Walt Disney Animation and Kugali Release Official Trailer for ‘Iwaju’: Disney+ Animated Series That Takes Place in a Futuristic Nigeria

The official trailer for the new animated series Iwaju from Disney Animation and Kugali have unveiled the official trailer.

Iwaju is set in a futuristic Lagos, Nigeria written by director Olufikayo Ziki Adeola and Halima Hudson.

“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,” from the official synopsis. “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.”

What makes this series even more exciting, outside of championing stories from the continent is that Iwaju features original music by renowned Nigerian composer Ré Olunuga. “I rarely bring my own emotions into writing a score,” Olunuga stated. “I tend to inhabit the emotions of the characters or subjects and then translate them into music. In this case, it couldn’t be avoided. In addition to Tola’s adventurous spirit, Kole’s ingenuity and the many other fun and beautiful emotional threads explored in ‘Iwájú’ – the score is steeped in my own very deep love for Lagos and its multiplicitous layers. It also includes many treats and winks for anyone familiar with or curious about the film music lexicon of Nollywood. Being invited by Ziki and the amazing teams at Disney and Kugali to help tell this beautiful coming-of-age story that explores themes of family, friendship and ingenuity has been an amazing adventure in itself.”

You can stream all six episodes of Iwaju on Disney+ starting Feb. 28. 

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