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Disney Animation’s Futuristic Series “Iwájú” Premieres on DStv and GOtv

The highly anticipated animated series, set in a futuristic Lagos, Nigeria, will air weekdays starting April 22.
April 22, 2024
9:44 am

In an exciting development for Nigerian audiences, the highly anticipated animated series “Iwájú” is set to premiere on DStv, Disney Channel (Channel 303), and GOtv Channel 92 starting April 22. The series, a collaboration between Disney Animation and Pan-African entertainment company Kugali Media, will air weekdays at 4pm from Monday, April 22 to Friday, April 26, with a special marathon on Saturday, April 27th.


“Iwájú” is an original animated series that takes viewers on a journey to a futuristic Lagos, Nigeria. The 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 uncover the secrets and dangers hidden in their different worlds. The series promises to captivate audiences with its unique visual elements and technological advancements inspired by the spirit of Lagos.


The stellar cast of “Iwájú” includes Simisola Gbadamosi, Dayo Okeniyi, Femi Branch, Siji Soetan, Bisola Aiyeola, and Weruche Opia, among others.


Busola Tejumola, Head of Content and Channels, West Africa at MultiChoice, expressed the platform’s excitement to bring this innovative series to viewers. “We are excited to bring Iwájú to our audiences as a testament to MultiChoice’s dedication to providing quality entertainment. We recognize the importance of offering diverse titles that reflect the unique cultural identity of Africa while also pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation.”


“Iwájú” is a groundbreaking collaboration between Disney Animation and Kugali Media, with Olufikayo “Ziki” Adeola serving as the writer and director, Hamid Ibrahim as production designer, and Tolu Olowofoyeku as cultural consultant. “We created ‘Iwájú’ as a love letter to Lagos, Nigeria, and an ode to the rich legacy of African storytelling,” said writer and director Olufikayo Ziki Adeola.


For viewers who miss the initial airing, repeat broadcasts will run daily from Monday, April 29 to Saturday, May 4, with a special marathon celebrating African Day on May 25.


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