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Friday, February 28 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Stories have been described as the the time honored currency of human experience and African animation is the next frontier of this storytelling journey.  As Creatives & Animators we have chosen the currency of animation to help shape the Africa of our future and tell the stories of our past on the global stage. Welcome to the final frontier of Entertainment, welcome to African Animation.

There has never been a better time to be an African animator but in a $400 billion dollar a year global industry, where does African animation fit in? What is the future of our growing industry? what are the type of stories we need to tell and with the wealth of human capital available to us on the continent how do we scale the industry to the next level? These are the tough questions that we will be tackling on the Final Frontier journey, we hope that you join us.

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Chekwube Okonkwo

Art Director, Magic Carpet Studios
Chekwube Emmanuel Okonkwo is a Nigerian 2D animator, director and producer, currently directing Nigeria\\\\\\'s first 2D animated feature length film based on a literature classic; \\\\\\"The Passport of Mallam Ilia\\\\\\". The film is set for release in 2020 and some of his animation... Read More →
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Awele Emili

Animator, Art MD
My name is Awele Emili and I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m a self- taught award-winning digital illustrator and animator. I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos in 2017.When... Read More →
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Tonye Faloughi-Ekezie

Content Producer, Simone's Oasis
I’m a wife and a mother of two, a boy Ugo and a girl Sim Sim. I run my own business in entertainment consultancy, my specialty being in TV and film production (Endemol, M-Net, Storm etc.)My daughter Sim Sim has Down syndrome and I struggled to find stories for black children that... Read More →
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Yetunde Ogundipe

Creative Director, Beereel Pictures
As the founder and content producer/director for BeeReel Pictures, Yetunde is a content creator who makes films, commercials, Reality/TV shows and short form videos.As a production specialist, she uses stop-motion animation to tell vibrant stories. Stop-motion brings everyday objects... Read More →

Friday February 28, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm WAT
CreateNXT Stage