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Disney and Kugali Set Release Date For “Iwaju”

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A First-of-Its-Kind Collaboration Between Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pan-African Entertainment Company Kugali. “Iwájú” is an original animated series set in a futuristic Lagos, Nigeria.

The exciting coming-of-age story follows Tola, a young girl from a wealthy island, and her best friend, Kole, a self-taught tech expert, as they discover the secrets and dangers hidden in their different worlds. Kugali filmmakers – including director Olufikayo Ziki Adeola, production designer Hamid Ibrahim, and cultural consultant Toluwalakin Olowofoyeku – take viewers on a unique journey into the world of “Iwájú,” bursting with unique visual elements and technological advancements inspired by the spirit of Lagos.

The series is produced by Disney Animation’s Christina Chen with a screenplay by Adeola and Halima Hudson. “Iwájú” features the voices of Simisola Gbadamosi, Dayo Okeniyi, Femi Branch, Siji Soetan, and Weruche Opia.

The series debuts on Feb. 28 in the US, but release timing and distribution platform for select regions, including Nigeria, will be announced shortly.

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