our managing director, Moses Babatope, on his selection to participate as a juror of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the 50th International Emmy Awards competition. Way to go.”
The Emmys will be presented on November 21 in New York City to honour the best television programmes initially produced and aired outside the US.
Dami Solesi, CEO and creative director of Lagos-based Smids Animation Studios, has been selected as a juror for this year’s International Emmy Awards.
Revealing the news on her Instagram page, Solesi said: “I’m proud to be a juror for the 2020 International Emmy Awards. This is a huge deal.”
The annual awards are bestowed by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of the best non-US TV content.
In the email confirming Solesi’s place on the jury, the event organiser said: “Despite the current worldwide situation, the academy is doing its best to ensure the competition is running on its usual schedule.”
Filmmaker and CEO of EbonyLife TV Mo Abudu is to chair the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala on November 25 in New York.
She took to her Instagram page to make this announcement, saying: “I am honoured to chair the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala that celebrates extraordinary television producers from all over the globe. I would like to thank the International Emmy Awards for this honour and opportunity.
“As producers, we are in a unique position to share fresh, authentic and original stories with a global audience. Our content is not limited by language or culture. Viewers want to see stories that reflect their everyday lives which can be found everywhere.”
The International Emmy Awards are bestowed by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of the best television programmes initially produced and aired outside the US.