[Iamthenublack] Adamu Waziri creator of African educational kids cartoon Bino & Fino
My name is Adamu Waziri from Nigeria. I am an animator. I run an animation studio in Abuja called EVCL. Our focus is to create African animated content that educates, enriches and entertains. Our current project is an educational cartoon for young kids called Bino and Fino.
“Bino and Fino is a cartoon series about a brother and sister named Bino and Fino who live with their grandparents ‘Mama’ and ‘Papa’ in a modern day city in Africa. Bino and Fino have many adventures where, with the help of their friend Zeena the Magic Butterfly, they discover and learn things about the world.
Bino and Fino was created to provide more ethnically diverse children’s entertainment. Especially for viewers from a Black African heritage globally, whether residing on the African continent or in Diaspora. Importantly, it is an inclusive series for all children of toddler and preschool age from around the world.”
Favourite song lyric
Nothing springs to mind right now because I’ve mainly been listening to music with no lyrics at the moment. But lyrics from people like Guru from Gangstarr, Krs1, Chuck D, Fela, Tribe called Quest etc have always got me going, there are just too many.
I’m inspired by
People mainly. It can come from anyone, anywhere, anytime. My mum, Will Smith for his work ethic and approach, the people who hustle selling papers, food and phone top up vouchers on the streets every day in major Nigerian cities, the few politicians who try to do the right thing in the crazy Nigerian/African political landscape. I love people who aren’t hypocrites.
From a creative angle I love comics, cartoons, animation and movies from around the world. I love good design from architecture through to product design.
My icons past/present
There are too many!
It’s not enough to complain and do nothing. No matter how small your effort, try to bring the change you want to see.