As we continue celebrating Black History Month, it is great to celebrate Black animation. Iwaju is an original animated series from Walt Disney Animation Studios and the makers of Kugali set in futuristic Lagos, Nigeria. This series will captivate the spirit of African pride and the essence of Black culture. Here is the official synopsis and trailer: 

Journey to a world where nothing is as it seems with #Iwájú, an all-new limited series from Disney Animation and @Kugalimedia.  All episodes are available February 28 on @disneyplus.

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“Iwájú” is an original animated series set in a futuristic Lagos, Nigeria. The exciting coming-of-age story follows Tola, a young girl from the 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.

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